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 6, 2020 - 11:59pm


Upon completion of the final product: Each participant will receive a $600 stipend.

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 29, 2020, 9am-1pm, online

Rating submissions: Due June 7, 2020, 11:59pm in D2L

Selection and Application Process

Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis for completed applications from eligible faculty members.

Submission Instructions

It will be the responsibility of the applicant to ascertain that the application materials are complete when submitted. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  1. Fill out the required fields below.
  2. Upload the completed and signed cover sheet with required signatures. (Please use DocuSign to obtain electronic signatures on university documents.)
  3. Click “Submit” and when you are ready to submit your application.

You will receive an e-mail confirmation of receipt within 24 hours. If you do not receive the confirmation e-mail, please contact CETL in case there was an “electronic glitch.” 



This application has closed.