Learning, Teaching, and a Culture of Care
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,
IT MSU-Hub Graduate Fellows: 2017
We would like to take a moment to thank our inaugural IT MSU-HUB Fellows for their work during 2017. The IT MSU-Hub fellowship is a collaboration between the Graduate School and The MSU Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology. The graduate fellows spent Spring 2017 and Fall 2017 as participant observers with faculty and academic staff working on educational design projects across the university.
Tracking Co-Curricular Contributions to Student Success at MSU
By Heather Shea, Assistant Program Director, Residential Initiative on the Study of the Environment
For several decades now, evidence collected by higher education scholars (e.g., Astin, 1993; Cress, Astin, Zimmerman-Oster, & Burkhardt, 2001; Kuh, 2008; Wolf-Wendel, Ward, & Kinzie, 2009) indicates that student involvement in purposeful out-of-class or “co-curricular” activities has positive effects on students’ academic success,
By Jeff Grabill, Director of MSU Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology
The Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology has an ambitious mission. The bar-napkin version of the mission is “to help the university reinvent itself as a learning institution.” Some people roll their eyes at language like this (but some people always roll their eyes).
Assessing Education Needs
By John Duley
This is the second post in a guest series by John Duley. Here, he discusses what changes need to occur in our education system. He hopes you will join the conversation in comments below.
Since the advent of Information Technology, questions have been raised about the adequacy of our education system.
Vision for Learning Analytics at MSU
By Jeff Grabill, Associate Provost for Teaching, Learning, and Technology, and Director of the Hub
Our vision for learning analytics is to connect institutional and classroom insights to support caring relationships that facilitate learning and eliminate roadblocks to student success
I recently had the opportunity to speak at Colorado State University as part of the Information Science and Technology Center’s distinguished lecture series.
Connecting the Dots with Enacted Mental Models
By William Heinrich, Director of Assessment
Summer is over us and campuses welcomed new cohorts of eager students in our (hopefully air-conditioned) classrooms and offices. This annual pattern reminds me to think ahead about who is coming to our campuses. Beloit College’s Mindset List is a great place to begin that exploration of what incoming students carry in their minds.
Supporting Student Success through Proactive Advising
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,
Redesigning Education Abroad at MSU
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.