Category: Hub Culture

Funding alert! Announcing the CFP for Round 2 of the Catalyst Innovation Program

Our job is to  always have our eye on digital learning futures here at MSU, and with this call I want to help you change the way you think about and approach the student experience! - Jess Knott

I have been busy this summer. If you’re my father you might ask – “Wait – isn’t higher ed like having the summer off?” My answer? A vigorous no. As mentioned earlier this summer, we at the Hub are here to help you accelerate your ideas and try new,

Catalyst Innovation Program Spotlight – Chakrapani and Saldanha

"Chakrapani and Saldanha hope that by re-designing their course to incorporate various levels of activity through VR will help students leverage exploration spaces they didn't previously have access to

Last October, the Hub launched the Catalyst Innovation Program, providing small amounts of funding to facilitate MSU faculty trying something new with digital tools and teaching approaches “for the purposes of allowing experimentation in spaces with the potential to enhance student learning experiences on a digitally-immersed, global campus.” 

a closeup of a Vive VR headsetTen projects were ultimately accepted in the inaugural 2018-2019 Catalyst Innovation Program,

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!

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 the beginning of the month to discuss.

Can a university redesign itself? Yes – with your help.

“Why would any human being anywhere in the world come to East Lansing, Michigan (of all places), for their education and spend lots of money to do so?”

We ask this a lot, because in order to serve the needs of students and create a culture of care,

Embodiment and Iteration in Work Process: Listening, Learning, Leading and Following

"Our culture is one of learning, sharing and challenging. Of analysis and inquiry. Of seeking spaces of discomfort, and challenging the norm." - Jess Knott

By Jess Knott, Learning Design Manager

I am often asked to explain the Hub to people at MSU and beyond. I love when this happens. In sharing, we build connections, and in building connections we build a Hub. Every conversation is an opportunity to collaborate, either immediately or on future endeavors.

Time, Pace, and Culture

Two men work together on one worksheet.

By Bill Heinrich, Director of Assessment

A traffic jam in Dar es Salaam allowed for a few moments of clarity. In the heat and humidity of coastal Tanzania, I reflected on the last three hours and the next three days. I was in the country to facilitate a series of Human-Centered Design workshops for the Tanzania Partnership Program (TPP),

Learning, Teaching, and a Culture of Care

"We need to be courageous enough to create space for change and the new language that will facilitate that change." - Jeff Grabill

By Jeff Grabill, Associate Provost for Teaching, Learning, and Technology

A number of faculty, students, and staff have been working on a new approach to educator professional development. It is an inclusive and community-based framework for how we can all grow as teachers and learners. It has been clear to each of us that this effort is,

National University Technology Network (NUTN) awards Gerald Rhead from Michigan State University the 2017 J.O. Grantham Leadership Award.

NUTN logo and website. Pulled from: http://www.nutn.org/index.html

CONTACT:  Robert Rosenbalm
EMAIL: rrosenbalm@dcccd.edu

San Antonio, TX 10/11/2017 – Gerald Rhead, Director of Academic Entrepreneurship at Michigan State University’s Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology joins the distinguished list of distance and online education leaders to receive the National University Technology Network’s J.0.