Monica Lamm expands her reach to ISU faculty as CELT Fellow

Known for her commitment to education of Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) students, Monica Lamm is now extending her influence to students across the entire Iowa State University system. Lamm, a CBE associate professor, is one of the first two faculty fellows with Iowa State’s Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT). Her term with CELT began in 2019.

Lamm serves CELT as faculty fellow for programming. Her duties include expanding CELT’s professional development offerings for faculty, including the development of a Teaching and Learning Academy for new faculty members and leadership of the Teaching Partners program.

The CELT Teaching and Learning Academy began in 2019. This program is for instructors who have between one and five years of teaching experience at Iowa State University. Instructors apply to be considered for the academy and a new cohort is formed each academic year. The academy meets one afternoon per month during the academic year. The monthly sessions address course design, evidence-based teaching strategies, inclusive classroom practices, peer review of teaching, and documentation of teaching effectiveness.

The CELT Teaching Partners Program pairs a new instructor with a senior instructor from a different discipline who is a successful and experienced teacher. Junior partners are in their second or third year at Iowa State University. Partners discuss teaching and learning topics, complete classroom observations, and focus on documenting teaching effectiveness for continuous improvement efforts of use in teaching portfolios.

Lamm has been with CBE since 2003. She has received numerous Iowa State teaching awards and has co-authored papers pertaining to classroom learning techniques.

CELT was launched in 1993 with a mission to support, promote, and enhance teaching effectiveness and student learning at ISU. It provides resources for instructors, faculty, staff, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers interested in teaching.