Faculty Scholars Institute

2021 Faculty Scholars Institute

The 2021 Faculty Scholars Institute is scheduled for May 11-12, 2021.

All members of the EKU community are welcome to participate. Attend individual sessions of interest or the entire day. The full 2021 schedule, along with registration information, will be available in fall 2020. Due to the adjustments to the annual academic calendar, online (synchronous and asynchronous) options for participation will be available.


Description and Expected Outcomes

For faculty members to advance in their academic careers, they need to develop new skills, strategies, and guidance for managing scholarly projects. The Faculty Scholars Institute provides faculty with the skills, resources, and support needed to excel as productive scholars at EKU.

Expected outcomes include:

  • Strengthened skills applicable in the production of scholarship;

  • Increased knowledge of cultural competency approaches applicable across a range of scholarly endeavors;  

  • Enhanced knowledge of approaches to producing, managing, submitting, and enhancing scholarly projects;

  • Improved skills for those pursuing scholarship and preparing for the promotion and tenure process;

  • Enhanced ability to identify meaningful scholarly projects as well as their potential structures; and 

  • Development of writing skills necessary for producing high-quality scholarship.

Please contact us with any questions about the Faculty Scholars Institute:

Dr. Shirley O’Brien
Foundation Professor, Occupational Therapy; Coordinator, Faculty Innovator Program
Co-Chair

Dr. Russell Carpenter
Executive Director, Noel Studio for Academic Creativity, Associate Professor of English, Editor, Journal of Faculty Development
Co-Chair

Consulting Scholar-Leaders

Dr. Charlie Sweet
Foundation Professor and Emeritus Co-Director, Teaching & Learning Center

Dr. Hal Blythe
Foundation Professor and Emeritus Co-Director, Teaching & Learning Center

Bring your questions and ideas while discussing strategies for advancing your scholarship in these areas. Breakout sessions will be discussion based.