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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Communities of Scholars

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/cetl/programs/scholars.html

Please note that the certificate programs offered through CETL are for professional development only and do not confer a degree. Professional development credit hours will be submitted towards non-credit hours on the semester following completion of training. Registrations will be on a first come, first served basis until training sessions are full.

REGISTER HERE.

Generally, programs are offered Fall and Spring Semesters. Some are offered only in Fall Semester.

Questions? Contact CETL at cetl@mnsu.edu or by calling Jennifer Veltsos at 507-389-3233 after January 4, 2017. If you require TelePresence for any of the trainings, please let us know. We will make the arrangements before training sessions begin. Please email us a minimum of a week in advance. THANK YOU!

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Certificates offered Spring Semester 2017

Below is a list of new certificates for Spring Semester or certificates which continue through Spring Semester. Click on your certificate from the list below and it will bring you to the certificate description along with dates and times.

Assessment of Student Learning Certificate Program
Build-Your-Own Certificate Program
Building a Better Writing-Intensive (WI) Course from A to Z Certificate Program
The Certificate of Excellence for Teaching & Learning for Graduate Assistants (CETL-GA) ADVANCED SESSION
Faculty Teaching Certificate Program (FTCP)
Game-Based Learning Certificate Program
Interactive Theater of -isms for Teaching & Learning Certificate Program
Open Educational Resources (OER) Certificate Program
Program-Level Assessment Certificate Program
Research Implementation Certificate Program
Technology Tools Certificate Program

 

 Assessment of Student Learning Certificate Program

Target audience: Any faculty members interested in further developing their skills in assessing course-level learning.

Wednesdays: 1:00-2:00 p.m., 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15,  and 2/22

Location: ML 88A - Conference Room. Please email cetl@mnsu.edu with requests.

Facilitator: Dr. Paul Mackie, University Assessment Coordinator and Professor of Social Work

This certificate program focuses on assisting faculty members to better assess course-level student learning, use data for ongoing improvement, and think strategically at a “systems” level. A variety of books, articles, small-group activities, and discussions will be used to deliver this curriculum. Topics include:

Backward design and learner outcomes

Foundational knowledge of assessment

Formative assessment

Alternative summative assessment

Large group assessment

REGISTER HERE or email us at cetl@mnsu.edu

Build-Your-Own Certificate Program

Target audience: Any faculty and staff wanting to gain knowledge on specific enterprise technology software, book discussions, research, making a difference, or challenging students.

ON-GOING program. Participants will develop their own professional-learning plan. Choose seven sessions from a variety of opportunities: Scholars-At-Work Sessions and CESR Workshops.

Interested individuals will need to arrange a meeting with CETL Director Dr. Jennifer Veltsos, jennifer.veltsos@mnsu.edu to create a personalized participation plan. REGISTER HERE for any of the individual training sessions as well as for any of the certificate opportunities.

Building a Better Writing-Intensive (WI) Course from A to Z Certificate Program

Target audience: Any faculty teaching writing-intensive courses.

Thursdays from 1:00-2:00 p.m., 1/19, 2/2, 2/16, 3/2, 3/16, 3/30, and 4/13

Location: ML 111 Classroom

Facilitator: Dr. Heather Camp, Associate Professor in the Department of English

This certificate program will assist faculty members from any discipline in creating or revising a writing intensive course that they teach. Designed for new and experienced WI faculty alike, this certificate uses John Bean’s enormously popular writing-across-the-curriculum text Engaging Ideas to help faculty develop a more satisfying WI course. Through monthly discussions and hands-on tasks, faculty will grapple with challenging WI-related topics like designing assignments, treating grammatical errors, and grading student writing. All participants will be given a copy of Engaging Ideas and will leave the program with ideas and materials they can incorporate into any course with a writing component.

REGISTER HERE or email us at cetl@mnsu.edu

The Certificate of Excellence in Teaching & Learning for Graduate Assistants (CETL-GA) ADVANCED SESSION

Target audience: All Graduate Students.

Facilitator: Dr. Carrie Miller, Instructional Designer in Academic Technology Services/IT Solutions, 507-389-1531

This certificate will support you as a new instructors at Minnesota State University, Mankato. We will discuss designing 21st Century Learning Environments, and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. This course will be presented in flipped format, meaning lectures and readings are done outside of class, reserving class time for the active application of theories and techniques. We will have virtual meetings through the use of a video conferencing tool once a month. These are the Advanced Sessions continuing on from the Fall Basics session. There will be three one-hour sessions, one per month.

REGISTER HERE or email us at cetl@mnsu.edu

Faculty Teaching Certificate Program (FTCP - Continued from Fall Semester)

Target audience: All faculty, especially new faculty. This is a two-semester commitment. The groups formed in the Fall and will continue into the Spring Semester.

Group 1 - Tuesdays from 11:00 a.m. - noon, 1/24, 2/21, and 3/21

Group 1 Location: TelePresence Rooms: Mankato ML 94B and Normandale P2842

Group 2: Wednesdays from 2:00-3:00 p.m., 1/25/2017 (ML 94B), 2/22 (ML 88A, and 3/22 (ML 94B)

Group 2 Location: ML 94B Conference Room and ML 88A Conference Room

Facilitator for both FTCP Groups: Dr. Jennifer Veltsos, CETL Director and Associate Professor & Program Director in the Department of Technical Communication

This series has been the flagship of CETL. Faculty who register for the Faculty Teaching Certificate Program meet with 6-10 faculty from various disciplines. Sessions are held every three weeks. Each hour-long session addresses topics such as course design and redesign, active-learning strategies for the classroom, rubric creation, and teaching with technology. Each participant also has a peer faculty consultant and/or student consultant who observes one course and provides feedback to the faculty member (this is totally confidential). Each participant also completes a project to further aid student learning and engagement. This is a two-semester commitment. The groups formed in the Fall and will continue into the Spring Semester.

Game-Based Learning Certificate Program

Target audience: All faculty.

Thursdays from 2:00-3:00 p.m., 3/16/2017, 3/23, and 3/30

Location: ML 94B TelePresence and Conference Room. Additional TelePresence rooms by request.

Facilitator: Dr. Carrie Miller, Instructional Designer in Academic Technology Services/IT Solutions

Game-Based learning is a blanket term used to describe a variety of techniques such as gamification, the use of simulations, or the use of games in the classroom. This certificate program will introduce participants to GBL and walk them through the selection process for class materials and strategies. Participants in this certificate will: Define the term Game-Bases Learning; Identify potential opportunities to use games in their own courses; Describe the impact of the use of game-based learning on their student; Formulate a strategy to incorporate game-based learning in their curriculum.

REGISTER HERE or email us at cetl@mnsu.edu

"Interactive Theater of -isms" for Teaching & Learning Certificate (Continued from Fall Semester)

Target audience: All faculty, staff and students.

Wednesdays from 12:30-1:30 p.m., 1/25/2017, 3/22, and 4/19. This is a two semester commitment. The groups formed in the Fall will continue into Spring Semester.

Location: ML 94B TelePresence and Conference Room. Additional TelePresence rooms by request.

Facilitator: Dr. Timothy Berry, Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, will facilitate this group.

“Interactive Theater for Student Learning”. Participants will help co-create aspects of the Certificate in a safe learning environment. We will focus on increasing awareness and reflection around tough issues such as racism, sexism and other forces that work to diminish rather than empower individuals. The certificate will use the principles of Interactive Theater to equip participants with vocabulary and tactics to negotiate meaning and respond to forms of oppression or injustice. Participants’ stories as well facilitators’ stories and experiences will help focus on scenarios that can be shared across campus.

Email us at cetl@mnsu.edu if you are interested in joining this group.

Open Educational Resources (OER) Certificate Program

Target audience: All faculty.

Thursdays from 2:00-3:00 p.m., 2/9, 2/16, and 2/23

Location: ML 94B TelePresence and Conference Room. Additional TelePresence rooms by request.

Facilitator: Dr. Carrie Miller, Instructional Designer in Academic Technology Services/IT Solutions

Open Educational Resources are one way instructors can help students reduce the ever-increasing costs of higher education. This certificate program will introduce you to OERs and help you find potential OER materials for your own courses. Participants in this certificate program will: Define the term Open Educational Resources; Identify potential OER for their own courses; describe the impact of the use of OER on their students; Compare OER materials to those currently in use; and Formulate a plan for adoption or partial adoption of OER materials.

REGISTER HERE or email us at cetl@mnsu.edu

Program-Level Assessment Certificate Program

Target audience: Department chairpersons, program directors, and program assessment coordinators.

Fridays: 10:00-11:00 a.m., 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, and 2/24

Location: ML 88A - Conference Room

Facilitator: Dr. Paul Mackie, University Assessment Coordinator and Professor in the Department of Social Work

This certificate program focuses on identifying key elements associated with assessing student learning at the program level. Participants will learn how to guide, develop, and integrate student-learning outcomes across the curriculum. Participants will also learn how to connect learning outcomes to multiple goals and missions, develop strategies to effectively “close the data loop,” and apply findings that enhance student learning. A variety of books, articles, small-group activities, and discussions will be used to deliver this training.

 REGISTER HERE or email us at cetl@mnsu.edu

Research Implementation Certificate Program

Target audience: All faculty and staff who want guidance on the research and publication process.

Fridays: 11:00 a.m.-Noon, 1/27, 2/10, 2/17, 3/17and 3/31

Location: ML 94B TelePresence and Conference Room. Additional TelePresence rooms by request.

Facilitator: Dr. Karin Lindstrom Bremer, CESR Director and Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling Student Personnel

This certificate program will include a series of sessions on the research process from conceptualization to publication.  Both qualitative and quantitative research will be addressed.  The sessions will begin with strategies for turning one’s curiosity into a workable and operationalizable research question, and continue with strategies to develop a quality data collection plan in order to obtain reliable and valid data, and analyze and interpret data that will tell the richest story.  The sessions will end with key elements of a well-written manuscript and strategies for persisting until publication.

February 6 (Rescheduled from January 27): Developing and Operationalizing a Research Question
February 10: Developing a Quality Data Collection Plan
February 17: Analyzing and Interpreting Data
March 17: Writing a Manuscript
March 31: Persisting until Publication

 REGISTER HERE or email us at cetl@mnsu.edu

Technology Tools Certificate Program

Target audience: All faculty. Please bring your own device.

Wednesdays from 2:00-3:00 p.m., 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, and 3/1

Location: ML 94B TelePresence and Conference Room. Additional TelePresence rooms by request.

Co-Facilitators: Dr. Carrie Miller, Instructional Designer and Johnny Bayerl, Graduate Research Assistant, IT Solutions

This is a hands-on series of workshops designed to give you practice with some of our Enterprise Tools for teaching and Learning. Some of the tools we will use include Office 365 and OneDrive; Qualtrics; Social Media; Video Conferencing Tools; Screencasting Software; and Web 2.0 tools. Participants will need to bring their own devices.

REGISTER HERE or email us at cetl@mnsu.edu

 

REGISTER HERE for any of the training opportunities listed above or for any of the individual trainings (CESR Workshops and Scholars-At-Work Series). Contact CETL with questions at 507-389-5899 or by email cetl@mnsu.edu.