Faculty Development

There are several regular seminars for faculty, instructors, and academic support staff.

Event dates are listed on the Technology at MSU Events page.

Faculty Orientation

Before the fall semester, the Academic Advancement Network (AAN) provides faculty orientation for new instructors at MSU. A resource fair and different technology training sessions are part of this orientation. Additionally, AAN has a spring conference.

Educational Technology Series

The Educational Technology Series, sponsored by the AAN, MSU IT, and the Hub, is part of the comprehensive educator development strategy at MSU. This monthly forum provides a place for the MSU community to share ideas, questions, innovations, and experiences around teaching and learning.

Events run from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in room D-101, Wells, and are open to the MSU community.

  • January 26, 2018: D2L Daylight Town Hall
  • February 16, 2018: Learning Assessment – Who? What? Where? How?
  • March 30, 2018: Student Success Initiatives
  • April 13, 2018: Strategies for Blended and Flipped Teaching

For more information, contact Patti Stewart or Ryan Yang.

Teaching & Learning Technology Workshops

MSU IT Academic Technology offers various course development workshop opportunities throughout the year to faculty, staff, graduate assistants, and teaching assistants. If interested in setting up a workshop, call (517) 432-6200/toll free (844) 678-6200.

Individual or Department Workshops

Individual and department-focused workshops are available that blend effective teaching strategies with technology tools. These day-long workshops focus on course development, technology tool selection and integrating student needs.

These workshops provide an environment where colleagues can talk about their courses and think through deliberate design decisions that can enhance the student experience whether the course is delivered online or in person. At the end of the eight-hour workshop, instructors have a head start on undergraduate and graduate course development.

Online 101 & Blended 101 Workshops

MSU IT Academic Technology works with the AAN to provide instructional technology content for workshops and other opportunities.

Instructional designers lead small group workshops offering an overview of instructional design, technology tools and best practices for designing online courses or blended courses.

REAL Faculty Academy

MSU offers innovative classroom design to facilitate engaged and active learning called Rooms for Engaged and Active Learning (REAL).

REAL classroom spaces are specifically designed to enable lively interaction, enhanced learning, and increased faculty and student engagement.

MSU tenured, tenure-track, and fixed-term faculty members are encouraged to submit an application if interested in teaching in REAL spaces. The REAL Faculty Academy provides training and hands-on support prior to teaching in REAL spaces.