CETL Scholarly Teaching Programs and Services for Part-Time Faculty
The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) provides, promotes, and advances research-based pedagogies that foster student academic engagement, learning, and success for all faculty at Kennesaw State University of all ranks and classifications.
Part-time faculty are an important and integral part of Kennesaw State's instructional force. CETL is dedicated to providing adequate support and resources to help part-time faculty enhance their teaching practices.
If you have any questions regarding CETL programs and services or anything teaching-related, please contact CETL at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CETL Scholarly Teaching' programs empower all educators at KSU, including part-time faculty, to pursue excellence in their teaching within a scholarly, evidence-based framework.
Our workshops are offered on both the Kennesaw and Marietta campus. Webinars are are accessible from on and off campus.
CETL's teaching consultations are tailored to address your specific needs. Our offerings include classroom observations in which a consultant sits in on your class and then meets to share the type of feedback you requested. We also conduct information-gathering sessions with focus groups of students or entire classes. Or, we can just meet to discuss ideas or practices you may find useful in your teaching.
Teaching Academy for Part-Time Faculty (Funded Opportunity)
If you are a KSU part-time instructor wishing to energize your teaching and to take it to the next level, this two-day program is for you! Held on during Kennesaw State's spring break, this Teaching Academy will introduce you to research on student learning, information processing and skill development, and to teaching strategies tailored to foster deep lasting learning in your students. Rather than simply listening to presenters, the sessions will be very interactive, and there will be time during the two days dedicated to apply the theories and research to your own courses. Some of the topics discussed will include:
- Student's Prior Knowledge
- Information Processing and Knowledge Organization
- Student Motivation
- Practice and Feedback
- Student Development
- Course Climate
Upon completion each Academy participant will receive $750 additional pay.
All currently active part-time KSU faculty who have not previously attended. Must be able to attend both both days of the event from 8am to 5pm.
New Faculty Orientation
CETL hosts New Faculty Orientation, NFO, each August. NFO is attended by new part-time and full-time faculty. This event provides instructors the opportunity to develop an understanding of KSU’s mission and culture, introduces available resources and departments that can help achieve professional goals, and creates the space for part-time instructor community building. Invitations for orientation are emailed out late Spring/early Summer each year.
KSU Resources for Part-Time Faculty Webinar
Are you new to Kennesaw State? Were you hired after faculty orientation? Have you been teaching at KSU for years and never attended an orientation? Were you not able to make orientation because of other obligations? At this webinar offered at the start of the fall and spring semesters, KSU part-time faculty hear about resources at KSU that can help you to innovate and improve your teaching, ways that various departments at KSU will support you in and out of the classroom, and services for students that you should be aware exist.
Part-Time Faculty Teaching Guidebook
The Part-time Faculty Teaching Guidebook was created by experienced part-time faculty from across the institution who came together to research part-time faculty conditions and discuss the primary needs of new part-time faculty members. They compiled this research-based guide to starting off your part-time teaching career based on their personal experiences teaching in higher education.
Archived Part-Time Teaching Webinars
Outstanding Part-Time Teaching Award
KSU is incredibly proud of its faculty and their accomplishment. Many of our faculty boast national and international recognition for their leadership and innovation in their teaching, research and creative activity, and other professional endeavors. Thanks to Kennesaw State's robust faculty recognition program, we have historically recognized our faculty with awards in several categories.
The Outstanding Part-Time Teaching Award is designed to encourage, reward, and publicly acknowledge sustained excellence in teaching by part-time faculty. The award recognizes excellence in teaching practices that reflect the highest standards pedagogy, a record of outstanding teaching effectiveness, the ability to inspire, promote, and sustain the intellectual development of students, course and program development, fostering of critical thinking and independent inquiry of students.
Each award consists of $5,000.
Each college is responsible for creating the process by which their nominees are chosen. College deans or their designees submit nominations. There are no limits on the number of nominees each college can submit. The selection committee can reactivate nominations submitted for 2 years after the original submission.
Other CETL Funding Opportunities
The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning offers a variety of funding opportunities for KSU faculty. Click Here to view CETL's additional funding programs, each with its own designated eligibility requirements, selection critera, and application details.
CETL Events + Newsletter
The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning posts all faculty workshops, special events, upcoming funding deadlines, and announcements in the Localist so that faculty has an option to recieve weekly reminders of what's coming up at CETL.
We have also started a monthly newsletter that can highlights our upcoming offerings for the month.Learn how to never miss an upcoming CETL event here.
For questions about part-time faculty advocacy at KSU, please visit the Part-time Faculty Council Website.