The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) has a primary mission to provide opportunities, leadership, and support for all faculty to grow in their scholarly and professional endeavors. The long term aim is to support community members in the process of creating, transforming, and/or maintaining Kent State University’s environments for learning as spaces where all students can succeed.

The Center for Teaching and Learning is excited to introduce the

Student Belonging Project

Thirty-Three Simple Strategies for Faculty


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       A strong sense of belonging has a significant impact on both student success and well-being (College Belonging, Nunn, 2021) and our own institutional data tell us that a key reason that students consider leaving Kent State is that they lack a sense of belonging. The Student Belonging Project aims to provide instructors and academic units with strategies to support student belonging, while recognizing and celebrating the successes that our gifted faculty have already implemented. Many of the recommendations that will be shared can be found in Lisa Nunn’s books College Belonging and 33 Simple Strategies for Faculty: A Week by Week Resource for Teaching First-Year and First-Generation Students Read more

To easily search for answers to questions related to your role as a Kent State University faculty member, visit the Faculty Learning and Support Hub Portal (FlashPort).

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Upcoming Events

It's In the Syllabus

Monday, November 8, 2021 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm

This session is part of the First Generation Celebration Week.  In this session, instructors will learn strategies for using the syllabus as an important tool that communicates not only course policies but care and commitment to students and their learning. This interactive session will further explore strategies that promote student engagement with the syllabus. 


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CVA 251 Fall

Active Learning Classroom

Center for the Visual Arts (CVA) room 251 accommodates 36 students, naturally encourages group work and active-learning with double sided white boards for each table, movable tables/chairs/whiteboards and Chromebooks for each student. The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is available to work with you to implement active learning strategies, enhance your teaching experiences and to support you in conducting teaching/learning research in this space. Calender fills up quickly so please submit your request with the link below as soon as possible.

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These easy to use evidence-based resources are intended to address your interests related to teaching and learning. Each topic has brief explanations as to what it is, research supporting the tool, step-by- step implementation guidelines, frequently asked questions (FAQs), other resources and references. New resources are added as they are completed.

The Teaching Scholars Program promotes shared scholarly inquiry into teaching and learning.

The Faculty Fellows program provides selected full-time faculty members the opportunity to create programmatic materials for faculty colleagues that focus on significant university issues.

The Center for Teaching and Learning is dedicated to providing the following services.

Faculty can request access for equipment to improve their teaching and learning. There is a variety of technology available. 

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