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Spring Book Study!


FCTE Alda book read

Join Debra Israel this spring for a discussion of Alan Alda's "If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?  My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating."   Come to the sessions as you are able. 

Wednesday, February 6th at noon
Tuesday, February 12th at 12:30
Wednesday, February 20th at noon


Career Readiness Implementation Series 

The Career Center and the Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence (FCTE) are partnering to present the Career Readiness Implementation Series. The series will begin with information being shared on grant opportunities, how to incorporate career readiness into the syllabus and will conclude with assessing career readiness in the classroom. Each series will take place in the FCTE from 12:00pm-1:00pm. Lunch will be provided for those in attendance who register by emailing Linda Niemiec (Linda.Niemiec@indstate.edu). For more information, please contact Tradara McLaurine via email Tradara.mclaurine@indstate.edu
Friday, February 15: Incorporating Career Readiness Into the Syllabus
During this session faculty will receive information on integrating career readiness into the syllabus.  Faculty should bring one of their syllabi with them to this session for hands-on work. The session will conclude with lunch for attendees who pre-register.

More dates to follow!


Internationalizing ISU


The Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence, the Center for Global Engagement and the FBI are collaborating to bring you a series of conversations about comprehensive internationalization. These events will be on four Wednesdays in the spring of 2019. The sessions will introduce tools and strategies used at Indiana State University to encourage faculty members, staff, and students to engage with the world. All programs will take place in the Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence. Here is the tentative schedule:
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 2 pm – How to bring students from partner institutions to ISU for content and class-based instruction will be presented by the following panel: Dr. Yong Joon Park, Dr. Aruna Chandra, Dr. Lisa Decker, and Dr. Don Rogers.  This is the second of four sessions in collaboration with the Center for Global Engagement and the FBI.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 2 pm-- A panel discussion about how faculty are able to take students to Indiana State University's strategic partners abroad in course-based travel experiences.  Dr. John Conant, Dr. Brian Kilp, and Robyn Lugar will be on the panel. 

Wednesday, May 1, 2019-- FBI SSA Craig Moringiello will discuss security and export control issues related to traveling abroad and especially taking students abroad for educational experiences.  SSA Moringiello will use case studies to illustrate how faculty and students can protect themselves from agents of other countries trying to recruit them to obtain intellectual property and defense secrets. 



Practical Pedagogy Series

Building a Rich Community in Your Online Courses

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 2 pm.  A community is where individuals come together to share a common passion of ideas.  It is a place where acceptance and appreciation reigns, and where long-lasting relationships are born and grow. Courses and programs that build online communities have higher retention rates and lower attrition rates. Come find out how you can create and online community in your course!

Making Group Work Work 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 2 pm.  Want to know the best ways to develop, support, and assess team projects? Join this session for best practices related to group work. 


Contact Us

Molly Hare, Ph.D.
FCTE Director
Cunningham Memorial Library