One hundred and sixty-four students presented oral and poster projects at the 19th annual Symposium of Student Scholars & Undergraduate Research Reception and set a new bar of academic excellence. Some students presented multiple projects this year, a growing trend, while others have returned with new research work to showcase.
This year’s symposium attracted projects from Bagwell College of Education, Coles College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Science and Mathematics, College of the Arts and WellStar College of Health and Human Services.
The Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Newsletter features stories from faculty and students that performed research and creative activity at Kennesaw State University, as well as information about upcoming research events.
If you are going to be submitting a portfolio for third year review, tenure and/or promotion in fall, 2014, especially if you have never submitted a portfolio before, please consider attending one of the following CETL workshops.
For Tenure Track Faculty and Non-Tenure Track Professorial Ranked Faculty (including Clinical Faculty, not including Librarian Faculty*)
Wed., 3/12, 2-3:30pm
Fri., 4/18, 11am - 12:30pm
For Lecturers and Senior Lecturers
Fri., 3/21, 11am - 12:30pm
Wed., 4/23. 2-3:30pm
Two Web directories maintained by KSU's Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) were featured in a July 8, 2013 article in Teaching and Learning in Higher Ed, an online blog devoted to the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). The two directories, curated by Dr. Thomas Pusateri, CETL Associate Director for SoTL, provide extensive lists of SoTL conferences and journals, both of which are searchable by academic discipline and topic in higher education. The feature article noted that these directories are popular resources for college teachers and faculty developers.
In late June, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) at KSU hosted the 8th Institute for New Faculty Developers, for the second time. Over 100 faculty developers from seven countries, who work in centers of teaching and learning, attended the conference. The institute is designed to equip newcomers to the field with the knowledge and skills they need to thrive. Participants included new directors, associate or assistant directors, instructional designers, faculty fellows, as well as faculty who volunteer their time.
On May 21st and 22nd CETL held its first Teaching Academy for Part-Time Faculty. The Academy included 17 faculty members, chosen by their applications, to two days of interactive sessions introducing them to research on student learning, information processing and skill development.
Some of the topics included were: principles of learning, course design, learning-centered instructional strategies, assessments that measure and extend learning, conflict management in the classroom, motivating students, academic integrity and responding to student diversity.
CETL recently hosted its second annual SoTL Retreat at beautiful Lake Allatoona in Cartersville Georgia. Held over three days, eight full time Kennesaw State University faculty members, chosen by their submitted proposals, had the opportunity to share their ideas, discuss progress on their projects, and receive feedback from CETL staff and other retreat participants. The SoTL Retreat was designed for full-time faculty members interested in obtaining professional development funding and consulting to support their work in the scholarship of teaching and learning.
Poster Winner ($200 gift card):
Title: Toward the Synthesis of Novel Bi- and Tridentate Carbenes and Their Transition Metal Complexes
Student: Zachary McCarty
Faculty Mentor: Daniela Tapu
Poster Runner-Up ($100 gift card):
Title: Prevalence and Perception of Mental Health at KSU
Students: Ken Trickey, Courtney Collins, and Darya Sipeykina
Faculty Mentor: Daniel Rogers
Tom Pusateri, CETL Associate Director for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and Professor of Psychology, is the recipient of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences's 2013 Distinguished Professional Service Award. This award acknowledges individuals who have established a record of professional service that demonstrates substantial external significance with national, regional, and/or state leadership and/or recognition. Dr.