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[PDF] CETL Spring Semester Professional Development Opportunities! (80 KiB)
Upated - 1-20-2017

Above has a listing of the remaining one-hour trainings through The Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning. If you have any questions, please contact us at, or by call us at 5899.

Spring Semester Desire2Learn (D2L) Brightspace Support Drop-Ins

ML 88 Open Space

Mondays: 10:00 a.m. -12:50 p.m.

Tuesdays: Noon - 1:50 p.m.

Wednesdays: 10:00-11:50 a.m.

Thursdays: 9:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

Fridays: By Appointment

Please refer to the Academic Technology Services Training Schedule. There is a new schedule for each semester. Refer to the CETL Flier for times. Help will be available for drop-in sessions for any instructor having questions about D2L Brightspace. Staff will be available to meet faculty in The Center for Excellence & Innovation's Open Spaces, located in the lower level of the Memorial Library, ML 88. If you have questions regarding D2L Brightspace outside of drop-in times, please contact the IT Solution Center at 6654.

Instructional Design and Academic Technology Drop-In Sessions

ML 88 Casual Spaces

Mondays: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Tuesdays: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Wednesdays: None

Thursdays: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Fridays: None

Our Instructional Design Drop-In hours are available for faculty and staff who seek assistance with technology enriched teaching and learning strategies, and help with our University’s enterprise tools.

The Tech Tactics have been replaced with instructional design and academic technology drop-ins and will be staffed with Academic Technology Services employees. Go to Academic Technology Training Calendar for the most up-to-date schedule. If you are unable to attend any of these drop-ins, you may contact either Instructional Designer (Carrie Miller or Michael Manderfeld) for an individual appointment.

IRB Consultation and Training

There will not be any IRB Consulting Drop-In dates within The Center for Excellence & Innovation. Please contact Dr. Hadley by phone or email. Three areas which will be covered in training: IRB Applications, IRBNet, and IRB Requirements for Consent and Assent Forms. Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 from 4:00-6:00 p.m., in ML 94B Conference Room. REGISTER NOW for this training.

Dr. Hadley is available to answer faculty questions regarding Institutional Review Board (IRB) procedures and protocol. Professor Hadley may be reached at 507-389-5102 or

Lecture Recording & Production Suite Drop-In/Open House in ML 94C

Request an appointment to record your lectures in the HD Lecture Recording & Production Suite! Breaks are a great time to prepare and plan ahead!

Staff will be available to demonstrate or work with faculty/staff members on recording and production of lectures. Stop in and see what technology can bring to your online classes! Appointments are available by contacting Austin Croteau.

Communities of Scholars

Certificates Offered for 2017 Spring Semester

Certificates continued from 2016 Fall Semester

Students Consulting On Teaching (SCOT)

The Students Consulting On Teaching (SCOT) program is dedicated to quality education. SCOTs serve as an excellent resource to faculty members by providing valuable insights to supplement student evaluations and peer reviews. They offer an objective perspective since they are not working for a grade. The SCOTs have experienced a wide range of college teachingsituations and styles.

All instructors are eligible to request a student consultation. See the program page for more information, including details about how to sign up.

Peer Faculty Observation

CETL retains a pool of qualified, experienced Peer Faculty to offer objective classroom observations for all faculty campus-wide. The program is designed to provide non-evaluative observation reflections concerning your specific course. All information collected and shared during the observation is confidential. Your Peer Faculty match will be someone from outside the college in which you work.

All instructors are eligible. See the program page for more information, including details about how to sign up.

Brown Bag Discussion Series

Brown Bag Discussions are not being offered for Spring Semester. If discussion(s) are offered, we will inform you during the CETL "Weekly Update".

Scholars-At-Work Series

There will be a variety of Scholars-At-Work Brown Bag Discussions for Spring Semester. Each week a Minnesota State Mankato faculty member will share their expertise in areas of interest.

Fridays from 11:00am-Noon, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/17, and 3/31
Target audience: Any faculty, staff or graduate students.
Location: ML 94B TelePresence and Conference Room. Other as requested.

  • January 27 - Developing and Operationalizing a Research Question, presented by Dr. Karin Lindstrom Bremer, CESR Director and Associate Professor with the Department of Counseling Student Personnel
  • February 3 - Encouraging Students to Apply for Fellowships and Scholarships, presented by Giovanna Walters, Assistant Director of Honors & University and Fellowship Director
  • February 10 - Developing a Quality Data Collection Plan, presented by Dr. Karin Lindstrom Bremer, CESR Director
  • February 17 - Analyzing and Interpreting Data, presented by Dr. Karin Lindstrom Bremer, CESR Director
  • February 24 - Data Management: Sharing Your Research Data and Expanding Its Impact, presented by Lisa Baures, Ref/Instruction Librarian with Library Services, and Heidi Southworth, Digital Initiatives Librarian with Library Services
  • March 17 - Writing a Manuscript, presented by Dr. Karin Lindstrom Bremer
  • March 31 - Persisting Until Publication, presented by Dr. Karin Lindstrom Bremer

If you have a research project which you would like to present, please connect with us. These sessions may work towards a Build-Your-Own Certificate.


Mentoring, widely used among the world's most successful universities and corporatins, is a time honored and established means of devloping individual talent. At Minnesota State Univeristy, Mankato, we realize that mentoring as a means of developing human capital and quality teachers, pays big dividends.

The CETL Mentor Program is open to all new faculty who are full-time, probationary, tenure track faculty.

To register for any of our programs or to ask questions about any of the programs, please contact CETL at 507-389-5899, Patricia Hoffman at 507-389-3233 or by email

*DISCLAIMER: Certificate programs are for professional development only and do not confer a degree.