Teaching

Curriculum design and course instruction are Dr. Henley’s primary responsibilities in her position with the MSU Neuroscience Program. She teaches neuroscience to a broad range of students, from freshmen to graduate students to adult learners. She utilizes evidence-based practices to provide students with the most effective environment for learning. She wants students to be capable of applying their knowledge and skills gained in the classroom to solve future problems. Active engagement with the material through the use of course activities completed with formal cooperative learning groups is incorporated into each course, whether in person or online.

Along with instruction, Dr. Henley is creating two new, one-year, fully-online transcriptable graduate certificate programs: Medical Neuroscience and Neuroscience and the Law. Each program will consist of 12 credits and be designed to meet the needs of adult learners with responsibilities outside of the classroom.

NatSci Digital Accessibility Coordinator

I am excited to share that I have taken on the role of Digital Accessibility Coordinator in the College of Natural Science. My responsibilities will include managing academic accessibility needs for NatSci courses, providing guidance on digital methods for teaching,...

Featured in MSU Today

I wrote a Tweet about an exam, which lead to being featured in MSU Today! Faculty voice: Online instruction with compassion: Assistant professor Casey Henley's lessons reach beyond science.  

Foundations of Neuroscience OER!

It's official!  My Foundations of Neuroscience, Open Edition is published by MSU Libraries and Pressbooks. I am so excited that this work can now be shared and used freely in the neuroscience community.  Foundations of Neuroscience is aimed at undergraduate students...

OER Leadership Award

Since I created and have been using an open education resource (OER) in my class, I was asked to participate in a faculty panel hosted by the MSU student government, ASMSU, yesterday in celebration of Open Education Week 2021. It was a great panel with multiple...

Faculty Teaching Prize

I was recently awarded the 2019 College of Natural Science Faculty Teaching Prize. It is an honor to be recognized for my teaching accomplishments by the college. Many thanks go to my Program Chair, Jim Galligan, and CNS Digital Curriculum Specialist, Stephen Thomas,...

Neuroscience Sway Lessons

I have been trying to integrate more Office 365 apps into my course content, since I have been transitioning from Google Classroom to Microsoft Class Teams and Word. As part of my exploration of the different apps, I came across Sway and began playing. Sway allows for...

AT&T Award Winner

In April, my fully online graduate course, NEU 841 Medical Neuroscience, was awarded first place for the Best Fully Online category of the 2019 AT&T Faculty-Staff Instructional Technology Awards competition at MSU. It is an honor to win this award. I put student...

OLC Foundations Course – Finished!

The OLC Foundations course is now finished! To complete the certificate, I need to take 3 week-long workshops and work with a mentor to finish the changes I have planned for my undergraduate online course. I think I'm going to take a two-part workshop on the...

Managing Workload – OLC

This week we discussed techniques for managing workload within online courses. One issues many online instructors face is the feeling that we need to be available 24/7. Without that structured face-to-face time of an in-person course, our students can submit work, ask...