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CETL Program and Event Schedule

Page address: https://www.mnsu.edu/cetl/programs/cetl_schedule.html

Spring 2013 Programs and Events

Rachel Fenske and Jeff Henline will be available for drop in sessions for anyone having questions about the new version of D2L. They will be available to meet faculty in The Center for Excellence & Innovation's open spaces, located in the lower level of the library.

  • Mondays: 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
  • Wednesdays: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Fridays: 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Additionally, Professor Mary Hadley will be holding open office hours in ML 88 throughout Spring Semester. She will be available to answer all faculty questions regarding Institutional Review Board (IRB) procedures and protocol.

  • Tuesdays all semester, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., and by appointment.

Professor Hadley can be reached at ex. 5102 or mary.hadley@mnsu.edu.

NCAT Webinars: Free Webinars to Learn Course Redesign

The following topics and speakers are planned:

  • February 12, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. CST: Redesigning General Psychology at Frostburg State University presented by Megan Bradley, featuring the effective use of undergraduate learning assistants.
  • March 12 at 12:00 p.m. CST: Redesigning Computing and Information Literacy at Arizona State University presented by Toni Farley, featuring the effective use of online, automatically-graded assignments and the integration of face-to-face and online learning options.
  • April 9 at 12:00 p.m. CST: Redesigning Developmental Math at Cleveland State Community College and Chattanooga State Community College presented by John Squires, featuring the use of modularization and mastery learning.

Free Webinar for Student Motivation

  • March 5 at 2:00 p.m. Webinar - Student Movitation: Practical Strategies That Will Increase Engagement, Learning & Retention.

Our Spring Schedule includes the following programs:

Assessment of Student Learning Certificate

  • Mondays: January 28, February 11, February 25, March 4, March 25 and April 15.
  • Times: 2:30 - 4:00p.m.

Brown Bag Discussions

  • TBD.  All are welcome!

Team-Based Learning (TBL): An Alternative to Lecturing

  • Will not be meeting in Spring 2013.

The Faculty Teaching Certificate Program

  • Tuesday, February 5, 1:00-2:00 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, March 5, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 2, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

OR

  • Wednesday, February 6, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 6, 2:00-3:00 p.m
  • Wednesday, April 3, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

OR

  • Thursday, February 7, 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 7, 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 4, 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Excellence in Online Teaching and Learning (New Classes)

  • Wednesday, January 16, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, February 20, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, March 20, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, April 17, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

OR

  • Thursday, January 17, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, February 21, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, March 21, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, April 18, 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Excellence in Online Teaching and Learning (Groups from Fall 2012 will continue to meet.)

  • Wednesday, January 16, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 20, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 20, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 17, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

OR

  • Thursday, January 17, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, February 21, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, March 21, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, April 18, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

The Online Teaching and Learning group will meet in ML 94B. Please access space by entering the library on the first floor (inside of library) and take a right. Take the second stairwell/elevator down to the basement or lower level. ML 94B may be accessed through The Center for Excellence & Innovation, ML 88 on the left behind the glassed-in area and double doors.

Teaching the 21st Century Learner

  • Wednesday, January 16, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 20, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 20, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 17, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 25, 12:00-1:30 p.m. SPRING BANQUET/AWARDS in Centennial Student Union 253/4/5

Learning Community for Department Chairs

  • Tuesday, February 5, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 5, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 2, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 25, 12:00-1:30 p.m. SPRING BANQUET/AWARDS in Centennial Student Union 253/4/5

OR

  • Friday, February 1, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Friday, March 1, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Friday, April 5, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, April 25, 12:00-1:30 p.m. SPRING BANQUET/AWARDS in Centennial Student Union 253/4/5

Please note the date changes for the February and March 10:00-11:00 a.m. meetings, as was previously posted.

The Worlds of Thought Series: "A Public Education for the Public Good"

  • Tuesdays from 3:15-4:30 on Feb. 26, Mar. 26 and Apr. 23 co-led by Professors Josh Preiss and Anthony Filipovitch
  • Wednesdays 7:30-8:45 am on Feb. 27, Mar. 27 and Apr. 24 co-led by Professors Patricia Hoffman and Emily Stark
  • Thursdays from 6:00-7:15 pm, Feb. 28, Mar. 28 and April 25 co-led by Professors Ron Nickerson and Queen Booker
  • Monday, September 23, Martha Nussbaum Presentation, Ostrander Auditorium, 7:00 p.m. - This event is open to the public. All are invited to attend!
  • Tuesday, September 24, Martha Nussbaum Presentation to MSU Faculty and Students, Ostrander Auditorium, 10:00 a.m.

The Worlds of Thought Series will allow Minnesota State University, Mankato faculty, staff, and students, area business professionals, non-profits, and community members an opportunity to interact with well-known scholars to discuss issues of importance in our global society. We will tie our conversations together under the theme, "Liberal Arts Education at Risk".Worlds of Thought Series will allow Minnesota State University, Mankato faculty, staff, and students, area business professionals, non-profits, and community members an opportunity to interact with well-known scholars to discuss issues of importance in our global society. We will tie our conversations together under the theme, "Liberal Arts Education at Risk".

The goal for the certificate is to understand how a "liberal education" prepares students to be seekers of truth, critical thinkers and to participate in civic engagement. We hope to spur conversations across departmental and college lines as well as with community members and K-12 educators to better understand the role of public education and how to best prepare graduates for a complex and changing world. We hope to generate true scholarly discussion around this theme.

We will be inviting scholar Martha Nussbaum to lead a discussion in September of 2013. Prior to this we will engage in two small group and one large group discussion to read “Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities”. After we engage with Dr. Nussbaum we will read “The Coming Jobs War” by Jim Clifton. As diverse stakeholders we will endeavor to find common ground and concrete solutions to complex problems of creating a thriving and dynamic community.

Some of our guiding questions will be:

  • How do we prepare students for the increasingly diverse and ever-changing needs of society?
  • How do we better prepare students to become critical thinkers who can innovate, create and solve complex problems?

All meetings will be in ML 88A unless otherwise specified.  The alternate location is ML 94B.  

We'll also have more Brown Bag Discussions, as well as Five-Minute Workshops and Hot Topics Presentations.  Check back often for up-to-date offerings.

To register or ask about any of our programs, contact CETL at cetl@mnsu.edu, or Mary Van Duynhoven, CETL's administrative assistant at mary.van-duynhoven@mnsu.edu or by calling 507-389-5899.  

Are you interested in other possible events? Campus Compact has many opportunties. Please visit: http://www.compact.org/calendar/ for an event near you!