Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Course Evaluations open from Monday, November 29th to Friday, December 10th
As you get ready for the close of the semester and the opening of course evaluations, we wanted to remind you of some resources that can help you with your students before course evaluations.
When the course evaluations open on November 29th, please encourage your students to complete the evaluations by sending them reminders and setting aside class time to complete the evaluations. 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.
The following resources can help you have a conversation with your students about completing the course evaluations, including how to talk to your students about the value of course evaluations and the type of feedback that is most useful.
Also, take a look at the Teaching Tips for ideas on how to wrap up the semester with your students.
Thursday, November 18 || 2:00 – 3:00 pm || WebEx – link will be sent to you before the session.
Hear from professionals in the Dean of Students Office, MSU Police Department and Residential Life and ask questions about how MSU supports students in emergencies and what happens when a faculty member files a Care Report or is concerned about a student’s well-being. This important, informative session is intended to help faculty better understand how to help students in crisis situations outside of class, reveal how the MSU emergency system works, and what students experience when they are involved in such situations.
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
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.
Grant-Writing Bootcamp: From Idea to Proposal
Fridays, January 7, 14, 21, 28 and February 11 || 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Co-sponsored by the Office of Research Development (part of the Office of Research, Economic Development and Graduate Education)
APPLICATIONS DUE BY December 15, 2021!
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-session workshop over 6 weeks is 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.
A participant described it as “…a fabulous workshop and learning opportunity.” They say that it “…helped me solidify my ideas and get specific feedback about the research part of my proposal.”
Development of ePortfolios for Spring 2022 Courses: Request for Proposals
Deadline is Friday, December 10, 2021.
MSU is seeking faculty proposals for the Spring 2022 semester for the funding of $500 to support the creation of student ePortfolios using one or more Adobe Spark tools.
Adobe Spark is a web-based suite of creative tools designed to introduce students to video editing, content creation and web design.
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
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.
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:
Tips for wrapping up a course at the end of the semester:
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.
Overcoming by Understanding Academic Writer’s Block
Tue, Nov 30, 2021
12:00pm - 1:30pm MDT