Seats are limited and registration is required
Register now for the Master Advisor Workshop series on May 19 and 20, August 7 and 8, and December 15 and 16. Interested advisors may register for the Advising Basics Workshop, which is designed for advisors who are new to advising or to Missouri State University. The Advising Basics Workshop is an optional precursor to the Master Advisor Workshop. Participants in the 12-hour Master Advisor Workshop will be certified as “Master Advisors.” Registration is available through the Academic Advisement Center website. Questions can be addressed to Kathy Davis at 836-5258.
Two Academic Advisor Forum sessions remain for spring semester. All interested advisors are welcome and no registration is necessary for these sessions.
Online Advising Tools—Tips and Tricks
Dates: Tuesday, April 29 and Tuesday, May 13
Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Location: PSU 400
If you are interested in learning about the possibility of earning a doctorate from the University of Missouri in educational leadership please join us. This presentation will feature:
- Information about the program,
- the application process,
- A panel discussion with recent graduates.
For more information, call 417-836-6046 or visit the Doctor of Education website.
It’s almost that wonderful time of year again; that magical time when eager instructors will turn their eye to Blackboard and see that their courses for Fall 2014 have been opened for them to edit. It’s an exciting time where a lot of people would like to copy their existing Spring 2014 courses into the new Fall courses. How does one do this without loosing all that work? Improvements to Blackboard have made this process simple and straightforward. To ensure a smooth copy, read the step-by-step instructions on how to copy your course from one section to the next via this article in Experts. As always, if you’re in need of assistance when it comes to copying your course, feel free to contact the Computer Services Help Desk. If you’d like in-person support with Blackboard, visit one of our “Ask the Experts” sessions in Library 205 every Friday from 1:30 to 5:00 pm.
See the Blackboard Blog to learn more about the great features in Blackboard, and don’t forget about all the opportunities for Blackboard training from Computer Services at the Blackboard at Missouri State University website, and learn how you can become a Blackboard Black Belt while you’re there! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter too!
Microaggressions: Overt to Covert-Visible to Invisible
Ms. Panagides gives her time and talents to various non-profit and governmental organizations which focus on historically excluded groups and empowering girls and women through leadership experiences.
Register for this session by going to My Learning Connection in My Missouri State and select “Professional Development-Diversity” form the Choose Category drop-down menu.
For complete event details, go to the Diversity and Inclusion blog posting.
29th Showcase on Teaching and Learning
Date: Wednesday, August 13
Time: 8:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Location: Plaster Student Union Level III
Registration is open!
The theme for the 29th Showcase on Teaching and Learning is “Facilitating Student Engagement and Deep Learning.”
This year’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Deborah Allen, Professor of Biological Sciences and one of the founding institute leaders from the University of Delaware’s Institute for Transforming Undergraduate Education. The motivation to learn begins with a problem. For more than ten years the University of Delaware has encouraged the adoption of student-centered and active classroom pedagogies, particularly in the area of problem-based learning in undergraduate studies. Dr. Allen will talk about the use of problem-based learning to achieve deeper learning and the pedagogies of student engagement.
Registration is now open and the first 50 faculty members to sign up for sessions on My Learning Connection will receive an 8GB FCTL flash drive!
Monthly Faculty Writing Retreats provide a supportive and productive environment to work on writing projects. Faculty use this time to work on research articles, books, data analysis, grants, dissertations, etc. Feedback sessions are provided as needed. Retreats are free of charge to faculty members. A light breakfast and lunch are provided. This program is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Associate Provost for Student Development and Public Affairs Office, and the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning. Please register through My Learning Connection and contact Stephanie Norander, Provost Fellow for Faculty Development—Writing, with questions.
2014 Summer Academic Writing Retreat
Dates: Monday–Friday, June 16–20
Time: 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, Meyer Library, Room 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
- Develop positive writing habits
The retreat includes five days of committed writing time, mini-sessions on removing productivity challenges and fostering good writing habits, as well as 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 completed manuscript.
Cost and Registration
The cost is $150 for Missouri State University employees and registration is non-credit fee waiver benefit eligible for Missouri State University employees. The cost is $300 for non-Missouri State University employees.
Registration is available via My Learning Connection. In the meantime, please contact Stephanie Norander, Provost Fellow for Faculty Development—Writing, for more information.
A Question of Habit
Date: Monday, May 5
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Meyer Library, Room 101
Written, produced and edited by Dr. Bren Ortega Murphy, this film examines visual images of Catholic nuns and sisters used in contemporary U.S. pop culture in contrast to actual religious women. Discussion with the filmmaker will take place after the film.
The Office of Assessment is collecting student work that showcases students’ understanding of public affairs. In addition to student work, we are interested in learning more about the public affairs work in general that your students do. Please submit student work, examples of assignments that have worked well for you, and descriptions of projects that influence student learning related to community engagement, ethical leadership, and cultural competence. As a small token of appreciation, we will bring you a Starbucks gift card and a certificate of participation for university service.
How You Can Participate:
- Fill out the online Intent to Participate Form
- Collect student work as usual
- Submit copies electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org, or
- we can come to you, make copies, and return your originals within 1–2 days
- The work will be de-identified and faculty and staff review the student work.
- An individualized report will be sent to you based on the review.
- Office of Assessment will share findings from the review related to students’ overall understanding of public affairs.
To submit student work: complete the online Intent to Participate Form
To review student work in May 2014: fill out the online reviewer application
For additional information: visit the information page on the Office of Assessment website, or contact us at email@example.com or 836-6300.
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