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Welcome to MnSCU

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A welcome to new Minnesota State Colleges and Universities faculty at the 2010 Realizing Student Potential/ITeach conference.

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Welcome to MnSCU

  1. 1. Welcome to MnSCU<br />Center for Teaching and Learning<br />Realizing Student Potential · ITeach<br />Minneapolis Community & Technical College<br />February 27, 2010<br />http://slideshare.net/lynda.milne<br />
  2. 2. Overview<br />Welcome, introductions<br />MnSCU overview<br />CTL resources<br />System-level<br />Campus<br />Teaching and learning challenges / solutions<br />Career development<br />
  3. 3. What is MnSCU?<br />5th-largest state higher ed system<br />Created in 1995 by state law<br />Merged state university & CC systems<br />Incorporated former voc-ed system<br />Find all the facts at:<br />About the System<br />Find faculty experts at:<br />Faculty Experts & Media Guide<br />
  4. 4. What is MnSCU (part 2)?<br />54 campuses, 46 communities<br />250,000 credit students<br />34,000 grads each year<br />151,000 customized training clients<br />70,000+ online students<br />87% of grads get jobs in their fields<br />82% of grads stay in Minnesota<br />
  5. 5. What is MnSCU?We educate, every year:<br />52% of Minnesota’s teachers.<br />82 % of new nursing graduates.<br />86 % of law enforcement officers.<br />87 % of new graduates in the construction trades.<br />92 % of new mechanics graduates.<br />42 % of new business graduates.<br />9,000 firefighters and emergency first responders<br />
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  7. 7. Technical Colleges<br />7 institutions<br />950F/T Faculty<br />Technical colleges offer vocational training and education to prepare students for skilled occupations that do not require a baccalaureate degree<br />
  8. 8. Community Colleges<br />5 institutions<br />1,300 F/T Faculty<br />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<br />
  9. 9. Consolidated C/T Colleges<br />13 institutions<br />3000 F/T Faculty<br />The same types of instruction, programs, certificates, diplomas, and degrees as the technical colleges and community colleges offer<br />
  10. 10. State Universities<br />7 institutions<br />2,500 F/T Faculty<br />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<br />
  11. 11. Office of the Chancellor<br />
  12. 12. Office of the ChancellorWhat goes on there?<br />Direct services to campuses<br />Common IT services<br />D2L, ISRS, others<br /><ul><li>Teaching and learning support
  13. 13. Credit transfer coordination
  14. 14. Labor contracts
  15. 15. Presidential searches, reviews
  16. 16. Policy
  17. 17. Institutional research & data collection
  18. 18. Interaction with legislature</li></li></ul><li>MnSCU for You: Resources for Faculty<br />Academic Affairs<br />DARS/u-select Degree Audit/Transfer System<br />CAS Course Applicability System<br />EFolio Minnesota<br />ISEEK<br />College Faculty Credentialing<br />http://tinyurl.com/credentialing<br />
  19. 19. Center for Teaching & Learning<br />Mission: To provide systemwide leadership to promote and support collaborative professional development for all system faculty<br />Purpose: To improve student learning and teaching effectiveness by serving as a catalyst for faculty collaboration and institutional improvement.<br />
  20. 20. CTL’s Program Areas<br />Leadership development<br />Develop and support campus leadership in faculty development<br />Instructional development<br />Grant funds for innovation<br />Discipline workshops on curriculum, instruction<br />Web resources on teaching<br />Professional development<br />Provide learning opportunities online and in-person that serve faculty’s common needs<br />Conferences for presentation of best practices, SoTL outcomes<br />
  21. 21. Who’s Who at CTL<br />Martin Springborg<br />Fine Arts<br />Community Colleges<br />Yvonne Shafer<br />Information Management Systems<br />Entrepreneurship, CTE<br />ZalaFashant<br />Education, Math, Fine Arts<br />STEM, CTE<br />Thomas Wortman<br />Higher Education, Communications<br />State Universities<br />Lynda Milne<br />Higher Education, Psychology, English<br />
  22. 22. CTL Faculty Development Teams<br />
  23. 23. CTL Grants<br />Promote change, encourage resource development, affect student learning<br />Amounts vary by year<br />Instructional development<br />Individual projects, teams preferred<br />Coordination with institutional goals<br />Peer-reviewed<br />
  24. 24. CTL Educational Opportunities<br />One annual conference<br />Realizing Student Potential ● ITeach<br />Discipline/program workshops<br />12+ per year: transfer, teaching themes, faculty-proposed<br />PKAL-MnSCU Partnership Workshops <br />4 to 6 per year: pedagogy-focused, intensive day-long workshops in STEM<br />New faculty orientation<br />Orientation to system, facultyroles and responsibilities<br />Login: ctlguest Password: ctlguest<br />ITeach Center Online<br />Teaching Resource Center<br />
  25. 25. CTL Educational Opportunities<br />Courses<br />CTL Faculty Lodge<br />Tutorials<br />19 tutorials, self-paced, 24/7 online<br />Webinars<br /> At least 6 new per semester – <br /> at no cost! Presented by <br /> system faculty and staff<br />Webinar Archives<br /> 50 archived webinars on <br /> teaching & learning topics<br />Credentialing Courses<br />CTL Philosophy of Teaching Course<br />Credentialing Courses<br />Southwest Minnesota State University<br />Bemidji State University<br />University of Minnesota<br />
  26. 26. Enough about us…<br />
  27. 27. But you need not juggle…<br />
  28. 28. Lay a foundation…and build<br />
  29. 29. Teaching<br /><ul><li>Course planning
  30. 30. Classroom teaching
  31. 31. Advising</li></li></ul><li>Teaching<br /><ul><li>Course planning
  32. 32. Classroom teaching
  33. 33. Advising
  34. 34. Curriculum development
  35. 35. Class schedules
  36. 36. Assessment
  37. 37. Quality reviews /accreditation
  38. 38. Field placements /internships</li></li></ul><li>Teaching and Learning Challenges & Solutions<br />accountabilityaccreditationachievementactive learning<br />assessmentclassroomcollaborationcompetencies<br />computercritical thinkingculturecurriculumdesign<br />developmentdiversityeducationelearningengagement<br />evaluationgradinghybridinstructional designlanguage<br />leadershiplearningliteracymotivationneedsonline learning<br />outcomespedagogyproblem solvingresearchrubrics<br />studentsteachingtechnologythinkingweb2.0writing<br />Come up with 1 – 3 creative<br />strategies that have helped you<br />and/or could help you adjust and<br />develop in teaching and<br />classroom life.<br />
  39. 39. Here are your strategies!<br />
  40. 40. Scholarship<br /><ul><li>Read
  41. 41. Confer with colleagues
  42. 42. Conduct research</li></li></ul><li>Scholarship / Research<br /><ul><li>Read
  43. 43. Confer with colleagues
  44. 44. Conduct research
  45. 45. Departmental colloquia
  46. 46. Teaching/disciplinary workshop
  47. 47. Occupational workshop/employment
  48. 48. Editing professional journal
  49. 49. Ongoing education</li></li></ul><li>Service<br /><ul><li>Community service
  50. 50. Campus service
  51. 51. Professional service
  52. 52. Service to students
  53. 53. Helping graduates with employment, transfer, etc.
  54. 54. Advising student organizations</li></li></ul><li>How Should Your Time Look?<br />
  55. 55. How Does Your Time Look?<br />
  56. 56. How Should Your Time Look?<br />
  57. 57. We’re here for you<br />CTL<br />http://www.ctl.mnscu.edu<br />651-649-5741<br />

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