Category: Events

Like to read? Read with us!

As we've recently welcomed our 21st president and with a new academic year upon us, it's a great time to try something new (to our little book club) - an invitation!
MSU Hub Book Club

By: Summer Issawi, Alicia Jenner, and Sarah Gretter When one of our team mates pitched the idea to of starting a book club to fellow Hub colleagues we were all in. We started the #MSUHubBookClub (as mentioned in a previous post) this past February and spend 4-5 weeks reading a book before we meet at…

Expanding Possibilities for STEM Students

A Ph.D. is not one-size-fits-all, and there are huge benefits to pursuing other interests and gaining transferable skills during your degree.
Ellie Louson

  A few weeks ago I was a panelist at a Science Communication event organized by MSU SciComm for the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program. The REU participants, visiting STEM undergrads at MSU for the summer, were there to hear about science communication, science-art, outreach, and how to talk about their…

Scholarship Opportunities and Looking Forward

So much teaching work is invisible. It's hard and it's inspiring, and we find ourselves back at square one as often (if not more often) than we find ourselves advancing to square two. And that's how it was to be if we're going to ask tough questions and engage in the necessary inquiry required when an institution works to shift from looking at the now to looking at tomorrow.

One of the most important functions of the Hub is connecting people and ideas to opportunities to share and grow (and meet more people and generate more ideas!). To that end, I’m writing to share an opportunity that came through 2018 Hub Fellow (and 2019 College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Excellence in Teaching New…

#MSUHubBookClub: Reading to Learn, Connect

Both in project work and content consumption, I've found that the most influential teaching and learning experiences are those journeys that start with validating the understanding of others.
Summer Issawi

“People love to say, ‘Give a man a fish, and he’ll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he’ll eat for a lifetime.’ What they don’t say is, ‘And it would be nice if you gave him a fishing rod.’ That’s the part of the analogy that’s missing.”  ― Trevor Noah  In our informal #MSUHubBookClub, we…

What Would You Say You Do Here? Science Gallery Detroit.

Science Gallery Detroit presents DEPTH - June 8 - August 17, 2019 at the Michigan Science Center

One of the questions we get a lot is “what is the Hub?” “Can you help me figure out how to make a video for my class?” Yes, we can connect you to people who are very good at this. “I need to re-design the curriculum for my program to draw more students.” Great, we…

The MSU Teaching & Learning Spring Conference: Day 3

On May 11, the Teaching and Learning Spring Conference showcased more MSU educators and technologies. The highlight of the day was the lunchtime Twitter #edchat, with many using Twitter for the first time and engaging in a fast-paced digital dialogue about teaching and learning. Overall, the conference was well attended, well received, and appreciated. At a…

MSU Teaching & Learning Spring Conference: Day 2

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A brief recap of the second day of the Teaching & Learning Spring Conference. On May 10, we welcomed Michelle Pacansky-Brock, who gave a keynote on digital tools for humanizing learning. It set a hopeful, resourceful tone for our conference. On May 10, approximately two hundred MSU educators gathered in Wells Hall to connect and…

The First Ever MSU Teaching & Learning Spring Conference: Day 1

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A recap of the first day of the Teaching & Learning Spring Conference at MSU by Blythe White with special thanks to Amy Martin. The days between finals and the first summer term are a busy time for faculty and academic staff. In the past, many MSU units competed for academics’ time for their seminars and workshops.…

Designing Rapid Feedback Cycles

Join us on Tuesday, May 30 for a hands-on workshop about designing rapid feedback cycles with Eli Review! You can’t teach what you can’t see. So, what do you need to see in order to improve learning?  And how can student peer review help you see your students’ attempts at learning?  Join us to explore…

Post-OLC Innovate 2017 Reflection

Post-OLC Innovate, 2017: A Collaborative Reflection A story of travel delays and brave MSU presenters. Hub staff offers a reflection on the Online Learning Consortium in New Orleans. By Dave Goodrich, Instructional Designer and Breana Yaklin, Instructional Designer This year, we had a large representation from Michigan State University (MSU) at OLC’s Innovate conference down…