Executive Vice President and Provost
Facilitator: Brittany Flokstra, department of chemistry and biochemistry
Do you regularly work with small groups in your classes? Would you like a better way to teach students how to work in teams, keep them accountable and review their peers’ participation? CATME is a research-based, online program that "prepares students to function effectively in teams and supports faculty as they manage their students' team experience." CATME helps students organize themselves into teams using research-based criteria and holds students accountable for their contributions by allowing them to evaluate their team members fairly. It also provides faculty with evaluation feedback to help them better understand student group dynamics, what problems might be occurring and how to fix them.
Facilitator: Susan Hill, CETL
If you love to grade, this session isn’t for you. If you’d rather clean out your closets or do anything else to avoid grading, then you’ll want to join us. We’ll begin by thinking about what we want to accomplish when we grade. Then, we’ll look at what the research says about what kind of feedback is most helpful for learning. Finally, we’ll explore strategies for giving good feedback to students quickly and more effectively.
Martha Reineke will present "Disgust, Violence and Politics in the Time of Trump."
Refill not Landfill is a campaign to promote healthier living through sustainable water habits during the month of November. Free water bottles will be available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Schindler Education Center, noon to 2 p.m. at the Wellness/Recreation Center and 9 a.m. to noon at Maucker Union, Rod Library and Curris Business Building Tuesday, Oct. 31. Did you know there are more than 65 refill stations located around the UNI campus to make it easy to get your 64 ounces of recommended water every day? Find us on Facebook at Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center to get daily tips and facts about healthy living through sustainable waters habits.
Join the Rod Library and the School of music for a performance sponsored by the George Walker Society of Music - UNI School of Music Celebrate Ella Fitzgerald's and Thelonius Monk's centenary. Students will perform work by Fitzgerald and Monk as well as original musical compositions.
Laura Nasrallah, professor of new testament and early christianity at Harvard Divinity School, will present "The Significance of Monuments: Paul's Letter to the Romans, Augustus's Obelisks, Mussolini's Archaeology, and #tearthemdown." This lecture will discuss race, politics, power and religion in ancient Rome and in the fascist Rome of Mussolini in order to think about debates around monuments and history today. For more information, contact John Burnight at 273-7641 or philosophy and world religions at 273-6221.
Fred Behroozi will present "Physics of Dew Drops: Surprising and Wonderful."
During the month of November, the Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center, the Office of Sustainability, AmeriCorps and Northern Iowa Student Government, will host a campus-wide Refill Not Landfill Campaign. The goal is to encourage students, staff and faculty to develop healthy habits such as consuming more water through sustainable habits like refilling a reusable water bottle. There will be free water bottles from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Schindler Education Center; from 9 a.m. to noon at Maucker Union, Rod Library and Curris Business Building; and noon to 2 p.m. at the Wellness/Recreation Center.