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Learning Community for Supporting International Student Success

We are an assets-based group focused on the holistic concept of international student success at MSU. We collectively seek solutions for emergent, timely issues such as challenges to academic learning brought to the fore through navigation of travel restrictions, availability of technology, and online instruction in varied time zones, as well as persistent issues such…

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Mindful Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

In this Learning Community, we will define what mindfulness means in the context of teaching in a higher education setting. While mindfulness practices are often associated with stress-reduction, we will explore how such practices also enable the development of empathy, emotional resilience, and ethical awareness. We will explore how mindful practices are now being applied…

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MSU Trauma Services and Training Network (TSTN)

The Trauma Services and Training Network is working to make MSU a trauma informed University. We are working to support collaboration throughout the MSU community to advance an understanding and implementation of practices that are trauma informed.

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Open Pedagogy Learning Community

In this learning community, participants will explore how open pedagogy and open educational practices are enabled through the use of open educational resources (OER). Participants will read works and share practices that promote open pedagogy and discuss specific approaches for improving teaching, learning, and student engagement in both in-person and online environments.

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Reading Group for Student Engagement and Success

A Zoom based reading group that pairs theory and praxis of student engagement techniques to drive greater student success in general education and prerequisite courses at the university. Bimonthly meetings (twice a month) consist of reading and discussing 2-3 recent articles and sharing best practices for applying methods in courses across the university. Click here to search…

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Sharing Process Improvement Tools in Undergraduate Internships and Experiential Education

The Sharing Process Improvement Tools in Undergraduate Internships and Experiential Education community is designed to provide internship coordinators an opportunity to work through challenges commonly faced within the MSU environment when implementing internship experiences. The intended outcome of this group is to design resources for internship coordinators. All internship coordinators and experiential education specialists are…

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STEM Assessment Across STEM Spaces

The STEM Assessment Across STEM Spaces Learning Community provides opportunity for educators to delve into the impact of different physical or virtual learning environments on student outcomes. STEM educators interested in the science of learning, conducting or interested in conducting their own assessment research, and/or curious about the relative value of MSU’s many alternative teaching…

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Teaching for Equity and Social Justice in Medical Education

If you are interested in pedagogy that promotes equity and social justice and developing skills to enact this pedagogy in medical education, we invite you to join our learning community! This learning community will provide participants an opportunity to consider equity and social justice in the context of clinical decisions and identify teaching practices medical…

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Team-Based Teaching and Learning Network (TBTLN)

MSU‚ Team-Based Teaching and Learning Network (TBTLN) focuses on strategies and teaching methods for collaborative learning opportunities across disciplines, course levels, and course formats. Our mission as a learning community is twofold: a) to explore and discuss the benefits and challenges of engaged student learning through team-based pedagogy and (b) to implement and assess engaged…

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B.E.A.T.S. – Bridging Experiments in Arts, Technology and Science

B.E.A.T.S. brings together teachers, researchers, scholars, practitioners and creatives across the MSU campus working at the intersection of art, science and technology. Our aim is to provide a platform for meaningful conversations, debate and collaborations about how to integrate STEM and arts within our classrooms and through rigorous integrative research inquiry and production.

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