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Academic Advisor Forums

The Academic Advisor Forums will be included in the Provost Communiqué prior to each event date. If you want to view all of the forums for the Spring 2017 semester, visit the Academic Advisement Center website.

Campus Conflict Workshop Series

Using Circles to Encourage Dialogue

Date: Wednesday, April 19
Time: 12:00–1:00 p.m.
Location: PSU 317
Presenters: Dr. Char Berquist and Ms. Heather Blades
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The “circle process” is a unique format that can be used to encourage dialogues, deep listening, and connection. Learn how you can use circles in the classroom and within organizations and units to build relationships and enhance learning and collaboration.

Sponsored by the Center for Dispute Resolution.

Monitoring and Facilitating Degree Completion

Date: Tuesday, April 25
Time: 12:00–1:30 p.m.
Location: PSU 313

Christy Graham will outline best practices for how to utilize the new Degree Audit and Student Educational Planner to monitor and facilitate degree completion specifically for graduate advisors and Graduate Program Directors.

Shattering the Silences: Giving Voice Special Presentation

Date: Wednesday, April 26
Time: 3:30–5:30 p.m.
Location: Plaster Student Union Theater

Coordinated by Dr. Jamaine Abidogun and Presented by Dr. C.J. Maples

Giving Voice, directed by Dr. C.J. Maples, is an interactive theatre experience that gives audience participants an opportunity to understand how microaggressions hurt the wellbeing of campus and community members. Try your skill or watch your friends learn how to respond to microaggressions in a positive way, thus creating a more inclusive and safe environment for everyone. To receive master advisor recertification credit, please register through the Academic Advisement Center and then sign in at the event.

Feel free to bring your lunch to this session.

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FCTL events and announcements

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MSU Faculty Write Program Retreats–Spring 2017

Dates:
Friday, April 28
Monday/Tuesday, May 22–23
Time: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Location: Meyer Library 204, FCTL Conference Room
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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. Dr. Mandy Benedict-Chambers facilitates these sessions.

Contact the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning or call 6-3059 to register.

Accessible Learning Institute

Date: July 18–20
Time: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m
Location: Meyer Library 204, FCTL Conference Room

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 836-305.

Cultural Consciousness in the Classroom Workshop

Upcoming training session:

Date: Thursday, April 27, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
8:15 – breakfast
Location: PSU 314

Our university partners in the Lumina Project 2025 designed a cultural consciousness in the classroom training series to promote college readiness, enrollment and persistence efforts for low-income students from historically underrepresented groups including first generation students. Diversity training for key faculty is being initiated using a “train the trainer” model in order to enhance and increase the cultural consciousness and competency for those instructing such students especially GEP instructors and existing faculty. Join us in helping increase the retention rates and academic success of our first generation, Pell Grant eligible students from historically underrepresented groups by developing your awareness, knowledge and skills in our “Cultural Consciousness in the Classroom” professional development session. This will be the fourth and final session of the 2016-2017 academic year. Each session averages 17 faculty participants.

Please register through My Learning Connection

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Academic Advisor Forums

The Academic Advisor Forums will be included in the Provost Communiqué prior to each event date. If you want to view all of the forums for the Spring 2017 semester, visit the Academic Advisement Center website.

Campus Conflict Workshop Series

Using Circles to Encourage Dialogue

Date: Wednesday, April 19
Time: 12:00–1:00 p.m.
Location: PSU 317
Presenters: Dr. Char Berquist and Ms. Heather Blades
calendar icon

The “circle process” is a unique format that can be used to encourage dialogues, deep listening, and connection. Learn how you can use circles in the classroom and within organizations and units to build relationships and enhance learning and collaboration.

Sponsored by the Center for Dispute Resolution.

Shattering the Silences: Giving Voice Special Presentation

Date: Wednesday, April 26
Time: 3:30–5:30 p.m.
Location: Plaster Student Union Theater

Coordinated by Dr. Jamaine Abidogun and Presented by Dr. C.J. Maples

Giving Voice, directed by Dr. C.J. Maples, is an interactive theatre experience that gives audience participants an opportunity to understand how microaggressions hurt the wellbeing of campus and community members. Try your skill or watch your friends learn how to respond to microaggressions in a positive way, thus creating a more inclusive and safe environment for everyone. To receive master advisor recertification credit, please register through the Academic Advisement Center and then sign in at the event.

Feel free to bring your lunch to this session.

Monitoring and Facilitating Degree Completion

Date: Tuesday, April 25
Time: 12:00–1:30 p.m.
Location: PSU 313

Christy Graham will outline best practices for how to utilize the new Degree Audit and Student Educational Planner to monitor and facilitate degree completion specifically for graduate advisors and Graduate Program Directors.

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FCTL Events and Announcements

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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

Please contact the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning to register for the session(s) of your choice. Light refreshments 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
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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 participate fully 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.

MSU Faculty Write Program Retreats–Spring 2017

Dates:
Friday, April 28
Monday/Tuesday, May 22–23
Time: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Location: Meyer Library 204, FCTL Conference Room
calendar icon

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. Dr. Mandy Benedict-Chambers facilitates these sessions.

Contact the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning or call 6-3059 to register.

Accessible Learning Institute

Date: July 18–20
Time: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m
Location: Meyer Library 204, FCTL Conference Room

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.

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