Development and Awards

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    Faculty Development and Regconition (FDR)

    The Faculty Development and Recognition program (FDR) supports faculty in meeting and exceeding their professional expectations at all stages of their careers. It provides workshops, consultations, retreats and other resources focusing on career development, leadership development, mentoring for promotion and tenure, and faculty wellness. In addition, FDR coordinates all campus-wide faculty awards, including the KSU Foundation Awards and the nomination process for the USG Regents’ Teaching Excellence Awards.

  • CETL

    Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

    The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) promotes research based pedagogies that foster student academic engagement, learning, and success. CETL supports the integrated professional development of students, faculty, and administrators throughout their careers. Rooted in learning science and assessment theory, CETL cultivates a data-driven campus-wide culture of ongoing academic program enhancement.

  • CUL

    Center for University Learning

    The Center for University Learning offers a wide range of training, coaching, and organization development services to our campus community and our partner institutions in the Professional Development Consortium of the University System of Georgia.

  • Siegel Institute

    Siegel Institute for Leadership, Ethics & Character

    The Siegel Institute for Leadership, Ethics & Character strives to be the face of the ethics mission and the embodiment of the leadership and ethics commitment of the University. Our mission is to promote study, research, reflection, and understanding of ethics and leadership through experiential opportunities and excellence in scholarship and teaching for members of KSU and the wider community. Through course offerings, campus services, and applied research, the Institute supports KSU's campus-wide efforts to prepare ethical leaders who can meet the challenges of increasing global awareness, technology literacy, diversity, integrity, and lifelong learning.

  • DLC

    Distance Learning Center (DLC)

    The Distance Learning Center (DLC) at Kennesaw State University was established as a centralized information and support center for colleges, programs and faculty. Technological support, instructional design, and access to campus wide resources in training and development are readily available. Focus is placed on collegiality, recognition of the faculty as subject matter experts, and the underlying philosophy that faculty members need not be technologists. Distance learning innovation, best practices, and a focus on 21st century learning are part of our growth and quality objectives.


The Kennesaw State University Foundation has distinguished Kennesaw State University as the institution offering the most generous faculty awards program in University System of Georgia. Application procedures and contact information is detailed below.

The following awards are available to KSU faculty: 

Perspective on Global Issues Workshop: 

A new faculty professional development initiative has been created. It is entitled “Perspectives on Global Issues Workshop.”  One teaching faculty from each degree-granting college will be selected to participate in an active-learning, globally-focused, inter-cultural, academic-practitioner workshop.  The purpose of the workshop is to expand faculty understanding of, and engagement in, broad topical policy debates and discussions occurring in the world today, thereby providing them with an additional foundation for bringing these themes back to the campuses of KSU and extending the engagement to our students and surrounding communities.