Category: Community

What is the Student Innovation Team?

Hub template with quote from Autumn Massey.

This blog post is intended to introduce the 2018-19 Student Innovation Team. These students, nine in total, come with a diverse skillset and are ready to solve the problems that permeate MSU’s students. While the Hub is focusing on a myriad of projects related to learning, technology and innovation, the student innovation team is quietly…

We Welcome Brendan Guenther as Chief Academic Digital Officer

As MSU has been working to design its digital learning future, it's become clear that we need leadership to focus on building our capacity and implementing our plans for our academic digital strategy. Quotation by MSU Provost June Pierce Youatt

MSU has been working to design its digital learning future, and as an important part of adding capacity to that process, Brendan Guenther has been moved into a new role, Chief Academic Digital Officer (CADO). As CADO, Brendan will provide leadership in the implementation and administration of MSU’s digital innovation programs and enabling technologies, working…

Reflection: John Duley’s Faith Journey and Morality in Education

As an educator and community leader I can say that a child without direction can get lost very quickly in this fast-paced, ever-changing world. Teaching a child that they matter and are important gives them a sense of purpose and belonging that doesn’t always come from home. A message from Edgewood Village Network Center director Awna Ari

This is the fifth post in a series by guest blogger and MSU professor emeritus John Duley. In it, he shares how his personal faith and experience in education have flourished together in his life and work in Edgewood Village. He posits that moral leadership is essential in education as the world moves toward the…

Student Competencies and Experiential Learning: An Account from Justin Morrill College (1965-1979)

Three of six student competencies developed by faculty in the Justin Morrill College in 1974

This is the fourth post in a guest series by John Duley. In this post, Duley discusses his time as a faculty member in MSU’s Justin Morrill College (a predecessor of RCAH and Arts & Letters) and the student competencies its faculty sought to develop through experiential learning opportunities. In this and the next blog…

Science Gallery Lab Detroit Open Call: DEPTH

Science Gallery Lab Detroit is currently seeking proposals for DEPTH, an exhibition that will explore the power and complexities of water. Proposals are welcome from MSU faculty, students, and staff, as well as the broader community. You don’t have to be an artist or a scientist to submit, and projects can take many formats, from interactive exhibits…

New Co-curricular Record Will Illustrate Range of Student Learning Opportunities

By Bill Heinrich, Director of Assessment and Korine Wawrzynski, Assistant Dean of Academic Initiatives MSU is developing a co-curricular record (CCR) to provide comprehensive evidence of students’ learning and engagement outside of formal coursework and academic programs. While we agree that faculty own the institution’s curriculum, learning takes place in multiple environments during college—and the CCR…

Science Gallery Lab Detroit Launches in Partnership with MSU

Ants surround the word HUSTLE and Science Gallery logos

Michigan State University has partnered with the Science Gallery Network to bring an award-winning international model for igniting a passion for art and science in young adults to the United States. Science Gallery Lab Detroit opens at 1001 Woodward Ave. on June 16, 2018 with its inaugural exhibition – HUSTLE. Free and open to the…

Coming Full Circle with the Co-Curricular Record: A Reflection

I always thought it would be amazing for an institution to highlight the meaningful work students were engaging outside of the classroom, and the Co-Curricular Record is a tool to accomplish such an endeavor.

By Eric Kang When I was in undergrad, I used to tell my friends that I was working towards two degrees, one in psychobiology and another in co-curricular activities. My friends would laugh because they knew exactly what I meant about the latter degree, understanding my high level of involvement at the university in various…

Storytelling, Collaboration, and Squad Goals: an OLC Innovate Experience

A group of professionals sit in a session at OLC Innovate.

By Jess Knott, Learning Design Manager This April, I had the honor of serving as conference co-chair of the Online Learning Consortium Innovate conference in Nashville, Tennessee. It was a year of hustling data points, human needs, and new ideas. I offered to write a blog post about the experience, and struggled with an outline.…

The Snares to Wares Initiative

How Students Are Working to Make A Difference in Wildlife Conservation By Lindsey Mutz The decision to include students in Snares to Wares has been transformational to the growth of the Snares to Wares project. As a Film Studies and English major in the College of Arts and Letters, I had no idea the scope…