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!  However, 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-2018.  Sessions are facilitated by FCTL Intructional Designers in Meyer Library, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Monday-Friday         January 8 - 12               Room 204  (Enrollment is completed)
Monday-Friday         May 21 – 25                   Room 204
Monday-Friday          August 6 – 10               Room 204

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.

Friday                       January 26             Room 204
Thursday                 February 8              Room 204
​Friday                       February 23            Room 204
Thursday                 March 8                   Room 204
Thursday                 March 29                 Room 204
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              Room 204                             

Please register through MyLearning Connection.

Diversity Mini-Workshops 2018

Mini-Diversity Session 1: Exploring the educator's identity
As an educator, have you ever considered how ‘identity’ is interwoven into your work?  This session will encourage reflection on how your presence dictates your approach and receptivity with students.  Opportunities for immediate application(s) will be discussed in an interactive forum. 
All sessions will be in Meyer Library, Room 204.

Wednesday, January 24         8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Thursday, January 25             3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Mini-Diversity Session 2: Micro-agression in academia
Have you ever witnessed or experienced a micro-aggression on campus?  This session will examine varying levels of micro-aggression as it corresponds with intent/impact.  Opportunities for immediate application(s) will be discussed in an interactive forum. 
All sessions will be in Meyer Library, Room 204.

Wednesday, February 21          8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Thursday, February 22             3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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.

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. 

Wednesday, February 7    10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.         LIBR 204
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

Please register through MyLearning Connection.

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 Accessibility Institute

The Accessible Learning Institute is designed to help you identify and resolve accessibility concerns with your course materials and teaching; whether in the online environment or the physical classroom.  It will be targeted toward your class and challenges you are facing in making your course accessible to all students.  It will also introduce the principles of Universal Design for Learning and support in designing a course around UDL.

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 fctl@missouristate.edu.