31st Showcase on Teaching and Learning
Register now! Due to the implementation of a new learning management system, registration will be unavailable from 5/22/16 until sometime around the 3rd week of June. Please call at 6-3059 or email the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning to register during that time.
Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2016
- 8:00–8:50 a.m. Inclusion of Diversity at Missouri State University
Join Dr. Wes Pratt as he discusses the background, history and the future for the inclusion of diversity on campus as well as in the Springfield community.
- 9:00–11:30 a.m. Faculty Workshops and Interactive Poster Sessions
Participate in 50-minute faculty expert sessions and interactive poster sessions presented by MSU Curriculum Innovation award winners.
- 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Luncheon and Keynote Address with Dr. Thomas J. Tobin
Dr. Tobin will present “Universal Design for Learning That You Can Do Today” which will introduce participants to Universal Design for Learning, newly revised for higher education (CAST, 2014). You will discover how to implement UDL in program assessment, policy development, technology selection, course design, and teaching practices. This is best accomplished through an incremental approach, using a “next 20” series of milestones—achievements that can be attained in the next 20 minutes, 20 days, and 20 months (Tobin, 2014). You’ll also find out where to look for help at your institution: recent research from CAST and the Center for Universal Design in Education suggests that institutions whose faculty-support staff use UDL, too, see better adoption rates and deeper penetration of UDL principles across all courses (CAST, 2014; DO-IT, 2015).
Please register for Showcase on Teaching and Learning and the Keynote Luncheon now to reserve your spot.
Summer Faculty Writing Retreat
Help to complete your writing project this summer!
Dates: July 25–29, 2016
Time: 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Location: FCTL Conference Room, Library 204
This interdisciplinary academic writing retreat is designed to:
- Create a motivated and positive environment that fosters excellent work
- Encourage productivity through peer accountability and immediate feedback
- Help you start off your summer by completing a writing project
The retreat includes five days of committed writing time, mini-sessions on removing productivity challenges and fostering good writing habits, and feedback on writing style, grammar, and more. The retreat is open to anyone working on a scholarly writing project. The goal is for each participant to arrive with a work in progress and leave with a manuscript prepared for submission.
Free to all MSU faculty and staff. Registration is limited to 20 people.
Register now by emailing the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning or by calling 836-3059.
Leading and Influencing as a Department Chair
Dates: June 13–15, 2016
Location: St. Louis, MO
Learn practical tips for managing issues you are likely to encounter as a department head, including how to:
- Deal with difficult complaints
- Motivate and mentor faculty
- Set clear expectations for your department
- Monitor crises that occur on your watch
Additional information can be found at Academic Impressions.