CETL is seeking applications from faculty members interested in obtaining professional development funding and consulting to support their work in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). SoTL involves scholarly inquiry concerning student learning and the teaching practices that affect student learning. CETL will fund SoTL projects that examine teaching and student learning at the college/university level with an emphasis on projects that measure and have the potential to improve student learning in KSU’s degree programs.
CETL will sponsor a limited number of travel funding for faculty to deliver presentations or actively participate in conferences specifically related to teaching and student learning as it occurs in a higher education setting. The conferences can be general teaching or SoTL conferences (such as those organized by the AAC&U, ISSOTL, Lilly, etc.) or they can be focused on teaching in specific disciplines.
If you are a KSU part-time instructor wishing to energize your teaching and to take it to the next level, this two-day program is for you!
Held on Mon. April 1 and Tue. April 2, this Teaching Academy will introduce you to research on student learning, information processing and skill development, and to teaching strategies tailored to foster deep lasting learning in your students. Rather than simply listening to presenters, the sessions will be very interactive, and there will be time during the two days dedicated to apply the theories and research to your own courses.
The Institute for Course (re)Design is intended for full-time faculty who want to transform their courses, by either designing a new course or redesigning an existing course. The course can be delivered in any modality, traditional/face-to-face, online, or blended/hybrid. The Institute will span three days, in which you will be exposed to different course design models and teaching strategies. Additionally, during the three-day Institute, you will have intensive and dedicated ample time to work on the (re)design of your course.
The CETL Faculty Learning Communities (FLC) program is designed to bring together small groups of faculty (no fewer than five and no more than seven) who are interested in focusing on investigating a particular teaching and learning issue for a full academic year. The experience is intended to enhance each participant's teaching in ways that may lead to documentable changes in student learning and, when appropriate, to the production of scholarship (e.g., presentations, publications) that disseminates teaching innovations.
SPACE is a conference where part-time, adjunct, and contingent faculty can present their original scholarship in a peer-reviewed, professional setting. SPACE also provides a venue for contingent faculty members to share what they are doing in the classroom and to connect with their contingent colleagues.
The Quick Starters Faculty Learning Community (FLC) is a small interdisciplinary group of faculty who are new to the KSU community or who have recently changed positions at KSU (e.g. changed from part-time to full-time or from non-tenure track to tenure-track). The purpose of this group is to help build a community of near-peer mentors who devote time together to reflect on individual professional practice and research-based best practices. It is open to full time faculty who are not limited term.