Faculty Resources

Academic Calendar
Kutztown University’s Academic Calendar includes important dates, breaks, and holidays.

Department E-Reserves
The English Department has several articles on eReserve related to teaching, professional development, English Studies, and important discussions in the field.

Training Resources
The Department and the University have many resources that may be useful for faculty. The Composition program maintains a webpage with resources for teaching Composition and the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching, located in 121A Old Main, sponsors workshops and serves to “facilitate the involvement of faculty in a dialogue regarding the art and science of university teaching.”

Rohrbach Library
Rohrbach Library has many useful resources for faculty. In addition the main collection of the library maintains a healthy growth of electronic resources, video tapes and DVDs, and curriculum materials. The library also has an excellent eReserve system for class and department use. Faculty are encouraged to bring students to the library for a tour and an introduction on using its research databases. Other useful resources include information on plagiarism, citing sources, and using a range of digital technologies. Also see the library’s list of electronic databases and online resources related to English Studies.

Calls for Papers
One of the best ways to receive current CFPs is to subscribe to the English Calls for Papers listserv administered by the University of Pennsylvania. To subscribe to the list, visit their webpage. You will find instructions for how subscribe or can view current and past CFPs on their website.

Research and Travel Funding Sources
The English Department has funds available to support faculty research and travel to academic conferences (see handbook for specifics). Other sources of funding available to faculty include the Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Office of Grants and Sponsored Projects’ Research Committee and Professional Development Committee. The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching also offers “Teachnology Grants,” a faculty incentive program designed to improve teaching and learning through the integration of technology in the curriculum.