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Faculty Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning

Faculty Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning


Professional DevelopmentProfessional Development


Universtiy Grants for Research Funding at CSU
Proposals are reviewed twice per year and selected on a competitive basis by the Faculty Development Committee. 

Research Materials at CSU
Columbus State University Libraries supports the University's curricular, research, cultural and community service objectives by providing library/information resources, instruction and other services that promote and enrich intellectual and personal growth and scholarship.

CSU ePress
The CSU ePress is a digital archive that contains the academic and intellectual output of Columbus State University.  The ePress is an excellent vehicle for working papers or copies of published articles and conference papers. The Faculty Bibliography highlights the scholarship and creativity of CSU's faculty. Presentations, senior theses, and other works not published elsewhere can also be published in the CSU ePress. 

Teaching Development

Interdisciplinary Initiative Grant
Interdisciplinary Initiative Grant recipients will receive a stipend of $1000 to carry out projects that bring together faculty and students from two or more academic departments to achieve narrowly focused or event-specific goals or objectives. Grant stipends recognize the value of faculty time and expertise in developing new initiatives in teaching and learning.

Teaching and Learning External Development Grant
The purpose of the Teaching and Learning External Development Grants is to support transformational faculty development provided by recognized experts to enhance the overall quality of teaching and learning at Columbus State University. This will be accomplished by providing funding for event registration and travel, and by ensuring that the knowledge, skills, and insight gained will be disseminated to faculty peers on campus.

Faculty Writing Fellowship
The University Writing Center organizes and promotes the Faculty Writing Fellowship. The fellowship is intended to assist faculty with their efforts to use writing as a means of improving student engagement and learning in their courses.

Carson McCullers Center at Nyack Faculty Residency
This program offers CSU faculty an opportunity to live and work in historic Nyack-on-Hudson for up to 10 days in June. Faculty may pursue research/creative activity, writing, and/or course (re)design in order to increase productivity and enhance the reputation of the university. Deadline for applications is April 17, 2020.

Resources for Promotion and Tenure:

Peer Evaluations:

Recommended Reading 

Faculty Center Library

Sites for Teaching and Learning Development:

Teaching Professor Blog
Tomorrow's Professor: Desktop Faculty Development
Discipline-Specific Teaching Journals
USG Office of Faculty Development

Handouts for Specific Classroom Strategies:

A Practical Approach for Increasing Students' In-Class Questions

Activities to Make Lectures Interactive
Flipping Large Classes: Three Strategies to Engage Students
Prior Knowledge as an Unexpected Obstacle to Learning Remembering to Learn: Five Factors for Improving Recall
Testing What You're Teaching Without Teaching to the Test
Three Focusing Activities to Engage Students in the First Five Minutes of Class
Untangling the Web of Student-Teacher Communication

Faculty Career Development:

Avoiding Burnout: Self-Care Strategies for Faculty
Teaching Squares Bring Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives