CETL Scholarly Teaching Programs and Services for Part-Time Faculty

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL)'s Scholarly Teaching unit at Kennesaw State University 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 Scholarly Teaching 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 Mandy Mcgrew, CETL Scholarly Teaching Educational Specialist, at mandymcgrew@kennesaw.edu.

 

  • 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. 

    Click here to view the CETL Scholarly Teaching schedule of events for this semester. 

     

  • 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.

    Click here for more information on CETL Scholarly Teaching's consultation services.

     

  • 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
    • Metacognition

    Amount

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

    Eligibility

    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.

    Click here for more information on dates, application process, and this year's application deadline.

     

  • 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 mailed out late Spring/early Summer each year.

  • 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.

     

    View the CETL Events page for upcoming workshops and webinars.

     

  • The Teaching Resources Collective features articles addressing teaching and learning pedagogies and strategies. These evidence-based articles are authored by the full-time staff and Faculty Fellows at Kennesaw State University’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Click Here for currently available and forthcoming articles that describe principles for teaching and learning and offer numerous strategies to employ in face-to-face, blended, and fully online classrooms. 

     

  • The Part-time Faculty Teaching Guidebook was created by the 2017 Part-Time Faculty Learning Community (FLC). The FLC was comprised of part-time faculty from across the institution who came together regularly over the course of one year to research part-time faculty conditions and discuss the primary needs of new part-time faculty members. FLC members compiled this research-based guide to starting off your part-time teaching career based on their personal experiences teaching in higher education.

    Part-Time Faculty Teaching Guidebook

     

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    • Creating Transparent Assignments Webinar

      When we assign students a project or activity, we often take for granted that they will understand what we are asking them to do and why. Students do not always have the skills and ability to determine this, though, which is why writing assignments with a clear purpose, that explains the task in full, and provides the criteria on which students will be evaluated is so important. This webinar will explore the TiLT framework for assignment creation. Bring an assignment you currently use in one of your classes to study and revise throughout the session.

     

    • KSU Resources for Part-Time Faculty

      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.

      

  • 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.

    Award Amount

    Each award consists of $5,000.

    Nomination Procedures 

    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.

     

    Click here for more information about the award, including eligibility, award criteria, and the application process.

     

  • The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning offers a variety of funding opportunities for KSU faculty. Click Here to view Scholarly Teaching's additional funding programs, each with its own designated eligibility requirements, selection critera, and application details. 

     

  • The Part-time Faculty Listserv is comprised of all active part-time faculty members and is updated at the beginning of each fall and spring semester. CETL Scholarly Teaching sends a message out to the listserv on the first day of each month. These monthly messages share upcoming events and programs, valuable resources, and celebratory news about KSU part-time faculty accomplishments.

    If you are not currently receiving Part-time Faculty Listserv messages, please email mandymcgrew@kennesaw.edu to be added.

     

  • KSU Today is Kennesaw State University's system for posting and viewing campus announcements for faculty and staff. KSU Today also sends daily digetst emails of the most recent announcements.

    The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning posts all faculty workshops, special events, upcoming funding deadlines, and announcements in KSU Today so that faculty get an almost daily reminder of what's coming up at CETL.

    KSU Today is setup as an opt-in feature for faculty and staff to subscribe to the daily KSU Today digest. Make sure you are opted in to stay in-the-know!

     

    Click Here to Opt-In to KSU Today

     

 

For questions about part-time faculty advocacy at KSU, please visit the Part-time Faculty Council Website

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