Welcome to MnSCU! New Faculty Orientation


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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.

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Welcome to MnSCU! New Faculty Orientation

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