1. K-State home
  2. »TLC
  3. »Programs
  4. »Faculty Exchange for Teaching Excellence

Teaching & Learning Center

Faculty Exchange for Teaching Excellence


The Faculty Exchange for Teaching Excellence (FETE) was founded in 1997 by Dr. Ann Stalheim Smith, University Distinguished Teaching Scholar. FETE activities are supported by the Teaching & Learning Center.

FETE Mission Statement

The Faculty Exchange for Teaching Excellence, under the umbrella of the Teaching & Learning Center is dedicated to the enhancement of teaching and learning at Kansas State University. This mission is accomplished by a committee of colleagues from each college and the Salina campus who work together to create, promote, and implement professional development programming for the campus community. FETE sponsors workshops, presentations, and study groups open to all KSU faculty and graduate students. These development opportunities are led by KSU faculty and experts from other institutions who share their experiences, expertise, and passion for enhancing student learning.

FETE Coordinator

Sara K. Kearns is the coordinator of the Faculty Exchange for Teaching Excellence for 2019 - 2021.   


Sara K. Kearns

Sara K. Kearns, Ph.D.

Professor, Kansas State University Libraries
skearns @ k-state.edu

FETE Advisory Board


FETE 2019/2020

 This year, FETE is joining our colleagues in the Teaching & Learning Center to reimagine how we support our faculty and instructors in their teaching and learning endeavors. Alongside teaching advocates from across K-State, we will review the center’s mission and how we meet future and transforming faculty/instructor needs. We will collaborate with other programs in the TLC and across K-State, identifying ways our efforts can converge and support each other, with an eye to increasing our inclusion and diversity. 


The FETE Board is taking advantage of our year of transition to grow our membership. We are looking for representation from our Olathe campus and colleagues from units and professions who engage in teaching and learning, inside and outside of the classroom. While we historically have been comprised of a member from each college (with three in Arts & Sciences representing arts/humanities, social sciences, and sciences) and the Salina-Polytechnic campus, we welcome additional members from each college.


If you would like to serve on the FETE Board, or to nominate someone, please contact Sara K. Kearns: skearns @ k-state.edu


And, oh yes, the FETE Board will continue to host the annual K-State Teaching Retreat at the start of the spring semester!