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August 29th, 2013 by Eric

Faculty Lounge

Lamson Rm. 113

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Monday- Friday


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Mailing Address
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MSC #47B
Plymouth, NH 03264

Faculty Workshop and Help Session August 24th 2015

August 17th, 2015 by Melinda


Monday August 24, 2015

Register Here

Help sessions


8:30-9:15 a.m. Mandatory Promotion and Tenure Evaluator Training Lamson 113– CETL Faculty Lounge

Information from the Provost’s Office and navigation of ePortfolio for effective review. (Facilitators: Julie Bernier and Marylena Sevigney)

9:30-11:30 a.m. Drop-In Moodle Gradebook Reviews Lamson 113– CETL Faculty Lounge

Make sure you’re prepared to submit 6-week grades for all of your students this Fall term. Stop by and let our staff take a quick look – we’ll make sure your Moodle Gradebook is doing what you want it to! (Facilitators: Stacey Curdie-Meade)


Note: these workshops are not “introductions” to the topics. These are facilitated workshops for faculty to brainstorm with one another on the given topics. If you’d like an “introduction” to any of these topics, contact CETL at any time. Also, be sure to attend the Summer Symposium each June where faculty introduce one another to topics that have enriched their teaching.

Faculty: Bring assignments and course materials to workshop! 

All events held outside Lamson 113, at the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

9:30-10:15 a.m. Collaborative assignments: Share your successes and frustrations around collaborative assignments and discuss new online group-facilitation tools developed by PSU faculty. (Facilitator: Scott Coykendall)

10:30-11:15 a.m. Develop an Action Plan for your Research & Scholarship. Stay on track with your scholarship by setting and following your customized plan. Learn more about the Bear Tree Writing Retreat. (Facilitators: Annette Holba and Maria Sanders)

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Workshop your Moodle Gradebook. Work with other faculty to see how they’re using Moodle Gradebook and to share your own discoveries. (Facilitator: Stacey Curdie-Meade)

12:15-1:15 p.m. Lunch through the line at Prospect Dining Hall

1:15-2:00 p.m. Workshop your e-Portfolio Assignments. Work with other faculty to see how they’re using ePortfolios and to share your own discoveries. (Facilitator: Marylena Sevigney)

2:15-3:00 p.m. Workshop your Experiential and Service Learning Projects. Work with other faculty to see how they’ve developed projects and to share your own discoveries (Facilitators: Jess Dutille and Thad Guldbrandsen)

3:15- 4:00 p.m. Workshop your Course to use Open Educational Resources. Find ways to integrate Open Educational Resources into your existing courses. (Facilitators: Robin DeRosa and Christin Chenard)

Register for workshops here.

For more information, contact The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Inspired Course Redesign Group

August 17th, 2015 by Melinda

If you’re looking for inspiration to design a new course or rework an existing one, this group is for you. Together we’ll take a fresh look at instructional design. Using the DIME model of course redesign, we’ll write behavior based learning objectives and make instructional design choices using structured decision making.

Our aim will be to create unique course experiences, using a framework that moves us beyond the boxes that past experiences and university learning management systems can create. The goal is to craft the kind of teaching and learning experiences we want for our students and for ourselves and then determine how to deliver them using technology to assist.

This group meets monthly. Members are encouraged to come with a particular course in mind to (re)design over the course of several sessions. Robyn Parker, College of Business Administration, will facilitate these hands-on, working sessions. Parker’s research focuses on the effects of new technologies in organizational and instructional contexts. Her recent book, Redesigning Courses for Online Delivery: Design, Interaction, Media, Evaluation, provides the framework for group discussions. It is available full-text through the library.

To participate, contact Robyn by September 20th.

What do we meant by “class participation”?

August 17th, 2015 by Melinda

Facilitated conversation with Karolyn Kinane

Mon Sept. 14th 2:30-3:30 p.m. OR

Tues Sept 15th 1-2 p.m. (Same workshop offered twice)

Lamson 113

Light refreshments served

Please RSVP 24 hours in advance

CETL Summer Symposium Presenter’s Material

June 16th, 2015 by Melinda

Here are some of the materials that presenter’s used during their 45 minute discussions:


Christin Chenard ~ OER Resource Roundup 


Michael Davidson ~ Advanced look at the next library website


Annie Hagar ~ Problem Solving: an everyday, life-long skill 


Christian Bisson ~ Creating Adventure in the Classroom    Personal Learning Contract

                              AP3320.01 – Syllabus Spring 2011        AP2210 – Syllabus Spring 2015 


Sandra McBournie ~ Contemplative Mind: Practice for Student, Teacher, and Self

Summer Reading and Conversation with Author

May 11th, 2015 by Melinda

Please join the campus community in summer reading and conversation:

Mindful Work: How Meditation is Changing Business from the Inside Out
by David Gelles   

Discussion with the author
Wednesday, July 22nd from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Frost Commons

Copies of the book are available online and at the on-campus bookstore.
A few copies will be available on reserve in Lamson Learning Commons.
Campus bookstore will have them for sale at the July 22 event.

This event is a collaboration among Healthy PSU, College of Business Administration, Contemplative Pedagogy Group, & CETL

2015 – Promotion and Tenure Guidelines and Procedures

April 21st, 2015 by Melinda

Presenters: 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.
Refreshments will be available. 
Interested in this event send an email to: 
Wednesday April 29th 3-5 p.m. in Frost Commons

“Engagement” Pot Luck Lunch

April 21st, 2015 by Melinda

Reporting Back: Your Faculty Day Participation in Action

High-impact educational practices at PSU was the focus of Faculty Day in August 2014.

During presentations, panel discussions, real-time survey, and a “film story board” activity, we defined the concepts of “engaged learning” and “high-impact educational practices,” provided examples of faculty members who do this kind of work with their students, developed a sense of the amount of time and effort devoted to engaged learning, and discussed how we as an engaged learning community want to communicate about what makes PSU special. In the course of that discussion, we outlined a number of suggestions and proposals for advancing our goals.  The purpose of this pot luck lunch and discussion is to revisit those questions, provide an update on what we have accomplished over the course of this academic year, discuss major initiatives associated with high-impact educational practices, view the videos that we created in the spirit of the faculty week discussion, and share ideas about pedagogy and programs.


1) Provide an update on accomplishments since faculty week

2) View the videos that have been created in the spirit of faculty

3) Discuss major initiatives related to high-impact educational practices

4) Share ideas about high impact educational practices


Bring your own brown-bag lunch or a dish to share.

We’ll provide light snacks and beverages.

Tuesday, May 12th 1:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Frost Commons

Developing the Library Unit for the First Year Seminar

April 9th, 2015 by Melinda


Presenter: Anne Jung

This workshop will include a presentation by Anne Jung, our 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 you joining us.

Tuesday April 21st 2:30 OR

Wednesday April 22nd 12:30

Frost Conference Room


ePortfolio, Promotion and Tenure “Coffee Talk”

April 1st, 2015 by Melinda

ePortfolio Presenter: Marylena Sevigney

Meet other people going up for promotion and tenure, get acquainted with ePortfolio, and bring questions we can share (anonymously) with Deans and the Provost on your behalf.

Thursday April 2nd, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in Lamson 113 (Faculty Lounge)

If interested in this event, send an email to: 

Faculty Focus articles

April 1st, 2015 by Melinda

From “Group Work: What Do Students Want from Their Teammates?” to “Strategies to Help Transform Your Online Courses,” the brief yet robust articles at the Faculty Focus archives are certain to offer you food for thought as you strive to improve your teaching and students’ learning. Full text access here: