Contact Us

Contact Us

August 29th, 2013 by Eric

Faculty Lounge
Lamson Rm. 005
Hours:
Monday- Friday
7AM—4PM
Can reserve for meetings!

Phone
603-535-3029
Email
psu-cft@plymouth.edu
Mailing Address
17 High Street
MSC #47
Plymouth, NH 03264

Information Technology Services Workshops

September 19th, 2016 by Joshua

 

After a fast-paced start to the Fall semester and with the campus

transformation underway, we are now ready to announce the first

of several technology-based workshops available for all PSU

employees – both staff and faculty.

 

Seats are limited for workshops in Lamson 117 to 12 participants –

so that all can get their questions answered.  Please email

user-workshops@plymouth.edu to reserve your seat.  In addition,

please bring your laptop or let us know if you need to borrow one.

 

Monday, September 19, 2016

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Mahara Drop-in Session in Lamson 115

Melinda will be available during this time to answer your Mahara questions.

 

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.     Mahara 101 in Lamson 117

Melinda will offer a hands-on session that will give you a chance to learn

and investigate the features of the Mahara e-portfolio system. This

session is appropriate for anyone who has never used Mahara or

needs a refresher.

 

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016  

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.     Office 365: Basics in Lamson 117

Steven will offer a hands-on session that will provide you an opportunity

to learn about and explore the features and functionality of the

MS Office 365 Suite of online services; including email and calendar.

We recommend this workshop for beginners.

 

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016        

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  Moodle 101 in Lamson 117

Katie will offer a hands-on session for commonly used tools in Moodle

including course settings, resource sharing, and assignments. We

recommend this session for beginners and those who would like to

improve their utilization of Moodle.

 

 

Thursday, September 22 2016 

1:30 pm – 3:00 p.m.       Mahara Drop-in Session Lamson 115

Melinda will be available during this time to answer your Mahara questions.

 

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.    Moodle Drop-in Session Lamson 112

Katie will be available during this time to answer your Moodle

questions and to troubleshoot common issues.

 

 

Friday, September 23 2016

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.      Office 365: Contacts and Groups Lamson 117

Steven will offer an in-depth session on how to collaborate with contacts and

groups in O365. We recommend this workshop for intermediate users.

 

 

Monday, September 26 2016

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.   CoursEval Drop-in Sessions in Lamson 115

Melinda will be available during this time to answer your CoursEval questions.

 

4:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.      CoursEval 101 in Lamson 117

Melinda will offer an introductory session for the CoursEval system

(PSU’s course and instructor feedback system).  This session is appropriate

for anyone who has never used CoursEval or needs a refresher.

 

 

Tuesday, September 27 2016

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.   Moodle Gradebook Lamson 117

Katie will offer a hands-on session for navigating and configuring your

Moodle Gradebook. Topics covered will include initial setup, creating

categories and assignments, and grading student work. We recommend

this session for beginners and those who need to overhaul their current

gradebook setup.

 

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.      Office 365: Basics in Lamson 117

Steven will offer a hands-on session that will provide you an opportunity

to learn about and explore the features and functionality of the

MS Office 365 Suite of online services; including email and calendar.

We recommend this workshop for beginners.

 

 

Friday, September 30 2016

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.      CoursEval Drop-in Sessions in Lamson 115

Melinda will be available during this time to answer your CoursEval

questions.

 

 

If you have any suggestions for future workshops, please click here.

 

If you need additional assistance please call or email the helpdesk at 603-535-2929 or helpdesk@plymouth.edu.

 

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

CETL Summer Symposium 2016

May 4th, 2016 by Melinda

 

Summer Symposium 2016 A

June 7th(HUB – Hage Room), 9th & 10th (Frost Commons)

Topics Include:
• Strategic Cluster guest speakers
• Interdisciplinarity and engagement
• Helping students budget time for research
• Encouraging student-preparedness
• Immersion experiences & block scheduling
• Beyond lecture & discussion: Creative classrooms
• Moodle upgrade, Email system upgrade, and other academic technology topics

Strategic Cluster Guest Speakers Tuesday, June 7th

Champlain College

ELIZABETH BEAULIEU Ph.D. 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. 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.  Cluster case studies and Slides

 

Summer Symposium 2016 – Schedule of Events

Title

Presenter(s)

Schedule

June 7, 2016

HUB – Hage Room

Impacts and Outcomes of the 2015 Academic Technology Institute – Beyond saving money for students, Open Educational Resources, Open Pedagogy, and Open Access are transforming the reach and impact of public education. Come hear how your peers are rethinking teaching, research, and learning communities by going “Open.” Rebecca Busanich – Health and Human Performance

Kathleen Herzig – Psychology

Kelly Swindlehurst – Elementary Education & Childhood Studies

Pamela Anneser – Art Department

Amanda Whitworth – Music, Theatre and Dance

9:00-10:00am

 

Break 10:00-10:15am
Cluster Context: Inspirations

PSU is going through massive re-organizational changes to facilitate interdisciplinary teaching and learning and to build richer partnerships between students and off-campus constituents. While we may be the first university to transform so completely into this “cluster” model, inter- and trans-disciplinary teaching and learning have been happening at other institutions and organizations for decades. In this panel, presenters will offer some context for the kinds of changes we’re undertaking at PSU. What have other institutions done to be successful? What kinds of models might we look to or adapt? What pitfalls have other organizations encountered that we should try to avoid? ~30 minutes presentation (~10 min each) ~30 minutes open discussion.

Christie Sweeney – Educ. Leadership, Learning & Curriculum

Robyn Parker – Dean, College of Business Administration

Gail Mears – Dean, College of Education, Health and Human Services

10:15-11:15am

 

Lunch 11:15am -12:15pm

Strategic Cluster Guest Speakers:

Transformation, engagement, and interdisciplinarity

Plymouth State is currently undergoing a massive reorganization as we move into a university-wide “cluster” model, with all programs housed within one of seven “clusters of excellence.” Our guest speakers have been at the hub of similar transformations, who can speak from experience about facilitating interdisciplinarity, and who can offer perspective on models of experiential and community-based learning.

 

Elizabeth Beaulieu,

Champlain College, Burlington, Vermont

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 G. Trogden,

Mercer University, Macon, Georgia

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. Cluster case studies and Slides

 

12:15-1:45pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2:00 – 3:30pm

RECEPTION with Guest Speakers 3:30-4:30pm

June 9, 2016

Frost Commons

Hypothes.is – Web annotations

Transform your online reading processes, participate in reading communities, and annotate the internet!

Scott Robison – Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) 9:00-9:45am
Creating Immersion/Block Experiential Semesters

As PSU reorganizes and considers a variety of ways to offer students meaningful learning experiences, let’s hear from colleagues on how they’re already making block scheduling work in their programs.

Christian Bisson – Health and Human Performance

Jamie Hannon – Health and Human Performance

10:00-10:45am
Moodle Gradebook Drop-ins

First-time users and seasoned users welcome! Set up or tune up your Gradebook for your courses.

(Located in the Frost conference room)

 

Katie Martell – CETL 10:30am-1:00pm
Break 10:45-11:00am
Research Papers: Helping Students Succeed

How can we make these assignments meaningful? How can we help students budget their time? Instructors will present on undergraduate and graduate contexts.

Angie Ricciardi – Library & Academic Support Services

Shannon Rogers  –  Environmental Science & Policy and Center for the Environment

Heather Doherty – Biological Sciences

11:00-11:45am
 Lunch 11:45am-12:45pm
Discover Follett: Our PSU Bookstore

Learn about the new online textbook system and find out how to put the Bookstore to work for you!

Steve Rheume – PSU Bookstore 12:45-1:30pm
Break 1:30-1:45pm
“Have you done the reading?” Helping Students be Prepared

How can we encourage student-investment in “doing the work” for class day-to-day? Instructors will discuss strategies for both online and face to face classes.

Wendy Palmquist – Psychology

Karolyn Kinane – English/Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL)

Stacey Curdie – CETL

 

1:45-2:30pm
Updates from IT: New PSU email system and Microsoft OneDrive Jo-Ann Guilmett – Information Technology Services 2:30- 3:15pm

June 10, 2016

Frost Commons

Connecting Students, Curriculum, and Off-campus Partners Jess Dutille – Center for Bus. & Community Partnerships

Eric Spieth – College of Business Administration/Enterprise Center

Thad Guldbrandsen – Research and Engagement

9:00-9:45am
Moodle Upgrade: What you Need to Know Katie Martell – Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) 9:45-10:30am
Moodle Gradebook Drop-ins

First-time users and seasoned users welcome! Set up or tune up your Gradebook for your courses.

(Located in the Frost conference room)

 

Katie Martell – CETL 10:30am-1:00pm
Break 10:30-10:45am
Team-Based Learning (TBL) as a Means of Engaging Students

This workshop offers participants an overview of an evidence-based teaching pedagogy that has been shown to be successful in engaging students from a variety of majors. The workshop will provide an overview of the TBL model and will offer tips on adapting parts of the model to our classes.

Kristina Lind – Social Work 10:45-11:30am
Lunch 11:30am-12:30pm
The Needs of First Generation College Students: Gleanings from a PSU Ed.D. Dissertation

20 minutes presentation of findings followed by 25 minute open discussion on how best to serve this population

Karen Deighan – Educ. Leadership, Learning & Curriculum 12:30-1:15pm
Break 1:15-1:30pm
Open Access: What side are you on?

Open Access can look like a lot of different things.  We’ll discuss the different flavors of OA and how to find the one that most benefits you and your potential audience.

 

 

Christin Wixson – Library & Academic Support Services 1:30-2:15pm
Beyond Lecture and Discussion

Our classrooms are designed for more. We know we should do more. Hear from undergraduate and graduate instructors about how they create Interactive, impactful, and interesting classroom experiences for students.

Annie Hager –  Mathematics

Nancy Puglisi – Counselor Education & School Psychology

Karolyn Kinane – English/Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL)

2:15-3:00pm

 

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