August 26, 2019 all-day
Wells Hall
Wells Hall
619 Red Cedar Rd, Okemos, MI 48864
Maddie Shellgren

Day of Teaching and Learning

Date: August 26, 2019

Location: MSU Wells Hall

The Graduate School, in collaboration with the Academic Advancement Network and the Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology are hosting a Day of Teaching and Learning in Wells Hall on August 26, 2019.  This event was developed for new teaching academics.  The Day of Teaching and Learning will feature a Teaching Toolkit Tailgate that will provide practical resources from experts across campus.  This event will also include hands on workshops and opportunities to get feedback on materials you have prepared for the start of the semester from instructional support experts.

Invitations to register were emailed to all incoming academics.  If you are interested in attending but did not receive an invitation to register please contact the Academic Advancement Network at AAN@msu.edu.

Teaching Toolkit Tailgate

Monday, August 26, 2019 — 1:00pm – 3:00pm — The Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology, D-101 Wells Hall

Join us for the Teaching Toolkit Tailgate, a relaxed open house-style event where educators (faculty, staff, academic advisors, teaching assistants, and undergraduate learning assistants) come to engage in community around teaching, and have the opportunity to walk away with practical resources on topics such as: first-day of class strategies, student engagement, difficult dialogs, student assessment and more.
Compete the RSVP form by Thursday, August 22nd to give us a sense of how many people will be joining us.

#iteachmsu talks

Monday, August 26, 2019 — 9:00am – 12:00pm — Wells Hall (see specific workshop details below)

The #iteachmsu Talks are a series of workshop sessions focusing on a variety of topics centered around teaching and learning. Sessions will vary in style, facilitators, and size, but are intended to create a space for dialogue around teaching and practice for student success.

Please register by Friday, August 23, 2019 using the #iteachmsu Talks registration form. You can sign up for one or both talks.

Optimizing Your Mentoring Relationships — Tips for Getting Off to a Good Start

10:00 am – 11:15 am, A-116 Wells Hall

Facilitated by Dr. Melissa McDaniels 

Are you a faculty member new to mentoring graduate students and/or postdocs? Are you a graduate student and/or postdoc wanting to optimize your relationships with research mentors? If you answered yes to one or both of these questions, please join Dr. Melissa McDaniels for this workshop to learn more about the importance of research mentoring, and to learn about tools that both the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation are disseminating through grant networks. Participants will learn about other opportunities this fall and winter in which they can learn more about optimizing research mentoring relationships to promote inclusion and scholarly productivity. Participants will walk away with tools they can begin using now!


MSU Syllabi: Promoting Equity, Fairness and Dialogue in the Classroom

9:00 am – 10:30 am, A-124 Wells Hall

Facilitated by Dr. Shannon Burton

    • Do you struggle with engaging students in the classroom?
    • Do you have students pressuring you with questions related to your classroom policies?
    • Have you had students concerned with your competence as an instructor?

On August 26th, 2019, the Office of the University Ombudsperson will be presenting a syllabus workshop for faculty, instructors and their supervisors on creating a syllabus that provides a strong foundation in fairness and equity for the learning environment.  Grounded in the Code of Teaching Responsibility, strong syllabi promote student belonging, foster positive faculty-student engagement before a course begins, and diminish faculty workload. In this workshop, we will discuss how syllabi act as a roadmap for students, serve as conduits to trust in the classroom, as well as how syllabi prevent classroom conflict.

Additionally, there will be limited opportunities for individual one-on-one consultations with the Office of the University Ombudsperson on your syllabus design after the workshop. To schedule a one-on-one, please e-mail ombud@msu.edu.