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30th Showcase on Teaching and Learning: How Learning Works

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Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Showcase Highlights:

8:00–8:50 a.m. Faculty Senate: The New Electronic Curricular Process

Join Dr. Sharmistha Self, Senate Chair; Brian Edmond, Senior Systems Analyst; and Richard Sisco, Workflow Systems Analyst; for a continental breakfast and learn about a new electronic curricular process beginning Fall 2015.

9:00–11:20 a.m. Faculty Workshops and Professional Poster Sessions

50-minute Faculty Expert Sessions, 75-minute Faculty Scholar Sessions, and Professional Poster Sessions presented by MSU Faculty and Staff.

11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Luncheon and Keynote Address

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michele DiPietro

Dr. DiPietro’s book, How Learning Works: Seven Research-based Principles for Smart Teaching, distills the research on learning of the past 50+ years into 7 principles and provides pedagogical strategies for educators. He is the Executive Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Kennesaw State University and served as Director of the POD/KSU International Institute for New Developers which brought together 100 individuals from 10 countries to learn how to foster teaching and learning at the higher education level. His course “The Statistics of Sexual Orientation” has been featured on The Chronicle of Higher Education and in other publications as a highly innovative course.

1:30–3:30 p.m. How Learning Works Workshop with Dr. Michele DiPietro

Dr. DiPietro will provide a more in-depth look at some of the principles in his book and provide faculty with practical strategies that can easily be integrated into their own courses.

Please register for Showcase on Teaching and Learning and the Keynote Luncheon on My Learning Connection under the category of “Showcase on Teaching and Learning.”

For more information, send an email to the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning.

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Connect with students through the Community Involvement Fair

Date: Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Community Involvement Fair is co-sponsored by Community Involvement and Service, Citizenship and Service-Learning, Public Affairs Support and the Career Center. This event invites community agencies to come on campus and exchange information with Missouri State students, faculty, and staff. The goal of the Community Service Fair is to foster a relationship between the Missouri State community and local organizations.

This is a great opportunity for faculty to connect their students with service and learning opportunities, as well as internships. A goal of this fair is to promote the Missouri State University Public Affairs Mission through community engagement. Check out the event website for more information.

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Register Now for the Summer Writing Retreat

Dates: August 4, August 5
Time: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Location: Hospitality Suite at Meyer Alumni Center
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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. Register through My Learning Connection. Contact the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning if you have questions.

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