Welcome to MSU!
Full-Time Faculty, Per Course Faculty and Teaching Assistants
Human Resources Employee Development and Performance (EDP) is your connection to learning opportunities on campus. My Learning Connection is the University's web-based learning management system that serves as a centralized library for personal and professional development activities offered by EDP, the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, RStats and other Units.
Orientation and online compliance training information is listed below for Full-time faculty, Per Course faculty and Teaching Assistants.
My Learning Connection
When you log-in to My Learning Connection, you have 24/7 access to search for classes, register online and complete online trainings. Accessing My Learning Connection will require your BearPass LogIn and Password. If needed, click here to setup your BearPass Account. Additional tutorials and resources for My Learning Connection are located at this site.
If you need additional assistance please refer to the Accessing My Learning Connection tutorials or feel free to call Employee Development and Performance at 836-5779 or 836-4592.
Getting Started with Orientation
New Faculty and Per Course Orientation consists of in-person sessions and completion of required Institutional Equity and Compliance training. Both full-time faculty and per course faculty should attend their orientation, complete their online compliance training, encouraged to participate in the recommended Professional Development activities, and review the Emergency and Safety information listed below in preparation for the academic year and teaching at MSU.
- Attend the Human Resources New Faculty Orientation. Contact Human Resources at 417-836-6616 for assistance.
- Attend the Provost's New Faculty Orientation. Contact the Provost Office at 417-836-4589 for assistance.
Per Course Faculty:
- Attend the Provost's Per Course Orientation. Contact the Provost Office at 417-836-4589 or Human Resources at 417-836-4592 for assistance
Compliance Training (full-time faculty, per course and TAs):
All faculty are required to their compliance training series within the first month of employment. Register for and complete the following Compliance - Equity and Diversity training programs through My Learning Connection. Please refer to these instructions on how to register for and complete your online compliance training:
- Preventing Discrimination and Harassment
- Preventing Sexual Misconduct (Title IX)
HIPAA and FERPA Compliance Training
Please contact your Department Head in regards to your requirement for completing HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Training) or FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) online training. Search under the Compliance - Privacy and Security category in My Learning Connection.
Professional Development (full-time faculty, per course and TAs):
All faculty (Fulltime, Per Course, and TA's) have access to learning opportunities in My Learning Connection for personal and professional development:
- Please visit the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning website for professional development opportunities such as Digital Professor Academy and Showcase for Teaching and Learning (Fall Semester). Per course faculty may attend these events.
- Register for Showcase on Teaching and Learning through My Learning Connection. (follow these instructions)
- Register for Blackboard training through My Learning Connection for Blackboard training.
Emergency and Safety Information (full-time faculty, per course and TAs):
Please visit the University's Safety and Transportation website for additional information and resources.
Missouri State University’s annual security report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by the University; and on public property that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and other drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Office of the Dean of Students, Plaster Student Union 405, 417-836-5527; Human Resources, Carrington Hall 118, 417-836-6616; or Safety and Transportation, 636 E. Elm, 417-836-8870 or by accessing the following web site: http://www.missouristate.edu/safetran/SafetyFolder/safety/annual-security.html.
Violence Against Women Act - Frequently Asked Questions
This handout addresses frequently asked questions about domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The document also provides contact information for University offices, resources, and agencies available to employees for assistance in regards to these topics.
Missouri State Alert
Missouri State Alert is the University's mass notification system, which uses a variety of methods to contact students, faculty and staff in the event of an emergency or school closing. Please visit this site to set up your contact information.
Safety Training and Videos
Missouri State University Safety website has information and training videos for faculty, staff, and employees that provide guidance on surviving an active shooter situation and information on personal protection.