2016 Showcase on Teaching and Learning Call for Proposals
The Showcase on Teaching and Learning will be held August 17, 2016. The FCTL Advisory Council is inviting faculty to submit presentation proposals that highlight teaching practices and would appeal to faculty across disciplines and all levels of experience.
Each 60-minute interactive session will include some combination of presentation, discussion, or other form of interactivity. Participant feedback tells us that audience interaction is an essential component of faculty sessions and your proposal should reflect this component.
Proposals should include a 250–500 word abstract that clearly states learning goals and outcomes (key takeaways) for the session. Submissions should include a cover page with title and presenter(s) information or bio. All proposals will be peer reviewed by the FCTL Advisory Council and evaluated on the following criteria:
- Clarity of the proposal abstract including key takeaways and audience interaction component
- Relevant topic that would appeal to faculty of all experience levels
- Presents practical methods and techniques that others can use and apply
- Provides evidence of successful outcomes or lessons learned
The FCTL Advisory Council is always looking for ways to extend faculty teaching and research efforts and may ask successful proposal submissions to consider writing an article based on their session topic. Articles will be peer reviewed by the council and published for the MSU faculty community.
The deadline for submissions is March 15. Proposals should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information Meeting for Scholar-2-Scholar Faculty Mentoring Opportunity
Please join us for information on the Missouri State University Scholar-2-Scholar Program sponsored by the Division of Diversity and Inclusion (DDI). It was established to encourage engagement in research and to match underrepresented undergraduate students with faculty mentors, while assisting with faculty research and other creative projects. Scholar-2-Scholar is a campus-wide initiative which supports students with work-study awards and interest in working with faculty from all disciplines as a research assistant.
Join us to find out more and sign up for the Scholar-2-Scholar Program. You too can find a student research assistant for your special projects and provide mentoring that increases student retention in your program.
Information meeting dates, times, and locations:
Wednesday, February 24
10:00–11:00 a.m., Meyer Library, Room 204
Tuesday, March 22
2:30–3:30 p.m., Meyer Library, Room 204
Please register under My Learning Connection to help us plan for your participation.
For more information, please contact Jamaine Abidogun at 836-5916.
Upcoming Faculty Writing Retreat
Date: Friday, April 15
Time: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Location: Alumni Center, Hospitality Room
Monthly faculty writing retreats provide dedicated time and space to work on academic writing. Retreats include breakfast and a light lunch, opportunities to develop a strong network of peer support and accountability, and voluntary feedback sessions.
For more information, email the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning. Please register through My Learning Connection.
Monday Morning Mentor Series
What Key Concepts Improve Student Learning and Memory?
A new program began Monday, February 15
This program presents five different memory-boosting strategies to incorporate into your teaching. Learn how to use cueing, the testing effect, semantic encoding, peer teaching, and the spacing effect to help your students learn more course content, move to higher levels of learning, and recall information more easily on exams.
To access the Monday Morning Mentor programs, email the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning or call 836-3059.