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.

Who we are

Jason Geer

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

Caleb Hutchins

Caleb Hutchins
Instructional Designer
(406)265-3701
caleb.hutchins@msun.edu
Cowan Hall 110H

Lindsey Brandt-Bennett

Lindsey Brant-Bennett
Curriculum Developer
(406)265-3775
lindsey.brandt@msun.edu
Cowan Hall 110G

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 four times per academic year, and participates as needed to support OTLE’s faculty development initiatives.

Advisory Board Meeting Notes 

2018-2019 Advisory Board Members

  • Samantha Balemba-Brownlee (Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice, CASE)
  • Valerie Guyant (Assistant Professor, English, CASE)
  • Kevin Holzworth (Assistant Professor, Automotive Technology, COTS)
  • Brandon Matson (Assistant Professor, Diesel Technology, COTS)
  • Lorren Schlotfeldt (Assistant Professor, Plumbing Technology, COTS)
  • Darlene Sellers (Professor, Education, CASE)
  • Chad Spangler (Assistant Professor, Health Promotions, COHS)
  • Joseph Todd (Assistant Professor, Education, CASE)
  • Lanny Wilke (Professor, Business, COTS)

OTLE Fall 2019 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.

August

Monday, Aug. 19 through Wednesday, Aug. 21 — Faculty Orientation (OTLE programming to be announced)

September

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

Thursday, Sept. 12 — Brightspace Workshops (AM & PM sessions in multiple locations)

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

Friday, Sept. 27 — Tech Snacks (AM & PM sessions in multiple locations)

Monday, Sept. 30 — Faculty Reading Group

October

Friday, Oct. 4 — Tech Snacks (AM & PM sessions in multiple locations)

Monday, Oct. 7 — Faculty Reading Group

Thursday, Oct. 10 — Brightspace Workshops (AM & PM sessions in multiple locations)

Monday, Oct. 14 — Faculty Reading Group

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

Monday, Oct. 21 — Faculty Reading Group

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

Monday, Oct. 28 — Faculty Reading Group

November

Friday, Nov. 1 — Tech Snacks (AM & PM sessions in multiple locations)

Thursday, Nov. 7 — Brightspace Workshops (AM & PM sessions in multiple locations)

Friday, Nov. 15 — Tech Snacks (AM & PM sessions in multiple locations)

Friday, Nov. 22 — Tech Snacks (AM & PM sessions in multiple locations)

December

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

Thursday, Dec. 12 — Brightspace Workshops (AM & PM sessions in multiple locations)