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August 29th, 2013 by Eric

Faculty Lounge
Lamson Rm. 005
Monday- Friday
Can reserve for meetings!

Mailing Address
17 High Street
MSC #47
Plymouth, NH 03264


Summer Symposium 2016

2016 Strategic Cluster Guest Speakers:


Champlain College

Elizabeth Beaulieu Ph.D, Champlain College, Burlington, Vermont

Dr. Beaulieu  is the founding dean of the Core Division at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont, and was hired in 2007 to oversee the design and implementation of a new interdisciplinary general education curriculum. Champlain’s Core is now almost a decade old and serves as a national model of integrative education. Prior to assuming the deanship at Champlain College Betsy taught interdisciplinary courses in women’s studies and food studies and was involved in a variety of first-year student initiatives at Appalachian State University. Since 2007 she has worked with various institutions as well as AAC&U and Academic Impressions to assist programs interested in innovative approaches to general education. Now she embraces the life of the administrator and tries to take an integrative approach to everything while enjoying an amazing view of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains every day.  Handouts.



Bridget Trogden

Bridget G. Trogden Ph.D., Mercer University, Macon, Georgia

Dr. Trogden is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at Mercer University and Director of “Research that Reaches Out,” the University’s Quality Enhancement Plan. A frequent speaker and consultant on higher education and pedagogical design, Dr. Trogden has extensive experience with undergraduate research, service-learning, global learning, and other high-impact learning practices. She leads group deliberative processes to maintain, document, and improve institutional effectiveness. She served as the inaugural director of Mercer’s first-year seminar program (INT 101), helping faculty to design new sections of courses centered on integrative learning. She was instrumental in writing and submitting the University’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), a 5-year strategic plan to enhance student learning through the theme of “Research that Reaches Out,” integrating research and service to address some of the world’s most pressing problems. As Director of the program, she helps faculty, staff, and students to adopt effective and transdisciplinary strategies to meet these goals. Case studies and  Slides



Capstone Article

Assessing Interdisciplinarity Article


Cluster Context: Inspirations: 

Inter and trans disciplinary thinking presentation


Creating Immersion/Block Experiential Semesters: 

Christian Bisson and Jamie Hannon handouts –

Immersion Course Schedule Fall 2016

Immersion Semester Syllabus

Wilderness Expedition Skills Assessment form

Leadership Skills Field Assessment Form

Here is the Prezi link about our Fall Immersion Semester:


Research Papers: Helping Students Succeed: 

Heather Doherty’s Teaching Research handouts


Discover Follett: Our PSU Bookstore: 

Guide to Follett Faculty Discover

To access Follett Discover:
1. Visit
2. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Follett Discover Launch
3. Log into your myPlymouth account
4. Begin Discovering and Adopting books into your sections

A demo video is available here:


“Have you done the reading?” Helping Students be Prepared: 

Karolyn Kinane’s Effective Seminar Participant handout


Connecting Students, Curriculum, and Off-campus Partners:

Connecting Students, Curriculum, Community Partners handout

High Impact Learning BEST PRACTICES handout


Moodle – What you need to know:

Katie Martell’s Moodle Upgrade presentation


Team-Based Learning (TBL) as a Means of Engaging Students: 

Kristina Lind’s Team-Based Learning presentation


Open Access: What side are you on?: 

Christin Wixson’s Open Access presentation




January Jamboree 2016

Readings on Interdisciplinarity by PSU colleagues:

“One-Page Thoughts on Interdisciplinarity” 

John Krueckeberg (HPSSE). 10/5/2015.

“Interdisciplinary Work and Clusters at Plymouth State University”

Brian Eisenhauer, Social Science, Office of Environmental Sustainability


Mark Fischler, Criminal Justice, Dean of First Year Experience, October 2015

“Defining Interdisciplinarity in Early Childhood Studies”

Meagan K. Shedd, Early Childhood Studies


Roy Stever, College of Business Administration

“Thoughts from an Interdisciplinary Starting Gate”

Robin DeRosa, English Department



Research and Engagment: Service Learning Partnership 

The Office of Research and Engagement supports pure research, engaged scholarship, creative works, applied research, and service learning at PSU. The office supports scholarly activities in all aspects of the university’s mission, including regional engagement and international/globally- relevant scholarship. The office supports various scholarly activities, including collaborative research, solitary inquiry, and student-engaged research.

Classroom Technology Services

Classroom Technology Services strives for continuing integration of technology into the traditional classroom environment through user-friendly, cost-effective, and appropriate multimedia technology. This includes supporting (troubleshooting and offering instruction on) that technology as it enhances the educational vision of Plymouth State University.


Information Technology Services

Information Technology Services (ITS) is committed to serving the university’s information technology needs. We recognize that 24/7 access to technology services is a need in today’s global society.
ITS provides web development, system maintenance, and support for centralized administrative applications, technology infrastructure, and client computing, as well as support and advice for a wide variety of other information technology needs. ITS consists of the following five main areas: business services, client services, infrastructure services, management information systems, and technology services.

Curriculum Support & Planning Guides

Curriculum planning guides are organized by academic catalog year and department and provide faculty and students with detailed assistance in planning for degrees and majors.


Course Syllabus Checklist

The Course Syllabus Checklist was developed by the Curriculum Committee to proved a guiding document and outline that supports faculty as they develop course syllabi.

Graduate Assistant Support

Graduate assistants are an important part of Plymouth State’s collaborative learning community. They work alongside faculty, staff, and students to help achieve the University’s goals, while gaining valuable experience as assistants, researchers, and teachers.

NSSE – National Survey of Student Engagement

Results feature findings on new Engagement Indicators, topics of special interest to institutions including academic advising and technology, the online student experience, and an exploration of the relationship between higher-order learning and other indicators of academic challenge. The full report and press release are available for download.

Academic Programs Policies and Forms

The Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs provides the following documents to support the University’s strategic objectives, working towards student and faculty success in learning and creativity, and setting the academic vision and intellectual tone for the campus.

General Education

The General Education program is meant to ensure that students develop the skills necessary for academic success and lifelong learning, an appreciation of the various ways scholars consider and understand human experience, and an appreciation of the process by which different approaches to scholarship can be brought to bear on the same problem. Courses taken to ensure breadth of knowledge emphasize the relevance and application of methods of inquiry and content to students’ lives.Faculty DocumentsCETL is a support service for every aspect of the role of faculty at Plymouth State University. Below you will find documents supporting the Center’s commitment to providing professional development and support as employees of the USNH.
Links to the following resources can be found on the:
VPAA Information for Faculty page

  • Accepted Curriculum Vitae Format
  • Annual Faculty Workplan
  • Faculty Development Request
  • Leave of Absence/Sabbatical Request
  • Promotion and Tenure CandidatesTenure Clock Extension Policy and FormFaculty Handbook
    • Current P & T Guidelines
    • Personnel Action Folder for P & T
    • Departmental Promotion & Tenure Guidelines
  • Faculty Bylaws
  • Graduate Faculty Bylaws

Intellectual Property Policy Governing Online Course Materials

The Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs offers support for faculty members governing the use of course material.


Curriculum Handbook

The purpose of this Guide is to assist in the development, review and refinement of the various programs offered by Plymouth State University. It provides Faculty members, Department Chairs and Curriculum Committee members with guidelines for designing degree programs, majors, minors and courses. It also provides a description of the review processes and procedures followed to obtain approval for their proposals. Careful application of these definitions, processes and procedures can enhance the overall effort of the University to bring coherence to its curriculum.

Directory of Higher Education Resources

The Office of Institutional Resource has complied a catalog of useful resources for members of higher education that cover a wide variety of interests and topics.

Connect with CETL


Moodle Upgrade!

May 4th, 2016 by Melinda
August 21, 2016 Moodle Upgrade! Check out the new features here
Check out Katie’s Moodle Upgrade presentation from Summer Symposium 2016 on  CETL’s Resource web page.