Volume 3 | Issue 5
May 2016
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Summer events for instruction in TILE.

June 2 & 9, 1:30 - 4:00 pm
1140 Main Library

Workshops for teaching and learning excellence.

Center for Teaching
Space Science: Data Helps Find the Best Fit Classroom
Sometimes it's hard to imagine how we did anything before computers. Ordering airline tickets. Designing automobiles. Tracking government payrolls. Wayfinding.
Or in the case of the UI Office of the Registrar, juggling thousands of requests for 245 general assignment classrooms, across more than 10 class hours, 5 days a week of every semester. 
Fortunately, the Registrar's Office staff uses class scheduling software that effectively accommodates instructors' space preferences by balancing ...

Summer Read-a-Thon: Staff Picks
The Center for Teaching lending library has a wide variety of books, teaching & learning journals, and DVDs on various teaching topics.
The Center staff members have put together a list of recommended books available for checkout in the Center's lending library. 

Teaching Community for New Tenure-Track Faculty Wraps Up Successful First Year
Last fall the ITS Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology Center for Teaching launched the Early Career Faculty Academy (ECFA), a community of seventeen first-year, tenure-track assistant professors from five colleges across campus who, with the encouragement of their DEOs, focus on balancing teaching with research and other obligations, employing effective, efficient teaching pedagogies, and preparing for the third-year review.  
"We are such a diverse community, and the ECFA is a great place to meet all these wonderful people and share experience," says Richard Peter, an assistant professor of finance who came to Iowa from Germany.  The ECFA "helped me getting acquainted with the UI and with teaching in the US specifically." 

Graduating Seniors Say Thanks
The UI Senior Exit Survey underscores the fact that students appreciate the great work being done by faculty and staff at UI. Administered at the time students file to graduate, the survey includes an opportunity for graduating seniors to identify faculty and staff members who have made a positive difference in their lives during their time at Iowa. 

Dressing the Part
As graduation events take place at the end of each semester, students and parents often ask about the significance of graduation regalia.  The style, colors, and meaning of academic dress have a venerable history-one that arose in Europe and now is generally shared across most institutions of higher education. 

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