Letter from Teresa A. Sullivan

Dear colleagues,

The online resource to support MSU educators in moving courses to remote teaching, keepteaching.msu.edu, continues to add new content.

On Monday and Tuesday, March 16 and 17, a number of Zoom-based professional development trainings for faculty will take place. Each session will be an hour long; participants may join and leave as they wish. The schedule, below, will be the same for both days.

  • 9:00 AM – Introduction - Mark Largent, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education and Dean of Undergraduate Studies & Jeff Grabill, Associate Provost for Teaching, Learning, and Technology 
  • 10:00 AM – D2L Basics
  • 11:00 AM – Remote Lectures
  • 12:00 PM – Remote Participation & Student Engagement
  • 1:00 PM – Remote Assignments & Activities
  • 2:00 PM – Remote Assessment Considerations
  • 3:00 PM – Accessibility & RCPD
  • 4:00 PM – Q&A Panel

Should you wish to participate in any of these sessions, please visit the website: https://remote.msu.edu/teaching/training-and-workshops.html

If your schedule precludes you from engaging on either of these days, please know that each session will be recorded and made available on the keepteaching site, for ongoing reference.

Based on feedback from Monday and Tuesday, we will continue to adapt resource support with what faculty say they most need and value in moving forward. Additional trainings will be posted as needed.

The College of Arts and Letters and the College of Communication Arts and Sciences are hosting a series of workshops today. Faculty members from across campus are welcome to participate. Information about those two workshops may also be found on the Training and Workshops page.

Additionally, a new set of Quick Guides has just been added under the Implement area of the keepteaching site. These resources provide guidance related to…

  • Remote communication with your students
  • Remote assessment
  • Remote assignments and activities
  • Remote lectures
  • Remote participation

Over the next few days we anticipate adding a number of instructional videos which will provide additional information in support of remote teaching.

I encourage you all to engage with these new resources, and to implement them in support of your instruction. Please continue to reference the keepteaching site in the coming weeks, as new content will continue to be added.

Thank you for your ongoing support of our students. I appreciate your good will and commitment to learning.

Very truly yours,

Teresa A. Sullivan

Interim Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs