What's Happening at the FCTL


Call for Nominations for FCTL Faculty Awards

The FCTL Faculty Teaching Awards recognize the outstanding achievements of faculty.  Because effective teaching can be accomplished through many different approaches, the FCTL Advisory Council wants to recognize faculty contributions in areas that are important to the mission and long-term goals at Missouri State University.

Submission Deadline:  January 31, 2018
For more information: http://www.missouristate.edu/fctl/318701.htm

Online Course Development Boot Camp

Enrollment for the January Boot Camp is full!  But…faculty still have other opportunities for assistance with developing an online course.

  1. Self-paced Support.  Contact the fctl@missouristate.edu 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.
  2. Future Boot Camp offerings.  The FCTL will be offering two more Online Course Development Boot Camps before next fall.

May 21 – 25, 2018                                   
Aug 6 – 10, 2018

Online Course Development Boot Camps are 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.
For more information: http://www.missouristate.edu/fctl/346434.htm

Upcoming MSU Faculty Write Program Retreats

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, and are in Meyer Library, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Thursday                 November 9           Room 120                                           
Friday                       December 1            Room 204
Monday-Tuesday    December 18-19     Room 204                                     

Please register through My Learning Connection.

Diversity Mini-Workshops

Mini-Diversity 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. 
All sessions will be in Meyer Library, Room 204.

Thursday, November 9        3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, November 10             11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Mini-Diversity 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 rompt critical conversations regarding steps for progress. Opportunities for immediate application(s) will be discussed in an interaction forum.  All sessions will be in Meyer Library, Room 204.

Thursday, December 7        3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, December 8             11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Please register through My Learning Connection.

Scholar 2 Scholar Information Sessions

Sessions will be held in the Multicultural Resource Center.  For more information, contact Adena Young-Jones at AYoung@MissouriState.edu.

November 15       10:00-11:00 a.m.

What is a Learning-Centered Syllabus?
A learning-centered syllabus sets the tone for your course and helps to establish student expectations of a safe learning environment where every voice is valued and respected.  Best practices and strategies outlined in this workshop will help you to leverage your syllabi as a first-point-of-contact challenging students to think about their goals for the course that can support their learning, or impede their progress in learning.

The goal of this workshop is to enable faculty to assess their current syllabi, and make appropriate modifications to better address student misconceptions and expectations, and begin the process of building a sense of community.  All sessions will be in Meyer Library, Room 204.

Thursday, November 16            3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday, November 17                  11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Please register through My Learning Connection.

Support for Online Course Development

The FCTL has instructional designers that are available to work with you throughout the course development process.  They can assist you in using technology and creating an online or blended course that is of the same high standards as your traditional lecture-based course.  For more information email FCTL@MissouriState.edu or call (417) 836-3059.

For more information on any of these events and opportunities, please contact the fctl@missouristate.edu.