Faculty Resources

Faculty Resources

As an instructor, you have a number of resources at your disposal. The resources available to you are of little use however if you do not know how to use them. Refer to the list below of resources that are available to you to find what they are good for and how you can avail yourself of them.

Resource Description Web Link for How-tos
Brightspace Brightspace is a web-based tool that gives instructors the ability to extend the boundaries of the classroom from four simple walls to the broader reaches of the Internet. Course content can be uploaded here. Class discussions can be held. Current grades can be posted and more.  
MSU Online Library The MSU Online Library as it suggests is a library resource that is available over the Internet. This resource is available to both instructors and students alike, providing access to many academic resources not always readily available in print in China.
SafeAssign SafeAssign is a Blackboard component available to all LNU-MSU instructors that is capable of checking for plagiarism papers electronically submitted by students. SafeAssign
MLA Resources MLA Cheat Sheet Cheat Sheet
MLA Handout MLA Handout
LNU-MSU House Style Guidelines Style Guidelines

Fall 2023 Calendar

Event Date
August 28 Second Year Classes Commence
September 25 First Year Classes Commence
September 28-29 Sports Meet (No classes)
October 2-6 National Holiday (No classes)
December 19 Last Day of Second Year Classes
December 20-22 Second Year Classes Final Exams
December 25 Christmas (No classes)/IDS 297 Intersession Classes Commence
January 12 Last Day of IDS 296 Intersession Classes
January 16 Last Day of First Year Classes
January 17-19 First and Second Year Final Exams

In addition to the resources listed above, there are couple of other important tools that faculty members must know how to use in order to fulfill all of their duties as instructors include the following:

Tool/Document Uses / Description
Important Documents Faculty Handbook
Student Handbook
My Grizzly Den
(West Plains Courses)
Print class rosters
Email an entire class
Submit course grades
My Missouri State
(Springfield Courses)
Print class rosters
Email an entire class
Submit course grades
BearMail Configure a desktop client
Configure a mobile client
Academic Integrity Summary This document outlines the prescribed course of actions for handling violations of academic integrity policies and the implications.
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