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August 29th, 2013 by Eric

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PSU’s Contemplative Pedagogy Group invites you to the Summer Reading Gathering, Saturday, August 23, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Frost Commons

April 7th, 2014 by Jini Rae
PSU’s Contemplative Pedagogy Group invites you to the Summer Reading Gathering
Discussion & Brunch:
Saturday August 23, 2014
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Frost Commons
Bring a breakfast/brunch dish to share or simply bring your curiosity!

Moodle Course Shells (Graduate), April 1

April 1st, 2014 by Jini Rae

Moodle course shells are made available for graduate Summer courses.

Sloan-C Virtual Conference, April 9-11, Lamson 117

March 31st, 2014 by Jini Rae

Sloan-C Virtual Conference

Emerging Technologies for Online Learning

Presented by LTOE

When: April 9-11
Where: Lamson 117

Join LTOE for any of the sessions listed below! These sessions will be streamed live in Lamson 117 and are only be available at the scheduled times.

The Emerging Technologies Symposium is devoted to the emerging and innovative uses of technology designed to improve teaching and learning online. The conference focuses on the technologies that drive online learning effectiveness, highlighting research, applications and best practices of important emerging technological tools. We encourage submissions related to instruction, networking, assessment, open educational resources, new media and support services.

For additional information about the conference:

If you have any questions, please let us know:

Schedule of Sessions

April 9, 2014 – 8:30am

April 9, 2014 – 10:30am

April 9, 2014 – 1:30pm

April 9, 2014 – 2:30pm.

  • Gamification and Faculty Development: Practices From a Pilot Program
  • Lead Presenter: Nakia Pope (Texas Wesleyan University, USA)
  • Lisa Hammonds (Texas Wesleyan University, USA)
  • Adeline Meira (Texas Wesleyan University, USA)
  • The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Texas Wesleyan University reports from a pilot program of awarding points and badges for faculty development.

April 9, 2014 – 4:00pm

  • Reclaim Learning: A Domain of One’s Own
  • Lead Presenter: Jim Groom (University of Mary Washington, USA)
  • Keynote Address
  • This presentation will examine a decade worth of experimentation and development at the University of Mary Washington that has resulted in a series of innovative projects such as UMW Blogs (, ds106 (, and Domain of One’s Own (—not to mention its recent spin-off Reclaim Hosting ( What all these projects have in common is they operate from a shared ethos of supporting an open environment for teaching and learning online by helping faculty and students alike exert control over the digital spaces they learn, teach, and ultimately live in.

April 10, 2014 – 8:15am

  • Launch Pad Panel: Illuminating a New Ecosystem
  • Lead Presenter: Michael Staton (Learn Capital, USA) – Panel Moderator
  • In this plenary panel, Michael Staton will explore the opportunities and challenges intoday’s new higher education ecosystem through a thoughtful panel discussion with representatives from the Launch Pad, cutting-edge edtech entrepreneurs selected to participate at ET4Online through a competitive process.

April 10, 2014 – 10:10am

April 10, 2014 – 11:10am.

April 10, 2014 – 2:30pm

April 10, 2014 – 3:30pm

April 11, 2014 – 8:00am

  • Mess in Online Education: How it is, How it Should Be
  • Lead Presenter: Amy Collier (Stanford University, USA)
  • Jen Ross (University of Edinburgh, UK)
  • In this plenary session, Jen and Amy offer some ideas about how and why we should stop offering and accepting promises of simplicity through educational technology. Tidiness, order and sameness should never be our ultimate goal when it comes to fostering great online learning. Through stories, examples and provocations, we’ll try to convince you to abandon simplicity and embrace mess in your digital educational practices.

April 11, 2014 – 9:25am

  • Setting Students Up for Success in Online Courses
  • Lead Presenter: Marilyn Skrocki (Saginaw Valley State University, USA)
  • Poonam Kumar (Saginaw Valley State University, USA)
  • This presentation will share examples of pedagogical practices used at the course level to help students become more effective learners in an online environment..

April 11, 2014 – 10:40am

April 11, 2014 – 11:40am

  • Advancing Social & Mobile Learning with an Integrated Suite of Rich Media Tools
  • Lead Presenter: Susan Gautsch (USC Price School of Public Policy, USA)
  • Charla Griffy-Brown (Pepperdine University – Graziadio School of Business & Management , USA)
  • In fully online, blended, and on-campus programs, our schools engage students in once unimaginable ways with a suite of new simple yet powerful tools integrated into our LMS

Exam Workshop: Multiple choice exams don’t have to leave you guessing, March 31, 12:30pm, Frost Conference Room

March 31st, 2014 by Jini Rae

Just in time to write that final!

Join Michael Couvillion and Robyn Parker for an informative session on how to create better

exams through word choice and statistics. We’ll demo the strategies and identify resources

to help you implement them. All experience levels welcome! Hope to see you there!


New Faculty Meet & Greet April 1, 3:30-5:30 PM Frost Commons

March 31st, 2014 by Jini Rae

Have you met the new faculty? Now that they have started to settle in and catch their breath, CETL is inviting all existing faculty and new faculty to join us on March 26 for a meet and greet. Stop in and introduce yourself! The CETL co-directors will be available to discuss ways that the Center can support you.

Please RSVP by March 20 to

“Developing The Library Unit for the First Year Seminar” April 23 at 12:30 & April 24 at 2:30, Frost Conference Room

March 30th, 2014 by Jini Rae

This workshop will include a presentation by Anne Jung, Librarian, on what we teach and how we teach the library unit in FYS.  There will be time for questions and discussion about the course in general.
The time to plan for next year is definitely here!  We look forward to your joining us.

Promotion & Tenure, April 15, 2:30-4:00, Frost Commons

March 30th, 2014 by Jini Rae

Presented by Provost Julie Bernier and the Promotion & Tenure Advisory Group

During this program Provost Bernier and members from the P&T Advisory Group will review Promotion and Tenure guidelines, procedures, and levels of expectation. Faculty members who have been tenured/promoted recently or are currently engaged in the process will share their experience and tips for gathering, organizing, and presenting documentation in support of their application.

While all Plymouth State Faculty are invited to this program, non- tenured faculty are especially encouraged to attend.  If your department has written criteria for Promotion and Tenure, please bring this material along with you.

Academic Service Learning: Bringing Lessons to Life, March 25, Frost Conference Room

March 18th, 2014 by Jini Rae

March 25, 2:30
Frost Conference Room

Presented by Jessica Dutille and Thaddeus Guldbrandsen, Office of Research & Engagement

Service Learning is a powerful pedagogical model that provides students with the opportunity to earn academic credit by actively participating in and learning from scholarly activities undertaken to serve community needs.  This workshop will share best practices of service learning including reflection techniques, as well as discuss the impact on our students and community.

Workshop Series Designed for Fundamental Online Teaching Skills, March 26

March 18th, 2014 by Jini Rae

Online Teaching Skills Explored



Are you in the beginning stages of online teaching – perhaps developing your first online or blended course? Or maybe you’d like to improve the quality of your online course design. We can help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to be an effective online educator.

Register now for The New to Online Webinar for complimentary information about the Sloan-C New to Online Workshop Series – workshops specifically designed for the development offundamental online teaching skills.

   Workshops in this series include:    

  • New to Online: The Essentials
  • Supporting New Online Learners
  • Quality Course Design Frameworks
  • Strategies for Increasing Interaction and Engagement

   Webinar: March 26, 2014


The Sloan Consortium
Individuals, Institutions and Organizations Committed to Quality Online Education

Pedagogy Ideas for the First Year Seminar, March 10 & 11, Frost Conference Room

March 5th, 2014 by Jini Rae

Monday, March 10, 12:30
Tuesday, March 11, 2:30 

This First Year Seminar instructor workshop will focus on several pedagogical techniques that many who teach the First Year Seminar course have found successful. We will share handouts and talk about what seems to fit well with various topics in the course.

This workshop will be helpful for those who will be teaching the course for the first time, for those who are thinking about teaching the course, and even for those who have taught the course before and would like to share techniques.