Sustaining a Co-Curricular Record

I'm really excited to see it advance. My Spartan Story gives us all a reason to be excited about the future of student experiences at MSU.
Bill Heinrich

By Bill Heinrich My Spartan Story (MSU’s co-curricular record) hit two big milestones so far in 2020 that will help sustain the initiative. In February 2020 the accreditation coordinator for the campus asked to include this initiative in their update of MSU’s accreditation materials. The Higher Learning Commission, MSU’s accreditor, looks to ensure that: “Co-curricular…

Catalyst Innovation Program 2019 – 2020 Winners

Catalyst awards give us a rapid investment lever for individuals in the #iteachMSU community, when they sense the need for innovation and have an inspired idea, we can give them the boost needed to make something happen.
Brendan Guenther

Greetings everyone! My name is Rashad Muhammad. I am a Learning Experience Designer in the Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology. As we begin the new year, I am excited to step into the role of the project manager for the Catalyst Innovation Program. Catalyst Innovation Program was designed to incentivize the MSU community…

Success in the Inaugural Catalyst Grant Program

As we prepare to announce the 2019-2020 Catalyst Innovation Program recipients and change program coordinators, we want to take a moment to reflect on some of the highlights of Year #1, what we learned, and a bit about our hopes moving forward.

As we prepare to announce the 2019-2020 Catalyst Innovation Program recipients and change program coordinators, we want to take a moment to reflect on some of the highlights of Year #1, what we learned, and a bit about our hopes moving forward. The first year of the Catalyst program saw a wide variety of projects…

Informal Learning is Connection

[Mediators] spark conversations, draw out the connections and feelings that each spectator brings in their visit, and prompt them to engage with the art in ways that make sense for them.
Ellie Louson

By Ellie Louson This is the second post in the Informal Learning at State blog series that explores the spaces for informal learning at MSU. While several definitions of informal learning exist, this series will include learning experiences that are non-curricular and accessible to the public. In other words, these are spaces for learning that…

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is Working for Students at MSU

In a world where budgets are tight, time is constrained, and it's not always clear where to invest your time and resources... universal design for learning strategies are a great way to support our students success in the learning environment.

By Nathan Evans and John McDaniel This was such a cool example of universal design for learning at MSU, I couldn’t help but share it here.  John McDaniel is an Academic Technology Coordinator in DigitalX who serves the College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM). A couple of years ago the College discovered that they would need to provide closed captioning as an…

What is Online Program Market Opportunity and Why Does it Matter?

What does engagement mean in an online program? To us, it means finding students and helping get them interested in the top-notch programs that MSU has to offer.
Alicia Jenner

by Jessica Knott and Alicia Jenner In our role as online program stewards representing MSU, the Hub has entered into a number of agreements with external service providers. These partners aim to help us scale our ability to support departments seeking to launch or grow online programs, specifically in graduate and professional spaces. Some of…

What is the Hub Online Program (OPM) Management Function and Why Does it Matter

While we have extensive experience in online spaces, and are experts in the conversations that must happen when developing program proposals and business plans we recognize that all of the expertise does not reside here with us alone.
Jess Know

To support the start up of new online programs at MSU, the Hub’s Online Program Management team provides free intermediary and consulting services to support the design, development, and sustainability of online/blended academic programs. Our services are focused on the following areas: Program Planning and Portfolio Management Financial analysis Market research  Program design & curricular…

Introducing the Why Does it Matter Series!

Photo by Chris Lawton on Unsplash Ahhhh, October. Leaves are falling, apples are orcharding and pumpkin spice is… everywhere. I’m Dr. Jess Knott and I’m currently your content concierge for all things Hub-like and digital. In homage to changing seasons, the month of October will see an MSU Hub blog series featuring yours truly along with Brendan Guenther,…

Funding alert! Announcing the CFP for Round 2 of the Catalyst Innovation Program

Our job is to always have our eye on digital learning futures here at MSU, and with this call I want to help you change the way you think about and approach the student experience!
Jess Knott

I have been busy this summer. If you’re my father you might ask – “Wait – isn’t higher ed like having the summer off?” My answer? A vigorous no. As mentioned earlier this summer, we at the Hub are here to help you accelerate your ideas and try new, daring, effective things with your teaching.…

Informal Learning is Growing

the garden is a dynamic museum, where specimens' conditions are painstakingly monitored and their provenance recorded.
Ellie Louson

Informal Learning at State is a new blog series by Dr. Ellie Louson that will explore the spaces for informal learning at MSU. While several definitions of informal learning exist, this series will include learning experiences that are non-curricular and accessible to the public. In other words, these are spaces for learning that admit everyone…