Prepare your Miller Faculty Fellowship Program grants and reminders of the upcoming Disability Awareness Week events. 
Puppy training to be a service dog as part of a Miller Faculty Fellowship
CELT Teaching Tip • October 14, 2021
Time to apply for the CELT Miller Faculty Fellowship Program
The Miller Faculty Fellowship, in existence at Iowa State University since 1996, is a competitive grant program that supports faculty members to "enhance their scholarly work in the university's undergraduate academic programs and develop innovative approaches to enhance student learning."  

CELT is now accepting proposals for 2022-2023 Miller Faculty Fellowships with the deadline of Monday, December 13, 2021. 

Funding for 2022-2023 will include three categories of grants: 
  • Requests up to $5000 
  • Requests up to $15,000 
  • Requests up to $25,000. 

For 25 years, the Miller Fellowship Program has funded over $3 million dollars worth of projects to over 250 faculty within each university's colleges. Previous Miller Faculty Fellows note that the funding improved their undergraduate teaching and furthered their professional development with proof of concept seed funding for external grants and opportunities to present and publish their work. 

One former Miller Faculty Fellowship recipient shared:
"Since the Miller Funding, I have written three articles and am currently composing a book. I have also written and obtained a grant from an external agency. This work all stemmed from the initial Miller grant funding." 

For full details, please see the Miller Faculty Fellowship Program page.

With a joy for teaching,

Sara Marcketti
Director, CELT

Pictured above: A puppy calmly sits while training to be a service dog during the Miller Faculty Fellowship (2018-19) poster presentation, "Practical experience on service dog behavior and training science" from by Mariana Rossoni Serao, Animal Science (CALS); and Jodi Sterle, Animal Science (CALS).
#CyThx Teaching Spotlight

Eulanda Sanders, Department of Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management
In this teaching spotlight, we highlight #CyThx recipient Dr. Eulanda Sanders:
Disability Awareness Week (Oct. 25-Oct. 29)
A number of offices and organizations will come together the week of October 25-October 29 for 2021 Disability Awareness Week. Throughout the week, events will be held highlighting various resources for students with disabilities, how best to support students, and helpful tips. We encourage everyone to participate in the events, including the following:
  • Diversity Dialogue Series with Student Accessibility Services, Oct. 19 (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.)
  • When Life Gives You a Wheelchair, Make Lemonade - Disability Awareness Week Keynote (Zach Anner), Oct. 25 (6 p.m.)
  • Course Design: Access & Inclusion with UDL, Oct. 26 (11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.)
Upcoming Events (Oct. 14-Nov. 5)
Register for the events listed below by searching CELT’s Upcoming Events page or CELT’s channel on the ISU Events Calendar. Additionally, we can help register you by emailing with your name, email, department, and program you plan to attend.
Award-Winning Seminar Series
  • Transitions: Preparing Your Students (and Yourself) to Adapt, Marna Yandeau-Nelson, Nov. 4 (12:10-1 p.m.)

Assessment and Evaluation: Student learning and instructor teaching

Course Design: Design, re-design, and maximize your online courses!

Engage Students: With content, instructor, and fellow students

Equity and Inclusion
  • Webinar, College Student in the United States: Characteristics, experiences, and outcomes with Kristen Renn and Robert Reason (Stylus Publishing), Oct. 14 (12-1 p.m.)
  • Lecture, Curriculum Violence: Antiblackness as Academic Rigor with Stephanie P. Jones, Oct. 19 (4 p.m.). This lecture is hosted by Iowa State University’s Writing and Media Center, in collaboration with the Women’s and Gender Studies Program.

Technology Tools and Strategies: Enhance your teaching, any modality!
Choose your instructional tool adventure. Held on the following Wednesday from 2:30-3 p.m.:
Where to Find Support
CELT Open Labs

Visit 3015 Morrill Monday-Friday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. through Dec. 3 for assistance with Canvas or other pedagogical questions/concerns.
Email CELT

Email to submit a ticket and request a specific one-on-one with a CELT staff member. Make sure to include the course title and any questions you may have.
IT Solution Center

You can email the ISU Solution Center ( or call them (515-294-4000) for technical support. You may also call and follow the prompts to speak with a Canvas representative for support.
24/7 Canvas Support

You may also call 515-294-4000 and follow the prompts to speak with a Canvas representative for support. You can also live chat with Canvas through this link.
Prefer a Print version?
To view the Teaching Tip as a printable document, download the CELT Teaching Tip for October 14, 2021 (PDF).