It's About Engagement! Critical Reflection Essay Rating

CETL Scholarly Teaching is pleased to be able to support assessment of KSU's It’s About Engagement student critical reflection essays by offering a 1/2 day norming session to prepare faculty to complete ratings of these essays.

During the norming session, faculty will learn to use the It’s About Engagement Critical Reflection Rubric to rate example student reflections collected from It’s About Engagement! courses. Following the norming session, ratings of student reflections must be completed by the due date in order to receive funding.

Reflection essays will be provided by the Office of Institutional Effectiveness from selected representative courses within the It’s About Engagement program and may come from any one of the three areas of It’s About Engagement:

  • undergraduate research,
  • service learning, or
  • internships/co-ops.

CETL Scholarly Teaching will provide funds to support approximately 2 working days of per faculty volunteer, including the norming session. 


Any KSU faculty member who is on contract through the deadline for submission of the final product is eligible to apply.

Application Deadline

Monday, April 10, 2023 - 11:59pm


Upon completion of the final product, each participant will receive a $600 stipend in summer pay. The faculty member is responsible for ensuring the stipend does not exceed maximum allowment for summer pay.

Final Product

Attendance at the norming session and completion of assigned ratings serves as the final product. Each rater will access their assigned essays and submit ratings using a D2L site. 

Norming session: May 24, 2023 9am-1pm, online.

Rating submissions: Due June 02, 2023, 11:59pm.

Selection and Application Process

It is the responsibility of the individual submitting the proposal to ascertain that the proposal materials are complete when submitted. The Faculty Development Committee will not consider late or incomplete applications.

  1. Fill out the required fields and text areas below.
  2. Upload the required PDF file containing the fully signed Cover Page.
  3. Click “Submit” and when you are ready to submit your application.

You will receive an e-mail confirmation once you submit. If you do not receive the confirmation e-mail, please contact CETL at It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the proposal is received by the deadline.