Category: Curriculum

What is a Co-Curricular Record and Why Does MSU Need One?

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Purpose, Definitions, and Positioning.  By Bill Heinrich, Director of Assessment, Hub & Heather Shea, Assistant Program Director, Residential Initiative on the Study of the Environment   Student academic success is regularly complemented and enhanced by out-of-class learning at most campuses, including ours. Yet, how do we know what students’ experiences outside of the formal classroom at Michigan State…

The MSU Teaching & Learning Spring Conference: Day 3

On May 11, the Teaching and Learning Spring Conference showcased more MSU educators and technologies. The highlight of the day was the lunchtime Twitter #edchat, with many using Twitter for the first time and engaging in a fast-paced digital dialogue about teaching and learning. Overall, the conference was well attended, well received, and appreciated. At a…

MSU Teaching & Learning Spring Conference: Day 2

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A brief recap of the second day of the Teaching & Learning Spring Conference. On May 10, we welcomed Michelle Pacansky-Brock, who gave a keynote on digital tools for humanizing learning. It set a hopeful, resourceful tone for our conference. On May 10, approximately two hundred MSU educators gathered in Wells Hall to connect and…

The First Ever MSU Teaching & Learning Spring Conference: Day 1

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A recap of the first day of the Teaching & Learning Spring Conference at MSU by Blythe White with special thanks to Amy Martin. The days between finals and the first summer term are a busy time for faculty and academic staff. In the past, many MSU units competed for academics’ time for their seminars and workshops.…

Learning is Adapting – Are You?

Learning is Adapting – Are You? By Jerry Rhead, Director of Academic Entrepreneurship, MSU Hub This article was cross-posted from rheadmore.wordpress.com. The higher education learning landscape is continually evolving.  Michigan State University and the HUB for Innovation in Learning and Technology strive to understand this evolution and inform stakeholders regarding the latest market intelligence and global…

Learning by Design: The Development of a Learning Design Strategy at Michigan State University

Learning by Design: The Development of a Learning Design Strategy at Michigan State University By Dànielle DeVoss, Professor of Professional Writing & Associate Chair and Director of Graduate Programs Twelve years ago, I chaired one of the eight committees that advised the then-Associate Provost of Libraries, Computing, and Technology. Twelve years ago, in 2005, Twitter…

On High Value Learning

On High Value Learning Pedagogical patterns underlying High Impact Practices in higher education By Bill Heinrich, Director of Assessment, The Hub and Jeno Rivera, Director Liberty Hyde Bailey Scholars Program & Assistant Professor, Residential College for the Arts and Humanities Frequently enough, one of us will run across a student who tells us, “Wow! That…

Learning Design Strategy at MSU

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We need your feedback and invite you to collaborate on a Learning Design Strategy at Michigan State University. The Learning Design Strategy is intended to empower the MSU community – academic units, departments, faculty and students – to make decisions about how we design learning experiences that are shaped by our values, that serve current…

Collective Power: Reflecting on the all University Online & Hybrid MA/MS/Certificate Coordinators Collaborative

Collective Power: Reflecting on the all University Online & Hybrid MA/MS/Certificate Coordinators Collaborative One of the tenants of the MSU Hub is “Collective Power.” As a Hub we “leverage, coordinate and scale MSU’s existing energies and creativity by connecting people, designing opportunities and facilitating innovation.” On November 11th, the collective power was summoned to the…

Competency-Based Learning Tracking Systems Demo

Competency-Based Learning Tracking Systems Demo Want to know more about the implementation of competency-based curriculums at MSU and competency tracking systems that help facilitate the process?  Join us on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 for a conversation about and demonstration of competency-based programs and systems used around campus. This will take place from 10 am to 12…