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Faculty present at Midwest Campus Compact Conference

Posted on September 18, 2017

A collaborative faculty team from the College of Education and Human Services and College of Humanities and Social Sciences presented at the “Doing Democracy: Asset-Based Engagement and Culture Change” Midwest Campus Compact Conference on 7 June, 2017 in Chicago, Ill. The team members comprising of Dr. Michael Coquyt, Dr. Yolanda Arauza, Rachel Stotts, Janelle Miedema, and Dr. Nandita Bezbaruah presented their findings “Creative Collaboration in Service –Learning Research and Implementation.”  Read the rest of this entry →

Integrating Library Services into D2L Brightspace

Posted on September 13, 2017

Thursday, Sept. 14 | 1:30 p.m. | Library 124

Don’t miss your colleagues, Travis Dolence and Jean Kramer, as they walk through Integrating Library Services into D2L Brightspace, the first of a yearlong series from Online & Extended Learning and the Faculty Development Center – Supercharge your Courses with D2L Brightspace. Each attendee will leave with knowledge of Library resources and a handout.

To register, check your email or contact Online & Extended Learning via support@mnstate.edu or 218.477.2603, option 3.

Faculty-led study abroad course information sessions

Posted on September 08, 2017

Friday, Sept. 8 | 1 p.m. | LI 124

Faculty interested in leading a short-term faculty-led study abroad course for the first time are invited to an information session that will cover the basics.

Come to the Faculty Development Center in LI 124 on Thursday, Sept. 7 at noon, or Friday, Sept. 8 at 1 p.m. Faculty who have led such programs previously will be present to answer questions; the event is hosted by the Office of Study Abroad. Refreshments will be served.

Faculty Development Center ‘Communities of Practice’ Organizational Session

Posted on August 24, 2017

Thursday, Aug. 24 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Faculty Development Center (LI 139)

Come learn about Faculty Communities of Practice that are being organized through the Faculty Development Center this semester.

Communities of Practice are groups of faculty who share a passion for and commitment to a particular aspect of their professional practice. These groups will meet together regularly (at least once a month) to learn from and encourage one another.

A delicious soup and other snacks will be provided.  Read the rest of this entry →

Faculty Development Center Open House

Posted on August 17, 2017

Thursday, Aug. 17 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Development Center

The Faculty Development Center will host an Open House starting at 12 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17. Snacks will be provided.

There will also be “Drop-In” Sessions in the Faculty Development Center (LI 124) between 1-4 p.m. on the following topics.

  • Get advice on creating syllabi and first day handouts – view some examples, discuss ideas with faculty development committee members.
  • Sign up for (or suggest a topic) for a book study or “Community of Practice” group – we will be organizing groups of faculty who wish to participate in one (or more) of these faculty learning communities. Expect to hear more about these during the first few weeks of the semester.
  • Donate items to the Faculty Development Center Pantry – coffee, tea, and cocoa are always appreciated, as are non-perishable food items. If you have extra glass or plastic bowls, silverware, a toaster, water pitchers, and medium or large serving bowls, these items are also on our wish list.

Faculty Roundtable Sessions: ‘Diversity, Civility, and the 2016 Election’

Posted on November 17, 2016

Thursday, Nov. 17 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. | LI 124

Recent incidents both across the country and on our own campus demonstrate that our community is struggling to process the outcome and consequences of the 2016 election. How can we come together to support one another and point our students and community toward civil discourse, unity, and healing in the midst of deep ideological and social divides? How should we respond to incidents of incivility? How can we help our students (and ourselves) deal with feelings of fear and uncertainty?  Read the rest of this entry →

Writing Support Center Seminar Series: ‘How to Grade Papers Thoroughly and Efficiently’

Posted on November 08, 2016

Tuesday, Nov. 8 | 2 p.m. | LI 124

When faculty think about their grading, several questions may come to mind. Am I including enough comments? Am I including too many? Do my students read my comments? How can I accomplish this task more efficiently while communicating to students what I feel they need to know? How can I maximize the effectiveness of a rubric? During this workshop, we will discuss these questions and determine strategies for effective, yet efficient, grading of student writing.

The Writing Support Center will be offering several seminars for faculty this semester. These interactive seminars, led by Dr. Tim Decker, are designed to help participants teach writing effectively.

Writing Support Center Workshop on ‘Scaffolding Assignments’

Posted on October 13, 2016

Thursday, Oct. 13 | 2 p.m. | Faculty Development Center (LI 124)

The Writing Support Center will be offering a workshop on “Scaffolding Assignments” this Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Faculty Development Center.

This interactive workshop, led by Dr. Tim Decker, will discuss how smaller research assignments (“scaffolding assignments”) can help develop the skills students need to create larger, more involved research papers.  Read the rest of this entry →

Talk About Teaching is Back

Posted on September 30, 2016

By popular demand, the Faculty Development Center is re-launching the Talk About Teaching Program. The goal of this program is to encourage faculty to meet in pairs to discuss and work to improve their teaching practices. We have re-structured the program to make it a bit more formal than in the past.  Read the rest of this entry →

Online Course Design Workshop Today

Posted on September 23, 2016

“Designing for Learner Engagement and Integrating Online Course Content”

Friday, Sept. 23 | 1 p.m. | LI 124  Read the rest of this entry →

Online Course Design Workshop Today

Posted on September 16, 2016

“Designing for Learner Engagement”

Friday, Sept. 16 | 1 p.m. | LI 124
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Online Course Design Seminar Today

Posted on September 09, 2016

Friday, Sept. 9 | 1 p.m. | LI 124  Read the rest of this entry →

Faculty Development Center ‘Communities of Practice’ Organizational Session

Posted on August 26, 2016

Friday, Aug. 26 | 1-2:30 p.m. | Faculty Development Center

Come learn about (and sign up to participate in) the Communities of Practice that are being organized through the Faculty Development Center this semester.  Read the rest of this entry →

Faculty Development Center Open House

Posted on August 18, 2016

Thursday, Aug. 18 | 12-4 p.m. | Faculty Development Center  Read the rest of this entry →

IT Offering Classroom Technology Training

Posted on August 18, 2016

Aug. 24-25 | 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Faculty Development Center  Read the rest of this entry →

Faculty Development Center Study Day Brunch

Posted on May 04, 2016

Wednesday, May 4 | 8:30-11 a.m. | Faculty Development Center

Please join us for a special end of semester drop-in breakfast in the Faculty Development Center. We will have freshly made waffles, along with multitudes of toppings (fresh berries, whipped cream, real maple syrup, various nut butters, mini chocolate chips, etc) and there will be homemade vegetarian quiche as well.

This is our “party” to celebrate your collaborative work in the center this semester. We would like to honor you and celebrate with you, as well as have you provide some feedback for us as we plan our activities for the next academic year.

We hope to see you there!

Hybrid Instruction: How to Redesign Your Course to Maximize Benefits (webinar)

Posted on October 29, 2015

The Faculty Development Center and Instructional Technology Services are co-sponsoring a group viewing of a webinar on hybrid course design. Please join us for all, or a portion, of this event.

12:00-1:30pm, Tuesday, November 3, 2015 (Feel free to bring a sack lunch!) 
Faculty Development Center Multi-Purpose Room
Visit the ITS Blog for webinar overview, objectives, and resources.

ROLE and Book Study Roundup today in the FDC

Posted on September 18, 2015

ROLE and Book Study Roundup
Friday, September 18th from 12:00-1:00pm
Faculty Development Center – Lunch provided

Come hear about the new ROLE groups (“Rethinking Our Learning Environments”) forming this semester. ROLE groups are small groups of faculty that meet to discuss teaching and learning. Read the rest of this entry →

Focus on Faculty Lunch with Julie Swaggert

Posted on February 20, 2015

Join us for lunch at 12:30 p.m. today in the Faculty Development Center to hear Julie share some of her experiences, opportunities and insights from her time spent last month working with administrators and teachers at the School of Hope in Zambia, Africa. Julie teaches in the Ed Leadership graduate online program and serves as the program coordinator.

How Do I Prepare A SoTL article for publication?

Posted on January 30, 2015

Combine your teaching and your scholarly activities by learning about what it takes to put together a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) project that can lead to publication. Read the rest of this entry →

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