Call for Proposals for the 33rd Showcase on Teaching and Learning
The Showcase on Teaching and Learning will be held August 15, 2018. The FCTL Advisory Council is inviting faculty to submit presentation proposals that highlight teaching practices and would appeal to faculty across disciplines and all levels of experience.
The deadline for submissions is March 23. Proposals must be submitted using the online submission form on the FCTL website. If you have trouble submitting online, please call 836-3059 or email the FCTL. Incomplete proposals or proposals received after March 23, 2018 will not be reviewed.
If you have questions or would like to discuss your ideas prior to submitting, please contact Dr. Eric Nelson, FCTL Advisory Council Chair.
Academic Integrity Options
This workshop explores some of the structural factors that unintentionally increase the pressure on students to cheat during assessment and explores assessment approaches that can reduce the pressure to be dishonest.
March 6, 9:30–10:30 a.m., Meyer Library 204
March 7, 3:30–4:30 p.m., Meyer Library 204
Shattering the Silences: One Drop of Love
One Drop of Love is a multimedia one-woman show exploring the intersections of race, class and gender in pursuit of truth, justice and LOVE, written, produced and performed by Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni.
Thursday, March 20, 7:00–8:00 p.m., PSU Theater
For more information, contact Adena Young-Jones.
Diversity Lunch and Learn Events for Faculty and Staff
Attend an open forum on specific topics related to the university setting. Share ideas and also learn from other faculty and staff. Feel free to come and go based on your schedule. Co-hosted by Adena Young-Jones and Lyle Foster.
Topic 2: Inclusive
Topic 3: Belonging
Topic 4: Mentorship
Faculty Writing Retreats
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Meyer Library, 204
The Faculty Write Program Writing Retreats include a light lunch, opportunities to develop a strong network of peer support and accountability, and voluntary feedback sessions. Sessions are facilitated by Dr. Mandy Benedict-Chambers. Please register through MyLearning Connection.
- March 8
- March 29
- April 13
- April 26
- May 21–22
Location for all sessions: Meyer Library 204
Registration: Please register through My Learning Connection. For more information, contact the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning at 836-3059.
Event flyer: Download event flyer
Workshop Session 3
“Critical Perspectives: Assumptions on Campus”
Consider the impact of assumptions on perceptions and subsequent interactions with others. This session will allow you to converse in meaningful dialogues regarding miseducation and socialization. Opportunities for immediate application(s) will be discussed in an interactive forum.
Workshop Session 4
“Critical Perspectives: The University and Social Justice”
Building on previous workshop discussions, contemplate your call to action for implementing socially just practices at the university. This session will prompt critical conversations regarding steps for progress. Opportunities for immediate application(s) will be discussed in an interactive forum.
These workshops are sponsored by the Division for Diversity & Inclusion and the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning.
Book Talk — “Blind Spot”
Dates and Times:
Thursday, March 8, 12:30–2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 3, 3:30–5:00 p.m.
Location: FCTL (LIBR 204)
Explore your hidden biases in “Blind Spot” by psychologists Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald. This is a ‘must read’ whether you use it in your course or just to broaden your horizons. Join us for a scholarly discussion of this engaging and challenging book that examines the role of implicit cognitive processes in our daily interactions with others. Pick up a free copy at the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning while supplies last.
Book Talk Goals:
- To create a sense of community by increasing interdisciplinary thinking and dialogue among faculty and staff through shared academic and co-curricular experiences.
- To promote a deeper understanding of the public affairs mission and its wider societal impact through a critical analysis of spontaneous evaluations and behaviors.
- To explore implications of privilege and power along with the interacting effects of implicit bias.
For more information, contact Adena Young-Jones, University Diversity Fellow.
The Book Talk Series is sponsored by the Division for Diversity & Inclusion and the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning.
Save the Date
Online Course Development Boot Camp
Online Course Development Boot Camp is an immersive-style workshop which will provide faculty with hands-on training and work time to develop an online course. At the end of the boot camp, you will have developed a significant portion of your course and earn a badge which applies toward an online course certification.
The next Online Boot Camp is May 21–25, 2018. Sessions will also be offered August 6–10, 2018 and January 7–11, 2019. Email the FCTL to reserve your spot.
Not available to attend any of those sessions? Contact the FCTL to schedule an appointment with one of our instructional designers. You can work with them in a self-paced model around your schedule and in most cases complete your course by the end of the semester.
For more information, visit the FCTL website.
Summer Accessibility Institute
Monday–Thursday, June 25–28, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
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.
Summer Writing Retreat
The summer 2018 interdisciplinary faculty writing retreat is designed to:
- Create a motivated and positive environment that fosters excellent work
- Encourage productivity through accountability and camaraderie
- Help you accomplish a writing project this summer
The retreat includes five days of committed writing time, mini-sessions on addressing productivity challenges and fostering good writing habits, discussions 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 manuscript prepared for submission.
Writing Retreat Session Agenda:
8:30–9 a.m. Continental Breakfast & Goal Setting
9:00–12:00 p.m. Writing Time
12:00–1:00 p.m. Lunch and group discussion about writing habits and strategies
1:00–4:00 p.m. Writing Time
FREE for all MSU faculty and staff; a light breakfast and lunch will be provided each day.
Email Dr. Mandy Benedict-Chambers if you have any questions.
Introduction to Social Network Analysis
Date: May 21–24
Time: 8:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.
Location: Library, 10-B
This Social Network Analysis seminar will enable participants to develop a theoretical and practical understanding of social networks and give participants hands-on practice using R software to visualize and model cross-sectional and longitudinal social network data. Participants in this workshop will learn how to…
- Develop research questions appropriate for social network analysis
- Collect social network data
- Transform traditional data structures into social networks
- Use social network statistics in traditional linear modeling
- Perform cross-sectional social network analysis