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Center for Teaching and Learning


Kingsborough Center for Teaching and Learning (KCTL)

The Kingsborough Center for Teaching and Learning seeks to provide opportunities for faculty to engage in professional development and share best practices. To date, thousands of members of the Kingsborough Community have participated in and contributed to our programming. We look forward to another year of inspiring events and we invite you to contact us with your feedback on current programming and ideas for future events. We strive to do this work through a series of faculty learning communities and development opportunities that examine established and emerging practices in college teaching, some of which include:

    • Faculty Development Groups:  Faculty Development Groups are faculty-led communities where faculty from various disciplines meet throughout the semester to explore a common interest or emerging practice. Recognizing that faculty development in higher education is a multi-faceted landscape, KCTL seeks to create a program of faculty development groups that is reflective of national educational development practices and includes distinct types of faculty development groups, such as communities of practice, faculty learning communities, and faculty reading groups. These groups are low-commitment, high-impact faculty communities that meet 5-6 times over a given semester. See our Faculty Development Group page for more information and if you have questions about a specific group, please contact KCTL or the group’s respective facilitator.
    • Faculty Mentoring Fellowships: These fellowship programs are designed to create community and support faculty members as they move through the advancement processes associated with certificate of continuous employment (CCE), promotion, and tenure. Faculty facilitators will meet with each cohort throughout the academic year to demystify processes, share resources, and develop professional and teaching materials. Cohorts are limited to six faculty members per fellowship and faculty participants will receive a $700 stipend for their participation.
    •  Faculty Scholarship Circles: The Faculty Scholarship Circles are research and writing communities where faculty members join a year-long cohort based on their disciplinary backgrounds and interests, to further their own research questions, creative works, writing projects, and other scholarly activity. Each Scholarship Circle is led by two facilitators, each of whom are associate or full professors with an established record of creative and/or scholarly work and who possess a deep interest in and commitment to mentoring and supporting their colleagues.
    • Annual Winter Workshops: These workshops date back to the inception of KCTL in 2005. Each winter session, KCTL hosts a faculty development workshop featuring leading thinkers in college teaching who share their expertise and practices in the art, craft, and science of teaching and learning in higher education.