Icon for New Faculty and Staff Orientation

Follow-Up Opportunities

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.

Welcome to MSU! – presented by the MSU WorkLife Office

If you are new or returning to Michigan State University, the Greater Lansing area, Michigan or the United States, the WorkLife Office can help connect you to campus and community resources. Even if you aren’t new to the area, the Office has plenty of ways to help you locate the resources you need and become connected to your colleagues and your community.

This webinar is geared toward newcomers at MSU. MSU is a large place and the MSU WorkLife Office is here to help you navigate it! This webinar will serve as an introduction to the WorkLife Office and will include information about things to do at MSU, and in the greater community. 

Date: Calendar | MSU WorkLife Office

 

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: January 6, 2023  Time: 9:00 – 10:30 AM EST

Click here to register to attend this session

Click here to view the recording and resources from past sessions.

 

Teaching and Learning Supplemental Events

Teaching and Learning supplemental events are 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 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: January 12, 2023, from 3:00 – 4:30 PM EST

Topics that will be covered include: Setting the Tone from the Start, Syllabus Considerations, Engaging Students in the Classroom, and Available Campus Resources

Date: January 25, 2023, from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Topics that will be covered include: Faculty Rights and Responsibilities, Inclusive Teaching and Pedagogy, Building a Teaching/Learning Network, and MSU’s Early Warning System for Students

Click here to register to attend one or more sessions.

Past session recordings and resources can be found here.

 

Research Orientation and Resource Fair

Join us!

All new faculty and academic staff are welcome to attend this resource fair meant to introduce the many services available through the Office of Research and Innovation. Whether you are new this academic year, joined during the past few years, or would simply like to learn more, all are welcome to attend.

Click here to learn more

 

Starting an Academic Career in Unusual Times

Designed to foster connections, answer “frequently asked questions,” and support those early in their career to navigate the university and the overall landscape of academic life.

Click here to learn more

 

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.

Click here to learn more

 

Continuing to Connect- Future Topics
To provide support for instruction throughout the year, we will offer subsequent opportunities for ongoing discussion for faculty and academic staff, and highlight on our OFASD events page valuable engagement opportunities offered by our campus partners. Additional topics for engagement will include: Formative and Summative Assessment, Handling Difficult Topics and Classroom Discussions, Using New Classroom Learning Tools and Strategies and Writing a Compelling Narrative That Documents Your Work.

Check our events page for upcoming sessions.

 

Teaching and Learning Professional Development Opportunities

Throughout the year, opportunities will be available through the new Center for Teaching and Learning Innovation [CTLI]. The Center is MSU’s first dedicated teaching center with a goal to help educators across all disciplines when they need advice, feedback, coaching, guidance, or to find resources at the university. CTLI helps MSU’s educators improve their understanding of teaching and learning, develop themselves as a more capable educator, and improve their teaching performance or learning experience design. Contact CTLI to talk through your needs, and how we might help directly or connect you with the resources you are seeking.

Learn more about these opportunities by clicking here.

 

Workshops from MSU IT

Online 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.

Getting Started with MSUIT Guide