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A conference session to introduce faculty to the purposes and roles of the statewide system, and to the resources available (both on campus and from the system) for early teaching success.

A conference session to introduce faculty to the purposes and roles of the statewide system, and to the resources available (both on campus and from the system) for early teaching success.

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  • 1. Welcome to MnSCU Center for Teaching and Learning Realizing Student Potential · ITeach Minneapolis Community & Technical College February 28, 2009 Slide 1 The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is an Equal Opportunity employer and educator.
  • 2. Overview Slide 2
      • Welcome, introductions
      • MnSCU overview
      • CTL resources
        • System-level
        • Campus
      • Teaching and learning challenges / solutions
      • Career development
  • 3. What is MnSCU? Slide 3
      • 5 th -largest state higher ed system
      • Created in 1995 by state law
      • Merged state university & CC systems
      • Incorporated former voc-ed system
      • Find all the facts at:
        • About the System
      • Find faculty experts at:
        • Faculty Experts & Media Guide
  • 4. What is MnSCU (part 2)? Slide 4
      • 54 campuses, 46 communities
      • 250,000 credit students
      • 34,000 grads each year
      • 151,000 customized training clients
      • 70,000+ online students
      • 87% of grads get jobs in their fields
      • 82% of grads stay in Minnesota
  • 5. What is MnSCU? We educate, every year: Slide 5
      • 50% of Minnesota’s teachers.
      • 82 % of new nursing graduates.
      • 89 % of law enforcement officers.
      • 89 % of new graduates in the construction trades.
      • 92 % of new mechanics graduates.
      • 41 % of new business graduates.
      • 9,000 firefighters and emergency first responders
  • 6.  
  • 7. Technical Colleges Slide 7
      • 7 institutions
      • 917 F/T Faculty
      • Technical colleges offer vocational training and education to prepare students for skilled occupations that do not require a baccalaureate degree
  • 8. Community Colleges Slide 8
      • 5 institutions
      • 1,255 F/T Faculty
      • Lower division instruction in academic programs, occupational programs in which all credits earned will be accepted for transfer to a baccalaureate degree in the same field of study, and remedial studies, for students transferring to baccalaureate institutions and for those seeking associate degrees
  • 9. Consolidated C/T Colleges Slide 9
      • 13 institutions
      • 2997 F/T Faculty
      • The same types of instruction, programs, certificates, diplomas, and degrees as the technical colleges and community colleges offer
  • 10. State Universities Slide 10
      • 7 institutions
      • 2,559 F/T Faculty
      • Undergraduate and graduate instruction through the master's degree [and now applied doctorates], including specialist certificates, in the liberal arts and sciences and professional education
  • 11. Office of the Chancellor
  • 12. Office of the Chancellor What goes on there? Slide 12
      • Direct services to campuses
          • Common IT services
            • D2L, ISRS, others
        • Teaching and learning support
        • Credit transfer coordination
        • Labor contracts
        • Presidential searches, reviews
        • Policy
        • Institutional research & data collection
        • Interaction with legislature
  • 13. MnSCU for You: Resources for Faculty Slide 13
      • Academic Affairs
      • DARS/u-select Degree Audit/Transfer System
      • CAS Course Applicability System
      • EFolio Minnesota
      • ISEEK
      • College Faculty Credentialing
          • http://tinyurl.com/credentialing
  • 14. Center for Teaching & Learning Slide 14
      • Mission : To provide systemwide leadership to promote and support collaborative professional development for all system faculty
      • Purpose: To improve student learning and teaching effectiveness by serving as a catalyst for faculty collaboration and institutional improvement.
  • 15. CTL’s Program Areas Slide 15
      • Leadership development
        • Develop and support campus leadership in faculty development
      • Instructional development
        • Grant funds for innovation
        • Discipline workshops on curriculum, instruction
        • Web resources on teaching
      • Professional development
        • Provide learning opportunities online and in-person that serve faculty’s common needs
        • Conferences for presentation of best practices, SoTL outcomes
  • 16. Who’s Who at CTL Slide 16
      • Martin Springborg
        • Fine Arts
      • Yvonne Shafer
        • Information Management Systems
      • Zala Fashant
        • Education, Math
      • Thomas Wortman
        • Higher Education, Communications
      • Lynda Milne
        • Higher Education, Psychology, English
  • 17. CTL Campus Leaders Slide 17
  • 18. CTL Grants Slide 18
      • Promote change, encourage resource development, affect student learning
      • Amounts vary by year
      • Instructional development
      • Individual projects, teams preferred
      • Coordination with institutional goals
      • Peer-reviewed
  • 19. CTL Educational Opportunities Slide 19
      • One annual conference
        • Realizing Student Potential· ITeach
      • Discipline/program workshops
        • 12+ per year: transfer, teaching themes, faculty-proposed
      • PKAL-MnSCU Partnership workshops
        • 4 to 6 per year: pedagogy-focused, intensive day-long workshops in STEM
      • New faculty orientation
        • Orientation to system, faculty roles and responsibilities
        • Login: ctlguest Password: ctlguest
      • ITeach Center Online
        • Teaching Resource Center
  • 20. Enough about us… Slide 20
  • 21. Teaching and Learning Challenges & Solutions Slide 21 Come up with one to three creative strategies that have helped you and/or could help you to adjust and develop in teaching and classroom life.
  • 22. Here are your strategies! Slide 22
  • 23. Teaching Slide 23
      • Course planning
      • Classroom teaching
      • Advising
  • 24. Teaching Slide 24
      • Course planning
      • Classroom teaching
      • Advising
      • Curriculum development
      • Class schedules
      • Assessment
      • Quality reviews /accreditation
      • Field placements /internships
  • 25. Scholarship Slide 25
      • Read
      • Confer with colleagues
      • Conduct research
  • 26. Scholarship Slide 26
      • Read
      • Confer with colleagues
      • Conduct research
      • Departmental colloquia
      • Teaching/disciplinary workshop
      • Occupational workshop/employment
      • Editing professional journal
      • Ongoing education
  • 27. Service Slide 27
      • Community service
      • Campus service
      • Professional service
      • Service to students
        • helping graduates with employment, etc.
  • 28. How Should Your “Pie” Look? Slide 28
  • 29. How Does Your Time Look? Slide 29 Boice (1992), confirmed by Rice et al .
  • 30. How Has Your Week Looked? Slide 30
  • 31. Random Cartoons Slide 31
  • 32. We’re here for you Slide 32
      • CTL
      • http://www.ctl.mnscu.edu
      • 651-649-5741