Missouri State University
Provost Communiqué
Office of the Provost

Online Open House for Prospective Graduate Students

Date: Thursday, February 5
Time: 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public

Are any of your students interested in pursuing a graduate degree? If so, the Missouri State Graduate College is hosting an online open house where interested students will have the opportunity to ask questions about:

  • Graduate application/admission processes
  • Graduate programs and Accelerated Programs
  • Graduate assistantships

Prospective students will also have an opportunity to chat live with Graduate College admission representatives and current graduate students.

Registration is required. Students can register on the online open house website.

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FCTL Upcoming Events


30th Showcase on Teaching and Learning Call for Proposals!

The FCTL is seeking proposals from faculty for morning Showcase sessions in the following areas:

  • Faculty Expert Sessions—50-minute sessions that are intended to share active learning techniques or innovative ways of using technology. View the Faculty Expert Session Guidelines.
  • Faculty Scholar Sessions—75-minute sessions that are intended as an interactive workshop at Showcase along with opportunities to attend a future workshop or consult with a Faculty Scholar. View the Faculty Scholar Guidelines.
  • Professional Poster Sessions—poster sessions are intended to highlight best practices and innovative ideas. Posters should be an eye-catching visual representation of the topic which will stimulate open dialogue with other faculty.

This year we will be publishing Showcase Conference Proceedings and accepted proposals will receive editorial support to develop an academic white paper for proceedings and other publications.

Proposals for Expert and Scholar Sessions should be submitted by Friday, February 13. Proposals for Poster Sessions by Wednesday, April 1.

All proposals are to be submitted via email to the FCTL.

View General Guidelines for Submitting a Proposal or contact the FCTL at 836-3059 if you have questions.


Monday-morning-mentor-cupMonday Morning Mentor Series

How Should I Coach an Underperforming Colleague?

A new program begins Monday, February 2

Get some expert guidance on handling these sticky situations with How Should I Coach an Underperforming Colleague?, a Magna 20-Minute Mentor with Robert Cipriano, Ed.D., and Jeffrey Buller, Ph.D. You’ll learn how to understand what causes poor performance and concentrate your energy where you can do some good.

For more information, email the FCTL or call 836-3059.


Faculty Focus: Higher Ed Teaching Strategies

Faculty Focus is a free e-newsletter published by Magna Publications. Articles are published daily and focus on effective teaching strategies for the college classroom—both face-to-face and online. A Week-in-Review of articles and additional information on signing up for this free newsletter can be viewed at the Faculty Focus website.

Guidelines for submitting articles can be found on the newsletter’s website.


Spring 2015 Digital Professor Academy Orientation

There are two remaining DPA orientation meetings!

Dates/Times: Wednesday, January 28 @ 8:30–9:30 a.m. and Thursday, January 29 @ 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Location: Meyer Library 204

The Digital Professor Academy (DPA) is a community of practice designed to support faculty who are developing and teaching face-to-face, online, or blended courses. The program is designed to assist faculty throughout the development process with the use of effective pedagogy and instructional design. The DPA also prepares faculty with best practice strategies for engaging, instructing, and communicating with students in the learning environment.

This orientation covers expectations for participants in DPA-001, Pedagogical Foundations, the first course in a two-part series. Moderated by the instructional designers in the FCTL, the focus of DPA-001 is to provide a collegial environment in which to equip faculty with the tools and processes for designing an excellent course.

Please register through My Learning Connection.



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