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Summer & Fall 2014 Events


Community Faculty Orientation
Wednesday, July 30

Location: St. Paul Campus, Library 302 (Ecolab)
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

This event offers the opportunities to network with new community faculty and to meet key administrators and support staff. This orientation is designed to situate you for success at Metropolitan State University.

Please RSVP to Blong Vang at blong.vang@metrostate.edu or 651.793.1933 by Monday, July 14. Dinner will be provided. If you have any dietary needs, please include them in your RSVP.

 

D2L Basic Part 1 (session full)
Thursday, July 31

Time: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Energy Park Place, Room 104-13 (staff offices near the Midway Center)
Instructor: Travis Morgan

This course equips professors with the essential tools that will make them successful within the online learning environment.

This course is for everyone who has an instructor role at Metropolitan State University. New Online and Hybrid instructors will benefit from this course as will in-class instructors who use, or wish to expand their classroom into, D2L.

This workshop will cover:

  • New items
  • Content
  • Links
  • Discussions
  • Groups

This will be in a computer lab environment with instruction followed by immediate hands-on practice.

*Session is full and registration closed.


D2L Basic Part 1
Saturday, Aug. 2
Time
: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Room 104-13, Energy Park Place, 1380 Energy Lane, Saint Paul, MN 55108
Instructor: Bilal Dameh
To register send email to online.training@metrostate.edu with “Summer 2014 Faculty Workshops” in the subject line, include the name of the workshop and your name. Registration deadline is Wednesday, July 23.

This course equips professors with the essential tools that will make them successful within the online learning environment. This workshop will cover

  • News Items
  • Content
  • Links
  • Discussions
  • Groups

This will be in a computer lab environment with instruction followed by immediate hands-on practice.


Anti-Racist Pedagogy Across the Curriculum (ARPAC) Workshop
Monday - Friday, Aug. 4 - 8

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Saint Cloud State University's Twin Cities Graduate Center, 6401 Sycamore Court North - Maple Grove, M N 55369

This award-winning workshop will provide intensive training for faculty on how to incorporate anti-racist pedagogy into courses across disciplines, across campus. This 5-day training will be led by nationally recognized presenters. Participants will develop curriculum modifications for existing new courses or educational projects relevant to their work.

This event is organized by the Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) and the Community Anti-Racism Education Initiative (CARE) at St. Cloud State University

For more information on registration and schedule, visit: www.stcloudstate.edu/arpac or Lyekiyapiwin Darlene St. Clair: (320) 308 - 6476 or dstclair@stcloudstate.edu

Participation is open to educators and teaching faculty from all higher education institutions.

D2L Basic Part 2
Thursday, Aug. 7

Time: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Energy Park Place, Room 104-13 (staff offices near the Midway Center)
Instructor: Travis Morgan
Prerequisite:  D2L Basic Part 1

This workshop builds on the skills learned in D2L Basic Part 1 and covers the following:

  • Dropbox
  • Rubric
  • Quizzes
  • Grades
  • Tying it all together

This will be in a computer lab environment with instruction followed by immediate hands-on practice.

*Participants must RSVP to guarantee a seat in the course. There will be no fee. Please register by Monday, July 28 at online.training@metrostate.edu.


D2L Basic Part 1
Saturday, Aug. 9

Time
: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Energy Park Place, Room 104-13 (staff offices near the Midway Center)
Instructor
: Bilal Dameh
 
This course equips professors with the essential tools that will make them successful within the online learning environment. This course is for everyone who has an instructor role at Metropolitan State University. New Online and Hybrid instructors will benefit from this course as will in-class instructors who use, or wish to expand their classroom into, D2L.
 
This workshop will cover

  • News Items
  • Content
  • Links
  • Discussions
  • Groups

This will be in a computer lab environment with instruction followed by immediate hands-on practice.

*Participants must RSVP to guarantee a seat in the course.  There will be no fee. To register for this workshop, send an email to online.training@metrostate.edu by Wednesday, July 30.


New Resident Faculty Orientation, Day 1
Wednesday, Aug. 13
Location
: St. Paul Campus - Library 312
700 East Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN 55106
Time: 9 a.m. – 5 a.m. 
Contact Sue Fitzgerald at sue.fitzgerald@metrostate.edu


New Resident Faculty Orientation, Day 2
Thursday, Aug. 14

Location: Energy Park Place, Center for Online Learning, Suite 104, COL Training Room
1380 Energy Lane
Saint Paul, MN 55108
Time: 9 a.m. – 5 a.m. 
Contact Sue Fitzgerald at sue.fitzgerald@metrostate.edu


New Resident Faculty Orientation, Day 3
Friday, Aug. 15
Location: Minneapolis – M2700
Management Education Center (MEC)
13th Street and Harmon Place
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 a.m.
Contact Sue Fitzgerald at sue.fitzgerald@metrostate.edu  


The 2014 IFO Equity and Diversity Summit
Tuesday, Aug. 19
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Location: The Center for Online Learning, Energy Park Place, 1380 Energy Lane, Saint Paul, MN 55108

All Faculty Event with panel presentation from invited leadership representing Metropolitan State, the IFO and MnSCU.

Agenda:
3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. – Wine and cheese reception
4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. – Panel presentation and Q/A
5:15 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Break-out sessions themed by interest group identification
6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. – Report of key themes from interest groups and summary

Contact Shannon Skarphol Kaml (shannon.skarpholkaml@metrostate.edu) for more information.


Faculty Learning Circle on Community-Engaged Scholarship (Full)
Dates: Fridays, Aug. 19 (tentative), Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21, Feb. 20, March 20 and April 17
Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship, Community.engagement@metrostate.edu
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: CWA Conference Room at Energy Park Place (EPP), 1380 Energy Lane, Suite 205
Registration deadline: July 25 (Registration closed - full)

Are you interested in integrating community engagement activities into your course design and scholarship, but unsure how to begin? Or, are you already utilizing community engagement and interested in deepening your knowledge of best practices through interdisciplinary exchange and collaboration? If so, the members of the ICES Faculty Work Group warmly invite you to participate in a Faculty Learning Circle on Community-Engaged Scholarship during FY15.

The goals of this learning circle are to:

  • Create a space for dialogue about the foundational elements of community-engaged scholarship,
  • Widen the circle of faculty members who undertake and promote best practices in community-engaged teaching, learning and research, and
  • Deepen relationships among faculty and the possibilities for interdisciplinary community-engaged scholarship.

A common text, A Crucible Moment: College Learning and Democracy’s Future, will provide a framework for conversation that draws on your own experience and questions.


Fall Teaching Workshop - "Engaging Millennial Learners"
Facilitated by Christy Price, Dalton State College
Saturday, Oct. 11
Time: 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Great Hall and Founders Hall Auditorium, Metro State St. Paul Campus
Register now at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/W9GMJ7G

What factors influence student motivation and desire to learn? Obviously, there are some influences beyond the professor’s control, but research in educational psychology suggests one thing we can do to increase student engagement is to create learning environments that are in some ways linked to, and supportive of, the current student culture. During this participatory session, we will briefly review the literature regarding the culture of the Millennial student and apply the findings of the presenter’s research regarding Millennial learners. We will specifically discuss the characteristics of Millennials’ ideal learning environments, their preferences regarding assessments, their perceptions regarding the characteristics of the ideal professor, and their ideal institutional practices. Throughout the workshop, participants will engage in activities that will require them to reflect on their own teaching methods and/or institutional practices. Open-ended questionnaires, check-lists, and video clips of faculty and students will be utilized in order to facilitate discussion regarding practical steps we can take to meet the needs of Millennial learners.


Poverty Institute
Monday - Tuesday, Oct. 20-21
Location
: Metropolitan State University, Great Hall, New Main
Time: 9 a.m. – 4  p.m. (registration & continental breakfast – 7:30 a.m. -8:45 a.m.)
Presenter:  Donna M. Beegle
Register online at: www.combarriers.com/cab_institutes
Cost: $249  

Obtain the tools needed to effectively move people out of poverty. This intensive two-day Poverty Institute provides a grounded understanding of poverty and what you can do to more successfully  assist people  in moving out – and staying out – of poverty.

Participants will:

  • Learn to communicate more effectively with those living in poverty (e.g., bridging print and oral cultures).
  • Use role play, activities, modeling and dialogue to understand and practice the core concepts.
  • Come away with concrete strategies and materials that you can use right away to make a difference.
  • The Poverty Institute is designed for professionals from the fields of justice, education, health, social service, faith- based and community organization members.

More information can be found at http://www.combarriers.com/cab_institutes


Coaching Institute - Be your organization’s Poverty Coach and on-site expert
Wednesday - Thursday, October 22-23, 2014

Date: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (registration & continental breakfast – 7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.)
Location: Metropolitan State University, Ecolab, Library
Register online at: www.combarriers.com/cab_institutes
Cost: $695

This intensive two-day Coaching Institute will prepare you for breaking barriers in your organization. Participants will learn how to serve as on-site experts for educating colleagues, providing leadership for eliminating barriers, and developing system-wide approaches for improving outcomes for families and individuals.

Poverty Coaches are trained to conduct Poverty Competency Assessments and assist their organizations in developing and implementing customized action plans with measurable results. Coaches receive a variety of tools and materials, including the Action Approach Training Kit (valued at $449).

NOTE: Coaching Institute participants must have completed at least the “Poverty 101” online course or a two-day Poverty Institute.
 
More information can be found at http://www.combarriers.com/cab_institutes


Career Steps: 12 Things Faculty Should Encourage Students To Do Before Graduation
Tuesday, Oct. 28

Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location: St. Paul Campus, room TBD
Self-register in D2L: https://www.metrostate.edu/applications/drep/files/CareerStepsFlyer.pdf

Entering the job market or making a career transition is much easier if the wheels are set in motion while still in school. Career Steps is a no fee, no credit online tool that provides faculty with a career development to-do list of specific, action-oriented steps to point their students in the right direction and help them move efficiently down their post-college career paths.

Career Steps takes a rather daunting process (finding a career niche or a better job) and breaks it down into manageable pieces. Content is designed to be incorporated into existing courses by faculty and includes 12 modules with classroom activities and assessments covering everything from LinkedIn to networking. Faculty will learn how about this new Career Development course and how to use all or parts of it in their classes.


Career Steps: 12 Things Faculty Should Encourage Students To Do Before Graduation
Thursday, Oct. 30
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Minneapolis Campus, room TBD
Self-register in D2L: https://www.metrostate.edu/applications/drep/files/CareerStepsFlyer.pdf

Entering the job market or making a career transition is much easier if the wheels are set in motion while still in school. Career Steps is a no fee, no credit online tool that provides faculty with a career development to-do list of specific, action-oriented steps to point their students in the right direction and help them move efficiently down their post-college career paths.

Career Steps takes a rather daunting process (finding a career niche or a better job) and breaks it down into manageable pieces. Content is designed to be incorporated into existing courses by faculty and includes 12 modules with classroom activities and assessments covering everything from LinkedIn to networking. Faculty will learn how about this new Career Development course and how to use all or parts of it in their classes.


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