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Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 Events


Brown Bag Introduction to the Quality Matters Rubric
Thursday, Sept. 18
Time
: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Energy Park Place
Center for Online Learning
1380 Energy Lane, Suite 104-13
Saint Paul, MN 55108
Facilitator: Robert Bilyk
Registration Deadline: Sept. 16

The new Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for Online and Hybrid Course Development provides for a peer review of the course design, based on the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric.

The QM rubric is a set of standards used to evaluate the design of online and hybrid courses. The rubric is accompanied by annotations that explain the application of the standards and the relationship between them.

During this brown bag session, Robert Bilyk will provide an overview of the rubric and the peer review process. He will show the relationship of the rubric to the principles of integrated course design that are explored in the teaching online institutes and then conclude with a question and answer session on the review process.

Please note that this brown bag session is free of charge and does not pay stipends

Register by completing the Registration Form and sending an email to online.training@metrostate.edu. When registering, type “Fall 2014 Faculty Workshops” in the subject line of your email. All workshops are free of charge.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Online Learning and Center for Faculty Development.  

 


Faculty and Staff Training on Military and Veteran Student Populations: A Moderated Webinar Series
Examples of On-Campus Faculty and Staff Programs
Thursday, Sept. 18
Time
: 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (NOTE CHANGE IN TIME)
Location: St. Paul campus, Library 302 (Ecolab)
Facilitator: Bruce Holzschuh, Veterans Affairs Coordinator

Campuses throughout the country have begun to look at opportunities to better serve their military student populations. One of the ways they have done so is through the implementation of faculty and staff training programs. This webinar will provide examples of innovative ways institutions have been able to successfully implement these types of programs on their campuses.

The webinar will be viewed in a group setting, followed by a live Q & A session (3:00-3:30) with student representatives from the Metro State Veterans Network.

For more information, contact Bruce Holzschuh at bruce.holzschuh@metrostate.edu.

This series is co-sponsored by Metro State’s Veterans and Military Services and the Center for Faculty Development.

 


Faculty Learning Circle on Community-Engaged Scholarship (Full)
Dates
: Fridays, 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. 

 


Community Forum: Discussing the Events in Ferguson, MO and Its Impact on our Discipline
Wednesday, Sept. 24
Time: 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Metropolitan State University Law Enforcement Criminal Justice and Education Center, Room 112, Brooklyn Park

Panel Discussants

Tim Gannon Brooklyn Center Commander
John Harrington Metro Transit Police Chief
Russ Balenger Consultant, Amicus
Mel Reeves Community Organizer
Jillian Peterson            Assistant Professor, Metro State

Moderators
Jariland Spence           Center for Healing, Justice, and Peace
Jason Sole Community Faculty, Metro State

Sponsored by:
Metro State Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship
Hennepin County Technical College School of Law Enforcement
Metro State School of Law Enforcement & Criminal Justice
Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Student Club
American Democracy Project

Questions? Contact Raj Nadarajan, Assistant Professor, at nadarajan.sethuraju@metrostate.edu

 


Faculty and Staff Training on Military and Veteran Student Populations: A Moderated Webinar Series
Student Veterans: A Lens into Cultural and Clinical Competency + Student Panel

Thursday, Sept. 25
Time: 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (NOTE CHANGE IN TIME)
Location: St. Paul campus, Library 308 (NOTE CHANGE IN LOCATION)
Facilitator: Bruce Holzschuh, Veterans Affairs Coordinator

This webinar highlights a Serving Student Veterans on Campus one-day workshop offered by the Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP). The workshop is part of one university’s Counseling Center Core Competency Program (UC4) and is designed to address cultural and clinical concerns of Service Members and Veterans on a university or college campus. The webinar will be an overview of the one-day workshop and will provide information on how to host a UC4 training event or register for one.

The webinar will be viewed in a group setting, followed by a panel discussion (3:00-3:30) with student representatives from the Metro State Veterans Network.

For more information, contact Bruce Holzschuh at bruce.holzschuh@metrostate.edu.

This series is co-sponsored by Metro State’s Veterans and Military Services and the Center for Faculty Development.

Military-style refreshments will be served.

 


Brown Bag Literary Readings: Tumble
Wednesday, Oct. 8

Time: 12 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Location: St. Paul campus, New Main 203 (St. Paul Room, top floor of New Main)

Please bring a poem or short prose excerpt somehow related (we're very flexible) to the above theme to share with others. Or, just bring yourself (and your lunch, if you wish) and relax, for half an hour of listening and reading pleasure.

Come one, come all - staff, faculty and students - all are welcome. No reservations required. For more information, please email Alison McGhee, Professor of Creative Writing at Alison.McGhee@metrostate.edu. We hope to see you there!.

 


Multi-session Faculty Discussion Group based on the book: "How Learning Works: 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching"
Wednesday, Oct. 8
Time: 4:30 p.m. -5:45 pm
Location: Center for Faculty Development, St. Paul Campus, Library 131 in person and remotely via Google Hangout
Facilitator: Lori Schroeder (lori.schroeder@metrostate.edu or 651-793-1752)
Reservation required. Space is limited to 12 people. Contact Lori Schroeder to make reservations and for more information.

Distilling the research literature and translating the scientific approach into language relevant to a college or university teacher, this book introduces seven general principles of how students learn. The authors have drawn on research from a breadth of perspectives (cognitive, developmental, and social psychology; educational research; anthropology; demographics; organizational behavior) to identify a set of key principles underlying learning, from how effective organization enhances retrieval and use of information to what impacts motivation. Integrating theory with real-classroom examples in practice, this book helps faculty to apply cognitive science advances to improve their own teaching. One reviewer wrote: “Whether you think you are a seasoned veteran or new to the profession, this book is a must read for college faculty.”

Why participate? To connect with colleagues. To stimulate thinking about our teaching practice. And because it is just a great book!

Books will be provided to participants.

 


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.

This workshop is open to all Metro State resident and community faculty. Community faculty who attend the workshop will be eligible for a $75 addition to their fall semester pay.

For more information, contact the Center for Faculty Development at faculty.development@metrostate.edu.

 


Community Faculty Issues Forum
Saturday, Oct. 11
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: St. Paul Campus, Founders Hall Auditorium

Metropolitan State University has gone through major transitions over last year. Join us in discussing issues of interest to community faculty. The agenda for the Forum will include:

  • Participation in Governance - explore ways we can maximize our participation and become a robust part of the dialog and decision making process.
  • The New IFO Contract
  • Professional Development Reports - strategize ways to make your work count.
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Faculty Development - share your reflections and wishes for offerings as we strive for excellence for all faculty

 For more information, contact the Center for Faculty Development at faculty.development@metrostate.edu.

 


Faculty Learning Circle on Community-Engaged Scholarship (Full)
Dates
: Fridays, 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. 

 


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

 


Career Development Think Tank
Oct. 21, Dec. 16, Feb. 17, April 21, June 16 (third Tuesday of the month, every other month)
Time
: 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Location: St. Paul Campus, Library 308

Like the Advising Council, the Career Development Center staff wants to create an ongoing forum for dialogue, information exchange, and innovative ideas on helping our students realize their career aspirations. The Think Tank will provide an educational component to spark the discussion component.

For the educational piece, a smorgasbord of career-related articles, books, guest speakers, presentations, trainings, and videos will be suggested. The group will shape the list of topics, which will include:

  • What Should I Major In? Is that the right question to ask?
  • Essential Labor Market Information and Resources
  • Career Development Models: should we develop our own?
  • 10 Future Trends in College Career Services
  • Technology: favorite tools our students should know about
  • Let Your Life Speak by Parker Palmer
  • Real Life Career Stories: Student and Alumni Panel
  • MPR recent Daily Circuit: Are liberal arts degrees as important as they used to be? http://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/22/daily-circuit-liberal-arts  

All faculty and staff welcome! Questions? Contact Bill Baldus at william.baldus@metrostate.edu

 


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

 


Talking about Teaching
Thursdays, Oct. 23
Time
: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Energy Park Place 104-11 (1380 Energy Park Lane, St. Paul, MN 55108)
Facilitator: Lori Schroeder
Contact Lori Schroeder, lori.schroeder@metrostate.edu or 651-793-1752, to register or for more information

Are you interested in receiving support and ideas regarding teaching strategies, concerns, and challenges? Would you like to share teaching strategies, assessment techniques, classroom management techniques that you’ve found to be particularly effective? Would you like to relax, listen to lively discussion about teaching and learning?

If you have answered yes to these questions, then join your colleagues in these faculty-facilitated casual conversations. Discussions may include but are not limited to these topics: creating writing and speaking assignments, identifying students with non-apparent learning challenges, classroom civility, attendance issues, effective lecturing, course design, syllabus construction, assessment of student learning, first day of class activities, engaging students, active learning, and teaching with technology.

 


Creating engaging activities with LodeStar
Saturday, Oct. 25

Time: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Energy Park Place
Center for Online Learning
1380 Energy Park Lane, Suite 104-13
Saint Paul, MN 55108
Instructor: Bob Bilyk
Registration Deadline: Oct. 16

This workshop introduces instructors to creating interactive multimedia learning activities with the LodeStar eLearning authoring tool, licensed to all MnSCU faculty.

The workshop will cover the creation of presentations, instructional strategies, decision-making scenarios, and simple web pages that can be uploaded as lessons into D2L.

Please note that this workshop is free of charge and does not pay stipends

Register by completing the Registration Form and sending an email to online.training@metrostate.edu. When registering, type “Fall 2014 Faculty Workshops” in the subject line of your email. All workshops are free of charge.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Online Learning and Center for Faculty Development.

 


Teaching Online Institute Part 2: Establishing Student Expectations
Monday, Oct. 27

Time: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Online
Instructor: Bilal Dameh
Registration Deadline: Oct. 16

Online activities for this training will start on Monday 10/27 with one required face-to-face meeting (9:00 am-2:30 pm.) on Thursday 11/13.

The workshop will cover:

  • clear faculty-student communication strategies
  • build active and engaging course components with D2L 10.3
  • applying facilitator roles, voices, tones, and critical thinking techniques
  • identify the internal support systems through the Center for Online Learning

Participants require approval to take the workshop from both their department chairs and their deans. Participants will receive a stipend upon successful completion of the course.

Register by completing the Registration Form and sending an email to online.training@metrostate.edu. When registering, type “Fall 2014 Faculty Workshops” in the subject line of your email. All workshops are free of charge.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Online Learning and Center for Faculty Development.

 


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: Saint Paul Campus, Library 312
Preview the D2L Career Steps worksop: https://www.metrostate.edu/applications/drep/files/CareerStepsFlyer.pdf

Please RSVP and indicate St. Paul or Minneaplis by Oct. 24: William.Baldus@metrostate.edu

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.

 


EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative: Online Fall Focus Session
Re-Imagining Learning Spaces: Design, Technology, and Assessment
Oct. 28 and 29
Time
: 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Registration: If there is sufficient interest, the University can purchase bulk registrations for this online event. Contact faculty.development@metrostate.edu if interested in attending.

Hear from and engage with some of the leading innovators on learning spaces to see how it offers both faculty and students greater interactions and collaboration for successful learning. We'll explore a variety of mobile tools, course models, videoconferencing, makerspaces, and new instructional designs that can lead to student success.

Focus Session Highlights
The Active Learning Ecosystem Reimagined: Pedagogy, Technology, and Space
Technology is often the Band-Aid for education’s woes. It takes an active teacher for active learning to occur and to make a difference where it counts: students' success.
Lennie Scott-Webber, Director, Education Environments, Steelcase Education

Exploring the Impact of Active Learning Spaces on Teaching and Learning
Hear first hand about the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee's piloting of an active learning classroom as part of a Steelcase Innovation Hub grant.
Tanya Joosten, Director, Learning Technology Center, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Beyond Active Learning
There is a coming conundrum in learning space design. How will we reconcile the personalization of learning with the design of learning space?
Mark Valenti, President/CEO, The Sextant Group

Questions about this online conference sponsored by EDUCAUSE? Contact faculty.development@metrostate.edu.

Individuals can register at http://www.educause.edu/eli/events/eli-fall-focus-session/registration?utm_source=Informz&utm_medium=Email+marketing&utm_campaign=EDUCAUSE or email faculty.development@metrostate.edu for bulk registration.

 


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 M2300
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.

For more information, contact the Center for Faculty Development at faculty.development@metrostate.edu.

 


Multi-session Faculty Discussion Group based on the book: "How Learning Works: 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching"
Wednesday, Nov. 12
Time: 4:30 p.m. -5:45 pm
Location: Center for Faculty Development, St. Paul Campus, Library 131 in person and remotely via Google Hangout
Facilitator: Lori Schroeder (lori.schroeder@metrostate.edu or 651-793-1752)
Reservation required. Space is limited to 12 people. Contact Lori Schroeder to make reservations and for more information.

Distilling the research literature and translating the scientific approach into language relevant to a college or university teacher, this book introduces seven general principles of how students learn. The authors have drawn on research from a breadth of perspectives (cognitive, developmental, and social psychology; educational research; anthropology; demographics; organizational behavior) to identify a set of key principles underlying learning, from how effective organization enhances retrieval and use of information to what impacts motivation. Integrating theory with real-classroom examples in practice, this book helps faculty to apply cognitive science advances to improve their own teaching. One reviewer wrote: “Whether you think you are a seasoned veteran or new to the profession, this book is a must read for college faculty.”

Why participate? To connect with colleagues. To stimulate thinking about our teaching practice. And because it is just a great book!

Books will be provided to participants.

 


Brown Bag Literary Readings: Burning
Thursday, Nov. 13

Time: 12 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Location: St. Paul campus, New Main 203 (St. Paul Room, top floor of New Main)

Please bring a poem or short prose excerpt somehow related (we're very flexible) to the above theme to share with others. Or, just bring yourself (and your lunch, if you wish) and relax, for half an hour of listening and reading pleasure.

Come one, come all - staff, faculty and students - all are welcome. No reservations required. For more information, please email Alison McGhee, Professor of Creative Writing at Alison.McGhee@metrostate.edu.

 


Talking about Teaching
Thursdays, Nov. 13
Time
: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Energy Park Place 104-11 (1380 Energy Park Lane, St. Paul, MN 55108)
Facilitator: Lori Schroeder
Contact Lori Schroeder, lori.schroeder@metrostate.edu or 651-793-1752, to register or for more information

Are you interested in receiving support and ideas regarding teaching strategies, concerns, and challenges? Would you like to share teaching strategies, assessment techniques, classroom management techniques that you’ve found to be particularly effective? Would you like to relax, listen to lively discussion about teaching and learning?

If you have answered yes to these questions, then join your colleagues in these faculty-facilitated casual conversations. Discussions may include but are not limited to these topics: creating writing and speaking assignments, identifying students with non-apparent learning challenges, classroom civility, attendance issues, effective lecturing, course design, syllabus construction, assessment of student learning, first day of class activities, engaging students, active learning, and teaching with technology.

 


Promotion and Tenure Workshop
Friday, Nov. 14

Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Midway Center (ETC Building), Room 35

Untenured faculty and faculty seeking promotion are encouraged to attend this workshop on the Metro State promotion and tenure process. Provost Ginny Arthur will provide opening remarks followed by a information presented by a panel of experienced faculty. The session will end with questions and answers.
Light refreshments will be served.

This event is co-sponsored by the IFO and the Center for Faculty Development.

Questions? Contact faculty.development@metrostate.edu

 


Faculty Learning Circle on Community-Engaged Scholarship (Full)
Dates
: Fridays, 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. 

 


Multi-session Faculty Discussion Group based on the book: "How Learning Works: 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching"
Wednesday, Dec. 10
Time: 4:30 p.m. -5:45 pm
Location: Center for Faculty Development, St. Paul Campus, Library 131 in person and remotely via Google Hangout
Facilitator: Lori Schroeder (lori.schroeder@metrostate.edu or 651-793-1752)
Reservation required. Space is limited to 12 people. Contact Lori Schroeder to make reservations and for more information.

Distilling the research literature and translating the scientific approach into language relevant to a college or university teacher, this book introduces seven general principles of how students learn. The authors have drawn on research from a breadth of perspectives (cognitive, developmental, and social psychology; educational research; anthropology; demographics; organizational behavior) to identify a set of key principles underlying learning, from how effective organization enhances retrieval and use of information to what impacts motivation. Integrating theory with real-classroom examples in practice, this book helps faculty to apply cognitive science advances to improve their own teaching. One reviewer wrote: “Whether you think you are a seasoned veteran or new to the profession, this book is a must read for college faculty.”

Why participate? To connect with colleagues. To stimulate thinking about our teaching practice. And because it is just a great book!

Books will be provided to participants.

 


D2L 10.3 Basic Part 1
Tuesday, Dec. 16

Time: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Center for Online Learning
Energy Park Place
1380 Energy Park Lane, Suite 104-13
Saint Paul, MN 55108
Instructor: Travis Morgan
Registration Deadline: Dec. 5 

D2L Boot Camp is run to equip 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 given followed by immediate hands- on practice

Participants require approval to take the workshop from both their department chairs and their deans. Participants will receive a stipend upon successful completion of the course.

Register by completing the Registration Form and sending an email to online.training@metrostate.edu. When registering, type “Fall 2014 Faculty Workshops” in the subject line of your email. All workshops are free of charge.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Online Learning and Center for Faculty Development.

 


Career Development Think Tank
Dec. 16, Feb. 17, April 21, June 16 (third Tuesday of the month, every other month)
Time
: 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Location: St. Paul Campus, Library 308

Like the Advising Council, the Career Development Center staff wants to create an ongoing forum for dialogue, information exchange, and innovative ideas on helping our students realize their career aspirations. The Think Tank will provide an educational component to spark the discussion component.

For the educational piece, a smorgasbord of career-related articles, books, guest speakers, presentations, trainings, and videos will be suggested. The group will shape the list of topics, which will include:

  • What Should I Major In? Is that the right question to ask?
  • Essential Labor Market Information and Resources
  • Career Development Models: should we develop our own?
  • 10 Future Trends in College Career Services
  • Technology: favorite tools our students should know about
  • Let Your Life Speak by Parker Palmer
  • Real Life Career Stories: Student and Alumni Panel
  • MPR recent Daily Circuit: Are liberal arts degrees as important as they used to be? http://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/22/daily-circuit-liberal-arts  

All faculty and staff welcome! Questions? Contact Bill Baldus at william.baldus@metrostate.edu

 


D2L 10.3 Basic Part 2
Thursday, Dec. 18
Time: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Center for Online Learning
Energy Park Lane, Suite 104-13
Saint Paul, MN 55108
Instructor: Travis Morgan
Registration Deadline: Dec. 9 

This workshop builds on the skills learned in D2L 101 Boot Camp part 1 and covers the following:

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

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

Participants require approval to take the workshop from both their department chairs and their deans. Participants will receive a stipend upon successful completion of the course.

Register by completing the Registration Form and sending an email to online.training@metrostate.edu. When registering, type “Fall 2014 Faculty Workshops” in the subject line of your email. All workshops are free of charge.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Online Learning and Center for Faculty Development.

 


Career Development Think Tank
Feb. 17, April 21, June 16 (third Tuesday of the month, every other month)
Time
: 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Location: St. Paul Campus, Library 308

Like the Advising Council, the Career Development Center staff wants to create an ongoing forum for dialogue, information exchange, and innovative ideas on helping our students realize their career aspirations. The Think Tank will provide an educational component to spark the discussion component.

For the educational piece, a smorgasbord of career-related articles, books, guest speakers, presentations, trainings, and videos will be suggested. The group will shape the list of topics, which will include:

  • What Should I Major In? Is that the right question to ask?
  • Essential Labor Market Information and Resources
  • Career Development Models: should we develop our own?
  • 10 Future Trends in College Career Services
  • Technology: favorite tools our students should know about
  • Let Your Life Speak by Parker Palmer
  • Real Life Career Stories: Student and Alumni Panel
  • MPR recent Daily Circuit: Are liberal arts degrees as important as they used to be? http://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/22/daily-circuit-liberal-arts  

All faculty and staff welcome! Questions? Contact Bill Baldus at william.baldus@metrostate.edu

 


Faculty Learning Circle on Community-Engaged Scholarship (Full)
Dates
: Fridays, 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. 

 


Faculty Learning Circle on Community-Engaged Scholarship (Full)
Dates
: Fridays, 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. 

 


Career Development Think Tank
April 21, June 16 (third Tuesday of the month, every other month)
Time
: 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Location: St. Paul Campus, Library 308

Like the Advising Council, the Career Development Center staff wants to create an ongoing forum for dialogue, information exchange, and innovative ideas on helping our students realize their career aspirations. The Think Tank will provide an educational component to spark the discussion component.

For the educational piece, a smorgasbord of career-related articles, books, guest speakers, presentations, trainings, and videos will be suggested. The group will shape the list of topics, which will include:

  • What Should I Major In? Is that the right question to ask?
  • Essential Labor Market Information and Resources
  • Career Development Models: should we develop our own?
  • 10 Future Trends in College Career Services
  • Technology: favorite tools our students should know about
  • Let Your Life Speak by Parker Palmer
  • Real Life Career Stories: Student and Alumni Panel
  • MPR recent Daily Circuit: Are liberal arts degrees as important as they used to be? http://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/22/daily-circuit-liberal-arts  

All faculty and staff welcome! Questions? Contact Bill Baldus at william.baldus@metrostate.edu

 


Career Development Think Tank
Tuesday, June 16
Time
: 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Location: St. Paul Campus, Library 308

Like the Advising Council, the Career Development Center staff wants to create an ongoing forum for dialogue, information exchange, and innovative ideas on helping our students realize their career aspirations. The Think Tank will provide an educational component to spark the discussion component.

For the educational piece, a smorgasbord of career-related articles, books, guest speakers, presentations, trainings, and videos will be suggested. The group will shape the list of topics, which will include:

  • What Should I Major In? Is that the right question to ask?
  • Essential Labor Market Information and Resources
  • Career Development Models: should we develop our own?
  • 10 Future Trends in College Career Services
  • Technology: favorite tools our students should know about
  • Let Your Life Speak by Parker Palmer
  • Real Life Career Stories: Student and Alumni Panel
  • MPR recent Daily Circuit: Are liberal arts degrees as important as they used to be? http://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/22/daily-circuit-liberal-arts  

All faculty and staff welcome! Questions? Contact Bill Baldus at william.baldus@metrostate.edu


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