Lean Manufacturing in the Service Industry 0

Translational Scholar, Gregory Mundth, presented his research on Transforming Michigan State University’s Human Resources (HR) Service Delivery Model with Principles of the Toyota Production System. MSU’s centralized HR function provides services to approximately 49,300 students, 4,700 faculty and academic staff, 6,400 support staff and employees, and 4,523 benefits-eligible retirees. In addition to the inherent complexity […]

Lean Manufacturing

Digital Storytelling

Digital Storytelling 0

As part of the Digital Storytelling and Translational Scholar initiative, MSUGlobal collaborated with the Department of Human Resources (HR) to explore health and benefits-related videos for the Michigan State University (MSU) community. The project was carried out by MSU HR Intern Christina Strong from January 14 to March 13, 2014. The project focused on creating […]

MSU Turfgrass Completes DACUM Research 0

MSU’s Turfgrass program recently completed a competency-based function analysis for the career of Professional Turfgrass Manager. DACUM, which stands for “designing a curriculum” is a 40-year old process developed by The Ohio State University that assists organizations in the design of competency-based programming through comprehensive analysis. MSU’s Turgfrass program is exploring the development of online, […]

MSU Turfgrass


Summer MOOCs at MSU 0

Michigan State University, with the help of MSU Global and LearnDAT, will be offering two MOOCs this summer. Both MOOCs will begin in late June and will be offered through the Canvas Network, a MOOC learning platform and support provider. Learn more about MOOCs at MSU. Thinking Like a Writer Faculty members Jeff Grabill and […]

MSU Global’s New Innovation Fellows (Summer/Fall 2014) 0

MSU Global Innovation Fellows are faculty, or faculty teams, working with MSU Global to co-create new models for knowledge and learning systems. Fellows are developing solutions with MSU Global that are relatively (1) new to MSU, (2) new external to MSU, (3) aligned with the expertise of MSU Global; (4) likely to be completed, and […]

Innovation Fellows (Summer/Fall 2014)

Innovation Dialogues

New Talk Series: Innovation Dialogues 0

MSU Global is excited to present a new talk series this summer called Innovation Dialogues that will expand the discussion around approaches to competency-based learning, digital storytelling, e-portfolios and similar opportunities. We are hopeful that you will be able to join us for all sessions, but if not, please feel free to pick and choose those that best […]


Next Fanning the Flames to discuss wrapping a course around a major live event 0

MOOCs in conjunction with live global events produce interesting results. Faculty members Mark Wilson, Eva Kassens-Noor and Lisa Robinson recently completed a MOOC that was offered in parallel with the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. They are also in the planning stages for another MOOC beginning June 2014 that will run in conjunction with the 2014 Soccer World Cup.