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 inquiry concerning student learning and the teaching practices that affect student learning. CETL will fund SoTL projects that examine teaching and student learning at 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 attend 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.
This faculty learning community is offered as part of the Year of India (YoI). Faculty selected to participate in the community will work to develop a deeper appreciation for and understanding of India in all its complexity through diverse disciplinary perspectives. The community will serve to connect faculty across disciplines through an exchange of ideas based on discussions of common readings and attendance at the lectures, events, and other activities during the academic year.
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 3 and Tue. April 4, 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 Course Design Enhancement Fund (CDEF) is designed to support innovation for course design or redesign. The goal of the funding is to assist faculty who are interested in integrating new teaching approaches into their courses or disseminating their teaching innovations at conferences.
CETL will provide funding for books, supplies, equipment, technology, and/or travel. These should be directly linked to the development of a course at KSU, its facilitation, or its dissemination to the academic community.
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.
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Faculty Learning Community is open to KSU faculty members at any stage of the SoTL research process, from generating initial ideas to writing up a completed project for publication. SoTL research focuses on investigations of teaching pedagogies within a discipline or across disciplines that promote student learning in undergraduate or graduate degree programs.
Recent scholarship on integrating contemplative pedagogy into higher education suggests that holistic educational practices such as mindfulness, active listening, critical reflection, and improved awareness enhance classroom teaching and learning in all disciplines. Further, contemplative strategies foster an inclusive climate that honors the diverse backgrounds and experiences of all students, because it focuses on challenging assumptions and developing interpersonal relationships.
The Part-time Faculty Learning Community is designed to be a small, interdisciplinary group of part-time faculty with varying levels of experience. This group, based on a mutual mentoring model, will promote collegiality, help to integrate part-timers into the culture of the university, and provide a space for a dedicated group of colleagues to support one another by sharing their knowledge and experiences. The group will meet in a flexible format both face-to-face and virtually.
This Institute is designed for full-time faculty who want to transform their courses through the incorporation of one or more of the high-impact educational practice (HIPs), including: first-year seminars and experiences; common intellectual experiences; learning communities; writing-intensive courses; collaborative assignments and projects; undergraduate research; diversity/global learning; service-learning; community-based learning; internships; capstone courses and projects. For more information about CETL HIPs, click here.
This competitive award program, funded by the President and Provost, is intended to provide funding to assist tenured faculty in devoting an entire semester to foster their professional development through research, creative activity, instructional improvement, or retraining.
The Quick Starters Faculty Learning Community is designed for a small interdisciplinary group of faculty who are new to the KSU community. We’ll start by examining the research-based evidence provided by Robert Boice for what behaviors of new faculty lead to long-term success and what behaviors are counter productive. How new faculty approach teaching, in particular, can set the stage for a successful and satisfying career.
CETL will sponsor a limited number of Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities (URCA) travel funds during the academic year. The URCA funds are designed to enhance undergraduate involvement and experiences by supporting only travel expenses to present at conferences.
In order to provide as many opportunities for undergraduate researchers as possible, URCA funds will be limited to a maximum of $500.00 each. Individual students may receive only one URCA per academic year, although students could apply again the following round if not funded the first time.
This faculty learning community is offered as part of the Year of Russia (YoR). Faculty selected to participate in the community will work to develop a deeper appreciation for and understanding of Russia in all its complexity through diverse disciplinary perspectives. The community will serve to connect faculty across disciplines through an exchange of ideas based on discussions of common readings and attendance at the lectures, events, and other activities during the academic year.
The Creative Activities and Research Experiences for Teams (CARET) program is designed to enhance undergraduate involvement and experiences in research and creative activities. This funding program is designed to encourage and support faculty engagement in research or creative activities with undergraduate student collaborators using a team approach. The research or creative activity can be one project for all team members or multiple projects across students. The CARET Awards are designed to support research teams of a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 8 undergraduate students.
The National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) is the largest conference on undergraduate research in the country. Each year, approximately 4,000 undergraduates from all over the country present their scholarship as posters, oral presentations, performances, and works of art. It is a great opportunity for students all across the country to present their work and network with other undergraduate researchers. In addition, there are graduate school and career fairs at the conference.
The Faculty Development and Awards Committee is pleased to announce a solicitation for proposals for the Incentive Funding for Research & Creative Activity Program. The Program encourages, recognizes, and rewards full-time faculty for the development and implementation of innovative research or creative activity that demonstrates Kennesaw State University's commitment to the Boyer Model of Scholarship (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Scholarship of Discovery, Scholarship of Integration and Scholarship of Engagement/Application).
This Faculty Learning Community is offered as part of the Year of the Portuguese Speaking World (YPSW). Faculty selected to participate in the community will work to develop a deeper appreciation for and understanding of the Portuguese Speaking World in all its complexity through diverse disciplinary perspectives.