Contact Us

Contact Us

August 29th, 2013 by Eric

Faculty Lounge
Lamson Rm. 113
Hours:
Monday- Friday
9AM—4PM
Can reserve for meetings!

Phone
603-535-2813 
Email
psu-cetl@plymouth.edu
Mailing Address
17 High Street
MSC #47B
Plymouth, NH 03264

2016 Promotion and Tenure Workshop

May 4th, 2016 by Melinda

 

2016 Promotion and Tenure Guidelines and Procedures
Facilitators: Provost Julie Bernier and Academic Deans

 

During this program Provost Bernier and the Academic Deans 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.

 

Monday, May 9th 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Frost Commons OR

Monday, May 16th 9:00 a.m – 10:30 a.m. Lamson 113

 

This workshop is mandatory for Department and Committee Chairs of candidates to attend at least one of these events.

If your department has written criteria for Promotion and Tenure, please bring this material along with you.

Refreshments will be available.

If planning to attend, please RSVP to CETL at PSU-cetl@plymouth.edu

Academic Data Management System Brown Bag Event

March 29th, 2016 by Melinda

The Academic Deans invite you to review the potential new academic data management system by Task Stream. A representative will be available to provide a demonstration and answer any questions.

Tuesday, April 19th 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. OR
Friday, April 22th 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

Frost Commons

This is a BROWN BAG event.

Please RSVP if you are interested in attending to PSU-cetl@plymouth.edu.

Call for Presenters and/or Topics: Summer Symposium (June 9th &10th)

March 29th, 2016 by Melinda

Call for Presenters: Summer Symposium (June 9th &10th)

Share your experiences and ideas with the campus
community during CETL’s annual Summer Symposium!
All suggestions for topics are welcome, though we particularly seek conversations about:

o Team Teaching
o Building Reflection into Student Learning Experiences
o Internal and External Collaboration
o Block/immersion scheduling

Presentation/workshop format is flexible. Interested? Before April 30th drop a quick line to us at
PSU-cetl@plymouth.edu and we’ll work with you on format and scheduling.

 

Call for Topics: Summer Symposium (June 9th &10th)

Got questions about teaching? What kinds of things are YOU eager to learn more about to enhance your teaching and student’s experiences at Plymouth State?
Drop us a line before April 30th and we’ll seek out facilitators and workshop leaders to offer you the professional development you seek. Email us at PSU-cetl@plymouth.edu

 

The Student Showcase of Excellence of 2016

March 24th, 2016 by Melinda

The Student Showcase of Excellence is PSU’s premier scholarly event for students. The event is held each spring for undergrad and graduate students to present their original research projects and creative works across a wide variety of disciplines from science to the arts to the humanities. We encourage students to participate in this annual “showcase” to share their research and creative works with the campus community. Last year, more than one hundred students participated. To apply, go to Showcase 2016 and submit your application TODAY!
More information can be found at our webpage:
https://www.plymouth.edu/office/research-engagement/research/showcaseofexcellence/

Submission deadline: April 4, 2016. (Early submissions are welcome and appreciated.)

Society for Scholarly Dialogue Dinner Presentation

March 24th, 2016 by Melinda

Thursday April 7, 2016
PSU Frost Commons
Social Half-Hour: 6:00 p.m.
Dinner 6:30 p.m. Presentation: 7:15 p.m.

Dinner: $10.00
Lecture is free and open to all.

Manufacturing the News: An Insider’s View
The anchors sign off and the newscast dips to black. The show is over, but work on the next newscast has already begun. This lecture will provide an insider’s look at what goes on when the camera goes off. From the vantage point of a Boston producer, this presentation will examine how stories are selected, what gets crammed into 30 minutes, and finally, what your anchors aren’t telling you (and why).

Korey O’Brien
Korey O’Brien (MA, Emerson College) is a media professional working as news producer at 7 News in Boston. A graduate from Plymouth State, he began his career as a morning news producer with the ABC affiliate KGUN9 in Tuscon, Arizona.

PSU’s Journey with Mahara

March 22nd, 2016 by Melinda

March 23, 2016

 

Plymouth State University (PSU) first installed Mahara in 2010.  Over the course of six years, the use of Mahara has grown steadily.  We have used it for certification programs and the faculty Promotion and Tenure (P&T) program.  The first-year art and meteorologist students use it to collect their portfolios digitally and students create portfolios for required projects. Templates have be created for all areas that utilize Mahara to help with standardization.

We first started using Mahara for student’s special projects in a variety of areas such as languages and art.  Some faculty decided to document personal projects of their own using Mahara.  The platform has benefited certification programs like Elementary Education, Health Education, and School Counseling to name a few.  Mahara templates containing all the standards have been created for each certificate program.  This ensures students don’t miss a step while meeting each of their program’s standards.

In 2013, the administration strongly encouraged all Promotion and Tenure candidates to submit their application materials in digital formats.  In previous years only a small percentage of the P&T candidates used Mahara to submit their materials, in 2015 ninety percent of the candidates submitted their information via Mahara. Mahara groups for the P&T Review committees were created and used to review candidates’ materials.  The process runs much more smoothly with one central place to store materials for each candidate.  We also saved money with the reduction in use of paper.

At the start of the 2015 fall semester, the art department required all art majors to use Mahara, from first-year students through seniors, as an added element to PSU’s newly rolled out and updated studio art foundations program.  It will be used to track students’ progress through their four years at PSU and give them a head start on skills in professional digital presentation.

The meteorology department began this past fall to work Mahara into their course requirements.  Beginning with first year students through seniors, the professors wanted the students to create a chronological digital portfolio of their experience via assignments and projects over their four years at PSU.

In summary, we at PSU have slowly increased our use of Mahara. Over the past couple years, we began taking longer strides.  The new release of version 15.04 helped get more faculty using Mahara.  Mahara has reduced the printing costs throughout the university and streamlined some processes for certification and P&T programs.

 

PSU Mahara Examples

Students:

Student’s  Adventure Educaton Project – Paddling Fundamentals

Student’s Humanities Senior Project – Gloucester, Massachusetts

Student’s Art Project – 2D Fundamentals: Composition and Content

Student’s Art Project – Art Fundamentals: Materials and Meaning

Student’s Art Project – Fundamentals of Art – 3D

 

Faculty:

Dr. Mary Ann McGarry – Faculty’s Personal Portfolios

Terry Downs – Faculty’s Personal Artwork

Faculty Promotion & Tenure – a candidate’s portfolio

Instructions for OLC Membership

March 3rd, 2016 by Melinda

Now that your institution has joined, 30 individuals at your institution are considered a member and need his/her own OLC account log-in and password.

Account Set-Up /Log-in Instructions

How do I create an account affiliated with my institution?

  1. Click here to create a free user account.
  2. Once you complete your registration, you will be sent an e-mail and asked to verify your account.
  3. Once logged in, click on your username in the upper right hand corner of the home page. You will be brought to your “My Account” page. Click on “Profile & Account Settings” to affiliate your account. Please enter your organization’s name and information in the spaces provided. (Please make sure the organization name you type in matches the one listed on the membership list.)
  4. The system will now recognize you as a member. Go to the member resources page for details on your membership benefits such as workshops and conferences.


I already have a user account. How do I make sure I am affiliated with my institution?

  1. Please log-into onlinelearningconsortium.org.
  2. Once logged in, click on your username in the upper right hand corner of the home page. You will be brought to your “My Account” page. Click on “Profile & Account Settings” to affiliate your account. Please enter your organization’s name and information in the spaces provided. (Please make sure the organization name you type in matches the one listed on the membership list.)
  3. The system will now recognize you as a member. Go to the member resources page for details on your membership benefits such as workshops and conferences.

 

  1. Membership Pricing for Online Workshops 
    Membership includes membership pricing on the  2015 schedule of workshops. Additional workshops are added throughout the year, so please make sure to check the schedule often. The member price for a workshop is $169. Non-member pricing is $269. If you and your faculty have set up your accounts or affiliated your existing accounts properly, you will automatically see the member price.

 

  1. Webinars
    Webinars are free to all members. If you and your faculty have set up your accounts or affiliated your existing accounts properly, you will automatically see the free registration link at the bottom of the webinar page.

 

  1. Conference Discounts
    If interested in attending any of the three annual OLC conferences, contact CETL at PSU-CETL@plymouth.edu.

 

  1. Publications Discounts
    Members receive a 10% discount on all publications. People with a properly affiliated user account will receive the 10% discount automatically when they log-in to the website.

 

  1. Website Resources
    Up to 30 members from your institution (you will need to designate your affiliates) will now have full access to website resources including the  Quality Scorecard for the administration of online education programs, articles from our journal, Online Learningsurveyspractitioner documentsJobLineeffective practicesListservcatalog of online programs, and more.

 

  1. Monthly Newsletters
    OLC sends out two monthly newsletters and additional special event e-mails if needed. The OLC Viewnewsletter is a general e-mail about what’s happening with OLC. The OLC Insider is a member’s only newsletter alerting members to new benefits and events. Please share this link with your faculty and staff who would like to receive communications from us and ask them to join our mailing list: http://onlinelearningconsortium.org/mailing_list.

 

We hope that you take full advantage of the benefits of Institutional membership.

Perspectives of International and Non-Native Speakers

February 25th, 2016 by Melinda

 

Dew U Rheelie Endurestand what it’s like to live in a place where a language that is unnatural to you, is the only way to communicate? Imagine being surrounded by people who are unaware of these boundaries. This informational hands-on workshop is meant to put faculty and students in the shoes of international and non-native English speaking students on campus, through exposure to language and communication barriers.

 

Wednesday, March 2nd 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Frost Commons

Facilitators: Ronja Lotse and Brianna Pintauro

Please RSVP if you plan to attend via email to psu-cetl@plymouth.edu

Personal Writing and Caring for Students

February 25th, 2016 by Melinda

 

Please join us for a conversation about wellness concerns that may arise for instructors when we review student writing. Bring stories about what you’ve read and heard from students so we can talk about successful strategies for engagement, understanding, and perhaps even helping. What resources are available for students on campus to address emotional, social, and other concerns? What should we be reading/listening for? What should we do when we read something that causes us to pause? What kinds of approaches work best?

Tuesday, March 8th 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. OR Wednesday, March 9th 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Frost Common (both sessions)

Facilitators: Robert Hlasny, Ph.D., Director of the Michael L. Fischler Counseling  Center; Nancy Dyer, LICSW & MLADC;  and Elliott Gruner, Director of Composition

Please RSVP if you plan to attend via email to psu-cetl@plymouth.edu

Advising and Tools for Student Success  

February 24th, 2016 by Melinda

 

Plymouth State University has signed on to the EAB Student Success Platform and recently completed a pilot of the software.  Come hear about what we learned from that pilot and be trained on the use of the software.

 

Tuesday, March 22nd 9:00-10:00 a.m. OR

Wednesday, March 23rd 9:00-10:00 a.m.

CETL Faculty Lounge (Lamson 113)

 

Presenter: Patrick Cate, Dean of Center for Student Success

 

REQUIREMENT: If you plan to attend this event, please bring your laptop and send an email to psu-cetl@plymouth.edu so we can register you with the software.