Department Sites for Other Development Opportunities


Registration for all University employee professional and personal development programs are accessed through "My Learning Connection" Learning Management System (LMS). Please visit Professional Development to learn how to access the site and to manage your professional development. My Learning Connection is located in My Missouri State and employees (faculty, staff, and students) can register for classes at no-cost or with use of their My Benefit.

University units

Please visit My Learning Connection for a complete listing.

Foster Recreation Center

Campus Recreation offers a variety of classes and activities, including CPR and First Aid training, to enhance your wellness and overall fitness. Please visit FRC website for a complete list of activities. Contact Cindi Barnett for more information at X65334 or email the department at

Citizenship and Service-Learning

The CASL office serves Missouri State’s Springfield campus and the Springfield-Greene County community by supporting the common goals of both community partners and Missouri State faculty, staff and students. An important element of our support is service-learning, a teaching strategy that enhances student learning by integrating applied and classroom work. At Missouri State, service-learning is a type of integrated experiential learning that pairs a discipline-based course to related and relevant community based service that benefits an external government or service organization. Please visit Citizenship and Service-Learning for a detail listing of classes and resources available for the University community in supporting our statewide mission in public affairs.

Computer Services

The Computer Services Training and Documentation area is a division of User Support within Computer Services. Training and Documentation provides students, faculty, and staff members with friendly and helpful resources to assist in using computer technology at Missouri State University. The Computer Services training facility is located in Cheek 100 and is open to all faculty, staff, and student workers who need general computer help or more specific program instruction. Assistance is provided in a one-on-one setting allowing for individualized help at most any skill level. Open Sessions are held every Friday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. - provided by Computer Services Training and Documentation, held concurrently with Web Press Open Lab Hours offered through the Web Help Desk. Contact .

Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning

The mission of the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning is to promote enhanced teaching effectiveness and improved student learning by providing opportunities and support for the Missouri State instructional community. The Center is supporting faculty excellence through Professional Development Opportunities; Technology and Design; and Assessment Support. The FCTL is located in Duane G. Meyer Library Room 204. Please visit Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning for more information, or contact the Center by phone at x63059 or email at

Management Development Institute

Employees may use their noncredit course fee fringe benefit for courses offered by the Management Development Institute. They offer a variety of professional development and management courses to enhance and improve work performance. Please visit Management Development Institute for a complete course listing or to register for a class.

RStats (Research, Statistical Training, Analysis, and Technical Support)

Please explore what the RStats Institute offers you! RStats faculty associates share their expertise in research design and statistical analysis in a variety of ways with the goal of facilitating and advancing the scholarly work of Missouri State University’s researchers. RStats provides professional development opportunities for faculty, students, and staff through workshops on research planning, design, and statistical analysis topics. RStats associates also offer individual consultations with researchers. RStats Institute is located in the Park Central Office Building, on the Square Downtown. All workshops are open to the entire campus community. To register for a workshop that interests you see RStats Institute.

Small Business and Technology Development Center

Missouri State University's Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC, formerly the Small Business Development Center), with offices located in Springfield and on the West Plains campus, is part of a nationwide network and is affiliated with and supported by Missouri State’s College of Business Administration. Our local center was established to provide businesses with training, products and solutions designed to help them become part of Missouri's thriving business sector. Our training seminars, products and services can be very valuable in helping campus departments achieve their goals. Visit Missouri State University's Small Business and Technology Development Center for additional information on training opportunities, product information, and details regarding the services available. The center services are focused on providing assistance to businesses and entrepreneurs, that will result in positive economic impact. Impact is further defined as "job creation, job retention, increased sales, new business creation, business retention, dollar amounts of loans, and increased profitability."

The Office of Research Administration

A service component of Missouri State University with a primary mission to assist faculty, staff and students in acquiring and sustaining external support for research, education and service projects. As with any professional endeavor, knowledge and skills are critical to success. To assist faculty, staff and students to develop and refine these traits, the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs (SRP) offers formal and informal training programs. Visit the Office of Research Administration for additional information and training on research proposals, grant writing, and funding guidelines.

The Office of Web and New Media

The Office of Web and New Media offers training and resource materials on developing accessible web pages and using Web Press, the University's web content management system. Please visit Office of Web and New Media for assistance and training details. Open lab hours are held weekly to provide assistance on Web Press or any web related issues. See Web Help Desk for current open lab schedule. Contact the department at for more information.