Faculty Resource Bulletin

Highlights of this week’s Bulletin include:

  • Teaching Tip(s): Pedagogies of Care
  • New Media Code: HyFlex
  • What are Hyflex/Hybrid Modes of Delivery?
  • Start Planning Now to Redesign Your Fall Assessments
  • CTE Works! Summit Call for Proposals
  • Summer Events and Development Opportunities
    • Campus
    • Minnesota State
    • National and Vendor-Sponsored

Teaching Tip(s): Pedagogies of Care

Sixteen leading college and university educators have produced a collection of open-source resources, which focus on the notion of care, to share expert insights for faculty amid emergency remote instruction. The materials are based on pedagogy from their recent books, all of which have been —or will soon be—published, in West Virginia University Press’ Teaching and Learning in Higher Education series, edited by James M. Lang. All authors have substantial experience both teaching and advising others about teaching during the pandemic—and beyond.

The resources in this collection span a range of topics from connecting with students in Zoom to infusing play into your curriculum. They take a variety of forms, including videos, audio files, infographics, and articles, and none require more than 25 minutes to watch, listen to or read.

While some of the materials are focused on the sudden transition to online instruction, others are more foundational and will be useful to educators beyond this particular moment. They all provide basic principles along with very concrete examples of practices— specific techniques that every college and university instructor can adopt immediately. And they all put the wellbeing of students—and their instructors— at the center of the pedagogy.

Access the collection here:

New Media Code: HyFlex

Minnesota State recently announced the creation of a new media code (code 14, HyFlex) for in-person instruction that includes remote synchronous options for student participation and/or remote asynchronous options (i.e., lecture capture for remote viewing). The HyFlex model has been gaining popularity as colleges and universities across the country make plans to reopen this fall.

HyFlex and other teaching scenarios have been featured in recent articles, including this one from Inside Higher Education:

What are Hyflex/Hybrid Modes of Delivery?

June 18, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Online (webinar)


If you want to learn more about the HyFlex delivery model, tune into this panel discussion to hear how others from across the system have been implementing HyFlex and hybrid modes of delivery. The panelists will go over what these modes of delivery are, who needs to be involved, what prompted them to use these models, what works well, and if they have any critiques.

CTE Works! Summit Call for Proposals

Proposals due: July 3, 2020

Event: November 3, 2020


This annual professional development event is jointly sponsored by Minnesota State and Minnesota Department of Education. This virtual conference allows for CTE practitioners and partner to participate in the Summit from their workplaces or homes, making the event more affordable and accessible. The Summit is designed for CTE and career pathway professionals in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest, as well as colleagues across the United States.

The Call for Proposals for the virtual conference is open until July 3, 2020. A revised registration process will open soon for this innovative professional development event. Stay tuned to:

Start Planning Now to Redesign Your Fall Assessments

This is a great piece from the System Office’s Educational Development Digest on making smart decisions about course assessment as you design or revise future courses. You’ll find this guide helpful whether you are getting an early start on your fall courses or are still making some decisions about your summer courses. Read more here.

Summer Events and Development Opportunities

On Campus

Faculty Teaching Online Group

We are excited to be continuing this group at DCTC all summer! If you are experiencing some success in this environment and would like to share with your colleagues, these sessions are for you. If you are struggling and need to draw upon on the wisdom of your peers, these sessions are also for you. Or if you’re anywhere in between, again – these sessions are for you.

These sessions will run without agendas. We’ll simply talk about whatever faculty bring to the meetings. Several members of the Faculty Development Committee will participate on a rotating basis. Join us any or every Thursday from 3:30-4:30 pm. Registration is not required. Come as often or as infrequently as you need. See the Zoom invitation from Martin Springborg in your campus email to join.


Save the Date: Brightspace and Beyond Week

August 10-14, 2020

Arranged: synchronous and asynchronous

Online via D2L and Zoom

Registration coming soon!


Our next “Brightspace and Beyond” training will be spread over a full week! We are planning deeper learning experiences for participants who are at all experience levels. The agenda for this workshop week will feature D2L Brightspace basic functions and advanced tools; Teams and the entire suite of O365 tools; MediaSpace and Kaltura Capture; Zoom and more! Participants will be able to register for only those sessions that fit their need and experience level. Save the dates and look for more details soon!


Individual Consultations

CTL staff are always available for individual consultation by appointment. These help sessions are always confidential, and are a great way for faculty to learn and get assistance on their own schedule. Contact us from the Faculty Resources sites at either DCTC or IHCC.


From Minnesota State

Summer 2020 Long and Short Course Opportunities

Summer 2020 long and short course opportunities are now available to view on the NED Events Calendar or View the opportunities on this flyer. Visit to find resources for moving your courses online.

Upcoming Webinars

See for a full list of upcoming webinars and other opportunities! Also see resources on the NED Resource Site focused on course design, assessment, and instructional strategies.

In addition, our System Educational Innovations Office maintains a page of resources for students at


Recordings for most webinars can be accessed from the Minnesota State D2L Support SharePoint site. Use your credentials to login. Contact Martin Springborg if you can’t find a recording you’re looking for.

National and Vendor-Sponsored

Quality Matters

Unknowns may be the new normal, but your commitment to quality remains unchanged. Now is the time to prepare for whatever comes next — the time to focus on quality online course design. Take your course to the next level and support student success by using the “Bridge to Quality: A QM Online Course Design Guide.” The web-based guide provides a step-by-step approach to complete the hands-on, iterative work that is central to creating a quality course. This includes:

  • Alignment of foundational course elements
  • Promoting engaged, active learning
  • Creative work and organization to develop the course within a digital learning environment (LMS)

If you’re looking for a way forward from Emergency Remote Instruction that is rooted in QM Standards and focused on the learning experience, this guide is just what you need.


Whether you’re a new user or need a refresh, join our training sessions to learn how to get started with Feedback Studio and Originality Check Plus, or how to enable remote learning and assessment with Gradescope. We have expanded our training calendar to provide recurring training throughout the rest of the academic year.

More information and registration at

D2L Fusion Conference

For the safety and well-being of our guests, we’ve determined that it is necessary to move Fusion 2020 entirely online with an all-new virtual experience that will launch this summer. While we can’t all be together in person this year, we’re fully committed to bringing you the absolute best Fusion experience possible.

The virtual Fusion program includes sessions of interest to K-12, higher education, and corporate learning audiences, and will take place three consecutive days each month (July-December) from noon–3:45pm ET (9am–12:45pm PT) each day.

See the full schedule at

Register at


The Faculty Resource Bulletin is one of many steps we’re taking to improve communication about local and statewide faculty professional development information and opportunities. Please visit our Faculty Resources sites (see links in the header of this blog) for more information and resources to support teaching and learning!

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