Author: Teal Amthor-Shaffer

New Co-curricular Record Will Illustrate Range of Student Learning Opportunities

By Bill Heinrich, Director of Assessment and Korine Wawrzynski, Assistant Dean of Academic Initiatives

MSU is developing a co-curricular record (CCR) to provide comprehensive evidence of students’ learning and engagement outside of formal coursework and academic programs. While we agree that faculty own the institution’s curriculum, learning takes place in multiple environments during college—and the CCR will create an opportunity to recognize and record student learning that occurs outside an academic course.

Coming Full Circle with the Co-Curricular Record: A Reflection

I always thought it would be amazing for an institution to highlight the meaningful work students were engaging outside of the classroom, and the Co-Curricular Record is a tool to accomplish such an endeavor.

By Eric Kang

When I was in undergrad, I used to tell my friends that I was working towards two degrees, one in psychobiology and another in co-curricular activities. My friends would laugh because they knew exactly what I meant about the latter degree, understanding my high level of involvement at the university in various student activities.

Reculturing a Co-Curricular Conversation: Thinking on Scope, Validation, & Technology

A group of students work together on white boards.

Encountering and addressing the challenges of a new campus-wide record. This is the second post about the emerging Co-Curricular Record at MSU.
Bill Heinrich, Director of Assessment, Hub; Heather Shea, Assistant Program Director, Residential Initiative on the Study of the Environment

Academic progress is regularly complemented by learning outside of courses at most campuses,

What is a Co-Curricular Record and Why Does MSU Need One?

A student speaks with a visitor at a presentation gallery.

Purpose, Definitions, and Positioning. 
By Bill Heinrich, Director of Assessment, Hub & Heather Shea, Assistant Program Director, Residential Initiative on the Study of the Environment

 

Student academic success is regularly complemented and enhanced by out-of-class learning at most campuses, including ours. Yet, how do we know what students’ experiences outside of the formal classroom at Michigan State University contribute to their learning and development?

Personalized Learning is Really About Teacher Adaptivity

Jeff Grabill, wearing a lavender shirt, addresses seated faculty during a meeting.

By Jeff Grabill, Associate Provost for Teaching, Learning, and Technology & Director of MSU Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology

This post is the third in a series about ed tech. For more on this topic, please see Part 1 and Part 2.

I am writing about “personalized learning,” but with a focus on teachers.

Crafting Student Employment Experience – One Semester In

Close up of a student persona card hanging on a door

Crafting Student Employment Experience – One Semester In
A reflection on the student employee experience at the Hub, and how it can evolve.
By Nick Noel

Nearly a semester has gone by since I last discussed crafting an intentional student employee experience. This idea grew out of my personal observations,

OSU Innovate Conference Reflection

Seven people at a white round table at dinnertime. There is a crowd behind them.

OSU Innovate Conference Reflection
By Dave Goodrich, Instructional Designer; Bill Heinrich, Director of Assessment; & Breana Yaklin, Instructional Designer

A couple van loads of Spartans attended the OSU Innovate conference down in Columbus, Ohio on May 16. What a conference it was! We had a lot of good reflective conversations over dinner,

Assisting Faculty as an Undergraduate Learning Experience Designer

Tommy Truong in foreground, Liz Martin and Libby Hoffman in the background

Assisting Faculty as an Undergraduate Learning Experience Designer
A Reflection
By Tommy Truong

Over the past year of working with the Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology, I have seen a plethora of opportunities come into fruition–some have been for me, some have been for the Hub staff, and most have been for the faculty and students of Michigan State University (MSU).