Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Tuesday, October 5 || 9:00 am – 2:00 pm || Inspiration Hall and WebEx
Sponsors: A joint initiative of the President’s Office, Office of Academic Affairs, Center for Faculty Excellence and Academic Technology and Outreach
Wednesdays, Sept. 29, Oct 27, Nov 10 || 1:00 to 2:30 pm || Reid Hall 124 or WebEx
Facilitator: Shihua Brazill, Instructional Designer, Center for Faculty Excellence
The purpose of the Inclusive Pedagogy workshop series is to engage faculty in creating a supportive learning environment that removes barriers for students. Participants will benefit from attending all three workshops but are not required to attend all of them. In Workshop 1 Inclusive Teaching, participants will learn about evidence-based inclusive teaching strategies. Together, we will discuss and implement specific strategies for creating inclusive learning environments that will support all learners. In Workshop 2 Universal Design for Learning, we will explore ways to incorporate UDL principles to design course instruction, materials, and content that engage all students and remove barriers to learning. In Workshop 3Trauma Informed Pedagogy Panel, participants will learn from a faculty panel about how to implement trauma informed pedagogy into their teaching and interactions with students.
Welcoming Tribal College Student Transfers and new Tribal Students
Summary of remaining sessions for 2021
Co-facilitators from Blackfeet Community College (BCC) are enrolled Amskapi Piikani who are BCC administrators, faculty, former MSU students
All sessions are held from 3:00 to 4:30 pm in Room 108 Plant Biosciences Building
14 October – Creating a welcoming, collaborative environment for learning in classrooms, research laboratories, advising offices; recognizing border crossings tribal students make in a Western culture-organized disciplines; recognizing unique backgrounds and personal, community missions. (special guest: Jason Baldes, enrolled Eastern Shoshone, B.S. and M.S. from MSU College of Agriculture (LRES); director Free-Ranging Buffalo Reintroduction on Wind River Reservation).
28 October – Speaking to power; how to proceed when one’s supervisors don’t understand other ways of knowing or principles of engaging local, Indigenous students. (special guest, ret. USDA NIFA center director, Hiram Larew, who did learn these principles)
4 November – Native Science, Traditional Ecological Knowledge, and Western Science processes. Similarity, differences, complementarity.
18 November – Participants from the Workshop series present one change they will make in the classroom, research lab, advising, or engagement program to improve their tribal student welcoming environment.
Join library faculty for six workshops in our series, The MSU Library Revealed: A Learning Series for Faculty.
Workshop 2: The MSU Library Revealed: Accessing and Using Library Resources – Oct 19 & 20
Learn how to access and use library resources through methods like connecting Google Scholar to the MSU Library, installing browser extensions that quickly connect you to library resources, etc. This workshop will also discuss how to search and borrow print items from other Montana academic libraries, alternative access methods for obtaining journal articles the library does not subscribe to, using interlibrary loan, and more.
Workshop 3: The MSU Library Revealed: Teaching with Library Resources – Nov 8 & 9
Learn how to teach with library resources. This workshop will demonstrate methods for assisting students in finding the right resources for research, how to embed library resources into Brightspace, and more.
Wednesday, October 6 || 1:00 – 2:00 pm || Webex
REGISTER HERE You will be sent the link prior to the event.
Members of the Faculty Excellence Grant Committee will hold an informal session to talk about the Faculty Excellence Grantsthat are due in November.
Friday, October 8 || 10:30am to 11:30am || Online workshop - please register below for the meeting link.
Join us for an online workshop and learn how instructors use Gradescope. The workshop will offer guidance on how to conduct assignments both online and paper-based so that they can efficiently be marked and returned to students through Gradescope. We will also cover the instructor workflow of using Gradescope integrated with D2L Brightspace.
In this workshop you will learn how to:
Tuesday, October 12 || 1:00 – 2:00 pm || SUB Ballroom D
REGISTER HERE If you would like to attend via Webex, please indicate that in the comments section and the link will be sent to you before the session.
Hosted by Brian Kassar, Counseling and Psychological Services
Faculty, advisors, and teaching assistants are often among the first to notice when students struggle with personal or mental health issues. Here at MSU, 69% of students reported that they would confide in an instructor/TA when these problems interfere with academic progress. Will you know what to do? This training from Counseling & Psychological Services will provide an overview of college mental health and suicide, provide basic referral skills, and discuss campus resources for referral and support.
Tuesday, October 14 || 1:00pm-2:00 pm || SUB 233
REGISTER HERE Webex link will be sent to registrants before the session
Presenters: Erin Macdonald Peck, Assistant Dean of Students
Are you sure you know how to respond to academic misconduct? If not, this workshop is for you. Academic honesty, integrity, and appropriate behavior in the classroom is fundamental to maximizing all student learning in your classroom and to MSU’s mission. Please join us to learn about MSU’s procedures that related to academic misconduct and disruptions in the classroom. In this session, there will be case scenarios as well as the opportunity for you to ask questions about situations in your classroom.
Microsoft Monday Brown Bag Lunch & Learn
Every Monday from noon to 1:00, UIT MarCom staff will be hosting an online information and training session about Microsoft 365. Learn what Microsoft 365 is and what it means to you.
November → SharePoint & Shared Document Libraries
December → Microsoft Teams
DXI Symposium: October 28-29, 2021
Montana State University will host a two-day 100% virtual symposium on October 28 and 29 that will change the narrative around the culture of dyslexia. This event focuses on the powerful advantages of the dyslexic mind including imagination, spatial awareness and creative thinking.
Free Speech on Campus: A Sprint Course!
Don’t miss the opportunity to attend this short informational course from our “Brown Bag Series”. Have you attended a Free Speech workshop? Would you like more information on what can and cannot be done on campus? Do you have questions or just want to learn more about policies within the university system? For your convenience, throughout the first semester there will be three 1-hour Free Speech Crash Course workshops offered during lunch time, so simply register for the time that works with your schedule and come learn something new about where you work.
To register, please visit the MSU Registration site and search for the course, Free Speech on Campus: A Sprint Course.
ABRCMS 2021 Conference
Join a vibrant community of the brightest minds in STEM at
the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), taking place virtually, November 10-13, 2021. With 12 scientific disciplines represented, ABRCMS offers a robust program that spans the biomedical and behavioral sciences. You can be part of this one-of-a-kind event: Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in the go-to conference for scientific and professional development.
SACNAS 2021 Conference
The largest multidisciplinary and multicultural STEM diversity event in the country, the SACNAS conference is a gathering which serves to equip, empower, and energize participants for their academic and professional paths in STEM. Learn more about SACNAS and register here!
Resources to Help Faculty with the Box Transition to OneDrive
As the university gets closer to its transition away from the storage site Box, University Information Technology would like to remind the MSU community how they can play a part in the successful migration of their data.
In this section, we are posting some short articles with practical teaching tips:
5 Creative Techniques to Use Productive Silence with Chad LIttlefield
In this series, James M. Lang argues that simple changes in our pedagogy — in things like course design, classroom practices, and communication with students — can have a powerful impact on student learning.
If you have a teaching tip related to teaching in a blended or online format to share in this section, please send a description and any related resources or examples to [email protected]
Find graduate student resources here that you can share with your students. Visit The Graduate School resources for faculty and staff website.
The Science of Effective Mentoring in STEMM
National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity members receive a weekly motivational email (the Monday Motivator) and access to the full NCFDD Core Curriculum, guest expert webinars, intensive multi-week courses facilitated by national experts, a private discussion forum, monthly writing challenges, and the opportunity to connect with a writing accountability partner. Learn more about how to register.
Thu, Oct 14, 2021
12:00pm - 1:30pm MDT
Joy Gaston Gayles, PhD
NCFDD Programs offered for a fee