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 4th. Participants should plan to spend approximately 10 hours per week working on program materials. This includes 4 in-person development sessions held on Tuesdays 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 2023
  • Must have chair approval (letter of support)
  • Must submit a reflection on student response to course adaptations by the beginning of spring 2024 and complete survey

Open to all Full-Time Faculty

Apply for STATE 
Applications to STATE are due by May 19. Faculty MUST submit a letter of support from their chair with their application.

Direct Questions to Ashley Holmes ([email protected]) or or Jennifer Hall ([email protected])

STATE Certificate (July 11-August 4 2023)

In-person workshops Tuesdays from 9:30-3:30 (July 11th, July 18th, July 25th, and August 1st) 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.