Category: Hub Culture

Careers, Love Potions, and Grilled Meat: Adventures in Structures and Functions, a Dispatch from Nairobi

Careers, Love Potions, and Grilled Meat: Adventures in Structures and Functions, a Dispatch from Nairobi By Bill Heinrich, Director of Assessment The dust, diesel fumes, and honking motorbikes in Nairobi overwhelmed all the senses. The open-market hawkers were making their livings from fresh fruits, vegetables, and ugali (a corn-meal staple). I never expected my career…

Meet the Hub Team

By Teal Amthor-Shaffer, Director of Engagement; Caroline White, Learning Technology Designer; & Hanna Kielar, Engagement Assistant One very important element currently missing from the Hub’s digital presence are the people on our team. If you follow us on Twitter or pay attention to #MSUHub, then you may have some idea of the talented crew working…

Scrum: A Look Inside the Hub’s Weekly Stand-up Meeting

By Jessica Knott, Learning Design Manager and Caroline White, Learning Technology Designer If you walk into the Hub around 10 AM on a Monday morning, you will see our team gathered on Main Street, looking at our project boards and sharing status updates during our weekly stand-up meeting. Our first post about our process, Anatomy…

Anatomy of a Board

Seeing and understanding the work of the Hub: project boards on Main Street By Teal Amthor-Shaffer, Gerald Rhead, and Erik Skogsberg A walk down Main Street at MSU’s Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology is an invitation to collaborate. Main Street, the Hub’s primary thoroughfare, intersects our space in Wells Hall and takes visitors…

A Space to Act Differently

Jeff Grabill, wearing a lavender shirt, addresses seated faculty during a meeting.

A Space to Act Differently A discussion on the Hub’s intentional open office design By Caroline White, Rashad Muhammad, and Nick Noel In December 2015, the Hub team gathered to discuss the first project of the Hub: the Hub itself. Until then, we had primarily operated through Slack, email, and from multiple locations around campus.…

Student Caring: A Call To Action

Amelia Gamel helps a student.

Student Caring: A Call To Action In this reflection about student caring, Learning Experience Designer Dave Goodrich explores the question of what makes an effective teacher effective. Is there one common thread between faculty who engage and inspire students throughout their lives? By Dave Goodrich Good teachers possess a capacity for connectedness. They are able…

Iterating a Flat Culture

Caroline and Chloe discuss their experience designing the framework for the Hub’s culture, and how the team has contributed to culture-building. Caroline White, Designer and Researcher, Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology     Chloe Arielle Foster, Designer and Researcher, Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology     We started working at the…