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Developing and Implementing Culturally Responsive Pedagogy: What Are/Should We Be Doing?

Culturally responsive pedagogy aims to develop supportive and empowering environments for traditionally underrepresented students. This FLC will: Share and discuss ongoing efforts at MSU to develop and implement curricular change that will enhance underrepresented student interest, competencies, and retention rates. Read and discuss relevant literature. Provide a safe space for the personal and institutional self-study…

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Digital Humanities Pedagogy Learning Community

The DH Pedagogy LC brings together instructors from across campus who are new or somewhat new to digital humanities methods and theories and interested in integrating these approaches into their undergraduate courses. Digital humanities methods‚ such as annotation, digital curation, mapping, text analysis, visualization, and social media analysis allow students to explore topics of the…

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Diversifying and Contextualizing Agriculture and Natural Resources Education

This learning community will focus on identifying and discussing research and resources that 1) are authored by scholars of color, female scholars, and others affected by the historical and current inequities in agriculture and natural resources and in higher education access 2) center the experiences of those same under-represented groups in agriculture and natural resources…

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Exploring Data and Computing Ethics Curricula

Data and computing ethics encompasses a wide range of topics including issues of data ownership, stewardship, data and code sharing, intellectual property, concerns of algorithmic bias, and related topics. MSU currently offers several courses with foci related to these topics. The goal of this learning community is to understand what is lacking in our shared…

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Hybrid, Online, and Blended Instruction at CANR (HOBI@CANR)

How can I more effectively engage students in an online environment? How are others finding success and what can I share that might help others? In Hobi@Canr we will be learning from each other and guests about instructional design, content delivery, video, assessment, Quality Matters, classroom “flipping,” and other issues we have in common.

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Identity Formation and Passing in Global Contexts

This learning community explores issues related to identity formation and passing in global contexts, including various geopolitical spaces and historical times, as well as in multiple registers (i.e., gender, race, ethnicity, language, class, religion, sexuality, desire, and the body to name just a few).

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Interdisciplinary Design Collaborative

With MSU at the center of the state’s intellectual economy and with so many faculty and students that engage Design from disparate areas of campus, creating an interdisciplinary group could lead to a more unified campus network of makers and thinkers. This learning community could facilitate alternative educational models, inform collaborative research practices, and further…

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Medical Educator Roles and Identity in the Age of Integrated Curricula

Over the past ten years, medical education has undergone vast changes. This learning community will explore what this means in terms of the identity and skill sets required of medical educators. We will also explore how to measure faculty success in this new setting, with a focus on promotion of medical educators.

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The Medical Student Experience as Data: Introduction to Qualitative Research

Qualitative analysis provides an opportunity to explore the rich and varied student experience, critical to determining the value of the learning exercises we are creating as educators. The learning community will provide medical educators an opportunity to learn about common approaches to qualitative research in education and apply qualitative methods to their own educational research…

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