College of Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty Development Series

CHSS Faculty Development Series

Established to provide CHSS faculty with opportunities for continued, convenient, and compelling professional development, the CHSS Faculty Development Series offers lectures, workshops, small groups, and other events in support of all areas of faculty work, including teaching, research and creative activity, and service to the university. Ideas or suggestions from faculty for future events are welcome. Please send your comments and suggestions to the Associate Dean for Academic Support.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Cathy Bradford
Director of Learning Communities
Carmen Skaggs
Associate Dean for Academic Support, CHSS
Hillary Steiner
Associate Director of Learning Communities
"Learning Communities: What's in it for Me?"
Kennesaw Campus, SO 5074 (History Center) at 12:30pm

Previous Events

Tuesday, March 29, 2016
"Mutual Mentoring: Creating a Supportive Research Network"
Dr. Jeanne Bohannon
Assistant Professor of Digital Writing & Media Arts
Dr. Matt Mitchelson
Associate Professor of Geography
Dr. Federica Santini
Associate Professor of Italian

"Tips for Creating, Strengthening, and Nourishing your Research Network" by Federica Santini

Please follow this link to view this presentation:

Thursday, March 3, 2016
"Mutual Mentoring: Breaking the Top Down Mentoring Stereotype"
Dr. Federica Santini
Associate Professor of Italian
Dr. Griselda Thomas
Associate Professor of English
Dr. Suma Mallavarapu
Associate Professor of Psychology
Dr. Chenaz Seelarbokus
Associate Professor of Public Administration

In this workshop, facilitators offered practical strategies to increase research productivity through accountability, networking with similar minded scholars, and mutual mentoring.

Please follow this link to view this presentation:

Thursday, January 28, 2016
"IRB 101"
Ms. Deanna Hendrickson
Director of Compliance
Dr. Chris Ziegler
Professor of Psychology

This workshop provided information about KSU's IRB process, including the types of review, required training, and submission process.

Monday, November 9, 2015
"Money, Money, Money, Money--Grants 101: The Basics"
Marshal Chaifetz
CHSS Grants and Contracts Coordinator

This faculty development workshop was focused on grant development. The workshop also included a summary presentation about the IRB by Deanna Hendrickson, Director of Compliance in the Office of Research.

Thursday, October 1, 2015
"Students in Conflict"
Dr. Michael Sanseviro
Dean of Students, KSU

This workshop provided information on how to identify and work with students in distress, including the basics of conflict resolution and measures faculty can take to support those impacted by a crisis.

Please follow this link to view Dr. Sanseviro's presentation: