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Faculty Development: Call for Proposals

Source for your MSU Faculty Development Needs


The Faculty Development Center invites proposals to facilitate various session types and formats:
  • Fall Faculty Summit: Evidence-based or research-based sessions (concurrent, innovative ideas, and lightning)
  • This Works for Me Virtual Summit Interview Series: 20-minute Interviews
  • Love of Learning Brown Bag Lunch Research Series: 1-hour SessionsFace-to-Face and Online via Zoom - Will not be recorded
  • Teaching Well With Technology Series:
    • 50-minute Webinars via Zoom -  Recorded and made available online on demand 
    • 5-minute Micro-Learning Recordings - Available online on demand
    • 50-minute Sessions: Online via Zoom - Will be recorded
  • Strategies for Teaching and Learning Series
    • 50-minute Webinars via Zoom -  Recorded and made available online on demand 
    • 5-minute Micro-Learning Recordings - Available online on demand
    • 50-minute Sessions: Online via Zoom - Will be recorded
  • Informal Conversations Series
    • 50-minute Webinars via Zoom -  Recorded and made available online on demand 
    • 50-minute Sessions: Online via Zoom - Will be recorded

View the Call for Proposals below.



We are pleased to announce that Murray State University will host our annual Fall Faculty Summit on Friday, August 14, 2020  in the Curris Center or virtually, and all individuals with teaching responsibilities are invited to attend.

We invite individuals to submit proposals (evidence-based or research-based) to lead sessions (e.g., concurrent, innovative ideas, and lightning) in the following areas:

  • Teaching and Learning (e.g., innovative approaches to teaching and learning face-to-face, blended or online; assessments; teaching in unusual times; evaluation; high impact practices; course or program curriculum reform).
  • Leadership and Change (e.g., innovative practices and initiatives, leading in unusual times, individual and team support, power, and inclusivity).

  • Effective Technologies and Tools (e.g., to support pedagogical innovation, student engagement, accessibility, virtual reality, mixed/augmented reality).

  • Research and Writing (e.g., strategies for doing research, writing grant proposals, books, and more)
  • General Success Strategies (e.g., Wellbeing and Work-life balance)

Submit Proposal:
Proposal Due date: Friday, May 22, 2020 at 5:00 pm


Do you have a strategy that has worked for you as a faculty, leader or learner? Have you ever struggled to do something and then you figured out a strategy that worked? Could your shared strategy be the solution to someone's problem?

The Faculty Development Center will host a virtual summit titled This Works For Me, in Fall 2020. If you answered yes to any of the questions, consider submitting a proposal for one or more of the following tracks, and you may also propose a different track:

  • Leadership
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Technology
  • Student Success
  • Research
  • Service
  • Promotion and Tenure
  • Peer Review of Teaching
  • Change Management
  • Mentoring
  • High Impact Practices
  • Grant Writing
  • Accessibility
  • Other

The recorded interviews will be shared via the FDC newsletter, YouTube channel, Facebook page; various listservs; and other media agreed upon by the speakers. Additional logistics will be discussed with the speakers. Suggestions are also welcomed.

Find out more:
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Are you conducting or publishing research on teaching and learning? 

The Faculty Development Center is inviting individuals who are interested in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) to submit a proposal to facilitate a session during our next Love of Learning Brown Bag Research Series. The three-session series will be held in September, October and November, 2020.  

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Do you use technology to facilitate learning? Are you interested in sharing how one or more technologies have worked well to help your students learn?

The Faculty Development Center will host a Teaching Well With Technology Series in Fall 2020. We invite proposals from faculty who are interested in facilitating hands-on sessions that will equip participants to use certain technologies in their courses to help students learn.

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Do you use a particular strategy or have seen a strategy used in innovative ways to facilitate learning? 

In Fall, 2020, the Faculty Development Center will host the Strategies for Teaching and Learning Series. If you are aware of a strategy that could impact our students and faculty success consider submitting a proposal.

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Do you have a topic that you would like to discuss informally with others to gather insights or to share what you have learned?

In Fall 2020, the Faculty Development Centers plans to host informal conversations to promote substantive discourse about topics that could impact our students and faculty success. You may submit a proposal to lead an informal discussion or suggest topics that are of interest to you and could be of interest to other faculty.

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Are you interested in facilitating a session that does not fit in any of the aforementioned proposal categories?

The Faculty Development Centers is open to individuals facilitating sessions other than the ones mentioned above.

You may submit a proposal to lead a session that is of interest to you and could be of interest to other faculty. Use the link provided below. 
Submit Proposal: