For more information, and to participate in one of the following learning communities, please contact its facilitators.

Digital Humanities Pedagogy

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The DH Pedagogy LC brings together instructors from across campus who are new or somewhat new to digital humanities methods and theories and interested in integrating these approaches into their undergraduate courses. Digital humanities methods – such as annotation, digital curation, mapping, text analysis, visualization, and social media analysis – allow students to explore topics of the humanities through multiple hands-on ways of knowing and integrate active learning approaches alongside critical approaches to engaging with technology. Over the course of the year, LC members will transform a the syllabus of a course they teach to integrate a digital project (or several) into the class.

Accessible Course Design: Instruction for all through Universal Design for Learning

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This Learning Community will continue to focus on accessibility but with a renewed view through the lens of Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

Adams 2.0

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In its second year, Adams 2.0 will continue its mission of “going public” with the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. We will pursue our inquiries into faculty practices and perceived needs for effective teaching and learning, offer resources to individuals and units at MSU and beyond, and try to model the kind of interdisciplinary collaboration that will advance the culture of teaching and learning.

Teaching and Learning in the Department of Animal Science

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The MSU Department of Animal Science has a long and rich tradition of teaching excellence in a unique environment.  We are fortunate to have educational facilities ranging from classrooms, to laboratories, to farms.  As a result, we offer our students cutting edge science in a practical environment.  The Teaching and Learning in the Department of Animal Science Learning Community is designed to share innovative teaching and learning pedagogy in these environments to provide both students and faculty with the most effective and valuable educational experience possible.

Non-Tenure and Specialist Faculty Identities

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Interrogating Identity Formation and Passing in Global Contexts

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This learning community explores issues related to identity formation and passing in global contexts, including various geopolitical spaces and historical times, as well as in multiple registers (i.e., gender, race, ethnicity, language, class, religion, sexuality, desire, and the body to name just a few).

Consortium for Compassionate Well-being

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  • Roxane Raffin Chan rchan@msu.edu
  • Sabrina Ford sford@msu.edu

The mission of the MindfulState learning community is to explore contemplative concepts and practices that will provide for a more wisdom based and compassionate pedagogy at Michigan State University. By offering compassion and wisdom pedagogy to the larger University Community, MSU graduates will become resilient, creative and productive citizens. Each learning community session will expand our knowledge and develop our contemplative skills by practicing with known experts and teachers.

Racism, Privilege, and Power: MSU Extension

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This learning community is intended to provide an intentional space for MSU Extension staff to reflect on and deepen our understanding of issues of power, privilege, and equity as they relate to race in our work. We aim to use the space to explore dominant cultural values, how they impact programming, and how to offer more welcoming, intentionally anti-racist and inclusive alternatives.

Africa R&D Connect

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Food and Housing Insecurity

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We are working to create learning opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to have discussions about basic needs issues on MSU’s campus. To do so, we will host a series of public lunch and learn conversations open to MSU faculty, staff, and students.

Charting the Future of Online Graduate Education

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The FLC was established recognizing the growing number of online graduate programs at MSU, and the need to bring faculty and administrators together to address common online program challenges experienced in marketing, program/curriculum design, administration, student support, learning design and faculty development.  In addition to discussing best practices, the group will be positioned to inform the future of online educational programming at MSU.

Transforming Teaching Through Reflective Writing Experiences

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Transforming Teaching Through Reflective Writing Experiences guides and supports faculty participants in identifying and bonding with their authentic personal and professional selves through a 3-tiered framework of collaboration, reflection, and writing via monthly workshops.