Faculty Success Learning Communities

 

2020 - 2021 Flourishing Faculty Learning Community

CETL - Faculty Success invites applications from full-time assistant professors, associate professors, full professors, lecturers, and senior lecturers for the new Flourishing Faculty Learning Community (FFLC) for AY 2020 – 2021.

This funded faculty learning community is designed to meet the current career-point needs of faculty who seek a community of interdisciplinary near-peers for mutual-support as they take a scholarly approach to flourishing in academia.

Participants will attend their choice of three faculty development webinars per semester out of a menu of options, partner with CETL - Faculty Success coaches for 1:1 coaching, engage in monthly mutual mentoring discussions with a subgroup of near peers (in the same role and at a similar career-point), and participate in a virtual capstone webinar at the end of each semester.

After completion of all FFLC modules by June 1, 2021, members will receive $500 to spend on academic conference, creative activity dissemination, and/or professional development program registration(s).

Application Deadline: September 25, 2020

  • The Flourishing Faculty Learning Community will:

    1. support faculty in their pursuit of success at KSU.
    2. support faculty in their pursuit of well-being at KSU.
    3. provide personalized near-peer mutual mentoring and professional coaching.
    4. develop a community of support specific to each member’s role and point in the career trajectory.
  • Members will:

    1. identify their short, medium, and long-term goals for success and well-being.
    2. increase the capacity to achieve their goals through strategic reflection about their well-being, body of work and/or academic legacy.
    3. increase the capacity to achieve their goals through intentional self-assessment and reflection about their strengths, values, interests, and derailers.
    4. develop a detailed plan to achieve their personal-professional goals, given their current point in the career trajectory.
    5. build a mutually-supportive community of near-peers, mentors, and professional coaches.
    6. develop an increased sense of community, affinity, relevance, efficacy, and/or empowerment to flourish whether they are just beginning their career, approaching retirement, or somewhere in between.
  • Members commit to complete the following by June 1, 2021:

    1. Participate in at least three CETL webinars of their choice per semester (among those facilitated by Scholarly Teaching, Faculty Success, and Digital Learning and Innovation). For options, see
    2. Complete a comprehensive self-assessment of their strengths, values, and derailers, then attend a debriefing webinar.
    3. Participate in a 1:1 professional coaching session with a CETL-Faculty Success coach.
    4. Complete an individual mentor ecosystem plan.
    5. Complete a personal-professional development plan.
    6. Complete three audience-specific, 50-word narratives about their body of work and/or academic legacy.
    7. Complete a 200-word written reflection related to FFLC program outcomes in preparation for each monthly FFLC virtual discussion.
    8. Participate in a capstone FFLC webinar at the end of each semester.
    9. Provide mentorship to colleagues in the program.
    • Full-time assistant professors, associate professors, full professors, lecturers and senior lecturers who are not limited term are eligible to apply.
    • Applicants must be able to attend monthly virtual meetings at one of the following times. The final monthly meeting time will be determined based on common availability of accepted members.
      • The 2nd Monday of each month at 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
      • The 2nd Wednesday of each month at 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
      • The 3rd Thursday of each month at 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
    • Faculty must have the approval of their chair to participate in this program.
    • Only applications received prior to the deadline will be considered.
  • After completion of all FFLC commitments by June 1, 2021, members will receive $500 to spend on academic conference, creative activity dissemination, and/or professional development program registration(s) contingent on availability of funds in next year’s budget.

    These funds can be spent during FY2022.

 

Apply by September 25, 2020

The application deadline has passed.

 

Questions? Please email facultysuccess@kennesaw.edu 

 

 

Previous Faculty Success FLCs

  • 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.

     

     

  •   
    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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