Teaching and Learning Spring Conference


Teaching and Learning Spring Conference

May 9-11, 2017

All MSU academics who teach are invited to the first annual Teaching and Learning Spring Conference. Our goal is to showcase the innovative and transformative teaching of MSU educators who enhance the greater community, the MSU community, and promote student success. Interact with other educators on campus, connecting and discussing teaching and learning in our context. 

May 9

Two exciting sessions take place on May 9, one presenting data that has been gathered and assessed regarding student success for undergraduates, and the other, a boot-camp for newer faculty on issues they will face in the classroom.

  1. The Student Success Data Summit: Partnering for Undergraduate Student Success (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., opening session in Wells Hall Room B-115--registration at 8:00 a.m.)  Presentations and data analysis of student success efforts in the Neighborhoods, from the Office of the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education, and other partners. Registration: http://bit.ly/2n7APhH
  2. Quick Start to Teaching for Student Success (8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Wells Hall D-101) Presentations from various leaders regarding issues like academic integrity, inclusive learning environments, accessibility, and environments free of sexual harassment. Registration: http://fod.msu.edu/events/quick-start-teaching-student-success-msu


May 10-11

The Inaugural Teaching and Learning Spring Conference 
The conference will feature four to five content tracks with presentations, roundtables, discussions, poster presentations, and a Twitter Edchat. Light breakfast and lunch will be served. 
We are excited to welcome Michelle Pacansky-Brock as our keynote speaker. A dynamic and recognized speaker, writer, and podcaster who seeks to better engage students through "humanizing" the online course experience, Dr. Pacansky-Brock will set a hopeful tone for enhancing our community through teaching.
The full schedule is linked here: http://aan.msu.edu/sites/default/files/Spring-Conference-Presentations.pdf
Register for this conference at https://msu.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eV8d2jOgJiIIO9L
Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Michelle Pacansky-Brock, Innovations Lead, host of the humanizED podcast for Teaching & Learning Innovations at California State University, Channel Islands
Michelle Packansky Brock, our speaker for the MSU Teaching and Learning Spring Conference
Dr. Pacansky-Brock is a noted leader in higher education with expertise in online teaching, course design, and faculty development. Michelle’s work has helped online instructors across the nation and beyond understand how to craft relevant, humanized online learning experiences that support the diverse needs of college students.  She is the author of Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies (Routledge), has received national recognition for her excellence in teaching, and has held various leadership roles with the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI). Currently, Michelle is Innovations Lead and the host of the humanizED podcast for Teaching & Learning Innovations at California State University Channel Islands. Learn more about Michelle at brocansky.com and connect with her on Twitter @brocansky.  (source: http://brocansky.com/bio-and-headshot)
This conference is a collaboration between: 

  • The Academic Advancement Network
  • The Graduate School
  • The Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology
  • The Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives
  • IT Services Teaching and Learning
  • MSU Libraries
  • The Neighborhoods Student Success Collaborative
  • The Office of the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Patti Stewart, Director of Faculty Development programs for the Academic Advancement Network, at facdevel@msu.edu or (517) 432-2033.