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  • Posted on: #iteachmsu
    Monday, Feb 21, 2022
    Globally Inclusive Teaching Resources
    Greetings Educators!Are you, do you, or have you ever - crossed paths with an international student or colleague at MSU? It is highly unlikely that your answer to these prompts would be "no" given the following information provided by the Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS):
    Since admitting its first international students in 1873, MSU has welcomed tens of thousands of international students and scholars to East Lansing. Today, MSU is home to over 9,000 international students, scholars, and their dependent family members from more than 140 countries. In addition to contributing to the academic and intercultural environment, international students also have a tremendous positive economic impact on the Greater Lansing area. Michigan State University's international students contribute $324.5 million to the local economy through spending on education, housing, dining, retail, transportation, telecommunications, and health care. This economic impact supports 4,675 jobs in the Greater Lansing area. Source: NAFSA International Student Economic Value Tool
    Given the significant presence of international students and scholars and the depth of contributions they make in the Spartan community, it is crucial that you consider diversity, equity, and inclusion from a global perspective. For starters, check out the Michigan State University's own: James M. Lucas, Nicola Imbracsio, and Sheila Marquardt have shared an excellent resource on Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for educators entitled "Global DEI Models and Methods" (2021). You can access the PDF of this resource on iteach.msu.edu. You should also visit the Global and Intercultural Learning at MSU page for more information about internationalizing undergraduate experiences. To learn more about this topic, review the "Internationalizing the Student Experience: Working Group Report."You should also consider varying degrees of familiarity with spoken and written english. Every learner is unique in their exposure to and experience with english. For a guided asynchronous experience to help you think more on this topic, explore the "Teaching Multilingual Learners: An Introduction to Translingual Pedagogy" playlist! An additional resources is "Seven Tips Toward Linguistic Inclusion". Both of these resources were shared directly by other educators at MSU. Another MSU resource for linguistic inclusion is the English Language Center. You should, at a minimum, be aware of the services and programs they provide!More broadly speaking, there are other resources to help you think about inclusive teaching. A great place to start is MSU Libraries' Inclusive Teaching page. In partnership with the Office of the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education and the Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, MSU librarians have developed this site to highlight research and resources focusing on inclusive teaching in the disciplines. The site is a work in progress. Librarians have begun gathering resources by carrying out preliminary searches in their subject areas and summarizing their findings and search processes. These lists are meant to serve as a starting point for faculty interested in looking into research on pedagogy and inclusion in their fields. A breadth of very insighful reasources (relevant to all) are shared in the "Trauma Informed Practice: Resources for Best Practices in the Classroom" article and site. Similarly, an important centeralized resource for all is MSU's Institutional Diversity and Inclusion office, that has developed a great foundational set of resources for Building Inclusive Communities. Some of these resources are also represented, along side many others, in the "Inclusive Teaching and Pedagogy" section of the "Expanded Educator Resources" playlist.Making big changes to your practice can seem overwhleming, but working toward a globally inclusive classroom is critical for the culture of MSU broadly and student success as a whole. You can take small steps to shifting the way you think about the design of your assignments (time based deadlines might not be that inclusive for individuals in time zones other than Eastern), your activities (whose perspectives are represented on your reading list), or even the your very first encounter with learners (a name is often core to one's identity, so correctly naming people is important [visit NameDrop for a free platform where anyone can share the correct pronunciation of their name])!Who will be globally inclusive in their teaching? Spartans will.Photo by Vladislav Klapin on Unsplash
    Authored by: Makena Neal
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  • Posted on: #iteachmsu
    Thursday, Oct 5, 2023
    Accessibility: Color Contrast Resources
    Curious if the color in a graphic or text has enough contrast to be accessible to those with low vision or color blindness? If so, there are a few free online resources to help you out.The WCAG Color Contrast Checker, which you can use directly on their website or bookmark it, and the TPGI Colour Contrast Analyzer, which can be downloaded, are fairly easy to use. For either one, just use the "eyedropper" tool to grab a color from a document, webpage, etc. and it will provide you with the color contrast ratio and "pass" or "fail" results. Additionally, WAVE is a web accessibility evaluation tool in which you enter the website that you are interested in testing and it will locate any color contrast errors, in addition to other accessibility measures.If you have full color vision and would like to see for yourself how a website looks to someone who is colorblind, then try Coblis or Let's Get Color Blind. Let's Get Color Blind is a browser extension for Chrome or Firefox. It simulates reduced sensitivity to green, red, or blue for an entire webpage. If you are interested in testing a specific image, then try Coblis (The Color Blindness Simulator), which simulates reduced sensitivity and blindness for green, red, or blue as well as full-color blindness. I discovered these resources from Guide to Digital Accessibility (Ed. Mancilla & Frey, 2023, ISBN-13: 978-1-64267-453-8). Learn more about color contrast from MSU's Digital Accessibility.Feature Image: "Eight Ishihara Charts for Testing Colour Blindness" by Fae licensed under CC BY 4.0 DEED.
    Authored by: Andrea Bierema
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  • Posted on: PREP Matrix
    Thursday, Aug 29, 2019
    Resources on Becoming a Postdoc
    The National Postdoctoral Association provides resources related to the search for a postdoctoral position.
    Posted by: Admin
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  • Posted on: PREP Matrix
    Thursday, Aug 29, 2019
    MSU Student Parent Resource Center
    The MSU Student Parent Resource Center provides useful information and programs to members of the MSU community who balance work, education, and family.
    Posted by: Admin
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  • Posted on: PREP Matrix
    Thursday, Aug 29, 2019
    Academic Fundraising Resources
    Jon Harrison, Social Sciences Collections Coordinator for MSU Libraries, collects an extensive list of resources related to securing funds in academic settings across all disciplines.
    Posted by: Admin
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  • Posted on: #iteachmsu
    Thursday, Nov 5, 2020
    Academic Integrity Resources to Share with Students
    Spartan Code of Honor (link)
    Integrity Matters Video from Dean of Students
    Types of Academic Misconduct
    Collaboration: What You Need to Know
    What is an Academic Dishonest Report
    How to Contest an ADR
    Inside Higher Ed Article on Integrity

    Although the title may be somewhat excessive, this recent (July 22, 2020) article discusses ways to stop cheating in online courses.
    Authored by: Casey Henley
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  • Posted on: The MSU Graduate Leadership Institute
    Friday, Mar 19, 2021
    Connecting Engineering Grad Students with Career Resources
    Hamid worked closely with Dr. Katy Colbry in envisioning professional development within the College to discuss options for the job market. After engaging with stakeholders from across the College, this was revealed as a specific need (in that many Graduate Students felt under-supported in their knowledge of and development for the job market, particularly in knowing what possible options might be).
    Authored by: Hamid Karimi
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  • Posted on: #iteachmsu
    Monday, Jan 3, 2022
    Teaching Product-Market Fit with Library Resources
    Entrepreneurs improve how their product matches customer needs by researching their industries with library resources. This short article describes teaching the Value Proposition Canvas with the MSU library resource IBISWorld to quickly improve the product-market fit of their business concepts.Teaching Product-Market Fit with Library Resources: https://doi.org/10.17613/x62d-gy32
    Authored by: Terence O'Neill
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  • Posted on: #iteachmsu
    Friday, Jul 29, 2022
    Recommended teaching, learning, and student success resources
    Thank you for helping our students achieve their goals; recommendations include:
    Keep Teaching: recently updated to include a guide to in-person, hybrid, online, remote teaching - syllabus and instructional support, mental health and wellbeing, MSU core tools and accessibility and professional development opportunities, etc.
    Keep Learning: recently updated to include in-person, hybrid, online, remote student success resources for students - academic advising, academic support, tutoring and mentoring, career planning, undergraduate research, online learning, and mental health and wellbeing resources, etc.
    Quick Tip Student Success Series for Instructors: easy-to-make changes which positively impact student learning and success, including suggestions from students on how to build attention, strategies to diminish educator burnout, small changes that have BIG neural and learning impacts   
    Faculty One-Pagers on Difficult Dialogues in the Classroom (scroll to the bottom of the page): setting up an inclusive classroom, interrupting bias, dialogue basics, intercultural dialogue facilitation, strategies for managing hot moments in the classroom, microaggressions
    Faculty and Staff Resources to Support Students Who May Be Experiencing Distress or Who May Have a Mental Illness: syllabus language, Behavioral Threat Assessment Team (BTAT), The Green Folder [who to contact, how to support students who are struggling], addressing student mental health concerns in online courses, Kognito for Faculty [online simulation tool that allows educators to practice having challenging conversations with students through role-play], counseling services for faculty and staff
     
    Who Are Our Students? Our students reflect a diverse population; some of our students are members of historically underserved groups; all of our students matter and can learn, thrive and graduate
    American Indian Community  
    Asian, Pacific Islander and Desi American (APIDA) Community
    Black/African American Community
    Latinx Initiatives Community
    Office of Cultural and Academic Transitions (OCAT)
    Students from migrant and seasonal farm working communities
    First Generation Students
    Students who were in foster or kinship care, have experienced homelessness, or are otherwise independent
    LGBTQIA2S+ Members
    International Students
    Student Veterans
    Student Parents
    Students with Disabilities
    Graduate Students
     
    Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities: disability services and accommodations; programs; resources that support students, faculty, and staff to maximize ability and opportunity for full participation at MSU
    Career Services Network: opportunities to customize class workshops and career education lesson plans aimed at integrating career development into your curricula or guide your students in career assessments as they explore majors and career paths
    Student Affairs and Services: creates a multitude of opportunities for students on campus, in the community, and throughout our global society that support student success
    COVID FAQs: vaccine mandate, face coverings, students, faculty and staff, general and conversation starters when talking with students who do not comply with mask expectations
    Authored by: Educators Empowering Student Success Committee (part of t...
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  • Posted on: #iteachmsu
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    Recommended teaching, learning, and student success resources
    Thank you for helping our students achieve their goals; recommendat...
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    Friday, Jul 29, 2022
  • Posted on: #iteachmsu
    Monday, Mar 8, 2021
    Engagement Resources for Online Teaching
    Here is a set of resources about different aspects of student engagement and online teaching. 
     
    “What Is Caring Pedagogy? An Introduction: Relationships of Reciprocity Series” by Monica B. Glina, NYU.
     
    “Stanford researchers identify four causes for ‘Zoom fatigue’ and their simple fixes” by Vignesh Ramachandran, about Stanford research into the psychology of online work.
     
    “8 Ideas Designed to Engage Students In Active Learning Online” by Caitlin Tucker, Pepperdine University.
     
    “The Human Element in Online Learning” by Larry DeBrock, Norma Scagnoli and Fataneh Taghaboni-Dutta for Inside Higher Ed.
     
    “4 Zoom-Friendly Creative Warm-ups” by Hilary Buchanan and Alexis Schuknecht, Pixel Park.
     
    “Zoom Friendly Warm-ups and Icebreakers” by Eugene Korsunskiy for Future of Design in Higher Education [Medium].
     
    Hybrid Learning Models with components of different learning modalities from The Linden School.
     
    Image Credit: ST.art / Shutterstock.com © 2020
    Authored by: Ellie Louson and Melissa Usiak
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  • Posted on: PREP Matrix
    Thursday, Aug 29, 2019
    MSU Community Resource Directory
    The Community Resource Directory lists resources for MSU students, staff, and faculty pertaining to financial challenges, including information on home foreclosures, debt relief, food banks, health care, and public assistance.
    Posted by: Admin
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  • Posted on: PREP Matrix
    Friday, Aug 30, 2019
    Rethinking Humanities Ph.D Resources
    This website from the Council of Graduate Students offers resources for humanities grad students for everything ranging from admissions to careers to pedagogy.
    Posted by: Admin
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