August 15, 2018
Volume 2, Number 1
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New Director for the
Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning
Daryl R. Privott: Director of Faculty Center of Teaching & Learning (FCTL)
The FCTL is responsible for: identifying and implementing new initiatives needed to support professional development for faculty; encouraging faculty to apply scholarly methods to enhance instruction with a variety of student constituencies; promoting lifelong teaching and learning; encouraging collaboration and sharing of expertise; and, identifying strategies for enhancing student learning and helping faculty and staff implement those strategies. Consequently, Workshop Wednesday will be posting all initiatives that Dr. Privott and the FCTL offer.

If you'd like to chat with Daryl, you can find him in his office, 100 Camden-Carroll, from 9am to 2pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Also, you can email him at .
Events on Campus for Students
Here are opportunities for students (and maybe you) on campus:

Career Services (ground floor of the Camden-Carroll Library):
  • Road Show - August 22nd (Wednesday) from 10am to 2pm at the Bell Tower. Stop by to learn more about Career Services and get all of your career-related questions answered.
  • Resume Lab - Sept 5th (Wednesday) from 2pm to 4pm in Bert Combs Building, Room 302. Your resume is a very important document in your job/internship search. Drop in and let the professionals in Career Services assist you in constructing a strong resume. Start from scratch or bring a draft in electronic form.
Stem+ Monthly Webinar
First Friday of Every Month: 3-4pm est
The Next Webinar: September 7, 2018

 KyCC has created a monthly webinar for STEM+ faculty to connect with each other and learn about effective practices. The webinar is on the first Friday of the month from 3-4pm EST.  For more information, please see their website:
Kentucky Convergence Conference
Save-The-Date: October 17-19, 2018

The 2018 Kentucky Convergence Conference will be held October 17-19 at the University of Louisville Shelby Campus. The call for proposals will be issued in spring 2018. This year’s theme is “The Next Reality: Doing it Farther, Faster, and Better.”

Convergence is the single event that brings together professionals in information technology, academic libraries, online learning, and instructional design from all the public and private colleges and universities in Kentucky and the surrounding states. Sponsored by Kentucky post-secondary institutions and private sector partners, Kentucky Convergence is a conference that emphasizes innovations and best practices in the fastest-growing areas of higher education. For more info:
Magna (Online) Webinars
24/7 Professional Development for Faculty
Featured Webinars:

Is Your Syllabus Sending the Wrong Message?
Your syllabus and classroom policies set the tone for your class, but they may not be creating a welcoming learning environment. This webinar provides tips for developing classroom policies to support student engagement and a smooth-running classroom.

How Do I Create a Welcoming Online Classroom?
In this webinar, you will gain the skills to improve the atmosphere in your online classroom so students:
  • Connect with you.
  • Connect with fellow students.
  • Seek support when needed.

Accessing Webinars:

These licensed Magna resources are available through a password-protected website. For access, faculty need to:
  • Log into MSU’s employee portal;
  • Look under the My Classes (Blackboard) section for the Magna Training Site;
  • If Magna isn't showing up in your list of courses, please send a request to be added to
  • When you click on the Magna Training Site, the Blackboard shell will open. Please note, you will be asked to submit a "Terms of Use" agreement before viewing any webinars.

Benefits of Magna Webinars:

I understand that you have a lot on your plate, so let me give you a few reasons why you should consider trying a Magna webinar:
  • Each webinar takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.
  • All webinars are available on your schedule since they are online and easily accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Webinars include supplemental materials such as bibliographies and handouts.
  • Certificates of completion are available for professional portfolios and Faculty 180.
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