January 31, 2018
Volume 1, Number 4
MSU
Students
Workshop & Professional Development
Opportunities on Campus
Here are opportunities for workshops & professional development at Morehead State University:

Workshop series on Diversity (presenters include: Becky Davison, Jami Hornbuckle, Jeannie Justice, Lee Nabb, and Daryl Privott):
  • Expanding Your Comfort Zone: Stereotypes, Bias, & Cultural Competencies - February 15th (Thursday) at 11am in Ginger 311 (21st Century Education Classroom)
  • Social Justice, Diversity, & Equity in Higher Education - March 1st (Thursday) at 11am in Ginger 311 (21st Century Education Classroom)
Events on Campus for Students
Here are opportunities for students (and maybe you) on campus:

Career Services (ground floor of the Camden-Carroll Library):
  • Resume Blitz - February 21st (Wednesday) and February 22nd (Thursday) from 10am to 2pm in the Career Services Center. Students may drop by and meet with an employer to get instant feedback on their resume.
  • Career Fair - March 6th (Tuesday) from 10am to 1pm in Laughlin Health Building Gym. Over 90 employers with job and internship opportunities plus graduate schools are expected!
In-The-Know
Conference Call - Pedagogicon
Conference Date: May 18, 2018
Proposal Due Date: February 1, 2018 (Tomorrow)

This national conference is sponsored by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education. It is held annually at the Richmond campus of Eastern Kentucky University. This year's conference theme is "Student-Centered Teaching and Learning." Proposals for group and/or individual presentations are due by February 1. For more information, please see their website: http://studio.eku.edu/2018-pedagogicon.
Kentucky Student Success Summit 2018
The 7th annual Kentucky Student Success Summit will explore the theme "The Future of Undergraduate Education, The Future of Kentucky!
The conference is April 9th & 10th at the Marriott Louisville East, Louisville, KY.
For more information, visit cpe.ky.gov/studentsuccess
Magna (Online) Webinars
24/7 Professional Development for Faculty
Featured Webinars:

What is the Best Way to Grade Participation?
Faculty members know it is essential for students to be active participants in their own education. The challenge, however, is developing a method to grade class participation. This webinar explores:
  • Activities worth doing and how-to-do them.
  • Common mistakes to avoid when grading participation.
  • Ways to evaluate and refine the grading method.


How Do I Create a Lively, Yet Functional, Online Classroom?
Explore strategies to build and support an engaging online course experience. This environment supports student success by being: 
  • efficient;
  • predictable; and,
  • authentic.


Directions:

MSU has a license to webinars developed by Magna. These 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:
  • 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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