TUESDAY, November 28, 2023

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Course Evaluations are Now Opened!

Course evaluations are now open for three weeks until Thursday, December 14 at 11:59 PM.

Please encourage your students to complete evaluations by sending reminders and considering setting aside class time to complete them. Note that you can provide students with the direct link to your course’s evaluation by going to your CampusLabs account and grabbing the link underneath the course.  You can also check response rates here.

Course evals

Please see CFE resources for increasing response rates and guiding students on giving constructive feedback.


If you are located outside of Bozeman and would like to attend a workshop via Webex, please request a link in the comments section and it will be sent to you before the session.

Panopto Advanced Training Webinar - Working with Streams, Slides, and Podcasts 

Wednesday, November 29|| 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM|| MSU Library 324 Teaching Space|| Register || iCalcal

 Online workshop - please R.S.V.P. for the meeting link 

The Advanced Webinar covers a specific topic and is designed for users with an understanding of Panopto's basic functionality and use. This webinar will cover:

  • Working with streams
  • Incorporating slides
  • Conducting podcasts

Book Group - The Hidden Curriculum: First Generation Students at Legacy Universities

Thursday, December 7|| 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM|| MSU Library 324 Teaching Space || Register||Snacks & Drinks will be provided || iCalcal

In partnership with the First-Generation Committee and TRIO, the Center for Faculty Excellence is hosting a 3-session book group discussion on Rachel Gable’s The Hidden Curriculum: First Generation Students at Legacy Universities.   

Departmental Expectations for Non-Tenure Track and Tenure Track Faculty 

Wednesday, December 13|| 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM|| MSU Library 324 Teaching Space || Register|| Lunch will be provided|| iCalcal

In this session of the Early Career Faculty Success Learning Community, we will talk about your annual review, and department expectations in the Retention, Tenure and Promotion process.

Pre-work: How to align your time with your priorities       

Submit your application to join Grant-Writing Bootcamp by December 15th

Fridays every two weeks starting January 26, 2024 || 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

  • In the off week, we will organize you into groups to work together on the homework from 9:00 – 10:00 am 

Go through the grant-writing process from beginning to end while working on your own grant proposal. With feedback from peers and experts, this 5-sessions are designed to help novice grant writers understand the requirements of a grant opportunity, collect and create the many parts of a proposal, organize and write about their project, connect with MSU resources, and submit a grant proposal at MSU. See more details here      

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Spring 2024 New Faculty Orientation

Wednesday, Januray 10, 2023 || 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM|| MSU Library 324 Teaching Space

Register || iCalcal

If you know a faculty member who should be invited to attend, please email us at [email protected]. 

Orientation of new faculty at any institution is essential for creating the culture of the university. At Montana State, we aim to build a welcoming and inclusive culture that spreads into classroom, research, creative and community spaces, and to equip faculty with the knowledge of how to promote student success through achieving excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. 

Learn more about Spring 2024 New Faculty Orientation    


Tomorrow: Winter 2023 MSU Student Research Celebration

Wednesday, November 29, 2023|| 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM|| SUB Ballrooms||


These multidisciplinary celebrations are a testament to both MSU's academic quality and its undergraduate researchers' incredible contributions that reach well beyond the classroom. We will be recognizing this anniversary capstone both in Winter 2023 and Spring 2024. 

This event is free and open to the public. Mentors, friends, family, school groups and other community partners are encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be served.  No RSVP necessary. 

Research Fair celebrates 30 years of undergraduate research 

Monday, January 22, 2024|| 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM|| SUB Ballroom A ||

Resiger || iCalcal

We would love for faculty, departments and research groups, research centers, and core research facilities to be well represented, with a variety of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates staffing the booths.

If you have any questions, please reach out to [email protected].


Guest Expert Webinar: Supporting Academic Parents: Recommended Policies and Practices 

Tuesday, December 12 at 12:00PM  MDT||  Register

Presenter: Cleopatra Abdou Kamperveen, PhD, Founder & CSO, The Fertility and Pregnancy Institute 

Core Curriculum Webinar: Every Semester Needs a Plan

Thursday, January 11 at 12:00 PM  MDT ||  Register

Presenter: Mindi Thompson, PhD, HSP, University of Wisconsin-Madison 

You will need to log into your National Center for Faculty Diversity and Development (NCFDD) account and then click the link above to access the event. This online resource is available to the MSU community free of charge. Learn more about how to register.

MSU Center for Faculty Excellence
114/116 Montana Hall Montana Hall | Bozeman, MT 59717
http://www.montana.edu/facultyexcellence/ | [email protected]  | 406-994-4555