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Career Expo 2016 – Help prepare your students for their future

Date: Tuesday, February 23
Time: Noon–4:00 p.m.
Location: Springfield EXPO Center (new location)

This event is open to all majors as well as MSU alumni

The Career Expo is the Career Center’s largest event of the year with more than 160 employers/graduate schools registered to attend. Employers will be recruiting for internships as well as full-time positions.

This year’s Expo features continuous looping shuttle service from campus. Service begins at 11:45 a.m. and runs until 4:15 p.m., with stops at Carrington, Meyer Library, Plaster Student Union, the Expo parking garage, and the front door of the Expo Center. Students can also take the Kentwood shuttle and walk across the street.

Students should dress professionally, bring multiple copies of their resumé, research employers/organizations ahead of time, and be prepared to give a 30-second introduction to recruiters. Career fair preparation workshops are being held in a variety of locations across campus over the next few weeks.

Recruiters appreciate having the opportunity to network with faculty, so faculty are encouraged to attend as well.

You can find more detailed information on the Career Expo website.

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FCTL Events


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.

Session Format

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.

Proposal Criteria

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.

Submission Deadline

The deadline for submissions is March 15. Proposals should be submitted via email to fctl@missouristate.edu.


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
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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.

For more information, email the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning. Please register through My Learning Connection.


Monday-morning-mentor-cupMonday 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.

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