Teaching & Learning Events at Michigan State University

Spring 2017

Events are listed by topic or supporting unit here. If you have additions or corrections to this list, please email aancomm@msu.edu


Center for Statistical Training and Consulting

Topics and registration available: https://www.cstat.msu.edu/news_and_events/Default.aspx
Research seminars for graduate students and faculty
Most Fridays starting January 13, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
106 Farrall Hall

Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning Network

MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)

for STEM graduate students and post-docs, starting January 30, 2017
Click the course titles below for more information and to register.

CIRTL Online Courses

Registration open through January 22 via https://www.cirtl.net/p/cirtls-spring-courses-open-for-registration
20-25 students admitted per class; must register through CIRTL's site.

  • Teaching-as-Research (Mondays, January 30 to April 3, 11 a.m - 12:30 p.m.
  • The College Classroom (Tuesdays, January 31 to April 18, 11 a.m. -12:20 p.m.)
  • Diversity in the College Classroom (Wednesdays, February 1 to March 29, 12-1:30 p.m.)
  • Basics of Online Learning and Teaching (Thursdays, February 2, March 16, and March 30-April 20, 1:30-3:00 p.m.)
  • Research Mentor Training (Thursdays, February 2 to April 20, 3-4:15 p.m.)
  • Service-Learning in STEM Classrooms: Introduction to Pedagogy and Practice (Tuesdays, February 7 to March 28, 2-4 p.m.)


College of Arts & Letters

Leading Voices Lecture Series

The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About an Hour
February 27, 2017, 7:30 PM
Wharton Center, Pasant Theatre
MSU Students, Faculty and Staff free with MSU ID (2 tickets)
Info: https://www.whartoncenter.com/events/detail/w-kamau-bell

Communications and Brand Strategy

Communicating Beyond Journals and Peers: A Communications Workshop for Academics

Offered four dates: January 25, February 10, March 24, April 19
Information and registration: http://cabs.msu.edu/communications-toolkit-for-academics/communications-workshop.html

CREATE for STEM Institute

Math and Science Seminars

Full science seminar lineup:  http://create4stem.msu.edu/seminar-series/sci/upcoming
Wednesdays, 12:00-1:00 p.m., 252 Erickson

Eli Broad College of Business

Business and Bagels 

$30 per person per event
Full event lineup: http://execed.broad.msu.edu/open-programs/business-and-bagels/
Design Thinking
Leigh Graves Wolf, Assistant Director, MSU Hub for Innovation in Teaching & Learning
January 18, 2017, 8:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m.
The Henry Center
Registration: http://execed.broad.msu.edu/programs/business-and-bagels-design-thinking/
Organizational Change
Kevin Ford, Professor of Psychology, MSU
Feb. 14, 2017, 8:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m.
The Henry Center
Registration: http://execed.broad.msu.edu/programs/business-bagels-organizational-change/
Crisis Strategy and Management
Dr. Mona Hannah-Attisha, Pediatrician, Hurley Children's Hospital and MSU
March 16, 2017, 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
The Henry Center
Registration:  http://execed.broad.msu.edu/programs/business-bagels-crisis-strategy-management/
Creative Problem Solving
Karl Gude, Director, Media Sandbox, College of Communication Arts and Sciences, MSU
April 18, 2017, 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
The Henry Center
Registration: http://execed.broad.msu.edu/programs/business-bagels-creative-problem-solving/

Broad Integrative Fellows Keynotes

Melissa Peet
Academic Director, Integrative Learning and MPortfolio, University of Michigan
January 27, 2017, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Detroit College of Law Building, Room 473



The Graduate School

Workshops for graduate students on navigating academia, academic careers, the work-life balance, and fine-tuning communication.
Calendar: https://grad.msu.edu/calendar;  Registration: https://o.grad.msu.edu/workshopRegistration/

The Honors College

World View Lecture Series

Sheryl WuDunn
January 23, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Wharton Center, Cobb Great Hall
2 tickets per MSU id (faculty, staff) free, available at the ticket office
Information: https://www.whartoncenter.com/events/detail/sheryl-wudunn
Ta-Nehisi Coates
April 3, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Wharton Center, Cobb Great Hall
2 tickets per MSU id (faculty, staff) free, available at the ticket office
Information: https://www.whartoncenter.com/events/detail/ta-nehisi-coates



Inside Teaching MSU

Bring a Syllabus

A ‘syllabus share,’ a peer-engaged activity where we will share and receive feedback on course syllabi and any other materials you would use to open a course.
January 13, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
110 Chittenden Hall
Registration: https://www.facebook.com/events/1055875791190627/

#iteachmsu Twitter Chat: Creating Inclusive Learning Spaces

Thursday, January 18, 12-1 p.m.
Join the conversation on Twitter at #iteachmsu or tweet in community
MSU Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology
Wells Hall, D-101
Registration: https://www.facebook.com/events/182578295549435/

International Studies and Programs: Office of Study Abroad

The Future of Education Abroad at MSU

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., January 25th, 2017
Lake Superior Room, MSU Union
Registration: http://fod.msu.edu/events/future-education-abroad-msu-0 

Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender Resource Center

QuILL: Queer Inclusive Learning and Leading

Take a brief online course (45-75 minutes estimated to complete) then schedule a workshop to receive certification.



MSU Libraries

Workshops on citation management programs, book design, podcasting, audio and image analysis
Workshop lineup: http://bookings.lib.msu.edu/calendar/events/?cid=3079&t=d&d=0000-00-00&ct%5B%5D=24282&cal%5B%5D=3079



Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives

Learn at Lunch Series

Noon - 1:30 PM
Bring your lunch and join the conversation!
Feb. 3: Academic Freedom v. Ideology in the Classroom
Natural Sciences Building, Room 304.
See more information: http://aan.msu.edu/events/#event|learn-at-lunch-academic-freedom-v-ideology-in-the-classroom|120

Office of Medical Education Research and Development

OMERAD Seminar Series for Medical Science Educators

How to Develop a Curriculum
February 2017
Visit http://omerad.msu.edu for information and email omerad@msu.edu to register

Outreach and Engagement

Global Engagement Speaker Series

Shawn Wilson
Director of Research, Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian People, Southern Cross University
Talk and Reception: February 15, 2017, 3:oo-5:00 p.m.
Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
Registration: https://events.outreach.msu.edu/Registrations/Register/141
Catherine Odora Hoppers
Department of Science and Technology and National Research Foundation South African Research Chair 
in Development Education, University of South Africa
Talk and Reception: March 15, 2017, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
International Center
Registration: https://events.outreach.msu.edu/Registrations/Register/142

Community-Engaged Teaching & Learning Faculty Development Sessions:

Register for events at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-engaged-teaching-learning-faculty-development-workshop-and-consultation-series-tickets-30097022003?aff=affiliate1
The MSU Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement (CSLCE) has a community engaged teaching & learning faculty development series 
Each session will begin with a light lunch and a 45 minute presentation on the topic listed below. Following the presentation, one hour will be devoted to course development.

Developing & Sustaining Community Partnerships

Friday, February 17, 12-2 pm
Join us to learn more about developing and sustaining partnerships with community organizations for the purpose of community engaged teaching & learning. The session will feature quality practices, tips, and resources for MSU faculty and instructors looking to develop domestic or international partnerships.
Lunch and presentation will begin in Brody Dining Room. After the presentation, we will head to Kellogg Center- Room 93 for the consultation and course development activities.

Preparing for Meaningful Community Engagement

Friday, April 7, 12-2pm
What do you need to prepare for community engaged teaching & learning? This session will feature quality practices, tips, and resources for MSU faculty and instructors on how they can prepare themselves, community organizations and their students for a quality community engagement experience.
Lunch and presentation will begin in Brody Room 175. After the presentation, we will head to Kellogg Center- Room 93 for the consultation and course development activities

Learning through Reflection

Friday, June 16, 12-2pm
Reflection is an essential element of community engaged teaching and learning, as it facilitates connections between community engagement experiences and course content. This session will prepare MSU faculty and instructors to prepare themselves to develop and lead reflection activities that support student learning.
Lunch and presentation will begin in Brody (Room TBD). After the presentation, we will head to Kellogg Center- Room 93 for the consultation and course development activities.


PhotoVoice: Using Images to Tell Community Stories

For Faculty, Academic Staff, and Graduate Students
Friday, March 31, 2017
8:30 a.m. registration, breakfast, and networking; 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. workshop
Kellogg Center
PhotoVoice is a participatory action research method, particularly powerful for traditionally marginalized groups, including youth. PhotoVoice participants explore important community questions through imagery and their stories about the photos. 
Workshop participants will come away with an understanding of PhotoVoice's theoretical underpinnings, when to use this method (and when not to use it), steps in the PhotoVoice process, ethical and logistical considerations, and ideas for displaying and publishing PhotoVoice studies. Examples come from youth development, K-12 education, and community psychology.
Other Community-Engaged Scholarship Workshops are available to view at https://engage.msu.edu

STEM Teaching Essentials Workshops

Register for events at teachingessentials.msu.edu
Impact of Undergraduate Research on Faculty Productivity and Career Advancement
Korine Steinke Wawrzynski and Justin Micomonaco
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
1425 Biomedical Sciences Building
Learning Narratives from Students of Color in STEM Classrooms
Danielle Lopez, Kendra Pyle Kanaboshi, Lazarius Miller, and a panel of undergraduate STEM students
Thursday, February 16, 2017
3405 Engineering Building
Teaching with Objects
Megan K. Halpern and Isaac Record
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
1425 Biomedical Sciences Building
The Hub for Innovation and the AAN: A Working Session on Opportunities and Collaboration
Jeff Grabill
Thursday, April 13, 2017
3405 Engineering Building



The Writing Center

Strategies and Tools Across Fields (STAF): Teaching with Writing

Improve your students' writing.
May 15-19, 2017
Apply by January 13, 2017.
Information and registration: http://writing.msu.edu/resources/staf/