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Faculty Development: Events

Source for your MSU Faculty Development Needs

Faculty Development Opportunities

The Faculty Development Center offers various events each year. These include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  1. Blitz Week

  2. Faculty Development Sessions

  3. New Faculty Orientation

  4. Faculty Development Academy

  5. This Works for Me Virtual Summit

  6. Fall Faculty Summit

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MSU Faculty Development Center Recent Notifications






The Faculty Development Center will host our annual Blitz Week on January 10-13, 2022. We invite individuals to submit proposals to lead concurrent (30-minute presentations with Q&A), Innovative Ideas and Tools (15-minute presentations, repeated about 3 times), and lightning sessions (5-7 minute presentations) in the following areas:

  • Teaching and Learning (e.g., innovative approaches to teaching and learning, assessments, evaluation, high impact practices, and course or program curriculum reform).

  • Leadership and Change (e.g., innovative practices and initiatives, individual and team support, power, and inclusivity).

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

  • Work-Life Balance (e.g., general strategies to help faculty succeed at Murray State University).

Submit Proposal: Blitz Week 2022 Proposal




Are you interested in facilitating a session that does not fit in any of the other call for proposal categories below?

The Faculty Development Centers is open to individuals facilitating sessions that do not fit in the proposal categories mentioned below.

You may submit a proposal to lead a session that is of interest to you and could be of interest to other faculty. 

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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 2021. 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 you seen a strategy used innovatively to facilitate learning?

In Fall 2021, 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 2021, 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 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 Spring 2022 Love of Learning Brown Bag Research Series. 

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