SoTL is Research!

SoTL (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) may be a new concept for some, but the general premise is...

SoTL is the systematic inquiry into your teaching and then taking the results public, just like you would with any other research.

The ISU community values SoTL in a few different ways. First, it is codified in the Faculty Handbook and is considered equivalent to disciplinary research. Second, nearly half of tenure-track faculty at the University engage in SoTL work of some kind. Finally, because of its emphasis on improving teaching, it aligns with our land grant mission to provide practical education for all people in the State.

Learn more about SoTL and how it can benefit you by attending one (or all!) of our 2023-2024 programs:

Attend all five programs and receive a Certificate of Completion in the SoTL Scholars Program. Please contact Paul Hengesteg,, with

any questions.


CELT Excellence in the Scholarship

of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Award

Open to all Iowa State faculty members (both term and tenure-track) or P&S employees with teaching appointments who meet the following requirements:

  • Attended at least 1 CELT-sponsored workshop or program in the last two years
  • Iowa State employees at the time of the CELT Celebration (April 2024)
  • Nominations from colleagues, department chairs/supervisors, and self-nominations are welcome and encouraged

Successful awardees will receive a $1,500 one-time stipend and be recognized at the CELT Celebration on April 4, 2024. Submit your nomination by January 14, 2024.

Miller Faculty Fellowship Program

First Program is October 5

In this workshop series, participants with learn about the Miller Faculty Fellowship Program, which provides recipients with opportunities to enhance their scholarly work in the university's undergraduate academic programs. The funded projects have had a tremendous impact on ISU student learning, innovative teaching, and programming, as well as enhancing recipients' careers.

Consider using the Miller Proposal Guide (DOCX) to help you through the process.

Then, follow the application directions, and submit your Miller Faculty Fellowship Program Proposal Form (DOCX) by Monday, December 11, 2023.

Don't Forget!

Midterm Grade Submissions are

Due Friday, October 13 by 2:15 P.M.

CELT's guide to quizzes and exams provides information on assessment types, available tools and resources, and best practices surrounding the use of remote proctoring options. Then, review the key concepts for grading in Canvas before using ISU AdminTools to submit grades.


NOTE: SCANTRON BUBBLESHEET SCORING HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED. Please select an alternative (such as Gradescope or the ISU Test Center for proctored online exams) for midterm assessments.

If you have questions about the grade submission process or incur problems, email to create a ticket in the ISU Service Desk, and one of our team members will work to assist you.


Important Information


24/7 Canvas Support

As always, Canvas support is available 24/7 for assistance while our offices are closed. Follow the "? Help" icon in your left navigation bar in Canvas for all the support options available.


CELT’s Media Production team supports students and faculty with accessible course delivery and digital education technology providing professional multimedia content production services to instructors for online courses and media services for various projects beyond academic coursework, including marketing initiatives and grant proposals.

Media Production Information

Media Classroom Request Form


ISU Test Center now has a phone number for client support should you or your clients have questions related to the Test Center.

Clients are able to reach us during business hours or leave a voicemail during non-business hours, which will be followed up on the next business day.


Prefer a print version? Click below to view our Teaching Tip as a PDF.

CELT Teaching Tip for September 28, 2023

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