Faculty Affiliate Program

The Center for Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce a new opportunity for full-time faculty, the Faculty Affiliate program.  The goals of this program are to: build capacity in our teaching and learning mission; bring new perspectives to the work of the Center; and create greater outreach to academic units.  The Faculty Affiliates Program is designed to give individual faculty members the opportunity to immerse themselves in the work of the Center for Teaching and Learning.  Affiliates will work closely with Center staff on our programs, workshops, initiatives related to teaching and learning, and other aspects of faculty professional development. 

Faculty Affiliates will be expected to devote 8-10 hours per week during the academic year to their work with the CTL.  Faculty affiliates will be eligible for 6 hours of workload equivalency for their work with us.  Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year will be accepted from all full-time faculty members (both tenure track and non-tenure track).  The application process will begin in January, 2024

Applicants must have their unit administrator (department chair, school director, college dean or regional campus dean) notify us that they will support the workload reallocation and are also supportive of the faculty member serving in this role.  This may be sent as a letter or an email to ctl@kent.edu.  The faculty member’s unit will receive funds to cover costs associated with workload reallocation (3 hours per semester; $12,000 for the academic year).

Application Questions Include:

  • Please describe your prior experiences with the Center for Teaching and Learning.
  • Please describe any previous experience working on issues related to teaching and learning (other than teaching courses) not listed above.  These may include such activities as serving as a mentor, engaging in scholarship, creating/implementing programs to support faculty or graduate student development, service on university committees, participation in university initiatives, etc.
  • Why are you interested in serving as a Faculty Affiliate with the Center for Teaching and Learning?  What do you hope to gain from the experience?

For more information or to discuss your application, please contact the Center for Teaching and Learning at ctl@kent.edu or 330-672-2992.

2022-2023 CTL Faculty Affiliate

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Liz Wagoner, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor of English) 

Ewagoner@kent.edu,  ORH 108 

Liz (all pronouns) is an Assistant Professor of English who has been teaching at Kent State for 18 years.  Liz teaches AFS College Writing I and II courses for the CommUNITY Lab program, as well as science fiction themed Freshman Honors Colloquia and the occasional creative writing and literature course.  

She holds a Ph.D. with an emphasis in American Literature Post-1945 from Kent State University, and developed a reading methodology for the multimodal novel. 

Liz’s pedagogical interests include Inquiry-based learning, Anti-Racist Pedagogy, First-Generation students, Belonging, and Universal design to increase access to course activities for neurodiverse students.