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Hybrid, Online, and Blended Instruction at CANR (HOBI@CANR)

How can I more effectively engage students in an online environment? How are others finding success and what can I share that might help others? In Hobi@Canr we will be learning from each other and guests about instructional design, content delivery, video, assessment, Quality Matters, classroom “flipping,” and other issues we have in common.

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Identity Formation and Passing in Global Contexts

This learning community explores issues related to identity formation and passing in global contexts, including various geopolitical spaces and historical times, as well as in multiple registers (i.e., gender, race, ethnicity, language, class, religion, sexuality, desire, and the body to name just a few).

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Interdisciplinary Design Collaborative

With MSU at the center of the state’s intellectual economy and with so many faculty and students that engage Design from disparate areas of campus, creating an interdisciplinary group could lead to a more unified campus network of makers and thinkers. This learning community could facilitate alternative educational models, inform collaborative research practices, and further…

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Medical Educator Roles and Identity in the Age of Integrated Curricula

Over the past ten years, medical education has undergone vast changes. This learning community will explore what this means in terms of the identity and skill sets required of medical educators. We will also explore how to measure faculty success in this new setting, with a focus on promotion of medical educators.

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The Medical Student Experience as Data: Introduction to Qualitative Research

Qualitative analysis provides an opportunity to explore the rich and varied student experience, critical to determining the value of the learning exercises we are creating as educators. The learning community will provide medical educators an opportunity to learn about common approaches to qualitative research in education and apply qualitative methods to their own educational research…

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Mindful Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

In this Learning Community, we will define what mindfulness means in the context of teaching in a higher education setting, working with three different texts: The Mindful Twenty-Something, written by a Duke University psychiatrist specifically for an audience of college students; A Fearless Heart, based on the landmark course in compassion training that the author…

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Restorative Justice

We seek to create a community of scholarship and practice centering on restorative justice, and to identify ways to use RJ to build community within our campus. We will work to define restorative justice, explore ways in which it can be utilized on our campus, and to produce resources for other MSU community members interested…

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Sharing Process Improvement Tools in Undergraduate Internships and Experiential Education

The Sharing Process Improvement Tools in Undergraduate Internships and Experiential Education community is designed to provide internship coordinators an opportunity to work through challenges commonly faced within the MSU environment when implementing internship experiences. The intended outcome of this group is to design resources for internship coordinators. All internship coordinators and experiential education specialists are…

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Student Transitions

Michigan State University is looking at the multiplicity of ways students from different backgrounds experience their transition to college in order to better support student transitions. This project is sponsored by APUE and RHS, and facilitated by the Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology. We are seeking individuals with expertise or interest in student…

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