Faculty Success, Benefits & Wellness

Faculty Success

Academic Unit Handbooks

Information including department governance and related procedures, teaching assignments and workload, RTP, personnel processes, performance expectations and faculty excellence

Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL)

Learn more about the CTL Programs, Services, Events, and Resources

CTL Faculty Fellows Program

Program description and expectations can be found here. Faculty selected for this program receive 3 to 6 hours workload equivalency for one semester to work in the center within their proposed leadership area

CTL Teaching Scholars Program

Information can be found here about the goals and benefits of this program, including a one-course load reallocation in teaching during either the fall or spring semester of the program year up to $3,000.00

Research and Economic Development

Learn more about Pivot, a free tool available to Kent State faculty that helps to locate funding opportunities in your field of interest

Faculty Affairs

Important documents and forms for TT/NTT Faculty, Faculty Improvement Leave form, Merit Award documents

Flashfolio Information

Electronic system for reappointment, tenure, promotion, review and FPIL

Mentoring Resources for All faculty and chairs

Mentoring, Mid-Career series information, Mid-Career Coaching program, Mentoring Map

Merit Award Guidelines and Timeline (PDF)

Link to the document established by the Collective Bargaining Agreement

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

Access to free webinars and other resources as well as heavily discounted access to their highly successful boot camps.  All Kent State faculty can create a free account at the NCFDD website

Promotion to Full Professor

Guide created by Kent State faculty, Kathy Kerns, Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences

University Faculty Handbook

Information including University Governance, University Policies and Procedures for Faculty, Mission Statement, Academic Strategic Plan

University Research Council Financial Support

Faculty can receive financial support for projects involving undergraduate student participation in research

University Teaching Council Funding Opportunities

Information about the following grants available to all full-time faculty: Teaching Conference Travel Grant, Teaching
Development Grant, Summer Teaching Development Grant, and Workshop Grant

Benefits & Wellness

Human Resources (HR)

General Link to Human Resources

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity - Work/Life Balance

Resources for success for Tenure Track and mid-career faculty, graduate students, and post doctoral students (Kent State has a university membership to the NCFDD)

Parking Services

Faculty parking pass info and parking maps

Policy Register

University policy guide in entirety

The Kent Connection (New Faculty Information)

University and community resources for new faculty members

Tuition Waiver - Human Resources

Policy information about tuition benefits for employees and families; links to forms