Quick Starters Faculty Learning Community
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.
We’ll explore how students learn, how teachers can promote deep rather than surface learning, and how to effectively evaluate teaching and learning. We’ll seek information about ways to balance research, service, and teaching demands. We will also explore what strategies can be put into place during the first year of teaching to develop a philosophy of teaching and gather the information needed for tenure and promotion portfolios.
$1000 travel budget available in the next fiscal year.
-Faculty development resources provided by CETL available immediately.
Funding is competitive and proposals will be evaluated by the SoTL Funding Committee on the following criteria: -Faculty member’s interest and motivation for joining the FLC. -Interest in applying research-based methods to teaching and assessment at the university level.
-Faculty funds will be available in the fiscal year following the year in which the FLC meets and are subject to all state funding requirements. In order to receive these funds, participants must be employed by KSU at the time of the expenditure.
-Participants must attend at least 80% of all scheduled meetings and events.
-Funds are nontransferable to other uses or faculty.
Selection and Application Process
Each individual applicant needs to submit the application below:
-Member Interest (250 words max)