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.

Learning Community – Conference

My co-facilitator and I will be presenting for our learning community at MSU's Spring Teaching and Learning conference on incorporating equitable pedagogy into the classroom. We will cover practices from the readings we have done over the spring semester. Abstract:...

Learning Community – Spring

Over the spring semester, our equitable pedagogy learning community will be diving into educational research to examine the outcomes of different practices. The plan is to cover syllabus language, course structure, class activities, and assessments and grading.

Obsidian

Recently a friend and colleague told me about Obsidian, a "knowledge-base" application that uses markdown files and plain text to connect all your notes and thoughts and whatever else you create in there. There is a slight learning curve for mastering all of its...

Twitter

I'm staying on Twitter even as it becomes a dumpster fire. I've tried out Mastodon, but I just don't love the disjointed feel. I also have a Post account, but I haven't had time to learn that app yet. I have a few Discord communities that are great, but again,...

Learning Community

So excited to be co-facilitating a learning community called Equitable pedagogy: Removing barriers to learning. We will meet once a month throughout the academic year, and hopefully bring in a diverse group of faculty and staff to discuss inclusive classroom...

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,...

Open Education Resource