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.


Miller Scholars Program Luncheon with James W. Miller, December 3, 2014







Drs. Theresa Estrem and Chaturi Edrisinha were awarded for their project titled "SCSU Autism Clinic."


Dr. Sarnath Ramnath was awarded for his project "Developing curriculum for computing courses through a problem-based, whole-part-whole approach."

Click Here for Project Descriptions


Final Project Requirements:

The Miller Award has two final requirements. 

1. Upon the culmination of the project, the awardees will present their results at the 2014 CETL’s Annual Teaching and Learning Fair during Fall Convocation. To obtain the Registration form for the Fair, please click on:

Teaching and Learning Fair Registration : Deadline: Monday, May 12, 2014.


2. Awardees will submit a report for publication in SCSU’s Institutional Repository. To access the guidelines for the report, please click on:

Miller Award Guidelines for Final Report: Deadline: Friday, June 27, 2014.


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

The recipients of the award, a maximum of three faculty, will receive the following individually, or in one or more teams:

  • 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, 2013
  • One course re-assignment each semester (Fall and Spring), for one academic year for individuals and one course re-assignment in one semester (Fall or Spring) for one academic year for each member of a team (with replacement to the department or program) for implementation of a proposed Miller Scholars Project in teaching and learning (a temporary match from the University),
  • A budget of $2000 each for individuals or multiples thereof for the team for implementation of the project.
  • Administrative support from the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning for implementing the proposed project and,
  • Professional development funds:
    • $1,500 each to be used for travel to present the results of the project.
    • $1,500 additional funds each for travel to a professional conference or workshop.



    CETL Advisory Committee


  • Director, CETL (Convener): Lalita Subrahmanyan

  • Two faculty representatives from the CETL Advisory Committee: Isolde Mueller, Sue Herm.

  • One Academic Dean: Monica Devers, Interim Dean, School of Health and Human Services.

  • Associate Provost for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies: Dan Gregory.

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

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 Coversheet


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