Scholarly Teaching Faculty Funding

CETL Scholarly Teaching is pleased to offer a variety of funded faculty development opportunities for KSU faculty to participate in. These opportunities range from travel awards, to multi-day teaching-related institutes and events, to extended collaborative projects such as our faculty learning communities.


Travel Fund Programs

  • Application Deadline: application deadlines throughout the year based on dates of travel

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Travel Funds Program

Travel funding for faculty to deliver teaching-related scholarship and actively participate in conferences specifically related to teaching and student learning as it occurs in a higher education setting. The conferences can be general teaching or SoTL conferences (such as those organized by the  AAC&U, ISSOTL, Lilly, etc.) or they can be focused on teaching in specific disciplines.

It’s About Engagement 
Travel Funds Program

This funding is designated for faculty to deliver teaching-related scholarship, to actively participate in conferences or institutes, or to participate in other faculty development opportunities that have significant emphasis on one or more of the three areas of the It’s About Engagement initiative: internships, undergraduate research, and/or service learning.

Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs)

  • Application Deadline: early April each year

Open-Theme Faculty Learning Communities

Designed to bring together small groups of faculty who are interested in focusing on investigating a particular teaching and learning issue for a full academic year. The experience is intended to enhance each participant's teaching in ways that may lead to documentable changes in student learning and, when appropriate, to the production of scholarship (e.g., presentations, publications) that disseminates teaching innovations.

It’s About Engagement 
Faculty Learning Communities

In partnership with the KSU offices responsible for each High Impact Practice (HIP), CETL Scholarly Teaching will fund these FLCs designed to bring together small groups of faculty to investigate a particular teaching and learning issue as it relates to the It’s About Engagement initiative for a full academic year.


Institutes and More

  • Early February application deadline:

Teaching Academy for Part-Time Faculty

Introduces KSU part-time instructors to research on student learning, information processing and skill development, and to teaching strategies tailored to foster deep lasting learning in students. Rather than simply listening to presenters, the sessions will be very interactive, with time during the two days dedicated to apply the theories and research to your own courses

SoTL Scholars Program

A year-long professional development initiative to receive support for a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) project from initial concept to publication. Upon completion, participants will be designated as SoTL Scholars and will have a manuscript ready to submit for publication.

  • Early April application deadline:

Course (re)Design Institute*

CETL is dedicating its annual institute to support 1 HIP each year during the It’s About Engagement initiative. Participants are exposed to the theory and research of instructional strategies or pedagogies, followed by the time and space to put that theory into practice via changes to their course plan and assignments.

It's About Engagement
Scholars for Reflective Practice in Learning

A year-long professional development program to incorporate and enhance reflective practices in learning by playing an important role in supporting faculty to collectively meet the goals of this initiative and helping to build a culture of reflective practices for learning at KSU.

Reflections Rating*

A half-day raters norming session near the end of the spring semester supporting inter-rater reliability using the It’s About Engagement Critical Reflection Rubric. CETL Scholarly Teaching will provide funds to support approximately 2 working days of rating reflections per faculty volunteer, including the norming session.




*These programs come with funding generously provided to CETL through the Office of Institutional Quality and Accreditation.