Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Miller Scholars Award

2017-18 Miller Scholar Award Schedule Announced!

The Miller Scholar Award was established by the generous donation of James W. and Marion Miller, and is co-sponsored by St. Cloud State University’s Office of Academic Affairs.

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.

Innovative faculty who enhance student learning are eligible to become Miller Scholars.

Each year, solo and duo faculty projects are awarded $10,000 grants. Funding is made possible by a donation from James W. and Marion Miller. The program is a joint effort of CETL, Office of Academic Affairs, and St. Cloud State University Foundation.

The recipients of the 2017-18 Miller Scholar Awards (a maximum of two faculty members) will receive the following:

  • A certificate of recognition from the President of St. Cloud State University
  • A budget of $9,000 (for each scholar) to be used for the implementation of a Miller Scholar’s Project for students success using the framework of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Award Calendar:

January 26, 2018 - Deadline for Nominations

February 16, 2018 - Deadline for submission of applications and project proposals

Week of February 26, 2018 - Announcement of 2017-18 Miller Scholar Awardees 

Past Miller Scholars


  • Dr. Benjamin Witts - "Applying Coursework to Enhance the Collegiate Experience for Underserved Populations at SCSU"
  • Dr. Nancy Sundheim and Dr. Eric Little - "Online Laboratory Experience"
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  • Dr. Kate Pound and Dr. Kristin Bratt - "The Poetry of Place: Pedagogy & Anthology"
  • Dr. Matthew Julius, Dr. Bill Gorcica and Mark Gill - "Seeing the Unseeable"
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