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College of Business Administration

College of Business Administration

Student Success Center
1001 Business Building
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

Dean's Office
2019 Business Building
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

The Excellence in Teaching Initiative

The primary mission of The Excellence in Teaching Initiative will be to enhance the quality of teaching within the College of Business Administration. It is meant to enhance rather than replace the centralized teaching resources available at the university level by providing a faculty development resource that is convenient and tailored for business faculty.

Goals of The Excellence in Teaching Initiative

1. To signal to faculty the importance of quality teaching within the tripartite mission of teaching, research and service.

2. To create an environment where faculty across functional areas (accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, information systems, management, and marketing) can share common teaching interests and concerns.

3. To contribute to the creation of a culture where the scholarship of teaching is valued and appreciated.

4. To assist in the socialization of new faculty by providing an open forum where both new and established faculty can meet and actively interact.

5. To provide tangible evidence of continuous improvement efforts in teaching for AACSB accreditation purposes. 


John J. Morris, PhD, CPA
Associate Professor
Director of MAcc Program
Department of Accounting
College of Business Administration
Kansas State University
p: (785) 532-6185
e: jjmorris@ksu.edu

Satoris Culbertson, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Management
College of Business Administration
Kansas State University
p: (785) 532-6975
e: satoris@ksu.edu

Teaching Circles

Past Workshops

Dates scheduled through April 2016

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Tip of the Week

"How much time passes after you've solicited input before you move on or offer some verbal follow up? There's research here too, and the findings are pretty consistent. Most faculty wait somewhere between two and three seconds before they do something else-ask the question again, call on somebody, rephrase the question, answer the question themselves, or decide nobody has anything to say and move on. When asked, most faculty claim that they wait 10 to 12 seconds. Time passes slowly when you've asked a question and there's no sign of a response-it's an awkward, uncomfortable time for the teacher and the students. But waiting longer has its rewards."

-- From Encouraging Student Participation, by Maryellen Weimer, PhD