What's Happening at the FCTL

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 August 6 - 10, 2018. Sessions will also be offered again on January 7-11, 2019. Contact the FCTL at fctl@missouristate.edu to reserve your spot.

Not available to attend any of those sessions? 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.

For more information: http://www.missouristate.edu/fctl/346434.htm

Upcoming MSU Faculty Write Program Retreats 2018

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.  

2018 Summer Writing Retreat

Sessions are facilitated by Dr. Mandy Benedict-Chambers, in the Meyer Alumni Center, Hospitality Room from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Monday-Friday, July 16-20              8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.     Meyer Alumni Center, Hospitality Room                             

Please register through MyLearning Connection.

Diversity Lunch & Learn Events for Faculty & 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.

Topic 1: TBA                                  Wednesday September 5    12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Topic 2: TBA                                 Wednesday October 5    12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Topic 3:  Disability Awareness   Wednesday October 31    12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Topic 4: TBA                                Wednesday November 28    12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Mini-Diversity Workshops

Mini-Diversity Workshop 1 - Critical Perspectives: Exploring the Educator's Identity
Monday    September 17   8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m   LIBR 204
Thursday    September 20   3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m   LIBR 204

Mini-Diversity Workshop 2 - Critical Perspectives: Micro-aggression in Academia
Monday    October 22  8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m   LIBR 204
Thursday    October 25  3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m   LIBR 204

Mini-Diversity Workshop 3 - Critical Perspectives: Assumptions on Campus
Monday    November 12   8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m   LIBR 204
Thursday    November 15    3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m   LIBR 204

Mini-Diversity Workshop 4 - Critical Perspectives: The University and Social Justice
Monday    December 3   8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m   LIBR 204
Thursday    December 6   3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m   LIBR 204

Book Talk: Lab Girl

Discussion 1 - Part 1    Monday    August 27   2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.   LIBR 204
Discussion 2 - Part 2   Wednesday    September 12   11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.   LIBR 204
Discussion 3 - Part 3   Thursday    October 18   2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.   LIBR 204

Scholar 2 Scholar Information Sessions

Wednesday   August 29   11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.   LIBR 204
Thursday   August 30   12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.   LIBR 204

Scholar 2 ScholarConclusion

Tuesday   December 4   8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.   MRC Annex-Lobby 035
Thursday   August 30   4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.   MRC Annex-Lobby 035

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.

TBA -  3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
TBA - 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Please register through MyLearning 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 Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning at fctl@missouristate.edu.