Announcing the 2021 Innovation Funding Round

Minnesota State seeks to support student, faculty, and staff innovation that shows great potential for improving teaching, learning, and access for students across its 37 colleges and universities.  Funded projects will aim to address obstacles to student success by using existing technologies, resources, or practices in innovative ways. Projects that can help support the Minnesota State... Continue Reading →

Upcoming OER Opportunities

Please see below the upcoming open educational resources (OER) opportunities available from Minnesota State for faculty and staff. Join the OER Community Site to receive a weekly email of upcoming Network for Educational Development events. The OER Community Site is also where to find OER resources, news, and information on Z-Degrees, Opendora, OER guides, and... Continue Reading →

Innovating through COVID-19: Teaching Techniques from Colleagues

Faculty from around Minnesota State applied for and received innovation funding to develop multimedia projects that demonstrate teaching practices that were perfected or created during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Browse the Innovating Through COVID-19 gallery to find these demonstrations of teaching techniques that may benefit you and your students! These practices include: Creating Interactive Lecture Video QuizzesTeaching... Continue Reading →

FY21 Z-degree Project Participants Announced

Minnesota State is happy to announce the second round of Zero-Textbook Cost Degree (Z-degree) Project participants. This is a continuation of the direction from the State of Minnesota 91st Legislature (SF2415).   There were three categories of Z-degree Project funding for FY21: 1. Exploration (funding up to $25,000)  Campuses that received Exploration funding will prepare a foundation for Z-degree development; including faculty development, open textbook exploration and review, and building... Continue Reading →

Educational Development Digest: November

Self-care for both faculty and students Social and emotional health and their impact on the classroom Social Emotional Learning  November can sometimes heighten anxiety for both faculty and students as the looming semester’s end makes the reality of final projects and papers, grading, finals preparation, and preparation for the spring semester (can’t even think about... Continue Reading →

Join the October Conversations with Colleagues for a discussion about the upcoming elections

October 20, 2020 @ 12:00 - 1:00 pm Watch a welcome video from this month’s faculty facilitator Miki Huntington (Minneapolis College & Metropolitan State University). The upcoming 2020 elections present an important opportunity for civic engagement, learning, and action. We invite all faculty to be a part of community efforts to mobilize, educate, and commit to full... Continue Reading →

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