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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, working with three different texts: The Mindful Twenty-Something, written by a Duke University psychiatrist specifically for an audience of college students; A Fearless Heart, based on the landmark course in compassion training that the author…

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Restorative Justice

We seek to create a community of scholarship and practice centering on restorative justice, and to identify ways to use RJ to build community within our campus. We will work to define restorative justice, explore ways in which it can be utilized on our campus, and to produce resources for other MSU community members interested…

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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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Student Transitions

Michigan State University is looking at the multiplicity of ways students from different backgrounds experience their transition to college in order to better support student transitions. This project is sponsored by APUE and RHS, and facilitated by the Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology. We are seeking individuals with expertise or interest in student…

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Teaching Maker Pedagogies in Nonmaker Classes: A Partnership with Lansing Makers Network

This learning community seeks to provide an opportunity for teachers to explore ways to incorporate maker practices and makerspaces into their classes. Participants will receive full access to a local makerspace. This will provide physical space for tools and resources, in addition to facilitating playful experimentation with maker practices. We will also have the opportunity…

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Teaching with Your Strengths

What do great teachers do differently? How can you become the best teacher you can be? Channeling the work of strengths-based development by Don Clifton, PhD, participants will discover how their innate talents lend themselves to effective, engaging teaching. At the end of the year, participants will both be aware of their talents and will…

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Trans-Regional Studies Scholarly Writing Group

The Trans-Regional Studies Scholarly Writing Group will meet monthly to share writing projects in process with members. Faculty and graduate students across disciplines will present current research and join a supportive community with the goal of completing one scholarly product.

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Transforming Teaching Through Reflective Writing Experiences (TTTRWE)

At the very heart of each MSU faculty member is a teacher who wants to share his/her/their knowledge and skills and one who wants to work and thrive in the organizational maze of professional challenges to ensure their students’ success. The TTTRWE project offers that safe, nurturing environment for faculty in which to collaborate, reflect…

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MSU Trauma Services Training Network

The mission of the MSU Trauma Services and Training Network (MSU TSTN) is to better understand, communicate, and address the impact of trauma at MSU and in the broader mid-Michigan community. We strive to collaborate across disciplines to care for trauma survivors through the development of trauma-informed, evidence-based education, training, and service.

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Water Infrastructure: The Interface of Natural and Built Environments in Urban, Suburban, and Rural Communities

Water infrastructure at the urban, suburban, and rural interface offers challenges and opportunities to protect human health and the environment and to provide sustainable resources. This learning community brings together MSU faculty, extension and institute educators and specialists, and University facilities professionals to enable more effective programs and research at this intersection and the use…

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