Faculty Success Learning Communities

Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs) are funded, year-long opportunities to explore topics of interest with peers. This year we are offering three cohort-based communities. See each section below for details about the separate communities and to apply.

Applications are closed for 2019 - 2020.  

  • CETL Faculty Success is launching a new funded faculty learning community (FLC) this fall, the Lecturer Success Faculty Learning Community 

    This represents a redesign of the KSU Quick Starters program (which included lecturers and tenure track faculty). While Quick Starters was designed to build community across these two groups of faculty, it has become clear that lecturers and tenure track faculty have distinct needs. We want to devote equal attention to the success of both groups moving forward and have designed these FLCs with that end in mind. 

     

    Overview

    Each FLC brings together small groups of early career faculty (who have yet to have a 3rd year review), a CETL facilitator, and expert speakers. We will meet approximately every three weeks throughout the academic year, late fall 2019, through early May, 2020. Meeting dates, times, and Marietta/Kennesaw campus locations will be determined by a survey of participants. In our meetings, we will explore the literature related to any of the broad categories of successful teaching; scholarship and productivity; community, identity and well-being; promotion, tenure, and/or annual review, and leadership development. Specific topics within these categories will be selected based on the specific needs and interests of participants in each group. The CETL facilitator will recruit guest speakers, facilitate an ongoing discussion board, and share supporting resources from the literature. CETL will also provide one book as a reference during our work together, to be determined by the group.

     

    Funding

    Each faculty participant will receive $1000 in travel funds upon completion of all program requirements. These funds must be spent during the fiscal year that begins right after the FLC is completed.

     

    Requirements

    1. Attend 80% or more of the regular meetings.
    2. Attend the day-long New Faculty Success Symposium on May 8, 2020.
    3. Facilitate a workshop or brown bag event for faculty in your department/school, college, or at the New Faculty Success Symposium. The topic of this workshop or brown bag event must be closely related to the topics discussed in the FLC.
    4. Submit a 750-word reflection or potential blog post regarding the event, with a sign-in sheet, and artifacts (handouts, worksheets, a list of resources, and/or presentation slides) that can be distributed to other faculty via the CETL Faculty Success Community D2L site.

     

    Application Information


    Deadline: November 5, 2019, 11:59pm
    Selection Criteria

    Funding is competitive and proposals will be evaluated by the Faculty Development Committee (convened by the Faculty Senate) based on:

    1. Confirmation of support of participation from applicant’s department chair or school director.
    2. A 250-word summary of a topic the applicant would like to explore in the FLC and then in a workshop or brown-bag with other colleagues.
    3. Potential for meeting scheduling compatibility with other selected applicants.
       


    Eligibility

    Professional travel 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. Travel funding will not be released until the CETL FLC facilitator submits a final written report on the FLC's activities that includes verification that a participant completed all program requirements. Funds are nontransferable to other uses or faculty. Funds will be awarded only to full-time faculty who are under contract with Kennesaw State University.



  • CETL Faculty Success is launching a new funded faculty learning community (FLC) this fall, the Tenure Track Success Faculty Learning Community.

    This represents a redesign of the KSU Quick Starters program (which included lecturers and tenure track faculty). While Quick Starters was designed to build community across these two groups of faculty, it has become clear that lecturers and tenure track faculty have distinct needs. We want to devote equal attention to the success of both groups moving forward and have designed these FLCs with that end in mind. 

     

    Overview

    Each FLC brings together small groups of early career faculty (who have yet to have a 3rd year review), a CETL facilitator, and expert speakers. We will meet approximately every three weeks throughout the academic year, late fall 2019, through early May, 2020. Meeting dates, times, and Marietta/Kennesaw campus locations will be determined by a survey of participants. In our meetings, we will explore the literature related to any of the broad categories of successful teaching; scholarship and productivity; community, identity and well-being; promotion, tenure, and/or annual review, and leadership development. Specific topics within these categories will be selected based on the specific needs and interests of participants in each group. The CETL facilitator will recruit guest speakers, facilitate an ongoing discussion board, and share supporting resources from the literature. CETL will also provide one book as a reference during our work together, to be determined by the group.

     

    Funding

    Each faculty participant will receive $1000 in travel funds upon completion of all program requirements. These funds must be spent during the fiscal year that begins right after the FLC is completed.

     

    Requirements

    1. Attend 80% or more of the regular meetings.
    2. Attend the day-long New Faculty Success Symposium on May 8, 2020.
    3. Facilitate a workshop or brown bag event for faculty in your department/school, college, or at the New Faculty Success Symposium. The topic of this workshop or brown bag event must be closely related to the topics discussed in the FLC.
    4. Submit a 750-word reflection or potential blog post regarding the event, with a sign-in sheet, and artifacts (handouts, worksheets, a list of resources, and/or presentation slides) that can be distributed to other faculty via the CETL Faculty Success Community D2L site.
       

    Application Information

    Deadline: November 5, 2019, 11:59pm
    Selection Criteria

    Funding is competitive and proposals will be evaluated by the Faculty Development Committee (convened by the Faculty Senate) based on:

    1. Confirmation of support of participation from applicant’s department chair or school director.
    2. A 250-word summary of a topic the applicant would like to explore in the FLC and then in a workshop or brown-bag with other colleagues.
    3. Potential for meeting scheduling compatibility with other selected applicants.
       

    Eligibility


    Professional travel 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. Travel funding will not be released until the CETL FLC facilitator submits a final written report on the FLC's activities that includes verification that a participant completed all program requirements. Funds are nontransferable to other uses or faculty. Funds will be awarded only to full-time faculty who are under contract with Kennesaw State University.

     

     

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    CETL and the Office of Research invite applications from full time faculty in all disciplines for the R2 Research Success Faculty Learning Community (FLC). This program is designed to support faculty in the early stages of conceptualizing, strategic planning, and building partnerships for potential research projects within the four interdisciplinary research themes of the KSU roadmap to R2 success: 
    1. Biomedical and Health Services
    2. Computing and Technology
    3. Human Development and Well-Being
    4. Sustainable and Safe Communities 

     
    Overview 

    The goal of this FLC is to bring faculty together to define each theme and identify the interdisciplinary research opportunities therein. We will work together to think creatively about how our current scholarship can be enhanced through collaboration and funding opportunities. We will also explore best practices in conducting interdisciplinary research, building collaborative projects, and securing external funding. The facilitators will recruit guest speakers, facilitate an ongoing discussion board, and share supporting resources from the literature.   


    We will meet monthly throughout the academic year, from November, 2019, through May, 2020. Meeting dates, times, and Marietta/Kennesaw campus locations will be determined by a survey of participants.  
     

    Funding 

    Each faculty participant will receive $1000 in travel funds upon completion of all program requirements. These funds must be spent during the fiscal year that begins right after the FLC is completed. 
     

    Requirements 

    1. Attend 80% or more of the regular FLC meetings. 
    2. Attend the day-long Faculty Success Symposium on May 8, 2020. 
    3. Facilitate a brown bag event for faculty in your department/school/college, or at the Faculty Success Symposium. The topic of this workshop or brown bag event must be closely related to the topics discussed in the FLC. 
    4. Develop a white paper that defines the theme within the context of your work and KSU, provides a list of fundable research questions, and identifies potential partners for interdisciplinary research.  Due date:  June 5, 2020. 

     

    Application Information 

    Deadline: November 5, 2019, 11:59pm 

    Selection Criteria: 

    Funding is competitive, and proposals will be evaluated by the Faculty Development Committee (convened by the Faculty Senate) based on the following: 

    1. Confirmation of support of participation from your department chair or school director. 
    2. A 250-word explanation of why you are interested in participating in this FLC.
    3. Potential for meeting scheduling compatibility with other selected applicants. 

     

    Eligibility: 

    Professional travel 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. Travel funding will not be released until the CETL FLC facilitator submits a final written report on the FLC's activities that includes verification that a participant completed all program requirements. Funds are nontransferable to other uses or faculty. Funds will be awarded only to full-time faculty who are under contract with Kennesaw State University. 

     

 

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