2017 Teaching and Learning Spring Conference

The Teaching and Learning Spring Conference will be held May 9-11, 2017. It is for any MSU academic who teaches to showcase their innovative teaching.

Teaching and Learning Spring Conference

May 9-11, 2017


The Spring Institute on College Teaching and Learning has a new name and an exciting focus. This three-day event for all MSU academics who teach will feature presentations, workshops and roundtables, all with the theme of enhancing student learning and success. This year's Faculty and Leadership Learning cohorts will also display posters of their year-long efforts.

This conference is a collaboration between: 

  • The Academic Advancement Network
  • The Graduate School
  • The Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology
  • The Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives
  • IT Services Teaching and Learning
  • MSU Libraries, and more.


The goal of the conference is to leverage the collective skills and knowledge about teaching in order to build and strengthen dynamic communities of practice working toward the common goal of a stronger, more cohesive MSU. The committee seeks submissions that showcase transformative teaching happening on campus, utilizing bold ideas to enhance the experience for students, faculty, staff, and the community. All proposals will be evaluated using a blind peer-review process.

Detailed information about the session types, topic areas, and guidelines for submission may be found in PDF here. New topic added 2/3!

Collectively, program sessions should: 

  • Actively engage participants
  • Reflect current evidence-based practice
  • Stimulate personal and professional growth
  • Build working partnerships
  • Highlight contributions of diversity

The proposal deadline has passed. Applicants will be notified of a decision by February 28.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Patti Stewart, Director of Faculty Development programs for the Academic Advancement Network, at facdevel@msu.edu or (517) 432-2033.