The Office of Teaching and Learning Excellence is dedicated to the support and advancement of evidence-based teaching and learning practices and the professional development of all members of the MSU-Northern teaching community. OTLE partners with faculty, staff, and administrators to develop and sustain a culture that values and rewards teaching, respects and supports individual differences among learners, and creates learning environments in which diverse students and instructors can excel.

Office of Teaching and Learning Excellence Strategic Plan

Who we are

 

Lindsey Brandt-Bennett

Dr. Lindsey Brandt-Bennett
Director of OTLE
(406) 265-3775
lindsey.brandt@msun.edu
Cowan Hall 110G


Jason Geer

Jason Geer
Instructional Designer/Media Specialist
(406) 265-3767
jason.geer@msun.edu
Cowan Hall 110C

 

OTLE Advisory Board

OTLE maintains a Faculty Advisory Committee to help better identify the technical and professional development needs of Faculty at MSU-Northern and to better assess OTLE’s effectiveness at addressing those needs. The Faculty Advisory Committee is drawn from a diverse pool of faculty and includes a mix of new and established faculty and representation from all colleges at MSU-Northern. The Advisory Committee meets three times per academic year and participates as needed to support OTLE’s faculty development initiatives.

Advisory Committee Meeting Notes 

2021-2020 Advisory Committee Members

  • Samantha Balemba-Brownlee (Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice, CASE)
  • Grant Bowker (Assistant Professor, Mathematics, CASE)
  • Alissa Cook (Adjunct Professor, English, CASE)
  • Steven Don (Dept. Chair and Full Professor, Diesel Technology, COTS)
  • Laura Gomez (Assistant Professor, Accounting, COTS)
  • Valerie Guyant (Dept. Chair and Assistant Professor, English, CASE)
  • Brandon Matson (Assistant Professor, Diesel Technology, COTS)
  • Carol Reifschneider (Full Professor, Sciences, CASE)
  • Lorren Schlotfeldt (Assistant Professor, Plumbing Technology, COTS)
  • Chad Spangler (Assistant Professor, Health Promotions, COHS)
  • Kasthuri Udayakumar (Assistant Professor, Nursing, COHS)

OTLE Fall 2020 Faculty Development Calendar

OTLE offers a variety of faculty and professional development opportunities throughout the semester. The following schedule is subject to change. Specific dates, times, and locations will be shared with faculty via email.

July

July 13-17 — Course Design Workshop
July 27-31 — Course Design Workshop

August

August 3-7 — Course Design Workshop
August 17-21 — Course Design Workshop

Monday, Aug. 24 through Wednesday, Aug. 28 — Faculty Orientation 

September

Friday, Sept. 4 — Tech Snacks, Topic "FERPA" (AM & PM sessions in multiple locations)

Friday, Sept. 11 — Tech Snacks, Topic TBD (AM & PM sessions in multiple locations)

Wednesday, Sept. 16 — First-Year Faculty Learning Community (4:00 - 5:00pm)

Friday, Sept. 18 — Tech Snacks, Topic TBD (AM & PM sessions in multiple locations)

Monday, Sept. 21 — Faculty Reading Group

Friday, Sept. 25 — Tech Snacks, Topic TBD (AM & PM sessions in multiple locations)

October

Friday, Oct. 2 — Tech Snacks, Topic TBD (AM & PM sessions in multiple locations)

Friday, Oct. 9 — Tech Snacks, Topic TBD (AM & PM sessions in multiple locations)

Wednesday, Oct. 14 — First-Year Faculty Learning Community (4:00 - 5:00pm)

Friday, Oct. 16 — Tech Snacks, Topic TBD (AM & PM sessions in multiple locations)

Monday, Oct. 19 — Faculty Reading Group

Friday, Oct. 23 — Tech Snacks, Topic TBD (AM & PM sessions in multiple locations)

Friday, Oct. 30 — Tech Snacks, Topic TBD (AM & PM sessions in multiple locations)

November

Friday, Nov. 6 — Tech Snacks, Topic TBD (AM & PM sessions in multiple locations)

Friday, Nov. 13 — Tech Snacks, Topic TBD (AM & PM sessions in multiple locations)

Wednesday, Nov. 18 — First-Year Faculty Learning Community (4:00 - 5:00pm)

Friday, Nov. 20 — Tech Snacks, Topic TBD (AM & PM sessions in multiple locations)

Monday, Nov. 23 — Faculty Reading Group

December

Multiple Course Design Workshops, Dates and Times TBD