February 20, 2019
Volume 2, Number 13
Deanna Mascle:
What Do You Love About Teaching?
I love many things about teaching, but two things sustain me through the challenges. First and foremost is when students realize that they can do a thing (usually write) that they thought (often had been taught) that they could not do. This is so powerful to participate in and witness. However, the pure joy of a student discovery - the lightbulb moment when they grow or transform - is magic. I love when my students transcend my classroom and can do and be something more.

by Deanna Mascle, English, 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?"

Click the link below to share your response:
Events on Campus for Students
Here are opportunities for students (and maybe you) on campus:

MSU Event:
  • Internship Basics Workshop - Tuesday, Feb. 26, 3:30pm to 4:30pm in the Career Center (Ground floor of Camden-Carroll Library). Learn the basics of internships and co-ops: Why should you get one? Where do you begin searching? How do you receive academic credit for your work? Attend this workshop to learn all of this and much more.

MSU Event :
  • Career Fair - Tuesday, March 5, 10am to 1pm in the ADUC. Don't miss the opportunity to connect with more than 90 employers and graduate schools. Find internships/co-ops, plus part-time and full-time positions. Get insider tips for graduate school. Free professional headshots available. Dress professionally. Bring resumes. Be prepared to introduce yourself. See who's coming with the free "Career Fair Plus" app.

MSU Event:
  • Education Career Fair - Tuesday, March 26, 3:30pm to 6pm at Kroger Field (Lexington, KY). Network with dozens of K-12 school districts from the region at this event. This is the perfect opportunity to find teaching and administrative jobs in the education field.
Announcing: Gather and Share Events
The FCTL will be 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: Sociality
When: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 ( TODAY ); 3:45pm – 4:45pm
Where: ADUC 301
Educator: FCTL
Synopsis: Join FCTL in exploring “Sociality”. Come ready to “chat it up” with your colleagues on this important topic. Refreshments will be served.
Professional Development Opportunities
on Campus
Here are opportunities for PD on campus:

Gather & Share:
  • February 20 (TODAY) from 3:45pm to 4:45pm in ADUC 301 - Join FCTL in exploring "Sociality" at the February Gather & Share event. Come ready to "chat it up" with your colleagues on this important topic.

Career Exploring Appropriate Outcomes, Measures and Targets for Assessing Administrative & Educational Support Units:
  • February 22 (this Friday) from 2pm to 4:30pm in Combs 413 - This session will focus on formulating appropriate outcomes, measures and assessment plans:
  1. Defines outcome
  2. Choosing appropriate outcomes
  3. Define measures
  4. Direct vs. indirect measures
  5. Appropriate measures for different types of outcomes
  6. Setting appropriate targets
  7. Completing action plans/continuous improvement
  • Those interested in attending should register by emailing Kathy Hargett at k.hargett@moreheadstate.edu or by calling 606-783-5470.

Trauma Informed Care for Helping Professionals:
  • March 4 (Monday) from 1pm to 4pm in Student Center Room 325 - Advanced registration required, $40 for 3 CEU's (provided for social work, LPCC's, & CADC/LCADC). Join Geoff Wilson in defining trauma, reviewing trauma's impact, the importance of being trauma informed and knowing trauma informed care.
Teach Abroad
Deadline: March 1, 2019
F aculty are invited to apply to teach a course in a KIIS Summer 2020 program. KIIS operates approximately 22 Summer programs each year. Faculty application materials include:
  • Biographical information
  • CV (PDF)
  • Your proposed course title & a brief course description (For more information please click here.)
  • Details of your teaching & experience
  • Email address for your supervisor (he or she will receive an email to complete this section within 10 days of the faculty deadline)
The Faculty Summer application deadline is March 1, 2019. Click any “Apply Now” button at  kiis.org to begin your application. For information about your application, visit the “Faculty” dropdown at kiis.org. For information about the Winter programs, see the “Programs” dropdown.
2019 Assessment Institute in Indianapolis
October 13-15, 2019
Call for Proposals: March 8, 2019

 We would like to extend to you and your colleagues an invitation to join us for the 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

To submit a proposal, go to: 
For more information, please consult our website:  http://www.assessmentinstitute.iupui.edu  or contact us at:
Phone: (317) 274-4111
2019 Gateway Course Experience Conference
Atlanta, GA / March 17-19, 2019

 Higher education faculty, professionals, students and educators are invited to:
  • Share innovative ideas and practices you are using to solve problems and enable transformative course redesign at your institution.
  • Connect and collaborate with colleagues from other institutions who are working to integrate active learning and other strategies into how they teach gateway courses.
  • Share evidence about how your course redesign efforts are improving student success and learning and/or advancing more equitable outcomes. 
  • We value your students' perspectives in all aspects of teaching and learning and encourage you to consider having a student(s) as co-presenter(s).

Early submissions are welcomed and appreciated.
Pedagogicon 2019
Conference Date: May 17, 2019
Eastern Kentucky University
NOTE - FCTL will cover conference registration and travel
to the event for accepted proposals

 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 have presentations that will engage the audience and 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.

Presentations may cover the following topics:
  • Use of technology to enhance transparency in teaching and learning
  • Creative instructional techniques that engage students in transparent learning,
  • especially deep learning
  • Faculty development initiatives, programs, and processes that promote transparency in teaching and learning
  • New ways to use Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) to enhance transparency in teaching and learning
  • Strategies for incorporating diversity, culturally responsive pedagogy, and/or inclusive excellence into transparent teaching and learning
  • High-Impact Educational Practices that enhance transparent teaching and learning
  • Student perspectives on transparent teaching and learning

Register for the 2019 Pedagogicon:
Registration deadline: Friday, May 10, 2019
Pre-conference workshops will take place on Thursday, May 16, 2019.  

Registration Rates:  
Full-time faculty/staff: $35
Part-time faculty/staff: $15
Student: $15
Magna (Online) Webinars
24/7 Professional Development for Faculty
Featured Webinars:

How Can I Effectively Mentor Students?
Mentoring is a useful professional development tool. This webinar:
  • Offers new ideas on faculty, student and peer mentoring.
  • Gives fresh perspectives on being a mentor, mentee and teacher.

What Are the Best Questioning Strategies for Enhancing Online Discussions?
Learn how to engage students in online discussions that:
  • increase class cohesion;
  • explore subject matters thoughtfully; and
  • enhance learning outcomes.

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.
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