MSU Faculty Write Program Retreats–Spring 2017
Tuesday, April 4
Friday, April 28
Monday/Tuesday, May 22–23
Time: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Location: Meyer Library, Room 204
The Faculty Write Program focuses on promoting faculty productivity and camaraderie through writing-based experiences such as interdisciplinary writing retreats held twice a month, workshops, and 15-day writing challenges. Writing retreats include breakfast and a light lunch, opportunities to develop a strong network of peer support and accountability, and voluntary feedback sessions. Sessions are facilitated by Dr. Mandy Benedict-Chambers.
Contact the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning or call 6-3059 to register.
Whistling Vivaldi by Claude M. Steele focuses on the health impact of prejudice and discrimination. If you think you handle the stress of being the “other” or you think you interact with everyone “equitably”, this book helps you rethink the long-term impact of inequity on our campus and in our community. Steele speaks to the signs that appear emotionally and physically related to prejudice and discrimination. This book makes each of us more aware and vested in how to create and maintain equitable environments. Pick up a FREE copy of Whistling Vivaldi in the FCTL, Meyer Library Room 204, and join us for an in-depth and lively discussion of this engaging and challenging book. Sign up for any or all book talk dates.
Date and Time: Thursday, April 6, 5:00–6:15 p.m.
Location: Meyer Library, Room 204
For more information contact: Dr. Jamaine Abidogun, Diversity Fellow, (417) 836-5916.
The Book Talk Series is sponsored by the Division for Diversity and Inclusion and the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning.
Inclusive Instruction for Diversity Mini-Workshops
Do you want to reach all your students? Want to be culturally inclusive, but not certain how? Come try out a few strategies with us. Each mini-workshop will target different inclusion goals and strategies. Practice with us at all or any of the sessions. There is a 35-participant maximum per session.
Facilitator: Dr. Jamaine Abidogun, Diversity Fellow
Audience: All Faculty
We encourage you to register for all of the workshops or as many as you can attend.
Please contact the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning to register for the session(s) of your choice. Light refreshments will be provided.
Mini-Workshop 4: Developing Inclusive Content
Date: Tuesday, April 11
Time: 4:30–6:00 p.m.
Location: Meyer Library 204, FCTL Conference Room
This mini-workshop assists instructors in methods to increase substantive diverse representation in their content. Participants will discuss ways to avoid “token diversity” or “diversity at the margins” as they design inclusive content to optimize student participation and learning.
Sponsored by the Division for Diversity and Inclusion and the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning.
Those with disabilities who may not be able to fully participate due to the design of the program may request an accommodation by contacting in advance: Ashley Raines, Division for Diversity and Inclusion at (417) 836-8815 or Jamaine Abidogun, Diversity Fellow at (417) 836-5916.
Accessible Learning Institute
Date: July 18–20
Time: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m
Space is limited to 15 participants
The Accessible Learning Institute is an intensive four-day program designed to help participants identify and resolve accessibility concerns in their courses. In creating an awareness around physical and cognitive disabilities and the learning barriers often experienced by those students, the program hopes to increase the adoption of proactive approaches to course design that will reduce the need for students to request certain types of academic accommodations that could delay student access to information.
Are you interested in learning more about the Accessibility Institute? Contact the Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning at 836-3059.