Sep
24
Thu
2020
Fall 2020 "Coffee Hour" Meetings for Women Chairs and Directors @ Zoom Meeting
Fall 2020 “Coffee Hour” Meetings for Women Chairs and Directors @ Zoom Meeting
Sep 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The series of meetings for women chairs, school directors, and associate deans from non-departmentally organized colleges and directors of academic programs similar to departments/schools will continue this fall.  While these meetings have traditionally been held over the lunch hour, this semester we plan to host these as virtual “coffee hours”.   These sessions are designed to be informal gatherings to allow for discussion, peer mentoring and problem-solving.  There is no set agenda and our hope is that these events will provide an opportunity for you to network with other women in similar positions across campus.

Marilyn Amey, Interim Associate Provost for Faculty and Academic Staff Development (and former department chair) will host these monthly sessions.

Fall 2020 Virtual Dates

  • Thursday, September 24 from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, October 30 from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 19 from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, December 11 from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
If you currently hold one of the named positions and have not received a personal invitation, please contact  Cindi Leverich at youngcin@msu.edu.

 

Sep
25
Fri
2020
AAN Virtual "Coffee Hour" @ Zoom Webinar
AAN Virtual “Coffee Hour” @ Zoom Webinar
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Whether you are a new member of the MSU community or someone with years of experience here, there are times when a faculty or academic staff member looks to talk about career issues with someone who understands academic work in its many forms. The staff and node leaders of the Academic Advancement Network are here to be that sounding board as you create a successful academic career here. We invite you to stop by our virtual “Coffee Hours” to discuss aspects of academic work that are on your mind. Drop-in for a quick question, to engage in conversation instead of just email, to set up a consultation, or to inquire further about the many activities and opportunities offered by AAN throughout the year. Each session will be facilitated by a different AAN leader but you can come by to ask any of us specific or general questions. We look forward to seeing you!

No registration is necessary, to attend this chat please click here (password: AAN)

Additional dates will be added as they are scheduled.

Sep
30
Wed
2020
Critical Friends Peer Mentoring sessions @ Zoom Meeting
Critical Friends Peer Mentoring sessions @ Zoom Meeting
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

This opportunity is open to all department chairs, school directors, associate deans in non-departmentally organized colleges and directors of academic programs similar to departments/schools.

This program will focus on developing a community of peers, by providing a venue to give and receive effective feedback and promote group problem solving.  Used at the Big Ten Academic Alliance Department Executive Officer (DEO) Training, the Critical Friends* model will be used to facilitate these structured problem solving conversations around particular topics or issues participants want to discuss.

The Critical Friends process focuses on developing collegial relationships, encouraging reflective practice, and rethinking leadership. This process is based in cooperative adult learning, which is often contrary to patterns established in work environments. It also addresses a situation in which many leaders find themselves – trained to work as independent units; certified as knowing all that is needed to know; feeling like the continuation of professional learning is not essential to the creation of an exciting, rich, learning environment; and that they are simply supervisors in the leadership role.

Critical in the context of the group is intended to mean “important” or “key” or “necessary.” Those who have used this process have found that many leaders are clumsy at being “critical.” They have further discovered that many leaders are trained to talk around and avoid difficult issues, not carefully confront them. The Critical Friends process provides an opportunity both to solicit and provide feedback in a manner that promotes reflective learning.

Retrieved from: Critical Friends: A Process Built on Reflection

Schedule

The first session will provide a brief overview of the program, followed by at least one round of the Critical Friends model. Before each session I will email to ask if anyone registered would like to share a current issue they are dealing with.

FALL 2020 – Critical Friends Peer Mentoring Sessions

Wednesday,  September 30, 2020,  9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday,  October 21, 2020,  9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday,  November 18, 2020,  9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday,  December 9, 2020,  9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

You do not need to commit to attending all sessions and can register to attend as they fit with your schedule.

If you currently hold one of the named positions and have not received a personal invitation, please contact  Cindi Leverich at youngcin@msu.edu.

Democratic Engagement: Supporting Students as Engaged Citizens @ Zoom Webinar
Democratic Engagement: Supporting Students as Engaged Citizens @ Zoom Webinar
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Democratic Engagement: Supporting Students as Engaged Citizens

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. | Zoom

This session will highlight democratic engagement and methods for including this community engaged learning strategy into your course experience. The session will include immediate takeaways for implementation this semester, as well as tools for designing future coursework.

Click here to register

Oct
2
Fri
2020
Leadership Institute - Effective Decision Making & Running Efficient Meetings @ Zoom Webinar
Leadership Institute – Effective Decision Making & Running Efficient Meetings @ Zoom Webinar
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Leadership Institute – Effective Decision Making & Running Efficient Meetings

One of the key ways decisions are made is during meetings. Participants will learn best practices for running efficient meetings and hear from campus leaders about how they organize discussions that lead to successful decisions. 

Ann Austin, Associate Dean, College of Education
Prabu David, Dean, College of Communication Arts and Sciences
Cary Roseth,Chairperson, Counseling, Educational Psychology, & Special Education 

These sessions are required for department chairpersons, school directors, and associate deans of non-departmentally organized colleges within the first two years of their appointments; all other administrators are encouraged to attend sessions they would find useful.

Click here to register

Oct
8
Thu
2020
AAN Virtual "Coffee Hour" @ Zoom Webinar
AAN Virtual “Coffee Hour” @ Zoom Webinar
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Whether you are a new member of the MSU community or someone with years of experience here, there are times when a faculty or academic staff member looks to talk about career issues with someone who understands academic work in its many forms. The staff and node leaders of the Academic Advancement Network are here to be that sounding board as you create a successful academic career here. We invite you to stop by our virtual “Coffee Hours” to discuss aspects of academic work that are on your mind. Drop-in for a quick question, to engage in conversation instead of just email, to set up a consultation, or to inquire further about the many activities and opportunities offered by AAN throughout the year. Each session will be facilitated by a different AAN leader but you can come by to ask any of us specific or general questions. We look forward to seeing you!

No registration is necessary, to attend this chat please click here (password: AAN)

Additional dates will be added as they are scheduled.

Oct
15
Thu
2020
Getting Started: CCEL Support for Community-Engaged Learning at MSU @ Zoom Webinar
Getting Started: CCEL Support for Community-Engaged Learning at MSU @ Zoom Webinar
Oct 15 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Getting Started: CCEL Support for Community-Engaged Learning at MSU

Thursday, October 15, 2020
1:30 – 3:00 p.m. | Zoom

This session will discuss the support that the Center for Community Engaged Learning (CCEL) can provide to instructors in developing and enhancing course-based community-engaged learning opportunities for students. The gathering will include networking time for participants to connect with each other and share current and/or future project plans.

Register
Oct
21
Wed
2020
Critical Friends Peer Mentoring sessions @ Zoom Meeting
Critical Friends Peer Mentoring sessions @ Zoom Meeting
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

This opportunity is open to all department chairs, school directors, associate deans in non-departmentally organized colleges and directors of academic programs similar to departments/schools.

This program will focus on developing a community of peers, by providing a venue to give and receive effective feedback and promote group problem solving.  Used at the Big Ten Academic Alliance Department Executive Officer (DEO) Training, the Critical Friends* model will be used to facilitate these structured problem solving conversations around particular topics or issues participants want to discuss.

The Critical Friends process focuses on developing collegial relationships, encouraging reflective practice, and rethinking leadership. This process is based in cooperative adult learning, which is often contrary to patterns established in work environments. It also addresses a situation in which many leaders find themselves – trained to work as independent units; certified as knowing all that is needed to know; feeling like the continuation of professional learning is not essential to the creation of an exciting, rich, learning environment; and that they are simply supervisors in the leadership role.

Critical in the context of the group is intended to mean “important” or “key” or “necessary.” Those who have used this process have found that many leaders are clumsy at being “critical.” They have further discovered that many leaders are trained to talk around and avoid difficult issues, not carefully confront them. The Critical Friends process provides an opportunity both to solicit and provide feedback in a manner that promotes reflective learning.

Retrieved from: Critical Friends: A Process Built on Reflection

Schedule

The first session will provide a brief overview of the program, followed by at least one round of the Critical Friends model. Before each session I will email to ask if anyone registered would like to share a current issue they are dealing with.

FALL 2020 – Critical Friends Peer Mentoring Sessions

Wednesday,  September 30, 2020,  9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday,  October 21, 2020,  9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday,  November 18, 2020,  9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday,  December 9, 2020,  9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

You do not need to commit to attending all sessions and can register to attend as they fit with your schedule.

If you currently hold one of the named positions and have not received a personal invitation, please contact  Cindi Leverich at youngcin@msu.edu.

Oct
30
Fri
2020
Fall 2020 "Coffee Hour" Meetings for Women Chairs and Directors @ Zoom Meeting
Fall 2020 “Coffee Hour” Meetings for Women Chairs and Directors @ Zoom Meeting
Oct 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The series of meetings for women chairs, school directors, and associate deans from non-departmentally organized colleges and directors of academic programs similar to departments/schools will continue this fall.  While these meetings have traditionally been held over the lunch hour, this semester we plan to host these as virtual “coffee hours”.   These sessions are designed to be informal gatherings to allow for discussion, peer mentoring and problem-solving.  There is no set agenda and our hope is that these events will provide an opportunity for you to network with other women in similar positions across campus.

Marilyn Amey, Interim Associate Provost for Faculty and Academic Staff Development (and former department chair) will host these monthly sessions.

Fall 2020 Virtual Dates

  • Thursday, September 24 from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, October 30 from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 19 from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, December 11 from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
If you currently hold one of the named positions and have not received a personal invitation, please contact  Cindi Leverich at youngcin@msu.edu.

 

Nov
5
Thu
2020
Leadership Institute - Effective Decision Making & Running Efficient Meetings @ Zoom Webinar
Leadership Institute – Effective Decision Making & Running Efficient Meetings @ Zoom Webinar
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Transitioning into Academic Leadership: From Putting out Fires to Affecting Change 

It is common that challenging situations are either previously known or discovered early in the tenure of a new academic leader. While they require attention and solutions, it is optimal to solve problems in a context of moving the unit forward in substantial, positive ways.  This workshop will offer perspective from experienced administrators in this process. 

Titus Awokuse, Chair, Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
Cara Cilano, Associate Dean, College of Arts & Letters 

These sessions are required for department chairpersons, school directors, and associate deans of non-departmentally organized colleges within the first two years of their appointments; all other administrators are encouraged to attend sessions they would find useful.

Click here to register

Nov
6
Fri
2020
Community-Engaged Research: Getting Started @ Zoom Webinar
Community-Engaged Research: Getting Started @ Zoom Webinar
Nov 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Attention: Faculty, Academic Staff, and Graduate Students

Interested in collaborating with K-12 schools, nonprofits, industry, or government partners on your research? New to community-engaged research and wondering how to get started? Curious about how to establish partnerships for your community-engaged research? Then this workshop is for you. Together, we will review the basics of community-engaged research, including definitions, examples from multiple disciplines, theories and conceptual frameworks, partnership building, and community engagement practices. Participants will come away with tools and resources for initiating conversations with community partners about how to work together on research.

Presenters

Jessica Barnes-Najor, Director for Community Partnerships, Office for Public Engagement and Scholarship

Miles McNall, Director for Community-Engaged Research, Office for Public Engagement and Scholarship

 

Sponsored by: University Outreach and Engagement; Academic Advancement Network; Vice President for Research and Innovation; The Graduate School.

Photovoice Analysis and Scholarly Presentation @ Zoom Webinar
Photovoice Analysis and Scholarly Presentation @ Zoom Webinar
Nov 6 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Attention: Faculty, Academic Staff, and Graduate Students

November 6, 2020

1:30 – 3:30 p.m. | Zoom

Click here to Register

Photovoice is a participatory action research method used to explore important community questions through imagery and participants’ stories about the meaning behind their photos. Through cycles of photography, writing, reflection, and storytelling, participants articulate their own views, identify common themes, hold critical dialogues, and foster change in their communities and settings.

This workshop focuses on how to analyze photovoice images and writing. It is intended for participants who have experience with photovoice and/or have completed a photovoice project with their community partners. This is not a photovoice basics workshop.

Workshop participants will come away with ideas for analyzing data from photovoice projects and useful strategies for disseminating their scholarship to academic audiences.

Presenters

  • Julie Phillips, MD, MPH, Sparrow-MSU Family Medicine Residency Program, Department of Family Medicine, College of Human Medicine
  • Amy Romain, LMSW, ACSW, Sparrow-MSU Family Medicine Residency Program, Department of Family Medicine, College of Human Medicine
  • Amy Odom, DO, Sparrow-MSU Family Medicine Residency Program, Department of Family Medicine, College of Human Medicine

Photovoice Consultation Hour

As a follow-up, on December 6 the presenters will hold a Photovoice Consultation Hour to provide participants individual feedback on their photovoice projects.

 

Sponsored by: University Outreach and Engagement; Academic Advancement Network; Center for Gender in Global Context; College of Human Medicine; The Graduate School; The Writing Center

Nov
18
Wed
2020
Critical Friends Peer Mentoring sessions @ Zoom Meeting
Critical Friends Peer Mentoring sessions @ Zoom Meeting
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

This opportunity is open to all department chairs, school directors, associate deans in non-departmentally organized colleges and directors of academic programs similar to departments/schools.

This program will focus on developing a community of peers, by providing a venue to give and receive effective feedback and promote group problem solving.  Used at the Big Ten Academic Alliance Department Executive Officer (DEO) Training, the Critical Friends* model will be used to facilitate these structured problem solving conversations around particular topics or issues participants want to discuss.

The Critical Friends process focuses on developing collegial relationships, encouraging reflective practice, and rethinking leadership. This process is based in cooperative adult learning, which is often contrary to patterns established in work environments. It also addresses a situation in which many leaders find themselves – trained to work as independent units; certified as knowing all that is needed to know; feeling like the continuation of professional learning is not essential to the creation of an exciting, rich, learning environment; and that they are simply supervisors in the leadership role.

Critical in the context of the group is intended to mean “important” or “key” or “necessary.” Those who have used this process have found that many leaders are clumsy at being “critical.” They have further discovered that many leaders are trained to talk around and avoid difficult issues, not carefully confront them. The Critical Friends process provides an opportunity both to solicit and provide feedback in a manner that promotes reflective learning.

Retrieved from: Critical Friends: A Process Built on Reflection

Schedule

The first session will provide a brief overview of the program, followed by at least one round of the Critical Friends model. Before each session I will email to ask if anyone registered would like to share a current issue they are dealing with.

FALL 2020 – Critical Friends Peer Mentoring Sessions

Wednesday,  September 30, 2020,  9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday,  October 21, 2020,  9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday,  November 18, 2020,  9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday,  December 9, 2020,  9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

You do not need to commit to attending all sessions and can register to attend as they fit with your schedule.

If you currently hold one of the named positions and have not received a personal invitation, please contact  Cindi Leverich at youngcin@msu.edu.

Co-Creation of Knowledge and Integration of Values for Equitable Research: Lessons from Indigenous Early Childhood Community Research Partnerships @ Zoom Webinar
Co-Creation of Knowledge and Integration of Values for Equitable Research: Lessons from Indigenous Early Childhood Community Research Partnerships @ Zoom Webinar
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Attention: Faculty, Academic Staff, and Graduate Students

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time)

Click here to Register

Research initiatives which aim to identify inclusive and just responses to community problems require:

  • integration of the different ways in which these problems are understood (e.g., by community members, by university partners), and
  • generation of solutions, grounded in local and scientific knowledge, that align with the core beliefs and values of the partners.

University faculty and staff involved in community-university partnerships frequently find themselves in the challenging position of attempting to foster dialogue and coordinated action across partners’ different ways of understanding community problems, with little guidance on the techniques and tools for bridging these differences.

This panel will address this challenge of knowledge integration by sharing the techniques and approaches used by academics and community partners to co-create solutions. Partners from Michigan State University, Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health, University of Colorado Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health, and the Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan will describe their processes for co-creating knowledge and integrating values to move toward equitable research in the field of early childhood education and development.

In a panel discussion, these partners will identify the crosscutting lessons learned and unique strategies for co-creating knowledge and integrating values. Following the panel discussion, session participants will have the opportunity to engage with the panel through a Q&A session.

Panelists

 

Sponsored by: University Outreach and Engagement; Center for Interdisciplinarity (C4I)

Nov
19
Thu
2020
Fall 2020 "Coffee Hour" Meetings for Women Chairs and Directors
Fall 2020 “Coffee Hour” Meetings for Women Chairs and Directors
Nov 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The series of meetings for women chairs, school directors, and associate deans from non-departmentally organized colleges and directors of academic programs similar to departments/schools will continue this fall.  While these meetings have traditionally been held over the lunch hour, this semester we plan to host these as virtual “coffee hours”.   These sessions are designed to be informal gatherings to allow for discussion, peer mentoring and problem-solving.  There is no set agenda and our hope is that these events will provide an opportunity for you to network with other women in similar positions across campus.

Marilyn Amey, Interim Associate Provost for Faculty and Academic Staff Development (and former department chair) will host these monthly sessions.

Fall 2020 Virtual Dates

  • Thursday, September 24 from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, October 30 from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 19 from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, December 11 from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
If you currently hold one of the named positions and have not received a personal invitation, please contact  Cindi Leverich at youngcin@msu.edu.

 

Dec
2
Wed
2020
Creating or Refining Your Community-Engaged Learning Syllabus @ Zoom Webinar
Creating or Refining Your Community-Engaged Learning Syllabus @ Zoom Webinar
Dec 2 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Creating or Refining Your Community-Engaged Learning Syllabus

Wednesday, December 2, 2020
1:30 – 3:00 p.m. | Zoom

This session will discuss elements of designing a syllabus to outline the community-engaged learning experience and requirements, highlight community partnership, and build in reflection opportunities. We will draw from sample syllabi, templates, and peer testimonials to assist instructors in shaping plans for future courses.

Register
Dec
9
Wed
2020
Critical Friends Peer Mentoring sessions @ Zoom Meeting
Critical Friends Peer Mentoring sessions @ Zoom Meeting
Dec 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

This opportunity is open to all department chairs, school directors, associate deans in non-departmentally organized colleges and directors of academic programs similar to departments/schools.

This program will focus on developing a community of peers, by providing a venue to give and receive effective feedback and promote group problem solving.  Used at the Big Ten Academic Alliance Department Executive Officer (DEO) Training, the Critical Friends* model will be used to facilitate these structured problem solving conversations around particular topics or issues participants want to discuss.

The Critical Friends process focuses on developing collegial relationships, encouraging reflective practice, and rethinking leadership. This process is based in cooperative adult learning, which is often contrary to patterns established in work environments. It also addresses a situation in which many leaders find themselves – trained to work as independent units; certified as knowing all that is needed to know; feeling like the continuation of professional learning is not essential to the creation of an exciting, rich, learning environment; and that they are simply supervisors in the leadership role.

Critical in the context of the group is intended to mean “important” or “key” or “necessary.” Those who have used this process have found that many leaders are clumsy at being “critical.” They have further discovered that many leaders are trained to talk around and avoid difficult issues, not carefully confront them. The Critical Friends process provides an opportunity both to solicit and provide feedback in a manner that promotes reflective learning.

Retrieved from: Critical Friends: A Process Built on Reflection

Schedule

The first session will provide a brief overview of the program, followed by at least one round of the Critical Friends model. Before each session I will email to ask if anyone registered would like to share a current issue they are dealing with.

FALL 2020 – Critical Friends Peer Mentoring Sessions

Wednesday,  September 30, 2020,  9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday,  October 21, 2020,  9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday,  November 18, 2020,  9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday,  December 9, 2020,  9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

You do not need to commit to attending all sessions and can register to attend as they fit with your schedule.

If you currently hold one of the named positions and have not received a personal invitation, please contact  Cindi Leverich at youngcin@msu.edu.

Dec
11
Fri
2020
Fall 2020 "Coffee Hour" Meetings for Women Chairs and Directors
Fall 2020 “Coffee Hour” Meetings for Women Chairs and Directors
Dec 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The series of meetings for women chairs, school directors, and associate deans from non-departmentally organized colleges and directors of academic programs similar to departments/schools will continue this fall.  While these meetings have traditionally been held over the lunch hour, this semester we plan to host these as virtual “coffee hours”.   These sessions are designed to be informal gatherings to allow for discussion, peer mentoring and problem-solving.  There is no set agenda and our hope is that these events will provide an opportunity for you to network with other women in similar positions across campus.

Marilyn Amey, Interim Associate Provost for Faculty and Academic Staff Development (and former department chair) will host these monthly sessions.

Fall 2020 Virtual Dates

  • Thursday, September 24 from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, October 30 from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 19 from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, December 11 from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
If you currently hold one of the named positions and have not received a personal invitation, please contact  Cindi Leverich at youngcin@msu.edu.

 

Photovoice Consultations @ Zoom Webinar
Photovoice Consultations @ Zoom Webinar
Dec 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Do you have a photovoice project but have not quite figured out how to write it up for conferences or peer reviewed papers? Would you like a chance to have an individual consultation on your photovoice project? If so, join the Photovoice Analysis and Scholarly Presentation team for a photovoice consultation appointment. Once you have registered, we’ll assign you an appointment time for your consultation. Come away with practical next steps for moving your project forward.

Presenters

  • Julie Phillips, MD, MPH, Sparrow-MSU Family Medicine Residency Program, Department of Family Medicine, College of Human Medicine
  • Amy Romain, LMSW, ACSW, Sparrow-MSU Family Medicine Residency Program, Department of Family Medicine, College of Human Medicine
  • Amy Odom, DO, Sparrow-MSU Family Medicine Residency Program, Department of Family Medicine, College of Human Medicine
  • Diane Doberneck, PhD, University Outreach and Engagement and Department of Community Sustainability

Sponsored by: University Outreach and Engagement; Academic Advancement Network; Center for Gender in Global Context; College of Human Medicine; The Graduate School; The Writing Center

Register