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Center for Scholarship and Teaching: About the CST

The CST provides instructional technology help and faculty development programs.

CST Information

Key to this page:  You can find information about the CST, a sign-up for appointments with Dave, our technology conversation on Yammer, the calendar of our upcoming events with links to their online components, a sign-up form for upcoming workshops, and a bit about the new Center for Scholarship and Teaching space in the A. C. Buehler Library.

The information on this page and its sub-pages is provided by the Center for Scholarship and Teaching. We are:

  • Nick Behm, Ph.D.; Professor and Department Chair, English; Director, Center for Scholarship and Teaching
  • Karen Franker, Ed.D.; Instructional Designer
  • Dave Basener, M.A., M.S.; Instructional Technologist, Adjunct Faculty Philosophy

The office of The Center for Scholarship and Teaching is in the A. C. Buehler Library, Rm 008. Karen is available online at, and Dave Basener is available at as well as in his office: A. C. Buehler Library, Rm 108.

The CST ​​​​supports professional development opportunities for faculty, encouraging faculty efforts in improving pedagogy and conducting timely, sophisticated scholarship. We frequently collaborate with Academic Affairs, A.C. Buehler Library, the Assessment Board, and the Faculty Development Committee to coordinate and determine professional development offerings.

CST offers online courses, seminars, workshops, and speakers focused on teaching and learning and cultivating a culture of professional development on campus. Moreover, CST provides an ever-growing catalog of video tutorials collected on this website. Current topics include Zoom, Blackboard, Qualtrics, and MS 365. You can see the currently scheduled classes and workshops below. You can use the calendar to attend any online workshop, not including the Blackboard-based CST-XXX courses. Below the calendar is a sign-up form for the currently scheduled workshops.

This is a test posting of our recent lecture:

Ask a question or make a comment in our Yammer area, here or below



Make an appointment with Dave
Make an appointment with Karen


CST Event Calendar


Sign up for the currently scheduled workshops here.

No Workshops Scheduled.


CST Office - Library 008

CST Doorway

CST Mural

CST Classroom 1

CST Classroom 2

CST Casual Conversation Space