Here’s a quick look at some upcoming professional development events for faculty, academic staff, and academic administrators as the end of the semester draws near. We look forward to seeing you at these events.


Second Fall Conversation with President Lou Anna K. Simon

November 28, 8:30 – 11:00 a.m., University Club, Heritage Room

For deans, directors, chairs, executive managers, and staff supervisors, level 15-17




An Introduction to Public Communication Workshop

This workshop will offer academics the foundations needed to communicate research and scholarly work in a succinct and public manner, as well as providing tools and hands-on exercises to help you refine communications skills.

December 1, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., MSU Innovation Center, Room 300

For faculty and academic staff




First-Year Focused Final Fridays: Making Referrals & Supporting Students 

December 1, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., MSU Union, Room 50, Garden Level

The First-Year Focused Final Fridays, or 4F, workshop series highlights topics of particular relevance for those teaching and learning in first-year seminars and courses. Participants will learn from their peers, engage in meaningful dialogues, and compile best practices and implementation strategies for curricular and co-curricular work with first-year students.

For faculty and academic staff who work with first-year students



#ITeachMSU: Providing Feedback for Learning, Part II

December 1, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Linton Hall, Room 321

Participants will work with MSU faculty who are experts on providing feedback for teaching and learning, apply what they learn in their classroom settings, and grow together through this brief, guided, cohort experience.

For faculty, academic staff, instructional designers, teaching assistants, and learning assistants



Educational Technology Series: D2L Insights Analytics

December 8, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Explore and discuss how learning analytics in the new D2L Insights section can help inform course design. Look into some early findings of the Learning Community on D2L analytics.

For faculty, academic staff, curriculum designers, teaching assistants, and learning assistants