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Faculty Development: FACULTY DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS

Source for your MSU Faculty Development Needs

Faculty Development Center Sessions

 

 

 Join us for our Faculty Development Sessions this Fall 2021!

 

The Faculty Development Center provides opportunities for ongoing discussions about pedagogy and instructional design. These are accomplished in one-on-one and group settings through faculty consultations, classroom visits, faculty learning communities, workshops, and conferences. We collaborate with people and programs on Murray State’s campus and beyond to support the advancement of engaging pedagogy and effective instructional design. We support the university’s core mission of teaching excellence by helping cultivate an institutional climate that values, promotes and rewards teaching excellence at Murray State University.

We look forward to working with you!

The Faculty Development Center

Academic Advising

ACADEMIC ADVISING

 

What resources, ideas, and tips do you need to be an effective academic advisor?

The Academic Advising Series will allow academic advisors and support staff the opportunity to engage with presenters on important, pertinent and best practice academic advising topics. Participants will get strategies to develop and refine their academic advising skills, compile an academic advising resource toolkit, review relevant resources, and consider the needs of today's students to have more productive advising sessions.

When: 6 different sessions: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 12:30 - 1:20 pm

  • Tuesday, September 14 - Starfish Basics and Cool Features
  • Wednesday, September 22 - Using the Racer Academic Completion Report or RACR  Degree Audit or Really Awesome and Cool Resource
  • Tuesday, October 12 - Academic Bulletin: What's new, what's changed, and how to navigate the online version
  • Wednesday, October 20 - A New University Studies Program in FA22? Tell me more!
  • Tuesday, November 9 - Advising Today's Transfer Student
  • Wednesday, November 17 - Advising Today's Racers (To include one or more of these populations: BIPOC; LGBTQIA+; First-Generation; Veteran and Military Connected  Bonus Item! Each session will include an advising best practice tip or idea to help advisors in their critically important role of supporting students.
  • Bonus Item! Each session will include an advising best practice tip or idea to help advisors in their critically important role of supporting students.

Facilitator: Peggy Whaley, Director, Student Engagement and Success

Where: Online: Via Zoom: https://murraystate.zoom.us/my/msufacdev

Register:  https://forms.gle/7uEopPxtLfDPZ42x5

InclusiveTeaching Series (Introductory Series)

 

Inclusive Teaching Series (Introductory Series) 

Are you interested in learning about Inclusive Teaching and what it means to incorporate it into your courses?

Join Shawna Thomas, Instructional Designer/Service Learning Coordinator, and your colleagues, for this series and discover how to implement Inclusive Teaching in your course. You will discover what inclusive teaching is, how to include a diversity statement in your syllabus, strategies to be an agent of change on campus, and more.

When:  Wednesday, September 15, 22, 29, 10:30 - 11:30 am

Where: Online: Via Zoom: https://murraystate.zoom.us/my/msufacdev OR
              In Person: FDC Classroom, 101 Pogue Library

Register:  https://forms.gle/7uEopPxtLfDPZ42x5

SERVICE LEARNING WORKSHOP

SERVICE LEARNING AS AN ONLINE TOOL 

 

SERVICE LEARNING AS AN ONLINE TOOL 

How can online learning tools enable my students to apply the knowledge and skills of my discipline in a service oriented community project?

Service learning is an effective means of integrating experiential learning opportunities into your courses that will aid your students in mastering the knowledge and skills of your discipline while addressing a community need or area of interest. With the right community collaborator and a little imagination, online learning tools can expand the scope of service projects to communities beyond Murray. This session will examine the benefits and challenges of implementing an online service learning project by sharing tips and best practices gleaned from the Spanish program's ongoing collaborative project with the English Language Learning program at Mayfield High School.

Participants will consider ways to do the following:

  1. Cultivate community contacts (locally or globally) who are willing to implement a project that will benefit students and community stakeholders alike.

  2. Identify needs or interests in a community that your students can help meet through the application of knowledge and skills that they learn in your course.

  3. Adapt online learning tools to serve as the means of project implementation.

Presenter:  Dr. Robert Fritz,  Assistant Professor, Humanities & Fine Arts

When:  Tuesday, September 21, 12:30 - 1:20 pm
             Wednesday,  November 10, 10:30 - 11:20 am

Where: Online: Via Zoom: https://murraystate.zoom.us/my/msufacdev OR
            In Person: FDC Classroom, 101 Pogue Library

Register:  https://forms.gle/7uEopPxtLfDPZ42x5

REGULAR AND SUBSTANTIVE INTERACTION FOR ONLINE COURSES (LIGHTNING SESSION)

REGULAR AND SUBSTANTIVE INTERACTION FOR ONLINE COURSES 

(LIGHTNING SESSION)

How does the Department of Education’s new regulation on “regular and substantive interaction” affect how I teach?

The Department of Education has provided new guidance for a regulation on “regular and substantive interaction” in courses taught in our WEB, ZOOM, VIDCOM, or ITV formats.  In this session, we will discuss Murray State’s affirmation of this regulation, and discuss ways in which instructors can employ effective means for “regular and substantive interaction.” The Online Champions will provide tips and tricks they have used to meet the student expectation that students will have predictable interaction with their instructors. 

When completing this session, instructors will be able to: 

  • describe the background and importance of the DOE’s regulation

  • articulate Murray State’s policy for Regular and Substantive Interaction

  • employ a number of strategies for interacting with students in WEB, ZOOM, VIDCOM, and ITV formats. 

Presenters: Professor Ashley Ireland, Interim Assistant Provost and Director of Online Programs

          Dr. Brian Bourke, Department of Educational Studies, Leadership and Counseling

          Dr. Kristie Guffey, Department of Agricultural Science

          Dr. Jennifer Morrison, Department of Political Science and Sociology

          Dr. Melony Shemberger, Department of Journalism and Mass Communications

When:  Wednesday, September 22,  2:00 - 2:50 pm
            Thursday, September 23, 12:00 - 12:50 pm

Where: Online: Via Zoomhttps://murraystate.zoom.us/my/msufacdev OR
              In Person: FDC Classroom, 101 Pogue Library

Register:  https://forms.gle/7uEopPxtLfDPZ42x5

BEYOND THE BASICS: ADVANCED ZOOM FEATURES

BEYOND THE BASICS: ADVANCED ZOOM FEATURES

Zoom is a cloud-based video conferencing tool available to all faculty. Zoom can be used within Canvas or used for presentations and meetings outside of Canvas.

This session will go beyond the basic meeting features to help you get the most out of teaching with Zoom. You will explore tools in Zoom that will allow you to increase engagement and provide insights into your meetings. This session will equip you to do the following:

  • View meeting attendance reports

  • Create breakout rooms, prior to and during meetings

  • Create and launch polls, prior to and during meetings

  • Manage your Zoom account and settings outside of Canvas

  • Manage recordings and generate text transcriptions of your meetings

  • Exploration of Zoom 1000 large rooms and webinar

Presenters: MSU Academic Applications Solutions and the Faculty Development Center

When: Thursday, September 23, 2:00 - 2:50 pm 
            Thursday, October 14, 10:30 - 11:20 am 
            Tuesday, November 16, 2:00 - 2:50 pm

Where: Online: Via Zoom: https://murraystate.zoom.us/my/msufacdev              

Register:  https://forms.gle/7uEopPxtLfDPZ42x5

USING CANVAS STUDIO TO EXPAND YOUR USE OF VIDEO, SCREEN CAPTURE AND MORE

 

USING CANVAS STUDIO TO EXPAND YOUR USE OF VIDEO, SCREEN CAPTURE AND MORE

Do you want to expand your use of videos in your courses?

Canvas Studio is MSU’s newest video management tool that is conveniently integrated into Canvas. Studio allows you to create, edit, and store screen captures and video recordings for use throughout your Canvas courses. Additional features allow you to create closed captioning, back-up your existing video files for cloud-based storage, and more, to allow you to efficiently manage your video media and create engaging content for your course. 

Academic Applications Solutions and the Faculty Development Center will facilitate a training session that will equip attendees to do the following:

  • Access Canvas Studio at the global and class level

  • Capture videos from your screen, webcam or both

  • Edit within the provided screencast-o-matic editor environment

  • Using Studio media in course content

  • Adding closed captioning to Studio recordings

  • Backup your video files 

  • Download existing Zoom videos and upload them into Studio 

  • View video insights (individual participation metrics)

If time allows, additional features may be covered, and additional questions from participants will be explored. 

When:  Friday, September. 24, 10:30 - 11:20 am
            Tuesday, October 19, 2:00 - 2:50 pm
            Thursday, November 18, 11:00 - 11:50 am
           

Where: Online: Via Zoom: https://murraystate.zoom.us/my/msufacdev 

Registerhttps://forms.gle/7uEopPxtLfDPZ42x5

CANVAS GRADEBOOK AND SPEEDGRADER: FEATURING NEW CHANGES

 

CANVAS GRADEBOOK AND SPEEDGRADER:FEATURING NEW CHANGES

Did you know that Canvas Gradebook has been redesigned and streamlined for better workflow?

This session, facilitated by Academic Applications Solutions and the Faculty Development Center; will equip participants to do the following:

  • Explore the new menus and color schemes/graphics

  • Review new terminologies and increased control of items such as muting grades and repositioning assignments

  • Examine new options for grouping assignments in the Gradebook

  • Explain the connection between assignments, Gradebook and Speedgrader

When:   Wednesday September 29, 1:30 - 2:20 pm 
              Friday, November 19, 10:30 -11:20 am

Where: Online: Via Zoom: https://murraystate.zoom.us/my/msufacdev 

Register:  https://forms.gle/7uEopPxtLfDPZ42x5

SERVICE LEARNING CONSULTATIONS

SERVICE LEARNING CONSULTATIONS

Have you begun thinking about service learning and how to add it into your course but are unsure how to start the process? Have you started the process but have questions on how to proceed?

Join Shawna Thomas and other faculty members for several dates throughout the semester, in informal sessions, to ask questions and receive answers on how to implement service learning into your course.

When:  Thursday, September 30, 9:30 - 10:20
             Thursday, October 14,  9:30 - 10:20 am

Where: Online: Via Zoom: https://murraystate.zoom.us/my/msufacdev OR
              In Person: FDC Classroom, 101 Pogue Library

Register:  https://forms.gle/7uEopPxtLfDPZ42x5

DESIGNING AND ORGANIZING MODULES IN CANVAS

DESIGNING AND ORGANIZING MODULES IN CANVAS

Looking for insights to design or organize your face-to-face, web-enhanced, blended, or online course(s) in Canvas?

The Faculty Development Center and Academic Applications Solutions will facilitate a training session that introduces participants to best practices for designing Canvas modules to help students learn. In this session, participants will review strategies to do the following.

  • Design and organize modules in Canvas using course design principles

  • Choose the name and components for each module

  • Determine how students will progress through the course

  • Access a module layouts/templates that you can easily adapt in your Canvas courses

When:   Friday, October 1, 10:30 - 11:20 am
              Tuesday, November 30, 2:00 - 2:50 pm           

Where:  Online: Via Zoom: https://murraystate.zoom.us/my/msufacdev 

Register:  https://forms.gle/7uEopPxtLfDPZ42x5

TEACHING FOR WELLBEING 

TEACHING FOR WELLBEING 

What is the relationship between wellbeing and teaching? How can we equip students in the classroom to handle challenges? How can we be a resource for students to bring them back to equilibrium? How can faculty members equip themselves to cope with change and crisis? What resources are available for both faculty and students?

Wellbeing is not the absence of challenges but being equipped with internal and external resources to cope.  The return to campus may bring new challenges. In this interactive workshop, we will give an overview of wellbeing and its relationship to teaching and learning. Participants will apply the new definition to their courses and actively brainstorm ways to enhance the wellbeing of themselves and their students. We hope participants will leave inspired  and empowered as  we return to campus

  • Define wellbeing

  • Make connections between wellbeing and teaching and learning

  • Embrace the interdependency of well-being and well-doing

  • Embrace that wellbeing is not static

  • Determine ways to intentionally sustain personal wellbeing

  • Determine ways to develop relational resources in the classroom

  • Adopt a gentle approach with self and others in times of change and uncertainty

Presenter: Dr. Julaine Fowlin, Assistant Director for Instructional Design, Center for Teaching (CFT), Vanderbilt University

When:  Friday, October 1, 12:30 - 1:20 pm

Where: Online: Via Zoom: https://murraystate.zoom.us/my/msufacdev

Register:  https://forms.gle/7uEopPxtLfDPZ42x5

WRITING GROUP CHALLENGE

WRITING GROUP CHALLENGE

Are you working on a publication or other writing projects? Interested in joining a group of faculty to work consistently toward your writing goals in a quiet virtual space? Need a challenge to get your work done?

Consider joining the FDC's Writing Group Challenge to get your work done! Whether you need to work on your articles, books, book chapters, grant, or other writing projects, you will be challenged to commit to your most important goals and receive encouragement, accountability, and much more along the way.

Facilitator: Dr. Firm Faith Watson, Director, Faculty Development Center

When:  Mondays,  October 4, 18; November 1, 15, 29, 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Where: Online: Via Zoom: https://murraystate.zoom.us/my/msufacdev

Register:  https://forms.gle/7uEopPxtLfDPZ42x5

 

FDC READING GROUP

FDC READING GROUP

Want to be a part of Faculty Development’s Reading Group but worried that you may not have the time this semester? 

We have good news for you!  This semester, the Reading Group will be reading articles on various topics including how to re-energize your teaching, work/life balance, course design, and inclusive teaching.

Join Shawna Thomas, Instructional Designer/Service Learning Coordinator, and your colleagues to read about various topics which include: service learning, inclusive teaching, course design, work/life balance, re-energizing your teaching, and cooperative learning/cooperative assessment. The group discussion will include strategies to implement these topics into your courses and your life. You will discover the following:

  • A framework for improving teaching and learning through service-learning

  • Hear from students about what they want you to know about Inclusive Teaching

  • How course design can increase student engagement and learning

  • What work/life balance looks like in real life

  • How to maintain vitality in your teaching

  • How to make cooperative learning work in the college classroom

You will also have the opportunity to share insights that resonated with you from the reading group in future lightning sessions at Murray State.

When: Wednesdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27, 10:30 - 11:20 am; November 3, 17 10:30 - 11:20 am

Where: Online: Via Zoom: https://murraystate.zoom.us/my/msufacdev OR
              In Person: FDC Classroom, 101 Pogue Library

Register:  https://forms.gle/7uEopPxtLfDPZ42x5

Leadership Coaching Institute

Leadership Coaching Institute

Do you have a dream, vision, or an important goal that you would like to accomplish in the near future? Are you interested in a process that could help you to achieve it based on your individual needs? Are you interested in learning or honing essential leadership coaching skills?

Good news! Dr. Firm Faith Watson, Director of the Faculty Development Center, will be facilitating a Leadership Coaching Institute that will feature individual, group, and peer coaching to help you achieve your most important goals. You will have opportunities to schedule individual coaching sessions with Dr. Watson, and participate in group and peer coaching sessions as needed. Along the way, you will be exposed to essential coaching skills that you may, in turn, use to lead yourself and others. 

When:  Group Meetings:  5 Wednesday, October. 6, 20, November  3, 17, December 1, 2:30 - 4:00 pm
             Peer Coaching: Specific details will be provided to participants after the first group meeting.       

Where: Online: Via Zoom: https://murraystate.zoom.us/my/msufacdev

Registerhttps://forms.gle/TD5Cbe1fPthj4VWc6

LOVE OF LEARNING VIRTUAL BROWN BAG - INTENTION: THE FOUNDATION FOR TODAY'S INSTRUCTION

LOVE OF LEARNING VIRTUAL BROWN BAG - INTENTION: THE FOUNDATION FOR TODAY'S INSTRUCTION

Do your students know what you have in mind? Do they know your intention?

Intention is an interpersonal communication construct that has been pursued minimally in scholarship in the instructional context. However, the construct of intention is conceptualized differently across the disciplines — such as psychology, philosophy and education — and as such, is nuanced. What does this mean for our instruction? This research argues the need for instructors to communicate intention in their instruction, since the instructor initiates the teaching and learning process by charting a clear path for the learner to start and follow successfully. Ideas on how to be more intentional will be shared.

Session Objectives

  1. Discuss the value of intention in instruction while reflecting on current approaches in the online classroom.

  2. Examine instructional applications to communicate instructional intention to students.

Presenter: Dr. Melony Shemberger, Associate Professor of Mass Communication

When:   Wednesday, October 13, 12:30 - 1:30 pm 

Where: Online: Via Zoom: https://murraystate.zoom.us/my/msufacdev OR
              In Person: FDC Classroom, 101 Pogue Library

Register:  https://forms.gle/7uEopPxtLfDPZ42x5

PROVIDING EFFECTIVE  STUDENT FEEDBACK

PROVIDING EFFECTIVE  STUDENT FEEDBACK

Ever want to know why students don't use your feedback?

You spend a lot of time and energy providing your students with feedback on their assignments only to be disappointed when you don’t see them using your feedback.  Why don’t students use your feedback?  One reason is that the feedback might not be as effective as it could be.  During this session, we’ll explore research on what students say are characteristics of high-quality feedback.  You’ll also get an opportunity to identify quality feedback and construct your own high-quality feedback. 

  • Discuss characteristics of high-quality feedback

  • Identify high-quality feedback

  • Construct high-quality feedback

Presenter: Alicia Pennington, Instructional Designer II/Faculty Developer, Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning at Western Kentucky University

When:  Thursday, October 14, 12:30 - 1:20 pm

Where: Online: Via Zoom: https://murraystate.zoom.us/my/msufacdev

Register:  https://forms.gle/7uEopPxtLfDPZ42x5

LEARNING BY DRAWING

LEARNING BY DRAWING

Do you use drawing or art in your (non-art) classes? Do you have to be a great artist to use illustration effectively in the classroom? Do you think drawing can help your students learn? Curious to hear how other faculty are implementing drawing and art in their teaching?

Dr. Laura Sullivan-Beckers employs lots of colorful drawing in her biology classes and wants to brainstorm with other faculty about the use of illustration in multiple disciplines.  

Participants will discuss experiences and share ideas. We will discuss what works well and what doesn't, as well as technology used to illustrate concepts during classes.

When:  Friday, October 15, 9:30 -10:20 am

Where: Online: Via Zoom: https://murraystate.zoom.us/my/msufacdev OR
            In Person: FDC Classroom, 101 Pogue Library

Register:  https://forms.gle/7uEopPxtLfDPZ42x5

CREATING INTERACTIVE TEXTBOOKS IN TOP HAT 

CREATING INTERACTIVE TEXTBOOKS IN TOP HAT 

Are you interested in creating an interactive, online textbook for your students?  

The pandemic forced me to create an online textbook, and doing so has both improved and revolutionized my teaching.  The feedback from students has been incredibly positive and I have continued making books for other classes, and will continue to use and improve them post-pandemic.  I plan to describe how I got started, the support I had from Top Hat, and provide basic information about creating your first interactive online book.  I'm not an expert, but I've done it enough to understand how much of a game-changer these books can be, and this seminar should get you headed in the right direction, or at least be able to answer any burning questions you might have.

Describe how online, interactive textbooks work and their potential impact

  • Describe how to get started writing your own book.

  • Discuss the benefits and challenges or working in this medium

Presenter: Howard Whiteman, Professor, Biological Sciences

When: Friday, October 22, 9:30 - 10:20 am 

Where: Online: Via Zoom:  https://murraystate.zoom.us/my/msufacdev

Register:  https://forms.gle/7uEopPxtLfDPZ42x5

BUILDING COMMUNITY AND ENGAGEMENT IN THE ONLINE CLASSROOM   

BUILDING COMMUNITY AND ENGAGEMENT IN THE ONLINE CLASSROOM   

Want to find new ways to create a learning community in our online class?

Creating a sense of community in an online classroom is just as important as it is in a face-to-face classroom.  But how do you create community in a classroom where students don't see each other?  In this session, we'll explore why creating community is vital for online classes, share strategies for creating community and explore new ways to create community.

  • Explain why creating a community in online classes is so important

  • Discuss strategies for creating community in your online class

Presenter: Alicia Pennington, Instructional Designer II/Faculty Developer, Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning at WKU

When:  Tuesday, October 19, 12:30 - 1:20 pm

Where: Online: Via Zoom: https://murraystate.zoom.us/my/msufacdev 

Register:  https://forms.gle/7uEopPxtLfDPZ42x5

GRANT PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT: A BLUEPRINT FOR SUCCESS 

GRANT PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT: A BLUEPRINT FOR SUCCESS 

Do you need funding to help your project idea become a reality? Are you interested in help to write a grant proposal (from the conceptual stage to completion)?

This session will cover how the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) can serve you from the first thought of your project to the final closing of your funded project. 

The OSP will work with you at every step of the process of getting funding to help make your project idea become a reality. The steps includes, but are not limited to the following: 

  • Identify potential funding sources

  • Develop your proposal (including developing a budget)

  • Submit your proposal

  • Negotiate your award

  • Accept your award

  • Administer post award issues

Presenter: John Roark, Director of Sponsored Programs

When:  Thursday, October 21, 11:00 - 11:50 am, 
             Wednesday, October 27, 1:30 - 2:20 pm

Where: Online: Via Zoom: https://murraystate.zoom.us/my/msufacdev OR
             In Person: FDC Classroom, 101 Pogue Library

Register:  https://forms.gle/7uEopPxtLfDPZ42x5

MASTERING CONTENT MANAGEMENT IN CANVAS

MASTERING CONTENT MANAGEMENT IN CANVAS

Need help to migrate, manage, and streamline your Canvas course content?

Do you find that as you move content from one semester to the next that your course gets congested with extra, unused content? Maybe you have wondered how to efficiently share a quiz or a module with a colleague quickly and easily. This session will answer those questions and help you to declutter and manage your course content as you move from semester to semester. We will explore the tools throughout Canvas that allow you to migrate, share, and repurpose content quickly and efficiently.  Session participants will be equipped to do the following:

  • Copy past materials from single items to entire courses from one course to another

  • Reuse content from previous courses

  • Export course content for archival purposes

  • Share course content with other MSU faculty 

  • Import and share course content with Canvas Commons

Presenters: Academic Applications Solutions and the Faculty Development Center 

When:   Friday, October. 22, 10:30 - 11:20 am 
              Thursday, December 2, 2:00 - 2:50 pm

Where: Online: Via Zoom: https://murraystate.zoom.us/my/msufacdev 

Register:  https://forms.gle/7uEopPxtLfDPZ42

INCLUSIVE TEACHING CHALLENGE (INTEGRATE IT IN YOUR COURSE) 

INCLUSIVE TEACHING CHALLENGE (INTEGRATE IT IN YOUR COURSE) 

Are you ready to put the principles of Inclusive Teaching into practice?  

The Inclusive Teaching Challenge will help you to reshape your teaching to include the principles of this philosophy. 

Join Shawna Thomas, Instructional Designer/Service Learning Coordinator and Dr. Brian Bourke, Associate Professor, College of Education and Social Services, for this Challenge and discover how to implement Inclusive Teaching in your course. You will discover what inclusive teaching is, how to include a diversity statement in your syllabus, strategies to be an agent of change on campus, and more. By the end of this challenge, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the principles behind the philosophy of Inclusive Teaching

  • Integrate Inclusive Teaching into the syllabus by learning the six principles of an inclusive syllabus

  • Modify teaching techniques to be inclusive

  • Apply inclusive teaching principles into courses

When:  Mondays: October 25; November 1, 8, 15 & 29, 10:30 - 11:20 am 

Where: Online: Via Zoom:  https://murraystate.zoom.us/my/msufacdev OR
              In Person: FDC Classroom, 101 Pogue Library

Register:  https://forms.gle/7uEopPxtLfDPZ42x5

INCREASING ONLINE LEARNER ENGAGEMENT WITH THINGLINK

INCREASING ONLINE LEARNER ENGAGEMENT
WITH THINGLINK

Want students to delve further into your online content?

Want to increase student interaction with your online content? Enter ThingLink- a visual annotation tool. Use an image, map, or scene as the background for interactive annotations. Use text, audio, video, or other images in customizable annotations prompting learners to dive in deeper. Want learners to be even more immersed? Incorporate your own 3D images and videos, or use a 3D image from ThingLink’s 360˚ library. Anything you want students to get into, ThingLink can help bring it alive!

  • Discover new ways to present content more visually. 
  • Build/Design interactive scenes, images, and videos. 

  • Compile multiple types of media into one interactive image.

Presenter: Dr. Grace Eder, Chemistry

When:  Tuesday, October, 26, 12:30 - 1:20 pm
             Wednesday, November 3, 9:30 am - 10:20 am

Where: Online: Via Zoom: https://murraystate.zoom.us/my/msufacdev OR
             In Person: FDC Classroom, 101 Pogue Library

Register:  https://forms.gle/7uEopPxtLfDPZ42x5

SPOTLIGHT ON OPEN SCHOLARSHIP PRACTICES

SPOTLIGHT ON OPEN SCHOLARSHIP PRACTICES

What is Open Scholarship? How does it benefit the public and our institution? Who is engaged with OER, open pedagogy, public history, and open science on our campus?

Open Scholarship is a natural fit for a public university with a mission to actively engage in collaborative scholarship, creative activity, and research in our communities and beyond. In celebration of International Open Access Week (Oct. 25-31), we will highlight the work of four Murray State faculty members who are engaged in Open Educational Resources, Open Pedagogy, Open Science, and Public History. 

Join this panel, moderated by AJ Boston (Scholarly Communication Librarian), as they discuss their practices in a conversation with Dr. Antje Gamble (Art History), Dr. Jeff McLaughlin (Special Collections and Exhibits), Dr. Melony Shemberger (Journalism and Mass Communications), and Dr. Sean Rife (Psychology) 

Objectives:

In this session, participants will gain insight into how:

  • open pedagogy activities like editing Wikipedia puts students in the role of knowledge creators

  • open educational resources save students money and give instructors increased flexibility

  • open science and open access makes scientific research more verifiable and equitable

  • public history meets the needs of the community beyond the walls of the traditional classroom

When:  Wednesday October 27, 12:20 - 1:20 pm

Where: Online: Via Zoom: https://murraystate.zoom.us/my/msufacdev 

Register:  https://forms.gle/7uEopPxtLfDPZ42x5

INCLUSIVE TEACHING CHALLENGE CONSULTATIONS (INTEGRATE IT IN YOUR COURSE)

INCLUSIVE TEACHING CHALLENGE CONSULTATIONS (INTEGRATE IT IN YOUR COURSE)

Are you ready to put the principles of Inclusive Teaching into practice but need a consult first?  

The Inclusive Teaching Challenge will help you to reshape your teaching to include the principles of this philosophy. 

Join Shawna Thomas, Instructional Designer/Service Learning Coordinator and Dr. Brian Bourke, Associate Professor, College of Education and Social Services, for this Challenge and discover how to implement Inclusive Teaching in your course. You will discover what inclusive teaching is, how to include a diversity statement in your syllabus, strategies to be an agent of change on campus, and more. By the end of this challenge, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the principles behind the philosophy of Inclusive Teaching

  • Integrate Inclusive Teaching into the syllabus by learning the six principles of an inclusive syllabus

  • Modify teaching techniques to be inclusive

  • Apply inclusive teaching principles into courses

When:  Thursdays: October 28; November 4, 11 & 18; December 2, 12:30 - 1:20 pm 

Where: Online: Via Zoom:  https://murraystate.zoom.us/my/msufacdev OR
              In Person: FDC Classroom, 101 Pogue Library

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SELF-PACED/ASYNCHRONOUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

 

SELF-PACED/ASYNCHRONOUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

TEACHING ONLINE INTENTIONALLY: A PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSE 

 

TEACHING ONLINE INTENTIONALLY: A PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSE

What is your intention? How do you communicate it to your students?

The Teaching Online Intentionally faculty development course will guide faculty participants to incorporate intentionality as a communication construct when designing online learning experiences. Faculty participants will have the opportunity to earn a digital certificate at the end of the five-week course as evidence of their efforts in being more intentional in their instruction for their students.

  1. Discuss the value of intention in instruction while reflecting on current approaches in the online classroom.

  2. Write learning objectives that reflect the intention of a course you teach.

  3. Design an assignment or activity that aligns with the learning objective(s).

  4. Create a rubric that aligns the learning objectives and success criteria.

  5. Include technology that reinforces the intention of the module or unit.

Presenter:  Dr. Melony Shemberger, Associate Professor, Mass Communication 

When: This is a five-week asynchronous course that is scheduled to run from Tuesday, Sept. 7 to Monday, Oct. 4, 2021.

Participants must self-enroll via this link by Monday, September 6, 2021: 

https://murraystate.instructure.com/enroll/DBAB6N

RUBRIC REHAB: DESIGNING AN EFFECTIVE TOOL FOR INSTRUCTORS AND LEARNERS

RUBRIC REHAB: DESIGNING AN EFFECTIVE TOOL FOR INSTRUCTORS AND LEARNERS

How would you evaluate the quality of a student's work? If you were to judge a chocolate chip cookie contest, how would you determine the winning cookie? 

Most likely, you would be given a rubric to help you. Just as a rubric is important in deciding the best cookie, a rubric also can be instrumental in assessing a student's work. This micro-learning training will guide you through the main parts of a rubric and how to create a rubric in Canvas. 

Session Objectives:

  1. Identify the main parts of a rubric.
  2. Apply the elements of a rubric to a student assignment.
  3. Create an effective rubric using the Canvas rubric tool.

Presenter:  Dr. Melony Shemberger, Associate Professor, Mass Communication 

When: This is a self-paced multimedia video.

Where: This micro-learning opportunity was created in Adobe Captivate and uploaded in a Canvas course for participants to self-enroll at this link: https://murraystate.instructure.com/enroll/7G3KMT.

This brief training will be available Monday, September 13, 2021.