April 10, 2019
Volume 2, Number 16
Scott Davison:
What Do You Love About Teaching?
I love watching students generate and defend creative solutions to questions where the evidence is mixed and there is no obvious resolution. This is the goal of instruction in philosophy, and it's delightful when students realize that they are able to do this on their own -- it opens up an entirely new world of possibilities for them in the unlimited realm of thought.

by Scott Davison, Department of History, Philosophy, Politics, Global Studies & Legal Studies, Morehead State University
What I Love About Teaching Campaign
Hello Educators,
We are looking for your response to the question "What do you love about teaching?"

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Celebration of Student Scholarship
The 14th Annual Celebration of Student Scholarship will be
Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

Schedule for the 2019 Celebration of Student Scholarship
  • Registration/continental breakfast (ADUC 3rd Floor Ball Room) 
  • Oral Presentations Set-Up (ADUC 3rd Floor, Rooms 319, 320, 321, 322, 325, 326 and 329)
  • Poster Set-Up (ADUC 3rd Floor Ball Room)
  • Oral Presentations
  • Break
  • Oral Presentations
  • Break
  • Oral Presentations
  • Poster Presentations (ADUC 3rd Floor Ball Room)
  • Reception  (ADUC 3rd Floor Ball Room)
  • Gallaher Memorial Music Performance  (ADUC 3rd Floor Ball Room)
  • Awards  (ADUC 3rd Floor Ball Room)

Oral presentation sessions, poster presentation session, reception and awards ceremony will be held on the 3 rd  floor of the Adron Doran University Center this year.
Events on Campus for Students
Here are opportunities for students (and maybe you) on campus:

MSU Event:
  • Public Show at the Star Theater - Friday, April 19, 6pm to 9pm and Saturday, April 20, 1pm to 5pm. The Space Science Center is presenting a line up of programs for the Morehead community to enjoy in our Star Theater. Join us for planetarium programs and laser shows that will make any Eagle soar! Show Eagle ID for free admittance.

MSU Event  :
  • Etiquette Networking Dinner - Tuesday, April 23, 4:30pm to 7pm in the ADUC. Come learn dining etiquette while networking with employers in a professional setting. Three course meal- $10 fee.
Professional Development Opportunities on Campus
Here are opportunities for PD on campus:

Teaching, Passion, & Perseverance:
  • April 9 (Tuesday) from 1:00pm to 2:00pm in the Camden-Carroll Library Training Room (100) - Join Chris Beckham in exploring The Art of Teaching  by Gilbert Highet and Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth

Service Learning Best Practices:
  • April 18 (Thursday) from 3:00pm to 4:00pm in the Camden-Carroll Library Training Room (100) - Join Dr. Kelly Collinsworth, Ambassador for Excellence in Teaching, and Louise Cooper, Service-Learning Coordinator, for a conversation about service-learning best practices and ideas for how to introduce community-based learning into a course. Project examples and resources will be shared. Come with questions! Click this link fctl@moreheadstate.edu and reply “I’ll be there”.
Gather and Share
The FCTL is offering " Gather & Share " events on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 3:45pm - 4:45pm in ADUC 301. The objective is to have a "topic" area and share a couple of ideas and then have folks gather and share about the topic.

The Next Gather & Share Event:
Topic: Failure
When: Wednesday, April 17, 2019; 3:45pm – 4:45pm
Where: ADUC 301
Educator: FCTL Folks
Synopsis: Join FCTL in discussing “Failure”. Come ready to “chat it up” with your colleagues on this important topic. Refreshments will be served.
UK Service Learning Symposium
Conference Date: April 19, 2019
 Please join us for  UK’s Service-Learning Symposium  with  Dr. George Kuhon   Friday, April 19 th , from  9am to 12:15pm  at the  University of Kentucky, Singletary Center (Recital Hall) .
Dr. Kuh is nationally recognized for his research on high impact practices in higher education, institutional improvement, college student engagement, and assessment strategies. Dr. Kuh is the Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus at Indiana University, Founding Director of the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment, and author of  High-Impact Educational Practices  (2008).
The Symposium will include an address by Dr. Kuh followed by Q&A, as well as a panel discussion with members of UK faculty, students, and community partners involved in service-learning.
Pedagogicon 2019
Conference Date: May 17, 2019
Eastern Kentucky University

 The conference theme, “Transparency in Teaching and Learning,” encourages us to examine and promote transparent strategies for teaching and learning that engage students in deep, transferable academic experiences. The conference will host an opening session on transparency in learning and teaching presented by Dr. Mary-Ann Winkelmes, Director of Faculty Development, University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) titled "Transparent Instruction Promotes Equitable Opportunities for Student Success". The opening session will occur on May 17, 2019, 8:30am-10:30am in the Keen Johnson Ballroom.

Register for the 2019 Pedagogicon:
Registration deadline: Friday, May 10, 2019
Pre-conference workshops will take place on Thursday, May 16, 2019.
FCTL will cover conference registration and travel to the event for accepted proposals

Registration Rates:  
Full-time faculty/staff: $35
Part-time faculty/staff: $15
Student: $15
Leadership in Higher Education Conference
October 3-5, 2019

Brought to you by Magna Publications, producers of Academic Leader and the Teaching Professor Conference, the Leadership in Higher Education Conference is planing for its 4th annual conference, October 3–5 in St. Louis.

As a conference attendee, you’ll make a meaningful contribution to this dynamic and interactive conference. You’ll extend your own network and grow professionally. You’ll help other academic leaders examine the challenges, issues, and trends affecting management in higher education today—and return to campus with an invigorated outlook and an actionable plan for change.

Areas of interest include the following tracks:
  • Topical Area 1: Academic Leadership and Professional Development
  • Topical Area 2: Administrative Leadership and Professional Development
  • Topical Area 3: Diversity and Inclusion
  • Topical Area 4: Program and Department Evaluation and Assessment
  • Topical Area 5: Faculty Hiring, Development, and Assessment
  • Topical Area 6: Institutional Culture and Climate
  • Topical Area 7: Special Topics in Academic Leadership
Visit the website for more information:
2019 Assessment Institute in Indianapolis
October 13-15, 2019

 The Institute, hosted by IUPUI, is now the nation’s oldest and largest event of its type.The Institute will feature  special track keynote sessions and workshops emphasizing assessment in:
  • Community Engagement – Coordinators: Kristin Norris, IUPUI; and H. Anne Weiss, IUPUI and Indiana Campus Compact
  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion – Coordinators: Michele J. Hansen and Corinne C. Renguette, IUPUI
  • ePortfolios – Coordinator: Susan Kahn, IUPUI
  • Faculty Development – Coordinators: Megan Palmer, Krista Hoffmann-Longtin, and Kyle Fassett, IUPUI
  • Global Learning – Coordinators: Gil Latz and Leslie Bozeman, IUPUI; Dawn Whitehead, Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U); and Darla Deardorff, Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA)
  • Graduate/Graduate Professional Education – Coordinators: Sherry Jimenez and Mary Bolton, Lincoln Memorial University-Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM); and Sarah Zahl, Marian University
  • High Impact Practices (First-Year Seminars and Experiences, Learning Communities, Service Learning, Capstones, Undergraduate Research, Internships, etc.) – Coordinators: Jerry Daday, Tom Hahn, Amy Powell, and Jennifer Thorington-Springer, IUPUI
  • Learning Improvement and Innovation – Coordinators: Jay Gladden, IUPUI; and Keston Fulcher, James Madison University
  • NILOA – Coordinator: Natasha Jankowski, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA)
  • STEM Education – Coordinator: Anthony Chase and Wayne J. Hilson, IUPUI
  • Student Affairs Programs and Services – Coordinator: Sonia Ninon, IUPUI

For more information, please consult the website:  http://www.assessmentinstitute.iupui.edu  
Should you have an interest in attending the conference send an email to fctl@moreheadstate.edu
Magna (Online) Webinars
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Featured Webinars:

How Do I Include Introverts in Class Discussions?
Introverted students can find themselves at a disadvantage in the contemporary college classroom. This webinar explores effective teaching strategies:
  • To engage introverted students in class discussions.
  • To guide introverted students beyond their comfort zones.

What Are the Communication 'Musts' in an Online Class?
Learn five essential strategies for enhancing communication in your online
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  • instructor introductions;
  • “hallway” conversations;
  • voice announcements;
  • quarterly check-ins; and
  • genuine connections.

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 msuonline@moreheadstate.edu.
  • 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:
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