Volume 4  |  Issue 2
October 2016
Monday, October 24
Explore strategies to prepare students for and guide them through productive discussions about topics that can challenge assumptions and stereotypes.
Thursday, October 27
This workshop will provide strategies on how to teach and assess student writing and how to effectively and efficiently adopt peer assessment.
Mark Your Calendars:
ITTA Proposals are due October 17th. Submit your innovative teaching ideas!

Center for Teaching
Moving Forward: 
Teaching Support for Graduate Student and Post-Doctoral Researchers

Last spring, the Graduate Student Teaching Committee met to outline the many opportunities currently available to help prepare TAs and post-doctoral researchers for their roles as teachers. 

The full report, including the list of committee members, is available on the Center for Teaching web site. A follow-up meeting facilitated by Graduate College Dean John Keller developed a plan to gather the perspectives of graduate students and DEOs regarding current and possible future teaching development opportunities...

Engineering (Lecture) and Something More
Renewed attention to teaching and learning through MOOCs (massive open online courses) inspired Keri Hornbuckle, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Assistant Dean for Academic Programs, to launch a series of teaching workshops and demonstrations that highlight the innovative teaching strategies implemented by engineering faculty and lecturers. 
Iowa Joins Teaching and Research Network for Future Faculty
The Graduate College and the OTLT Center for Teaching have partnered to join the Center for the Integration of Teaching, Research and Learning (CIRTL) Network, a consortium of 46 research universities across the United States whose mission is to advance the teaching of STEM disciplines in higher education. CIRTL at the University of Iowa will focus on...

Easy Grading with Canvas SpeedGrader
One of the new time-saving features in ICON is SpeedGrader, which allows instructors to view and grade student assignment submissions in one place...

An Invitation to Engage: Difficult Dialogues 
Free speech, political correctness, and stereotypes are hot button topics in higher education today. Last year, similar conversations were facilitated by Faculty Senate and the Office of Outreach & Engagement's "Just Living" theme semester.  To build on those discussions, the Center for Teaching has invited Tasha Souza, PhD to conduct an interactive workshop on "Difficult Dialogues and Stereotype Threat: Facilitating Classroom Discussions."...  Register for Workshop Today

STEM Research Mentor Training for Faculty
The Office of the Provost, the Graduate College, and the Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology are pleased to offer research mentor training to a limited number of STEM associate and full professors...
Invisible Hawkeyes
"Fields of Opportunity: UI's Black Migration Stories" is a three-day event that unites the UI Press publication of Invisible Hawkeyes: African Americans at the University of Iowa during the Long Civil Rights Era and Hancher's commission of Step Afrika!'s The Migration: Reflections of Jacob Lawrence...