Instructional Community Resources

Missouri State University supports effective teaching, research and service through the resources listed here and within the colleges and departments. These resources are designed to give opportunities for continued professional development for faculty in teaching, research and service. The university also recognizes the need to pursue initiatives that are likely to make the professional endeavors of faculty more exciting, rewarding, and effective.

GA/TA Mentoring Sessions

The FCTL provides mentoring sessions for Graduate Assistants and Teaching Assistants using the text, Teaching Tips, by W. McKeachie. Each participant will receive a free copy of McKeachie’s book, 12th edition. Session participants will read selected sections of the book and discuss the readings as well as spend time on discussing and troubleshooting classroom issues. At the end of the program, all participants will be awarded a certificate that can be used to strengthen their resumes, CVs, or Ph.D. studies, or for immediate college teaching at Missouri State University or elsewhere.

All GAs and TAs are cordially invited to join.

Instructions for GA/TA registration

Adjunct and Part-Time Faculty

The FCTL is continually striving to offer support to the entire instructional community at Missouri State University. Adjunct and part-time instructors, carry a substantial part of the teaching load in any institution of higher education. This section of the website will contain a host of online resources, such as POD castings on diverse teaching and learning issues, and a blog dedicated to adjunct and part-time instructors. You may also want to sign up to receive The Teaching Professor newsletter and Online Classroom newsletter. This resource is very useful and free!

In addition, the FCTL has purchased a small readable book providing tips for adjunct and part-time instructors. Please come by the FCTL, Meyer Library 204, to pick up your complimentary copy of Handbook for Adjunct/Part-Time Faculty and Teachers of Adults. We look forward to seeing you in the FCTL!

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