Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

2013 Miller Scholars Award recipients have been announced!

Drs. Theresa Estrem and Chaturi Edrisinha for their project titled "SCSU Autism Clinic," and Dr. Sarnath Ramnath, for his project, "Developing curriculum for computing courses through a problem-based, whole-part-whole approach."

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Miller Scholars Program

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 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.


    Award Screening Committee

    CETL Advisory Committee

    Award Review Team:

  • 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 go to Miller Scholars Award Process.


For the Miller Scholars Award Application Requirements and Cover Sheet, please go to Miller Scholars Application Coversheet.