Provost Communiqué for August 23, 2012

Power-up Sessions Begin Next Week!

The Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning is offering a weekly schedule for one-hour workshops, seminars, or faculty panel discussions. These sessions are open to all faculty and other members of the instructional community. Each event will be offered twice during the same week and all sessions will be held in the FCTL Innovations Commons, Meyer Library Room 204.

The first session will be held next week.

Integrating the Common Reader Into Your Curriculum

Presenter: Roybn Rowe
Dates & Times:  August 29th 2:00–3:00 p.m. & August 30th 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Location: FCTL, Meyer Library Rm 204
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Additional information and registration is available through My Learning Connection.

  • Select Course Catalog and click on Show All Classes
  • Search “Professional Development – Teaching and Learning” from the Choose Category field in the Course Catalog

New to My Learning Connection?

Tutorials and additional information can be found here.

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Reading Group for Faculty: “The Joy of Teaching: A Practical Guide for New College Instructors”

Dates: Tuesdays, August 28, September 4, 11, and 18
Time: 2:00–2:50 p.m.
Location: Meyer Library 204
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Dr. James Moyer, Professor or Religious Studies, will facilitate discussions on the book, “The Joy of Teaching” by Peter Filene. Dr. Moyer was honored with the MSU Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching in May 2012. He is an experienced mentor and freely shares his classroom experiences and teaching pedagogy. The reading group is recommended for any faculty member in their first five years of teaching.

Faculty may register through My Learning Connection. Each registered participant will receive a complimentary copy of the book.

cameraFaculty and Staff Free Portrait Days

Dates: Monday and Tuesday, August 27–28
Times: 9 a.m.–4 p.m. (both days)
Location: PSU 312
Who: Faculty, Staff, Administrators
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Professional dress is preferred! No appointment is necessary.

Need your photo updated or a new one taken? Photographic Services will be taking portrait pictures of faculty, staff, and administrators free of charge! These photos are perfect for your department’s website and print projects. This is a great opportunity for new faculty and staff members to have their pictures taken. Please contact Chuck Busby, Office of the Provost, at 836-6495, if you have any questions.


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