Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning


The Miller Scholars Program was established by the generous donation of James W. and Marion Miller, and co-sponsored by St. Cloud State University’s Office of Academic Affairs.  This prestigious program is designed to recognize and support faculty members who have established a demonstrated record of motivation, excellence, and leadership in teaching and learning.




    A St. Cloud State University Miller Scholar is one who proposes and implements a high quality project that will take his or her demonstrated track record in teaching and learning to a significantly higher level.

    The recipients of the Miller Scholar Award, a maximum of two faculty members, will receive the following:

    • A certificate of recognition from the President of St. Cloud State University at a special ceremony during the Fall Convocation CETL Teaching and Learning Fair.
    • A budget of $10,500 each (for a maximum of two projects) to be used for the implementation of a Miller Scholar Project that is focused on teaching excellence for student success using the framework of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning .
    • Administrative support from the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning for implementing the proposed project.

    October 5, 2015: Deadline for Nominations

    October 30, 2015: Deadline for submission of applications and project proposals

    Week of November 9, 2015: Announcement of 2015-16 Miller Scholars

    For a complete description of the Miller Scholars Award, process, requirements, and criteria, please visit:

    Miller Scholars Award Process

    For the Miller Scholars Award Application Requirements and Cover Sheet, please visit:

    Miller Scholars Application


      CETL Advisory Committee


    • Director, CETL (Convener): Tracy Ore

    • Two faculty representatives from the CETL Advisory Committee: TBA

    • One Academic Dean: TBA

    • Associate Provost for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies: TBA

    • One or two students: To be selected by Student Government: TBA