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Faculty Resources

Faculty Resources

Faculty Development Collection

The Faculty Development Collection focuses on education, servant leadership and teaching skills. To search this collection, use “faculty development collection” in the Library Catalog Subject Search field.

Magna Publications Resources

MSOE has access to three collections from Magna Publications; The Teaching Professor, Magna Commons and 20-Minute Mentor Commons. All three collections are available to MSOE Faculty and Staff. Please email the library or call 414-277-7180 to request user instructions for accessing these resources.


Edited by respected scholar and expert Dr. Maryellen Weimer of Penn State Berks, The Teaching Professor is a forum for discussion of the best strategies supported by the latest research for effective teaching in the college classroom.


Magna Commons offers on-demand versions of Magna's most popular Magna Online Seminars, covering a broad range of topics of interest to faculty & administrators.

This resource includes access to over 200 online videos. Videos range in length from 30 minutes up to 2 hours. New videos are added annually.

Video topics for faculty include:

  • Grading and feedback
  • Academic integrity
  • Syllabus development
  • Online course design
  • Student engagement
  • Issues with students
  • Technology instructional vitality
  • And course design.

Video topics for academic administrators include:

  • Managing faculty
  • Online program quality
  • Strategy, policy, and budgets
  • Online marketing, recruitment, and retention
  • Online technology
  • and online assessment

Magna Commons also offers certificates of completion; PowerPoint handouts; supplemental materials custom designed for each seminar; and complete transcripts of each program.

New seminars are added regularly and users receive email notifications.


Magna 20-Minute Mentor Commons serves as an on-demand digital library of targeted faculty development that offer solutions to common classroom challenges. Videos range in length from 9 to 27 minutes. New videos are added regularly.

Video topics include:

  • Classroom management
  • Student engagement
  • Course design
  • Technology in online courses
  • And online course management.