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Water Infrastructure: The Interface of Natural and Built Environments in Urban, Suburban, and Rural Communities

Water infrastructure at the urban, suburban, and rural interface offers challenges and opportunities to protect human health and the environment and to provide sustainable resources.  This Learning Community brings together MSU faculty, extension educators/specialists, institutes/centers, facility professionals, and community members to enhance educational programs and research at this intersection.  The Learning Community also advocates the…

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Veterinary – Medical School Collaborative Community

The MSU Veterinary School and MSU Medical School share many common interests including (but not limited to): orthopedic interventions, regenerative medicine therapies, oncology, neurology, virology, and infectious disease treatments. The Veterinary – Medical School Collaborative Community is focused on building lasting, impactful, collaborative relationships. The Community will meet eight times per year for topic-based presentations…

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Tier II Writing Faculty Learning Community

The Tier II Writing Faculty Learning Community seeks to bring faculty together to explore strategies to develop student writing skills that are effective for students and practical for faculty.  Participants will gain insight into student writing needs; learn new writing-related learning activities and assessment strategies from the literature, experts on campus, and from each other;…

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Team-Based Teaching and Learning Network (TBTLN)

MSU’s Team-Based Teaching and Learning Network (TBTLN) focuses on flipped classroom strategies and teaching methods across disciplines, course levels, and course formats. Our mission as a learning community is twofold:  (a) to explore and discuss the benefits and challenges of engaged student learning through team-based pedagogy and (b) to implement and assess engaged team-based practices…

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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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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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Open Pedagogy and Open Educational Practices Learning Community

In this learning community, participants will explore how open pedagogy and open educational practices are enabled through the use of open educational resources (OER).  Participants will read works and share practices that promote open pedagogy and discuss specific approaches for improving teaching, learning, and student engagement both in-person and online environments.

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MSU Trauma Services and Training Network (TSTN)

The mission of the MSU Trauma Services and Training Network (MSU TSTN) is to better understand, communicate, and address the impact of trauma at MSU and in the broader mid-Michigan community.  We strive to collaborate across disciplines to care for trauma survivors through the development of trauma-informed, evidence-based education, training, and service.

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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.  While mindfulness practices are often associated with stress-reduction, we will explore how such practices also enable the development of empathy, emotional resilience, and ethical awareness. This LC will continue the work begun during the 2019-2020…

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