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.
Information about previous year's sessions, along with the PowerPoint slides and videos of most of the sessions, are available on the left side of the page.
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2016 - 2017 Workshops
Objects in the Classroom
Megan K. Halpern and Isaac Record
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 11:30 - 1:30
The Hub for Innovation and the AAN: A Working Session on Opportunities and Collaboration
Thursday, April 13, 2017 11:30 - 1:30
Past 2016 - 2017 Sessions
Learning Narratives from Students of Color in STEM Classrooms
Danielle Lopez, Kendra Pyle Kanaboshi, Lazarius Miller, and a panel of undergraduate STEM students
Thursday, February 16, 11:30 - 1:30
More Information, Handout and Video of Workshop
Impact of Undergraduate Research on Faculty Productivity and Career Advancement
Tips for Successful Team Teaching
Strategies for Effective Creation, Implementation, and Assessment of Student Teams
Kendra Spence Cheruvelil
Thursday, October 20, 2016 11:30 - 1:30
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
More Information and Video of Workshop