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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.

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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
Program: Chemistry
Student: Zachary McCarty
Faculty Mentor: Daniela Tapu

Poster Runner-Up ($100 gift card):
Title: Prevalence and Perception of Mental Health at KSU
Program: Psychology
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.

Submissions for our Undergraduate Research Newsletter are currently being solicited. If you have an idea for an article or a student/faculty mentor to highlight, contact the editor at

Join us for our final Undergraduate Research Club (URC) meeting of the semester!

Tuesday April 16, 2013
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Burruss Building Room 381

GRAD 9001: College and University Teaching will be offered in the Fall:
Days: Tuesdays
Times: 3:30pm - 5:30pm
CRN: 84048
Please contact Amy Buddie ( if you would like a copy of the syllabus.

GRAD 9001: College and University Teaching will be offered in the Summer during the July session:
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Times: 10:00am - 12:00pm
CRN: 51874
Please contact Amy Buddie ( if you would like a copy of the syllabus.