Provost Communiqué for February 22, 2013


In This Issue:




Flipping the Classroom

The Digital Professor Academy instructional design team will present an introduction to the concept of Flipped Learning where lectures are delivered via short videos and classroom time can be used for active problem solving, discussion, and small group activities. These instructional strategies are effective in a traditional class, blended, and online as it actively transfers the responsibility and ownership of learning to the student.

Location: Faculty Innovations Commons in Meyer Library Room 204
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Please RSVP to indicating which session you plan to attend.  Visit the MSU calendar for more event information.

M 25-Feb 1:00-2:30


T 26-Feb 10:00-11:30


R 28-Feb 9:00-10:30


R 28-Feb 1:30-3:00


At the conclusion of this session faculty will:

  • Practice facilitating a blended or online lesson
  • Develop faculty presence and your voice for online communications
  • Create and embed video and audio in Blackboard
  • Learn effective teaching strategies for flipping the classroom


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Faculty Writing Retreat

Date: Friday, February 22
Time: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Location: Meyer Alumni Center, Hospitality Room
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The Office of the Provost and the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning recognizes the importance of providing a time and space for faculty scholarship by sponsoring monthly faculty writing retreats. These monthly writing retreats provide faculty with the following:

  • Focused time to write without interruption
  • Support from faculty across disciplines at Missouri State
  • A monthly scheduled opportunity to write for a day
  • New and veteran faculty can find a supportive ally to encourage and assist with writing, editing, and publishing.

The retreats are open to all faculty and instructors at Missouri State University. Parking is available on the third floor of the Alumni Center parking garage. Faculty participants are welcome to attend for a morning, afternoon, or register for an all-day session. Register on My Learning Connection.

Full Day Sessions from 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Refreshments and lunch are free and provided by the sponsor.

Please RSVP to if you have not registered and plan to be at the retreat during lunchtime!

Dietary Concerns: Participants having dietary concerns should email 48-hours before each event.

Presenter: Dr. Keri Franklin, Provost Fellow, Writing
Voice: 836-3732 or

Visit the writing retreat website for more information.


Advising International Students

flagsDate: Friday, March 1
Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Location: Plaster Student Union 317
Presenters: Heejung Cromley, Christopher Lynn, Susan Martindale and
Christina Bowles
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Registration required

This three-hour workshop will equip advisors to assist this unique population effectively by providing information on the nuts and bolts of immigration, as well
as enhancing cultural awareness through video vignettes and presentations. Opportunity for group participation and discussion will be provided.

Register now!


International Friends of Missouri State University

With a growing number of international students choosing Missouri State University to advance their education, International Programs is adding a number of services to help these students adjust to a new country, environment, and a different culture.

One of the most recent services to be added under the umbrella of International Programs is International Friends of Missouri State University.  In this program, “university family” along with community friends have an opportunity to apply for an international student(s) to become friends, spend some quality time together, and provide emotional and cultural support.

If you would like to learn more about this program and how you can become involved, please visit the international friends website (feel free to sign up) or contact Paula Vinson at 68943 or



MS Online is Now Accepting Applications

Missouri State Online is currently accepting new online course stipend applications for Spring 2014 delivery (Fall 2013 development). The deadline is now Sunday, March 31 instead of Friday, March 1. Applications must be received by Missouri State Online by 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 31. Please visit the Missouri State Online website for the application form and supporting information.


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Mental Health First Aid: Dealing with Crisis Situations

Date: Tuesday and Wednesday, March 12–13
Time: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Location: Alumni Center, 1st Floor
Fee: $50

“Mental Health First Aid: Dealing with Crisis Situations” is a 12-hour certification course to help communities better understand mental illness and respond to psychiatric emergencies.

Visit the course web page for complete course information and online registration.


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Crime Victim Advocate Certificate Program—Workshop A

Dates and Times: Friday, March 8, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (1 hour lunch);
Saturday, March 9, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (1 hour lunch)
Location: MSU Campus (exact location to be determined)
Fee: $195

In this workshop, an overview of the historical treatment of crime victims and crime victims’ laws will be discussed. The criminal justice system will also be navigated and phases of the criminal justice process will be explored.

Visit the Crime Victim Advocate course page for complete course information and online registration.


Presented by the departments of Modern and Classical Languages and Religious Studies

Eva Mozes Kor: Forgiving Dr. Mengele

Date: Tuesday, February 26
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Carrington Auditorium
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CHPA_EvaMKMs. Kor will talk not only about her experiences in Auschwitz, but also about her recovery and her remarkable decision to publicly forgive the Nazis. Through her museum and her lectures, she has dedicated her life to giving testimony on the Holocaust, providing a message of hope for people who have suffered, and working for causes of human rights and peace.

For more information, please call (417) 836-5514 or email the religious studies department.



GEP 101 Instructor Applications Now Being Accepted!

Deadline for first consideration is Friday, March 1.

The First-Year Programs department is now accepting applications for fall 2013 from faculty and staff who have a master’s degree or higher to teach GEP 101, First-Year Foundations. Detailed information regarding criteria for selection, course goals and objectives, and compensation is on the downloadable instructor application. For more information, please contact Mike Wood or Tracey Glaessgen at 836-8343, or by email

Download GEP 101 instructor application


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