Minnesota State University, Mankato

Faculty Development

Academic Technology Services
The Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
The Center for Excellence in Scholarship & Research
Institutional Review Board
Research and Sponsored Programs
Writing Across the Curriculum
University Assessment

Improve your student engagement, create better student learning outcomes, and enhance your scholarship through the programming provided by The Center for Excellence & Innovation. The Center also encourages a more informal exchange of ideas among scholars in its warm, welcoming and technologically up-to-date space designed especially for faculty and staff.

The Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL)

CETL provides an array of programs to help you design your courses, improve student engagement, create better student learning outcomes, and enhance your teaching career.

The Scholars at Work series is a collection of 50-minute seminars in which faculty and staff share their expertise with campus community. Topics can be related to effective teaching strategies, student engagement, supporting diversity, best practices in course design and delivery, or the findings of your professional research. Each seminar should be designed to provide faculty with information or takeaways that will improve teaching and learning. To propose a seminar, please contact Jennifer Veltsos at jennifer.veltsos@mnsu.edu.

The Center for Excellence in Scholarship & Research (CESR)

CESR offers research design consultations, data analysis assistance, manuscript editing, and other services to advance your scholarly activity.

Writing Across Curriculum (WAC)

The Writing Across the Curriculum Program (WAC) helps faculty in all disciplines infuse their courses with smartly designed writing assignments and effective, efficient writing instruction. Through WAC, faculty learn how to use writing to enrich courses at all levels. Benefits of WAC involvement include:

• deepening student learning
• increasing student engagement with course content
• preparing students for disciplinary and professional writing

WAC supports faculty through one-on-one consultations, faculty development programming, writing assessment projects, and a robust suite of web materials. Topics treated by WAC include designing, teaching, and assessing writing, managing the paper load, handling student error, sequencing writing tasks, using writing for inquiry and exploration, and more.

For more information about the WAC program, visit www.mnsu.edu/writing/ or contact: WAC@mnsu.edu

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The IRB is a local administrative body established to protect the rights and welfare of human research subjects recruited to participate in research conducted under the sponsorship of Minnesota State University, Mankato. All research activity involving human participants and is conducted by faculty, staff, or students of the univeristy in their university role must be submitted for review to the IRB.