Provost Communiqué for June 13, 2013

missouri state outreach

Google+ Hangouts Live Demonstration for Faculty

Date: Wednesday, June 19
Time: 12:30–2:00 p.m.
Location: PSU Traywick Parliamentary Room (Room 313)
Presenter: Diana Botsford, Assistant Professor, Media, Journalism and Film

Diana Botsford
Diana Botsford

Missouri State Online is offering a great opportunity for faculty to watch an interactive demonstration of Google+ HangoutsHangouts is an instant messaging and video chat platform developed by Google, which brings conversations to life with photos, emoji (emoticons), and even group video calls for free.  It is a way to connect with your students across computers, Android and Apple devices.

We hope you will attend in person, but this demonstration is also available for 8 persons to join remotely using the demonstration tool, Hangouts.

Please RSVP if you plan to attend and include if you want to attend remotely using Hangouts.  We are only able to accommodate the first 8 who request the remote connection option.

For the 8 persons attending via Hangouts, the three steps below must be in place prior to the session.  At the beginning of the session, we can walk you through any remaining set-up needs via teleconference.

1)      Working Microphone, Speakers, & Camera on your laptop or PC
2)      Create a Google Plus account:
3)      Be prepared to install a small Web browser applet the first time after you create your account.

Once you have sent your RSVP to attend remotely through Google Hangouts and have the above steps in place, please provide the following information to Teressa, so we will be able to send you the invite and telephone you to get you set up on the day of the conference:

1)      Email address used for Hangouts
2)      Telephone number to conference

Visit the Google+ Hangouts website for additional information.


28th Showcase on Teaching and Learning – Passion. Inspiration. Innovation.

Date: Wednesday, August 14
Times: 8:00 a.m. Breakfast and Networking; 9:00 a.m. Faculty Presentations; 12:00 Lunch and Keynote Speaker
Location: PSU Ballroom and 3rd Floor conference rooms

Ken Bain, author of “What the Best College Students Do” keynote presenter at Showcase on Teaching and Learning!

showcase_fall2013The theme for this year’s Showcase is Passion. Inspiration. Innovation. There are over 50 faculty and staff who will be presenting during the morning sessions. This year’s Keynote Speaker is Ken Bain, author of the best-selling books, “What the Best College Teachers Do” (2004) and “What the Best College Students Do” (2012). Bain is a very inspirational speaker who is recognized around the world for his research in deep and sustained learning. He combines academic research with insights drawn from his own investigations and interviews with faculty and other highly successful individuals.

To register for the conference, go to My Learning Connection, click on Course Catalog and select Show All Classes; under Choose Category, highlight “Showcase on Teaching & Learning.” Next you will select “Conference Registration” to attend the morning Faculty presentations, and “Luncheon Registration” to attend the lunch and Keynote presentation. Once selected click on Add to Cart; then Check Out and Finalize.

If you have difficulty in registering, please contact the FCTL at 417-836-3059.

The complete Showcase schedule and session descriptions can be viewed at the 28th Showcase on Teaching and Learning website.

We look forward to seeing you at the 28th Showcase on Teaching and Learning.

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MSU Faculty to present at the . . . .

Missouri Teaching Symposium: Course Redesign, Technology
and Scholarship

Date: June 20–21, 2013
Time: Thursday, 10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. & Friday, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Location: Hampton Inn, Columbia MO

Faculty who lead their campus teams in a statewide initiative to redesign high-enrollment courses will present on their courses and discuss improvements in student learning.

The symposium will feature presentations on these courses:

Intermediate Algebra Human Anatomy Information Systems
College Algebra Basic English Introductory Psychology
General Chemistry I Spanish I Oral Communication

Danae Hudson and Brooke Whisenhunt from the Psychology department will be presenting results from their PSY 121 course redesign project.

There is no cost to attend this event. RSVPs may be sent to Rhonda Turner at:

Download the Missouri Teaching Symposium flyer


Faculty and Staff Free Portrait Day

Dates: Wednesday, June 19
Times: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: Photographic Services Office, Meyer Alumni Center, Room 504
Who: Faculty, Staff, Administrators

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. Professional or business casual attire is preferred. Parking available on the third floor of the Meyer Alumni Center parking garage. Contact John Wall, Director of Photographic Services, at 836-5498, if you have any questions.

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