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[PDF] 2014-2015 Certificate Offerings UPDATED 9-15-14! (200 KiB)

Above document also contains one-hour training opportunities: Tech Tactics, Scholars-At-Work, and Brown Bag Discussions.

[PDF] 2014-2015 Certificate Interest Postcard (with fields) (120 KiB)

The Interest Postcard corresponds with the listings of 2014-2015 CETL Certificate Offerings.

Academic Mapping Drop-In Sessions/Support Available!

Ginger Zierdt, Interim Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Education will be hosting Academic Mapping Drop-In Sessions this Fall Semester.

Please drop in for support or with questions on Academic Mapping. Sites available for drop-ins:
On MSU, Mankato Campus: Memorial Library 94B (ML 94B) - TelePresence and Conference Room
MSU, Edina Campus: Edina Room 307, Suite A - TelePresence
Normandale Campus: P2842 - TelePresence

  • Friday, Sept. 19, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 30, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 16, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 28, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 12, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Desire2Learn (D2L) and Office 365 Drop-Ins for One-to-One Support in ML 88 Open Spaces

Fall Semester Schedule for D2L Drop-Ins

  • Mondays, Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24, Dec. 1 ~ 8:00-10:00 a.m.
  • Tuesdays, Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25 ~ 9:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24, Oct. 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12, 26, Dec. 3 ~ 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, Dec. 4 ~ 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Staff members from the Academic Technology Services, a division of ITS, will be available for drop-in sessions for any instructor having questions about D2L or Office 365. 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 or Office 365, you may also contact the ITS Service Desk at 6654.

IRB Consultation

  • There will not be any IRB Consulting Drop-In dates within The Center. Please contact Dr. Hadley by phone or email.

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

  • Hours TBD shortly for Fall Semester.

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 Michael Manderfeld.

Communities of Scholars*

  • Assessment for Student Learning Certificate Program
  • Build-Your-Own Certificate Program
  • The Certificate of Excellence in Online Teaching & Learning (CEOTL)
  • The Certificate of Excellence in Teaching & Learning Basics for Adjunct Faculty - NEW!
  • The Certificate of Excellence in Teaching & Learning for Graduate Students (CETL-GA) - NEW!
  • Faculty Teaching Certificate Program (FTCP)
  • Flipped Instruction Model Certificate Program
  • The Institute for the Scholarship of Assessment, Learning, & Teaching (iSALT) Fellows Program - NEW!
  • "Interactive Theater of -isms" For Teaching and Learning - NEW!
  • Intercultural Seminar Series
  • The Pedagogy of Civic Engagement/Social Justice Seminar Series (Pilot) - NEW!
  • Professional Learning Communities for Department Chairs
  • Program-Level Assessment Certificate Program
  • Teaching the 21st Century Learner Certificate Program
  • Team-Based Learning (TBL) Certificate Program: An Alternate to Lecturing
  • Writing-Intensive Certificate Program - NEW!

Students Consulting On Teaching (SCOT)

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

Peer Faculty Consultations

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

Brown Bag Discussion Series

There will be a variety of Brown Bag Discussions for the Fall Semester FY15. Watch CETL calendar. Sessions are scheduled for Thursdays from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in ML 94B These sessions will work towards a Build-Your-Own Certificate.

Scholars-At-Work Series

There will be a variety of Scholars-At-Work Brown Bag Discussions for Fall Semester FY15. Each week a Minnesota State Mankato faculty member will share their expertise in areas of interest. Sessions are scheduled for Mondays from 3:00-4:00 p.m. These sessions may work towards a Build-Your-Own Certificate.

Five Minute Workshops

Tech Tactics

These engaging one-hour sessions will talk about a variety of topics from current technology to new innovations to teaching methods. These sessions are presented by Academic Technology Services in conjunction with CETL. Go to Academic Technology Training Calendar for the most up-to-date schedule. Please register in the STARS System or let us know you will be coming and we can register you. Your registrations helps us know that you will be coming. Sessions with no registrations may be canceled.

Fall Semester Schedule for FY15, ML 94B and Edina Rm 321, Suite B, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

  • 9/10/14 -
  • 9/18/14 - Office 365
  • 9/24/14 - Quality Matters
  • 10/2/14 - Lecture Capture/Audio Feedback
  • 10/8/14 - Supercharge Your Presentation
  • 10/16/14 - Virtual Meetings
  • 10/22/14 - Smart Boards
  • 10/30/14 - Chime In
  • 11/5/14 - Overview of Tech Tools
  • 11/13/14 - Quality Matters Template
  • 11/19/14 - Structuring Online Discussions
  • 12/4/14 - Analytics


To register for any of our programs or to ask questions about any of the programs, please contact CETL's administrative assistant, Mary Van Duynhoven at 507-389-5899 or by email or

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