STATE- Faculty Development Certificate

Success Through Advancing Teaching Excellence (STATE)

STATE is a four week summer teaching institute for faculty. It is designed to improve teaching effectiveness by supporting development in the areas of access and responsive pedagogy. Participants in STATE will develop:

  • advanced understanding of conditions that create learning balance.
  • familiarity with research-based practices designed to support all learners.
  • careful construction of course materials that illustrate instructor dedication to access and responsive pedagogy.

Participants in STATE will earn a stipend of $1200 provided by the Office of the Provost. 

Training is conducted in hybrid format, meaning faculty participants will attend 4 in-person workshop days and complete additional work in iCollege, including course material redesign, readings, and discussions. STATE runs from July 11th-August 5th. Participants should plan to spend approximately 10 hours per week working on program materials. This includes 4 in-person development sessions held on Wednesdays from 9:30-3:30 in Classroom South 226.

Requirements to apply:

  • Must be a Full-Time Faculty Member
  • Must attend all four 6-hour workshop days
  • Must be teaching a course you can adapt for Fall 2022
  • Must have chair approval (letter of support)
  • Must complete Culturally Responsive Pedagogy Asynchronous Course by August 5
  • Must submit a reflection on student response to course adaptations by the beginning of spring 2023
  • Invited to participate in the May 2023 Celebration of Teaching (More Info Coming Soon!)

Open to all Full-Time Faculty

Apply HERE by May 18, 2022

Faculty MUST submit a letter of support from their chair with their application.

Direct Questions to Laura Carruth or Jennifer Hall and

STATE Certificate (July 11-August 5 2022)

In-person workshops Wednesdays from 9:30-3:30 (July 13th, July 20th, July 27th, and August 3rd) in Classroom South 226.

Week 1: Know your students–know their needs

Week 2: Responsive Pedagogical Practices

Week 3: Creating an Inclusive Course

Week 4: Adopt STATE strategies

Click here to view tentative weekly agenda

GSU STATE Certificates are used to document your training in your annual report and in your course descriptions.