October 9, 2019
Volume 3, Number 4
Mid-Course Survey
Hello Smart People,

Below are the questions associated with the “Mid-Course survey” deployed in the middle of the semester/term. The survey is used to gather information on how the class is progressing from the students’ perspective. The five (5) questions are seeking feedback on what the students are enjoying about the course, what is helping them learn the material, gathering their interest in the course topic outside of the class, and asks what the fellow students and professor/facilitator can do to improve the class.

  1. List three things that you have particularly enjoyed or found helpful in this class?
  2. Identify two aspects of this course that has helped you learn the course material? (Examples: discussion forum, feedback, assignments, etc.)
  3. Has this course stimulated your interest in the subject outside of class? (Explain) 
  4. What can your fellow students do to improve this class? 
  5. What can the professor/facilitator do to improve this class? 

By utilizing this survey, you can see if the students are enjoying the course or having trouble, aspects of the course they find useful in learning the material, their interest level in the topic and how they feel their classmates and the facilitator/professor can improve the course. The survey provides a formative assessment that provides the facilitator/professor with information that can be used to adjust the course to better meet the learning needs of the student.

by Daryl R. Privott, FGSE/Adult & Higher Education, FCTL, 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?"

While enjoying the summer, take a few moments to share your response by clicking the link below:
Events on Campus
Here are opportunities for students (and maybe you) on campus:

MSU Event  :
  • Gather & Share - Tuesday, October 14, 3:45pm to 4:45pm, ADUC 310. Topic: Trust. Join FCTL in exploring “Student Engagement” at this “Gather & Share” event. Come ready to “chat it up” with your colleagues on this important topic. Refreshments will be served.

MSU Event  :
  • LinkedIn Lab - Wednesday, November 6, 2:15pm to 4pm, Bert Combs Building, Room 302. Drop in and learn how to build or improve your LinkedIn profile and use it to expand your professional network. Come professionally dressed for a free photo.
KOSS Conference
KOSS (Kentucky Organization for Student Success) Conference, October 24-25, 2019, at the Historic Boone Tavern Hotel in Berea. For more information, checkout their FaceBook page:
19th Annual Posters-at-the-Capitol
March 5th, Frankfort
Submission Due: Friday, October 11 by 3pm

(Click the “Submit to Posters-at-the Capitol" link on the left - You must create an account to register)
The Deadline for online registration/submission is Friday, October 11, 2019 by 3:00 PM CST/4:00 PM EST
(No registrations/submissions will be considered after this date)
Participants click Poster Presentations: Conceptualizing, Construction and Critiquing for general advice on preparing a research poster.
Posters-at-the-Capitol , an event hosted collaboratively by Eastern Kentucky University, Kentucky Community and Technical College System, Kentucky State University, Morehead State University, Murray State University, Northern Kentucky University, University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, and Western Kentucky University, is intended to help members of Kentucky’s legislature and the Governor better understand the importance of involving undergraduates in research, scholarly, and creative work. It provides undergraduates with the opportunity to engage in scholarship, research, and creative work that is important to their educational experience and professional development. We encourage faculty to have their students participate in Posters-at-the-Capitol to help those in Kentucky who fund higher education understand why these experiences are so important. 
For further info and questions concerning registration and submission DO NOT REPLY to this email. Contact:
Mr. A.J. Boston
Posters-at-the Capitol Coordinator
Please copy:

Mr. Evan Prellberg
Coordinator of Undergraduate Research
Morehead State University
Dr. Michael Henson
Associate Provost for Research & Dean of the Graduate School
Morehead State University
12th Annual Conference on

Higher Education Pedagogy

 February 5-7, 2020  

Virginia Tech /   Blacksburg, Virginia, USA   

Registration will open in October. For information about conference registration and associated fees, visit the conference website: https://chep.teaching.vt.edu/
Magna (Online) Webinars
24/7 Professional Development for Faculty
Featured Webinars:

What Can I Do to Increase Student Retention?
Faculty play a critical role in student retention.  It is important to support student success in class, and ultimately, to support student progress towards graduation. This webinar:
  • Explores powerful tools and techniques to promote student success.
  • Provides a five-step plan to improve student retention.

What are the Communication 'Musts' in an Online Class?
Learn five essential strategies for enhancing communication in your online courses including:
  • 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:
  • 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.
Ambassadors for Excellence in Teaching
Morehead State University