Everyday champions often come from talent, but more often they are made of grit, determination and persistence, with a strong support system to direct them to the finish line. For UGA students, that support comes from our faculty who now have access to new tools to help them learn.  


Are you doing active learning? We want to know!

You've been hearing a lot about active learning in the last few weeks. Now we want to hear from you about what's happening in your classrooms right now. The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and Office of Instruction are sending all faculty a brief, confidential survey about one of your classes. Your participation is essential to get an accurate “snapshot” of teaching on the ground at UGA—only you can tell us what is happening in your course. We'll share what we learn through the survey to continue the conversation. You can read more about active learning on the CTL website.

Haynes receives 2018 Regents' Teaching Award

Audrey Haynes, Josiah Meigs Teaching Professor and Associate Professor of Political Science in the School of Public and International Affairs, has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 Regents' Teaching Excellence Award for online teaching for the University System of Georgia.

Haynes, a long-time advocate for engaging students inside and outside the classroom, received the award on Mar. 2 in recognition of continuing to expand and improve her online introductory political science course.


UGA improves student orientation experience

Through post-orientation surveys and input from university faculty, staff, campus partners and external review teams, UGA has implemented organizational changes to orientation that help streamline the process and allow more time for academic advising and communication about academic resources, as well as flexibility in the programming schedule.

EL Fair brings opportunites to students

More than 150 students explored experiential learning opportunities with several campus and community offices and programs at the inaugural EL Fair on Feb. 14. The event was part of a university-wide collaboration coordinated by the Office of Experiential Learning in the Office of Instruction, the Career Center, and the Student Government Association. See photos of the event!

Undergraduate students are invited to the inaugural UGA Double Dawgs Fair in the Tate Center Concourse and Atrium on March 20, 11am-1pm. Students can speak with Double Dawgs pathway representatives from the bachelor’s/accelerated master’s degree programs, and find out more information about pathway admission requirements and the application process.


Important Dates

Spring Break - Mar. 12-16
Health Professions Fair - Mar. 6
Double Dawgs Fair - Mar. 20

Final Exams - April 27; April 30-May 3
Commencement - May 4
Grades Due - May 7 (by noon)

CTL Events

Check out the latest workshops and seminars for faculty and TAs in the Center for Teaching and Learning, including the National Speaker Series and Nancy Chick's on April 23.

Call for 2018 Lilly Teaching Fellows Program

The Center for Teaching and Learning is currently accepting applications for the 2018-2020 Lilly Teaching Fellows program. Faculty in their first, second, or third year of a tenure-track position at UGA are eligible to apply. Information and application materials can be found at Click “Nominations” in the box at the left for application materials. Applications due Mar. 6, 5pm.​


Call for 2018 Sarah H. Moss Fellowship

The Center for Teaching and Learning is accepting applications for Sarah H. Moss Fellowships, which provide funds for travel and related expenses for faculty pursuing advanced study in institutions of higher learning abroad and in the United States. Applications due Mar. 30.​


Key End-of-Term Dates for Spring 2018

FINAL EXAMS: April 27; April 30-May 3
• GRADES DUE: May 7 by 12pm (noon)
Please note that the deadline for grade submission for spring 2018 has been set for 12pm, a change from previous semesters to ensure adequate services are available as you finalize your grade submissions.

Thank you for your continued assistance in end-of-term processes. The Registrar’s Office looks forward to working with instructors to ensure that spring 2018 grades are entered in a timely and accurate manner.     »VIEW ACADEMIC CALENDAR

Faculty Learning Opportunities

You have many options for professional development at UGA to expand your learning beyond your teaching or scholarship! 

Faculty Learning Series focuses on career development, working with others, leadership and diversity.  Next up:  Sexual Harassment:  What it looks like and what to do about it (March 8), College Student Development (March 19), Influencing Others Through Storytelling (March 22).  See the complete schedule and registration information.
»2018 Cohort Programs
Watch your email this month for information about the Summer Leadership Institute (May 21-25, plus optional tracks in diversity and research leadership) and the Aspire Fellows Program for mid-career and senior faculty to develop and pursue an aspirational project (starts Fall 2018).
»Write Productively
Creating a Sustainable Writing Practice will meet this summer to help faculty improve their writing productivity, beginning May 18 (all day) followed by short meetings every two weeks through July. Please email Susanna Calvert to register.
»Learn on Your Own
Check out and view a variety of resources from the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity on research, writing and teaching. Create a free account by selecting UGA as your home institution. 

»Faculty Search Committee Training
If you’ve been wondering what “form” you should be filling out during a faculty search, you may want to request Faculty Search Committee Training for your search committee. Contact Susanna to set up a workshop for your committee.
»OFA Resources
Stay up-to-date on resources on UGA promotion and tenure, professional development, and other relevant topics. Visit the website for regular updates and sign up for the mailing list (send an email to Susanna).
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