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 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.


Upcoming MSU Faculty Write Program Retreats 2018-2019

The Faculty Write Program focuses on promoting faculty productivity and camaraderie through writing-based experiences such as interdisciplinary writing retreats held twice a month, workshops, and 10-day writing challenges. Writing retreats include lunch, opportunities to develop a strong network of peer support and accountability, and voluntary feedback sessions.

Sessions are facilitated by Dr. Etta Madden and held in the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, Meyer Library room 204, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

2018 Fall Writing Retreats
  • Friday, November 30
  • Monday-Tuesday, December 17-18
2019 Spring Writing Retreats
  • Friday, January 25
  • Thursday, February 7
  • Friday, February 22
  • Thursday, March 7
  • Friday, March 22
  • Thursday, April 11
  • Friday, April 26
  • Monday-Tuesday, May 20-21

Please register through MyLearning Connection.


Diversity Lunch and Learn Events for Faculty and 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: Building a University Community in a Divided Nation
    Kyler Sherman-Wilkins
    Wednesday September 5 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. LIBR 204
  • Topic 2: Working with International Students
    Kelly Cabrera Hurtado
    Wednesday October 3 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. LIBR 204
  • Topic 3: Disability Equity Week: Accommodations Process
    Justin Lozana and Kristeena Laroue
    Monday October 29 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. PSU Ballroom East
  • Topic 4: Beyond 'Buzz' Words
    Tuesda Roberts
    Wednesday November 28 1200 p.m.-1:00 p.m. LIBR 204

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

Please register through MyLearning Connection.


Book Talk: Lab Girl

  • Discussion 1 - Part 1    Monday    August 27   2:00 p.m.-3:30 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.-3:30 p.m.   LIBR 204

Scholar 2 Scholar

The Missouri State University Scholar 2 Scholar (S2S) program is a campus-wide research initiative for students from all majors that have been awarded work-study funds and have an interest in helping faculty as a research assistant. S2S provides students, especially those from underrepresented populations, with opportunities to engage in faculty research projects. 

Faculty mentors define research projects and supervise students with implementation. Once completed, the project may be presented for internship credit, credit within the academic unit, or for other credits determined by the academic unit. Students are strongly encouraged to seek departmental support to attend seminars, conferences, and research-related meetings. 

Each student receives at minimum an hourly wage of $9.00 paid via their work study funds. Students are responsible for arranging their own hours and transportation to worksites.

Interested faculty mentors and students should contact Adena Young-Jones

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 Scholar Conclusion

  • Tuesday   December 4   8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.   MRC Annex-Lobby 035
  • Tuesday   December 4   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.