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.

Meet the Hub Team

By Teal Amthor-Shaffer, Director of Engagement; Caroline White, Learning Technology Designer; & Hanna Kielar, Engagement Assistant

One very important element currently missing from the Hub’s digital presence are the people on our team. If you follow us on Twitter or pay attention to #MSUHub, then you may have some idea of the talented crew working on our projects,

Learning Design Strategy at MSU

Learning Design

learning-design-strategyWe need your feedback and invite you to collaborate on a Learning Design Strategy at Michigan State University.

The Learning Design Strategy is intended to empower the MSU community – academic units, departments, faculty and students – to make decisions about how we design learning experiences that are shaped by our values,

Competency-Based Learning Tracking Systems Demo

Competency-Based Learning Tracking Systems Demo

Want to know more about the implementation of competency-based curriculums at MSU and competency tracking systems that help facilitate the process?  Join us on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 for a conversation about and demonstration of competency-based programs and systems used around campus. This will take place from 10 am to 12 pm in the Flexspace at MSU Hub,

Restructuring Veterinary Medicine to Reduce Student Debt/Stress

Vet Med

Restructuring Veterinary Medicine to Reduce Student Debt/Stress

The financial and emotional costs of becoming a veterinarian are extremely high, but the profession’s starting salaries often don’t match up to this burden.

In an effort to reduce debt loads and enhance student success and wellness, Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine (MSU CVM) is the first in the nation to begin restructuring its curriculum.

OPEN HOUSE! Join Us in Our New Location on Thursday, October 27, 2016!


MSU Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology welcomes you to an OPEN HOUSE in our new location on campus! We are open for collaboration and can’t wait to show you how our intentionally designed space supports the work that we do. Take a tour, see our unique project management system in action,

After the Post It Notes are Gone – Thoughts on Design Thinking in Academia

Artifacts from MSU Hub design thinking exercises.

Leigh Graves Wolf, Assistant Director here at MSU Hub, reflects on some of our recent work. This post originally appeared on her blog.

At the end of one of the MSU Faculty Development seminars I facilitated back in March Dr. Chivukula made an observation during the Applying Design Thinking to Academic Plans workshop.

The new (?) learning designer (engineer)


Dr. Jeffrey Grabill

Jeffrey Grabill, Associate Provost for Teaching, Learning, and Technology and Director of Michigan State University’s Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology

The process of building a Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology will likely be a long one. There will be a number of iterations relatively quickly (in the first couple of years),

MSU College of Veterinary Medicine Kicks Off Reinvention

Thursday, May 19, 2016 was a day of design and collaboration for the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM). Four facilitators from MSU Hub—Leigh Graves Wolf, Assistant Director; Breana Yaklin, Instructional Designer; and student researchers/designers Chloe Foster and Caroline White—led more than 60 CVM faculty, students, alumni, staff,