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  • Teaching and Pedagogy
  • Research and Scholarship
  • Service and Leadership
  • Promotion and Tenure Resources
  • Non-Tenure Track Faculty Resources
  • myVITA Reporting System
  • Current Instructor Information
  • Scholars' Mine/SelectedWorks Profiles
  • Curators' Distinguished Professors
  • New Faculty Resources

Teaching and Pedagogy

Teaching and Pedagogy Resources

The Center for Educational Research and Teaching Innovation (CERTI), which falls under the auspices of the CAFE, offers professional development events, classroom observation and mentoring (the Teaching Partners program), educational research  mini-grant assistance, curriculum development resources, and other assistance with classroom teaching. Contact Abby Bigg for more information.

The Instructional Services  division of Educational Technology  often works in collaboration with CERTI and offers classroom assistance from a team of instructional designers who have advanced degrees in education. They assist with consultations, workshops, course design or redesign, content development, mid-term feedback and other faculty resources. Go here for a video overview of services offered, including assistance with distance and online teaching. Contact Julie Phelps for more information.

To find out more about end of course evaluations, go to FAQs about End of Course Evaluations; to look up course evaluations, go here. For a list of ways to document teaching, go to Documenting Teaching

There are a number of resources available to help students academically that offer assistance campus-wide and across disciplines. Student success resources include Learning Enhancements Across Disciplines (LEAD) program, the Burns-McDonnell Student Success Center, the Writing Center, and the Student Veterans Resource Center. Other resources for students include the Undergraduate Advising Center, Academic Support Office and Student Disablility Services.


Research and Scholarship

The Missouri S&T Office of Sponsored Programs provides expert research support services in a timely and professional manner to faculty, staff, students and research investors involved with sponsored program activities. There are a number of helpful links on the OSP website. Located in 202 Centennial Hall, you can also contact OSP through the email or phone 341-4134.

The University of Missouri Research Board’s mission is to enhance the long-term quality and quantity of scholarship throughout the university by supporting meritorious research projects. An important goal is to provide seed funding for research initiatives with significant potential for high return on investment, in terms of future external funding, student theses and dissertation, publications, presentations, exhibitions, or other figures of merit associated with high-quality scholarship and research.

The Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development (TTED) serves as the focal point for technology commercialization, entrepreneurship, business development, and economic development for Missouri S&T. 

Research Mentoring is available to tenure-track faculty who would like to get feedback on their research ideas and proposals from established faculty researchers in an informal setting. Appointments are made that suit the individual.  Go here to make an appointment. Contact Bruce McMillin or Yinfa Ma, associate deans for research and external relations, for more information. 

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is an emerging movement of scholarly thought and action that draws on the reciprocal relationship between teaching and learning at the post-secondary level (Boyer, 1990). An important goal of SoTL is to enhance and augment learning amongst and between individual learners by investigating the many features of discipline specific expertise and best pedagogical practice (McKinney, 2006). A complilation of journals and conferences available for publishing and presenting about the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning can be found here.

Other helpful links related to research:

Service and Leadership

Promotion and Tenure Resources

Information about tenure track faculty promotion and tenure resources can be found on the Provost's website.

Go here for third-year review documents and processes and here for qualifications for academic rank.

Go here for information about the University of Missouri's web-based faculty reporting system through myVITA.

Non-Tenure Track Faculty Resources

Information about promotion for non-tenure track faculty can be found on the Provost's website. 

For specific departmental policies, updated as of Fall 2017, please sign in to this Google folder with your university log in credentials:

Go here for information about the University of Missouri's web-based faculty reporting system through myVITA.

myVITA Reporting System

The University of Missouri uses myVITA, a web-based faculty activity reporting system, to provide faculty members an easy way to capture their research, teaching, service, scholarship and creative works in one place. Go here for more information.

Current Instructor Information

Go here for the most current instructor information from the registrar's office. The registrar's website also provides current, previous and future academic calendars.

Scholars' Mine/SelectedWorks Profiles

SelectedWorks author profiles, which promote, share and preserve faculty research, are available to Missouri S&T faculty who have content in the institutional respository known as Scholars' Mine. Faculty can build an online research profile and make research easily available to others.

The profiles highlight faculty expertise and publication and have an About page that can contain information on career, education, honors, etc. This can also be linked to other pages, such as a personal page or a research center. Profiles and publications in Scholars' Mine give another avenue of discovery of research and ensure that results are optimized in searches.

An author dashboard provides readership information about full-text publications with various metrics.

Faculty can include buttons for "media contact," "collaborator" and "mentor" on their pages. The pages developed belong to the faculty member and can be taken with them if they leave the institution.

Library staff are available to create a SelectedWorks profile for faculty. To begin the process, please contact

Go here to see the SelectedWorks Author Gallery of S&T instructors.

Curators' Distinguished Professors

Curators’ Distinguished Professor and Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor are the highest faculty ranks in the UM system. These positions are equivalent to titles such as Regents’, University, or Distinguished Professor on other campuses. Any CDP or CDTP should be willing to offer advice or mentoring to early-career faculty.

These are prestigious positions, and only outstanding scholars with established reputations are considered. Each Curators’ Distinguished Professor or Curator's Distinguished Teaching Professor is a resource for the entire University system and should be expected to contribute to the entire University through such activities as giving lectures on other campuses and engaging in teaching and research across divisional lines.

Curators’ Professors

Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professors

New Faculty Resources

Faculty Resources