Faculty Affiliate Program

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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.  Faculty Affiliates will be expected to devote 8-10 hours per week during the academic year to their work with the CTL. 

Applications for the 2023-2024 Faculty Affiliate Program are now open to all full-time faculty members of any rank.  The deadline for submitting and application is April 17, 2023.

For 2023-2024, affiliates will work closely with CTL staff on one of three initiatives related to teaching and learning: 

1) Equity Champions Communities of Practice.

Faculty Affiliates will work to plan and implement Equity Champions Communities of Practice.  These communities of practice will build upon approaches developed as part of the Student Experience Project proven to support student belonging and to narrow equity gaps among disadvantaged students.


 2) Valuing of Teaching.

Faculty Affiliates will work on projects that elevate the value of teaching at Kent State University.  These projects may relate to improved models to evaluate teaching effectiveness and strategies to recognize and reward teaching, among others.


3) New Faculty Programming

Faculty Affiliates will work on a new program for new faculty that will focus on pedagogy, navigating the university, and working together with faculty mentors. 

Faculty affiliates will be eligible for 6 hours of workload equivalency for their work with us.

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).

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

Submit an Application for the 2023-2024 Faculty Affiliate Program