This site is focused on helping new MSU STEM faculty get a running start for classroom instruction. While any seasoned teacher will note that there are many many paths to becoming an effective and inspiring teacher, there are some essential topics that every instructor must deal with. 

Individuals in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) thrust colleges collaborative developed resources for new MSU STEM faculty, starting out in the 2011-2012 academic year with a series of mid-day seminars. 

If you have suggestions for topics that you consider essential for new STEM faculty at MSU that they need to know on their first day of class that we are not covering in our workshops, please let us know using the contact form you can bring up with the link in the navigation menu to the left.
 



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2016 - 2017 Workshops 


Impact of Undergraduate Research on Faculty Productivity and Career Advancement


Korine Steinke Wawrzynsk and Justin Micomonaco

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 11:30 - 1:30 

1425 BPS

Lunch Provided

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Additional Spring Semester Workshops, save the dates. More info coming soon


Underrepresented Students in STEM


Thursday, February 16, 2017 11:30 - 1:30 

3405 Engineering

Lunch Provided


Objects in the Classroom


Tuesday, March 14, 2017 11:30 - 1:30 

1425 BPS

Lunch Provided

The HUB


Thursday, April 13, 2017 11:30 - 1:30 

3405 Engineering

Lunch Provided



 

Past Sessions


Tips for Successful Team Teaching

Jon Stoltzfus
Kristin Parent
Terri McElhinny

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 11:30 - 1:30 

3405 Engineering

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Strategies for Effective Creation, Implementation, and Assessment of Student Teams

Kendra Spence Cheruvelil 

Thursday, October 20, 2016 11:30 - 1:30 

3405 Engineering


Developing Assessments that Engage Students in Three-Dimensional Learning

Danny Caballero, Department of Physics and Astronomy 
Justin Carmel, Department of Chemistry 
Melanie Cooper, Department of Chemistry 
Diane Ebert-May, Department of Plant Biology 
Cori Fata-Hartley, College of Natural Science 
Lynmarie Posey, Department of Chemistry

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 11:30 - 1:30

1425 Biomedical Physical Sciences Building

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News

  • Syllabus Design Resources Resources on syllabus design, including the "MSU Syllabus Checklist", can be found here.
    Posted Sep 4, 2012, 5:50 AM by R Chivukula
  • Sticking with innovative teaching... A news release from the AAPT, with links to the original article.
    Posted Aug 31, 2012, 11:43 AM by R Chivukula
  • Explorations in Instructional Technology - Fall Schedule The fall 2012 brown-bag series on instructional technology is attached.
    Posted Aug 29, 2012, 2:06 PM by R Chivukula
  • Academic Writing Blog Lots of useful tips on academic writing, either for research or in courses, can be found at "Explorations of Style: A Blog about Academic Writing".
    Posted Aug 24, 2012, 8:26 AM by R Chivukula
  • Writing in STEM Classes: A Case Study The paper attached describes a strategy for teaching the basic skills of reading and writing scientific literature in an immunology course, and utilizes backward course design, peer instruction/group learning ...
    Posted Aug 10, 2012, 6:25 AM by R Chivukula
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