The semester is in full-swing and fall is finally here. This week, we encourage you to use the resources available on campus to help foster a sense of belonging. We also introduce you to the new faces in CELT.
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CELT Teaching Tip • September 2, 2021
Using Resources to Create a Sense of Belonging

The pandemic (and other stressors) continue to play havoc with our lives. Creating a sense of belonging (the focus of AY 21-22 Inclusive Classroom Training) is essential to our students. A simple check-in with your students: a “rate your mood today” with a reminder of all of the wonderful ISU campus resources to support students can show them that you care and that they belong at ISU. For more ideas, check out CELT’s Teaching Talks series on September 15 with Dr. TJ Stewart from the School of Education sharing ideas to develop care and community in the classroom.
With a joy for teaching,

Sara Marcketti
Director, CELT
Introducing New CELT Faculty Fellows
Sara Marcketti and Cindy Haynes
Cindy Haynes

Faculty Fellow, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Associate Professor and Consumer Horticulture Extension Specialist
Megan Myers

Faculty Fellow, Engagement and Active Learning, Associate Professor in the World Languages & Cultures Department
These CELT Fellows join two other CELT Faculty Fellows: Monica Lamm (Faculty Development) and Clark Coffman (Graduate and Postdoctoral Professional Development).
Introducing New CELT Staff Members
Katie Anthony

Katie joined CELT in June 2021. She is responsible for all CELT communications - web, marketing materials, social media. When
not in the office, Katie can be found working on her dissertation
or spending time with her
soon-to-be husband.
Lori Mickle

Lori joined CELT in December 2020. She is the team member responsible for all things accessibility. When not in the office, Lori can be found outside, gardening, spending time with friends and family, or watching sports - especially if her kids are playing.
Karina Silva

Karina joined CELT in August 2021. She is responsible for managing the Canvas LMS, including ISU AdminTools and is involved with reviewing new instructional technologies. When not in the office, Karina can be found taking care of her baby.
You can get to know more about our Faculty Fellows and all of the CELT staff through the CELT directory on our website.

Congratulations to Erin Doran and her recent Quality Matters course certification for her course, HG ED 573: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Student Affairs. Learn more about Quality Matters certification on our website.
Seeking Research Participants

Researchers in Psychology (Dr. Jason Chan and graduate student Dahwi Ahn) are seeking to connect with instructors from Spring 2020 (and its adjacent semesters). If you were an instructor during one (or more) of these semesters, these researchers would like to connect for a conversation about research participation investigating the diagnostic values of online exams versus in-person exams. You can find more information about the study, including contact information, on our website
Upcoming Events (Sept. 2-Sept. 16)
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 which program you would like to be registered in.

Award-Winning Seminar Series: Learn Strategies and Find Inspiration
  • Large Lecture: Reaching 'Unmotivated' Students, Lee Burras, Sep. 8 (12:10-1 p.m.)

Course Design: Design, re-design, and maximize your online courses!
  • ISU Online Learning Community (ISU-OLC): Sep. 10 (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.)
  • Online Workshop: Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR): Sep. 16 & 17 (9 a.m.-1 p.m.)
  • 10 Tips to Create an Accessible Canvas Course: Sep. 16 (12:10-1 p.m.)

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.: Sep. 8, Sep. 15,
  • Canvas Peer-to-Peer User Groups: Sep. 14 (1-2 p.m.)
  • Webinar, Turnitin Originality, Sep. 16 (1-2 p.m.)

Engage Students: With content, instructor, and fellow students
  • Discuss Published Education Research in Your Discipline (Nancy Boury & Sayali Kukday), Sep. 7 (12-1 p.m.)
  • CELT Teaching Talks: Strategies for Fostering Community and Care in the Classroom (Dr. TJ Stewart): Sep. 15, (12:10-1:00 p.m.)
  • Facilitating Group Work: Sep. 21 (1-2 p.m.)

Mindfulness & Contemplative Pedagogy: Deepen awareness and insight
  • Webinar: Don't Set Yourself on Fire to Keep Others Warm, Sep. 9 (12:10-1 p.m.)
  • Webinar: Explore the Benefits of Mindfulness in Your Classroom, Sep. 14 (2:10-3 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 or concerns 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 September 9, 2021 (PDF)