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Center for Scholarship and Teaching: About the CST

The CST provides instructional technology help and faculty development programs.

CST Information

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.

Make an appointment with Dave


CST Event Calendar


Sign up for the currently scheduled workshops here.

CST Office - Library 008

Office Space

Office Space