Category: Student voice

Supporting Student Success through Proactive Advising

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By Dorcia Chaison, PhD, Director of Academic Advising and Undergraduate Programs, College of Ag. & Nat. Resources, Deb Dotterer, Assistant Dean, University Advisingm Kristy Dumont, Assistant Director for Student Affairs, College of Education, Charles Jackson, Academic Specialist, Student Success Initiative, Sadiq Mohammed, Academic Advisor, Honors College, and Breana Yaklin, Instructional Designer, Academic Technology and Hub for…

Redesigning Education Abroad at MSU

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By Jeff Grabill, Associate Provost for Teaching, Learning, and Technology and Chris Long, Dean, College of Arts and Letters In late June, Provost June Youatt and Dean Steve Hanson requested that we co-chair a university-wide committee to articulate a vision for education abroad at Michigan State University rooted in our 21st-century world-grant mission. Specifically, we were…

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

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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…

Crafting Student Employment Experience – One Semester In

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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, as a former student employee,…

OSU Innovate Conference Reflection

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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, while traveling, and…

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.…

Assisting Faculty as an Undergraduate Learning Experience Designer

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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…

Congratulations, Hub Class of 2017

Congratulations! We’re sad to see our six 2017 graduates move on, but so proud of everything they’ve done for the Hub and MSU. Here’s a look back at their favorite moments, and a bit of advice for other students.   Much of the work at the Hub wouldn’t be possible without the support from our…