Drop-in dates will be available once the semester starts for you to sit for a complimentary professional photo for your portfolio (additional information will be mailed to all new academics). Also, various units provide supplemental information and resources or offer workshops as the new academic year begins. Below are some current supplemental orientation offerings. Upcoming events throughout the academic year can be found here.
Active Shooter and Emergency Response Training
An active violence incident is an ongoing assault with a weapon causing death or serious injury of multiple victims in a populated area. These incidents can strike anytime, anywhere, or anyone. Most active violence situations only last 10-15 minutes. This is why it is critical you act quickly and effectively. Today is the day to decide what you will do if faced with an active violence situation. Where will you exit? Where will you hide if you cannot exit? Are you prepared to fight if there are no other options? Deciding today what your options are will enable you to react quickly and effectively.
Date: August 26, 2022 Time: 9:00 – 10:30 EST
Registration for this event coming soon.
Teaching and Learning Orientation
The Teaching and Learning Orientation is offered to bring together educators new to MSU from across campus to explore and exchange ideas about quality and inclusive teaching, as well as find community among the large group of people who are engaged in the important work of creating the best learning environments possible for our students. The focus will be to assist educators in developing practical materials that are needed for immediate use in their teaching and to best prepare them for their courses and work with students.
In addition to materials provided in the D2L module, two additional initial sessions will be held where more in depth discussion and examples on important aspects related to teaching and learning will occur with future opportunities to gather for discussions to be scheduled.
Date: Fall session date coming soon.
Topics that will be covered include: Faculty Rights and Responsibilities, Course Design and Syllabus Construction, Inclusive Teaching and Pedagogy, and Setting the Tone from the Start
January 2022 session recording and resources can be found here.
Date: Fall session date coming soon.
Additional topics that will be covered include: Working with Students in Multiple Modalities; Accessibility in its Many Forms; FERPA Requirements; Course Structure and Organizational Challenges, and MSU’s Early Warning System for Students
January 2022 session resources can be found here.
Starting an Academic Career in Unusual Times
Designed to foster connections, answer “frequently asked questions,” and support those early in the career to navigate the university and the overall landscape of academic life.
Join a Learning Community
Learning Communities, formerly known as Faculty Learning Communities, are ongoing discussion groups that allow MSU colleagues to gather from across departments in order to develop their skills (and even create new resources) related to a specific teaching and learning topic.
Continuing to Connect- Future Topics
To provide support for instruction throughout the year, we will offer subsequent opportunities for ongoing discussion. Additional topics for engagement will include: Formative and Summative Assessment, Handling Difficult Topics and Classroom Discussions, Using New Classroom Learning Tools and Strategies.
Check our events page for upcoming sessions.
Teaching and Learning Professional Development Opportunities
Workshops from MSU IT
Technology at MSU
MSU Information Technology provides the primary leadership for strategic, financial, and policy initiatives affecting IT across MSU. MSU IT and departmental IT staff offer technology resources that support MSU’s mission of providing education, conducting research, and advancing engagement. The following information is intended to support the orientation needs of all new faculty and academic staff as they get started and connect to technology at MSU.
MSU IT and departmental IT staff offer technology resources that support MSU’s mission of providing education, conducting research, and advancing engagement. Discover some of the key technology services and tools MSU IT has available to support teaching and learning.
MSU IT and departmental IT staff offer technology resources that support MSU’s mission of providing education, conducting research, and advancing engagement. Discover some of the key technology services and tools MSU IT has available to support research.