Teaching and Learning Spring Conference

Teaching and Learning Spring Conference

May 9-11, 2017

All MSU academics who teach were invited to the first annual Teaching and Learning Spring Conference. Our goal was to showcase the innovative and transformative teaching of MSU educators who enhance the greater community, the MSU community, and promote student success. Educators from across the university connected and discussed teaching and learning in our context.  

May 9

Quick Start to Teaching for Student Success

Links to presentations are listed by topic below.
Large group presentations:

Break-out session presentations:


May 10-11

The Inaugural Teaching and Learning Spring Conference 
The conference featured four to five content tracks with presentations, roundtables, discussions, poster presentations, and a Twitter #Edchat.  Read the commentary on Twitter at #iteachMSU
Schedule: The full schedule is linked here: http://aan.msu.edu/sites/default/files/Final-Spring-Conference-Presentation-Details.pdf

Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Michelle Pacansky-Brock, Innovations Lead, host of the humanizED podcast for Teaching & Learning Innovations at California State University, Channel Islands

Keynote Presentation:

Dr. Pacansky-Brock shared about Humanizing Learning with Digital Tools. Her presentation is posted on her blog, at http://brocansky.com/2017/05/michigan-state-university-teaching-learning-spring-conference.html
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 was 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.