Resources for Faculty and Staff
In addition to the Center for Research and Creative Activities and its advisory committee, the University Research Advisory Committee, there are many different centers and programs across campus that can help faculty enhance their scholarship.
When looking for support for creative and research work, think broadly and think about the various components of your work. Are you looking to bring your scholarship into the classroom or, conversely, are you looking to reflect on your teaching and write it up in a scholarly article? You might look to work with CTI, CTL and SOTL (listed below).
If you are looking to find external funding for a project or if you are doing animal or human subject research, you will want to work with Sponsored Programs and Research Administration (listed below).
If you want help with your writing, you might consider the RWI (listed below).
If you need technological support, especially for sending and storing data and making use of qualitative and quantitative software packages, contact the IT-Helpdesk, and they can direct you to an IT specialist. For more on IT offerings, see Information Technology Services.
Faculty Mentorship Program
The Center for Research and Creative Activities is inaugurating a faculty mentorship program focused on helping junior faculty develop their scholarship by bringing them together with mid to senior career colleagues on campus. Information on becoming a faculty mentor. Information on becoming a faculty mentee.
Center for Teaching Innovation (CTI)
CTI provides individual consultation, workshops, and programs on teaching methodology, assessment, and the integration of technology into teaching.
Council on Teaching and Learning (CTL)
CTL is a fully faculty driven initiative that connects faculty with mentors, coordinates book readings and provides avenues for open discussions about teaching, learning and service to the community.
Sponsored Programs and Research Administration
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The sponsored programs and research administration serves the Salem State community by supporting those who are seeking external funding for special academic programs, professional development, curriculum development, research, community projects, and outside collaboration. Services offered include:
- Search for potential funding sources and obtain application information and materials
- With specific content provided, writing of draft and final proposals with principal investigator (PI) or writing team
- Advice and assistance regarding sufficient timing and planning to obtain final approval signatures and documents
- Guidance, information and contacts for budget development, campus collaboration, facilities, etc., for project planning
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Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC)
The Writing Across the Curriculum Program helps faculty, departments, and programs identify effective ways to assign, use, and evaluate student writing. The program offers individual and departmental consulting, faculty workshops and seminars, nationally recognized speakers, and a library/resource center.
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL)
Seeks to support the development of a scholarship of teaching and learning that: fosters significant, long-lasting learning for all students; enhances the practice and profession of teaching, and brings to faculty members' work as teachers the recognition and reward afforded to other forms of scholarly work.
Faculty Technology Support (FTS)
Instructional Technology Services provides assistance for faculty interested in learning university supported software and hardware systems. FTS can be found in Central Campus 224.