Teaching Academy for Part-Time Faculty

If you are a KSU part-time instructor wishing to energize your teaching and to take it to the next level, this two-day online program is for you! This year’s academy will be held entirely virtually via D2L on Mon. March 8 and Tue. March 9 and will include both synchronous sessions and asynchronous activities.

The Teaching Academy for Part-time Faculty 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, sessions will include discussion board participation and reflection exercises, and there will be time during the two days dedicated to applying 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
  • Metacognition

Application Deadline

Monday, February 1, 2021 - 11:59pm


Upon completion each Academy participant will receive $750 additional pay.


Funding is competitive and applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • teaching philosophy
  • motivation to attend
  • foreseeable gains in the applicant's teaching practice.


All currently active part-time KSU faculty who have not previously attended/participated. Must be able to participate virtually on Mon. March 8th and Tue. March 9th from 8am to 5pm.

Selection and Application Process

Participants will be selected on the basis of their teaching philosophy, their motivation to attend, and the foreseeable gains in their teaching practice. The CETL Faculty Funding committee will review the applications. Accepted applicants will be sent instructions for joining and participating in the academy one week prior to the event.  

Application Instructions

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure a completed application is submitted by the deadline.

  1. Download the PT Teaching Academy payroll amendment form. The form is already filled out with the necessary payment information. Fill in the information at the top of the form (name, department, KSU ID), sign as the faculty member at the bottom, and obtain the Director/Dept Head signature. (Use DocuSign to obtain signatures electronically.)

  2. Fill out the required fields in the webform below.

  3. Upload your completed PT Teaching Academy Payroll Amendment with your signature and your Director/Dept Head's signature. Forms without these 2 signatures will not be considered.

  4. Click “Submit” 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, contact CETL in case there was an “electronic glitch.” It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the completed application was received by the deadline.



This application has closed.



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