Research & Scholarship Resources

FACET provides tools and opportunities to expand faculty grant-funded research, scholarship, and creative activity.

Services

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Methodology Consulting

In their research and grant-writing, faculty may sometimes wish to incorporate new methods, new analytical techniques, and new software. Whether quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods, FACET can match you with methodological experts on campus who are available for consulting.

Contact the FACET Research Fellow
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Time Allocation Review

Curious about how you spend your time?  Wondering how much of your work is spent in teaching, scholarship and service?  Sign up for a time allocation study, and FACET fellows will guide you through a two week review, ending with an overview assessment.

Contact FACET for more information

 Fellowships

This program provides selected faculty members of various rank with opportunities to infuse diversity and inclusion into existing curriculum, create models to improve classroom dynamics in support of social justice, or identify strategies to enhance institutional practices.

Diversity & Inclusion Faculty Fellows Program

Interested in applying for a DIFF? Meet with a former DIFF for application tips and review. Email

The FACET Research and Teaching Fellowships programs provide full-time faculty members with opportunities to lead campus-wide initiatives in their respective areas of expertise and help to shape faculty professional development programs throughout TU.

Interested in applying for a Fulbright? Meet with a former Fulbright Fellow for application tips and review. Email .

Internal Grants 

OER are free learning materials that are written for the purpose of being shared publicly with no compensation for the creator. FACET periodically offers grants to faculty for exploration or adoption/adaptation of OER for their classes. In addition to grants, recipients receive support and mentoring by the TU OER Community of Practice (CoP). 

The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research grows, manages and protects the Towson University sponsored programs portfolio.

The program’s purpose is to advance faculty research, with guidance from a nationally known scholar in the faculty member’s area of study.  At least three awards will be given to tenure-track Assistant Professors or Librarians I and II, who have been at Towson four years or fewer. All academic disciplines are welcome.

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Periodically, faculty have the opportunity to meet with a panel who can help you develop and advance your project idea to potential funders. During this meeting, you will talk with representatives from BTUOSPRFACETOffice of Civic Engagement and Social ResponsibilitySET, and University AdvancementFor more information, please contact Assistant Provost Patricia Westerman, Ph.D. ( and x4-6068)

The School of Emerging Technologies (SET) supports teams of interdisciplinary faculty in the early phases of collaborative projects relating to emerging technology with Seed Funding grants. 

Need an internal grant application review?

External Grants 

The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (OSPR) grows, manages and protects the Towson University sponsored programs portfolio.

Faculty are invited to apply for a workshop (organized by FACET, OSPR, and SET) to take place from January through March that will help them to develop their existing, unfunded grant proposals into more competitive, external grants. For proposals that have multiple PIs, the team may select to have one or several individuals participate. Through periodic sessions with OSPR staff and peer mentors, faculty will work on the content and structure of their work to better match their applications to program scopes and reviewer expectations. After a January kick-off session, faculty will pair off with mentors, and meet periodically with OSPR staff. There will be a culminating event in March.

Applicants should complete the online application by 11:59 PM on December 1, 2022 including the funding announcement and unfunded proposal that will be their focus during the workshop period, with reviews if available.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is the systematic study of teaching and learning to improve student success and retention. TU faculty have published in the following SoTL journals:

American Secondary Education

Applied Instructional Design, Journal of

Astronomy Education Journal

Astronomy Education Review

Astronomy & Earth Sciences Education, Journal of

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education

The American Biology Teacher

CBE - Life Sciences Education

College Science Teaching, Journal of

Communication Teacher

Chemical Education, Journal of

Criminal Justice Education, Journal of

Higher Education

Instructional Science

International Journal of STEM Education

Journalism & Mass Communication Educator

Mathematics and the Arts, Journal of 

The Mathematics Enthusiast

Michigan Journal of Service Learning

Microbiology Education

Microbiology and Biology Education, Journal of

Research in Science Education

Teaching of Psychology

Physical Review Physics Education Research

Physics Education Research (PER)

The Physics Teacher

Research in Higher Education

Science Educator

Science Education and Technology, Journal of

The Science Teacher

Science Teacher Education, Journal of

Sport, Education and Society

Statistics and Data Science Education, Journal of

STEM Education Research, Journal of

Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Research Ethics & Requirements

The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research assists Towson University researchers in complying with federal regulations regarding human subjects, animal subjects, biological safety and international research.

Towson University follows a unique review process. Visit the Process Overview and Research & Review Categories pages for more information on current processes, procedures, and deadlines.  

Professional Presentation Support

Make an appointment with the Director of the Public Communication Center to hone your conference presentation or public lecture skills. 

FACET provides large-format poster printing services to support faculty scholarly research

Software 

The Data Studio on the main floor of Albert S. Cook Library contains four individual workstations and one group station in order to aid TU students, faculty, and staff in mapping, data analysis, and data visualization projects.

Many software titles are available to faculty, staff and students for free or at a discounted cost. This applies to both TU-owned and personal computers.

List of mapping software provided by Cook Library.

Community Engagement

This lib guide details what different academic journals and professional associations say about community engagement.