Scholarship Opportunities and Looking Forward

So much of teaching work is invisible. It's hard, and it's inspiring, and we find ourselves back at square one as often (if not more often) than we find ourselves advancing to square two. And that's how it has to be if we're going to ask tough questions and engage in the necessary inquiry required when an institution works to shift from looking at the now to looking at tomorrow.

One of the most important functions of the Hub is connecting people and ideas to opportunities to share and grow (and meet more people and generate more ideas!). To that end, I’m writing to share an opportunity that came through 2018 Hub Fellow (and 2019 College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Excellence in Teaching New Teacher Award winner) Aaron McKim.

The 2019 American Association for Agricultural Education North Central Region Conference will be held at Michigan State University this year, from October 10 – October 12, 2019. Click here to open the registration page in a new window. According to McKim, the conference seeks submissions from those engaged in and willing to share their innovative teaching and learning practices. Whether or not you’re an agricultural educator, MSU is filled with faculty who are trying new things and working to change the student experience for the better.

As I mentioned in a recent blog post, we’ll spend the summer sharing some of this important work. In the coming week, we will announce our 2019-2020 Hub Fellows cohort, as well as give you a preview of some of our Catalyst Innovation Program projects. Further, Brendan Guenther and I will be sharing posts centered on projects around the university that embody and push forward our discussions and initiatives focused on the future of digital learning that kicked off in September of 2018. Click here to open a recap of that event in a new window.

So much of teaching work is invisible. It’s hard, and it’s inspiring, and we find ourselves back at square one as often (if not more often) than we find ourselves advancing to square two. And that’s how it has to be if we’re going to ask tough questions and engage in the necessary inquiry required when an institution works to shift from looking at the now to looking at tomorrow.

In the meantime, click here to review the AAAE 2019 CFP from Aaron and think about the work you’re doing in teaching and learning. How might you share it? What ways might you talk about the value it brings to the student experience and the scholarship of the academy?

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