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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Scholars-At-Work Series

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The Scholars-At-Work Seminars allow faculty and staff to share their expertise with campus community to help us all improve teaching and learning. Each seminar is 50 minutes long. 

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.

Not on campus? No problem!

We can arrange a connection via TelePresence or WebEx. Contact us at least one week in advance to ensure we can find a room.

Starting in the fall 2017 semester, we will use the R School Today application to manage registrations. Registration information coming soon.

New in 2017-18
A subset of the Scholars at Work series will be grouped around a theme.

Fall 2017: (Re)Discovering the University

Seminars will highlight services around campus that all faculty should know and use. New faculty need an introduction, of course, but many of us more seasoned folks may forget what is available or not know how things have changed with technology, changing student needs and demographics, etc. Topics include Accessibility Services, the new advising model, and faculty rights and responsibilities regarding Title IX and Equal Opportunity.

Spring 2018: Diversity & Inclusion

As we design our courses and learning experiences, it’s important for faculty think about how to create good experiences for all learners. How can we make our classes more welcoming, accessible, and X? How can we support our students with the variety of backgrounds and challenges they face? Topics include Universal Design for Learning, teaching students with autism, and gender bias in course evaluations.

Fall 2018: Strategic Thinking, Teaching, & Learning

How can we work smarter? How can we grow professionally without burning out? Topics will include using institutional research for planning, growing professional networks, and data analytics and visualization.

Spring 2018: Innovative Thinking, Teaching, & Learning

Innovation is often associated with technology, but offline innovations are equally important—and challenging. I hope this topic will allow us to identify innovative teaching and learning practices, technologies, or even just work hacks that function in a variety of disciplines. Topics will include disruptive technologies, user experience, and the campus UX lab.

Full List of 2017-18 Scholars-at-Work Seminars

 List and descriptions TBA