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.

Seminar Series: Brown Bags

The Explorations in Instructional Technology Brown Bag Seminar series hosts presentations on a wide variety of topics in instructional technology. It is sponsored by the MSU College of Education, College of Natural Science, and MSU Information Technology.

Brown Bags are held on Fridays during the fall and spring semesters. Seminars run from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in room 105, Natural Science Building, and are open to the MSU community. For more information, contact Sev Grabski.

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.