What's Happening at the FCTL

International Faculty and Staff Mentoring Discussion

April 24 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Please join us for an informal mentoring and discussion among peers. We will be conversing in small groups and as a community how to successfully stay connected with our culture, the university and the Springfield community. We will also talk about how to carry mentoring forward into the next academic year, what do we want it to look like, etc. Cookies and coffee will be provided.


Improving Cultural Awareness in the Classroom

May 2 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Please join us for a conversation on how to improve cultural awareness in the classroom. A light lunch will be provided and participants will share their ideas and experiences. We will also talk about how to best share these ideas with the university community.


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 May 21 – 25, 2018. Sessions will also be offered August 6 – 10, 2018 and 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.

​Friday                       April 13                    Room 204
Thursday                 April 26                   Room 204
Monday-Tuesday    May 21-22               Room 204      

2018 Summer Writing Retreat
Sessions are facilitated by Dr. Mandy Benedict-Chambers, in the Meyer Library from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Monday-Friday, July 16-20              8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.     Room 204                             

Please register through MyLearning Connection.


Diversity Mini-Workshops 2018

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.

Wednesday, April 4               8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Thursday, April 5                   3:30 p.m. - 5:00 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.

Wednesday, May 2               8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Thursday, May 3                   3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Please register through MyLearning Connection.


Shattering the Silences: How Do You Define American?

Faculty, students, and staff are invited to experience Jose Antonio Vargas as he leads a panel discussion that will humanize the conversation of immigration and undocumented status from his perspective. 

Jose Antonio Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, and a leading voice for the human rights of immigrants. He is the founder and CEO of Define American, the nation’s leading non-profit media and culture organization that fights injustice and anti-immigrant hate through the power of storytelling.

 

Tuesday, April 24            7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.     Plaster Student Union Theater

 

For more information contact Adena Young-Jones at AYoung@MissouriState.edu


Book Talk Series:  Blind Spot

Explore your hidden biases in Blind Spot by psychologists Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald. This is a ‘must read’ whether you use it in your course or just to broaden your horizons.
Join us for a scholarly discussion of this engaging and challenging book that examines the role of implicit cognitive processes in our daily interactions with others. 

           Thursday, March 8            12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.         LIBR 204
           Tuesday, April 3                  3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.         LIBR 204

For more information, contact Adena Young-Jones, University Diversity Fellow. The Book Talk Series is sponsored by the Division for Diversity & Inclusion and the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning.

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. Co-hosted by Adena Young-Jones and Lyle Foster.

Topic 1: Sharing Privilege                              
Friday, February 9               11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.     MRC Annex-Lobby 035

Topic 2: Inclusive                              
Wednesday, February 28    11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.    Union Club

Topic 3: Belonging                           
Friday, April 20                     11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.    MRC Annex-Lobby 035

Topic 4: Mentorship
Friday, May 11                        11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.    LIBR 204

For more information, contact Adena Young-Jones, University Diversity Fellow.

The Book Talk Series is sponsored by the Division for Diversity & Inclusion and the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning.


Stats Camp: Introduction to Social Network Analysis

The Social Network Analysis seminar will enable participants to develop a theoretical and practical understanding of social networks and give participants hands-on practice using R to visualize and model cross-sectional and longitudinal social network data. Participants in this workshop will learn how to…

  • Develop research questions appropriate for social network analysis
  • Collect social network data
  • Transform traditional data structures into social networks
  • Use social network statistics in traditional linear modeling
  • Perform cross-sectional social network analysis

Sessions are facilitated by Dr. Todd Daniel, and are in the Meyer Library Room 204.

Monday-Friday May 21-25      8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Summer Opportunities - Save the Date

Social Network Analysis seminar – May 21-24, 2018

The Social Network Analysis seminar will enable participants to develop a theoretical and practical understanding of social networks and give participants hands-on practice using R to visualize and model cross-sectional and longitudinal social network data. Participants in this workshop will learn how to…

  • Develop research questions appropriate for social network analysis      
  • Collect social network data
  • Transform traditional data structures into social networks
  • Use social network statistics in traditional linear modeling
  • Perform cross-sectional social network analysis


Summer Accessibility Institute 2018

The Accessible Learning Institute is an intensive four-day program designed to help participants identify and resolve accessibility concerns in their courses. In creating an awareness around physical and cognitive disabilities and the learning barriers often experienced by those students, the program hopes to increase the adoption of proactive approaches to course design that will reduce the need for students to request certain types of academic.

Sessions are facilitated by FCTL Fellow for Accessible Learning, Dr. Eric Nelson, in the Meyer Library Room 204.

Monday-Thursday, June 25-28       9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Please register through MyLearning Connection.


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.