Department Sites for other Development Opportunities

Notice: Effective  March 14, 2011

All University Employee Development registrations (Faculty, Staff, and Student Employees) and online training programs will be accessed through "My Learning Connection" Learning Management System (LMS).  Please visit “My Learning Connection” launch page to learn how to access the site and manage your professional development.

Please visit " My Learning Connection"  to view and register online for the other development opportunities available to Missouri State University Employees at either no-cost or with use of your Noncredit Course Fee Fringe Benefit. 

University Units:

Campus Recreation
Campus Recreation offers a variety of classes and activities, including CPR and First Aid training, to enhance your wellness and overall fitness. Please visit Campus Recreation website for a complete list of activities. Contact Cindi Barnett for more information at X65334 or email the department at

Citizenship and Service-Learning
The CASL office serves Missouri State’s Springfield campus and the Springfield-Greene County community by supporting the common goals of both community partners and Missouri State faculty, staff and students. An important element of our support is service-learning, a teaching strategy that enhances student learning by integrating applied and classroom work. At Missouri State, service-learning is a type of integrated experiential learning that pairs a discipline-based course to related and relevant community based service that benefits an external government or service organization. Please visit Citizenship and Service-Learning for a detail listing of classes and resources available for the University community in supporting our statewide mission in public affairs. Contact Elizabeth Burton for more information at X65774 or email the department at

Community and Social Issues Institute
The mission of the Community and Social Issues Institute is to serve as a catalyst to organize and apply the research and service capacity of the University to assist public and private organizations as they address significant social issues facing the many communities served by Missouri State University. For more information, contact the Community and Social Issues Institute at or call X66679.

Computer Services
The Computer Services Training and Documentation area is a division of User Support within Computer Services. Training and Documentation provides students, faculty, and staff members with friendly and helpful resources to assist in using computer technology at Missouri State University. The Computer Services training facility is located in Cheek 100 and is open to all faculty, staff, and student workers who need general computer help or more specific program instruction. Assistance is provided in a one-on-one setting allowing for individualized help at most any skill level. Open Sessions are held every Friday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. - provided by Computer Services Training and Documentation, held concurrently with Web Press Open Lab Hours offered through the Web Help Desk. Contact or Kristi Oetting at X66056.

Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning
The mission of the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning is to promote enhanced teaching effectiveness and improved student learning by providing opportunities and support for the Missouri State instructional community. The Center is supporting faculty excellence through Professional Development Opportunities; Technology and Design; and Assessment Support. The FCTL is located in Duane G. Meyer Library Room 204. Please visit Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning  for more information, or contact the Center by phone at x63059 or email at

Management Development Institute
Employees may use their noncredit course fee fringe benefit for courses offered by the Management Development Institute. They offer a variety of professional development and management courses to enhance and improve work performance. Please visit Management Development Institute for a complete course listing or to register for a class. Contact Marliyn Martin for more information at X65667 or email the department at

RStats (Research, Statistical Training, Analysis, and Technical Support)
Please explore what the RStats Institute offers you!  RStats faculty associates share their expertise in research design and statistical analysis in a variety of ways with the goal of facilitating and advancing the scholarly work of Missouri State University’s researchers. RStats provides professional development opportunities for faculty, students, and staff through workshops on research planning, design, and statistical analysis topics. RStats associates also offer individual consultations with researchers. RStats Institute is located in the Park Central Office Building, on the Square Downtown.  All workshops are open to the entire campus community. To register for a workshop that interests you see RStats Institute.

Small Business & Technology Development Center
Missouri State University's Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC, formerly the Small Business Development Center), with offices located in Springfield and on the West Plains campus, is part of a nationwide network and is affiliated with and supported by Missouri State’s College of Business Administration.  Our local center was established to provide businesses with training, products and solutions designed to help them become part of Missouri's thriving business sector.  Our training seminars, products and services can be very valuable in helping campus departments achieve their goals.  Visit Missouri State University's Small Business & Technology Development Center for additional information on training opportunities, product information, and details regarding the services available. The center services are focused on providing assistance to businesses and entrepreneurs, that will result in positive economic impact. Impact is further defined as "job creation, job retention, increased sales, new business creation, business retention, dollar amounts of loans, and increased profitability." Contact Rayanna Anderson, SBTDC Director, for more information at X6-5685 or email the department at

Telecommunications Services
Basic phone skills play a critical role in the success of your department. Register for an upcoming Phone Etiquette and Techniques session to learn effective techniques for answering calls, placing callers on hold, controlling the conversation, and more. Contact Telecommunication Services by calling X65100 or emailing

The Office of Sponsored Research and Programs
SRP is a service component of Missouri State University with a primary mission to assist faculty, staff and students in acquiring and sustaining external support for research, education and service projects. As with any professional endeavor, knowledge and skills are critical to success. To assist faculty, staff and students to develop and refine these traits, the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs (SRP) offers formal and informal training programs. Visit Office of Sponsored Research and Programs for additional information and training on research proposals, grant writing, and funding guidelines. Contact Marina Zordell-Reed for more information at X65972 or email the department at

The Office of Web and New Media
The Office of Web and New Media offers training and resource materials on developing accessible web pages and using Web Press, the University's web content management system. Please visit Office of Web and New Media for assistance and training details. Open lab hours are held weekly to provide assistance on Web Press or any web related issues. See Web Help Desk for current open lab schedule. Contact Sara Clark at X66105 or email the department at for more information.