Development Opportunities and Resources
In the digital age, resources abound. However, reliable publications and reputable organizations can sometimes be difficult to locate.
The CTL has assembled a collection of teaching and learning organizations, conferences, journals, and blogs for University faculty to consult. The collection is by no means exhaustive. Additionally, we have highlighted institutional initiatives that distinguish the UGA educational experience. For more information, contact Meg Mittelstadt or Laura Crawley.
Pedagogy Initiatives at UGA
The University of Georgia has taken a significant step toward ensuring that all of its students engage in the kinds of hands-on experiences that enhance learning and position them for success after graduation.
For more information: www.ugaexperience.com
UGA's unique first-year experience, the First-Year Odyssey Seminar Program (FYO) offers first-year students a setting in which to engage, experience and explore the opportunities available to them at the University of Georgia. FYO seminars are designed to introduce students to the academic life of the University and within its seminars, first-year students can engage with faculty and other first-year students in a small class environment to learn about the unique academic culture the University offers. FYO faculty from across the University share their passion for research, teaching and service as first-year students begin their academic journey at UGA.
For more information: fyo.uga.edu
Reacting to the Past (RTTP) is an award-winning pedagogy that transcends traditional disciplinary divisions and gives students a unique opportunity to engage in active learning. Invented by Professor Mark C. Carnes, Barnard College, to enliven his American History classes, it now is available across the curriculum. RTTP was introduced at UGA in Fall 2003 as a two-year pilot project, with the aim of gradually integrating it into the undergraduate curriculum. It is funded primarily by the Office of the Vice President for Instruction, with additional support from the Center for Teaching and Learning, Honors Program, and Willson Center for the Arts and Humanities.
For more information: reacting.uga.edu
Georgia Teaching Organizations and Conferences
Research on Teaching and Learning Summit
Formerly known as The Georgia Conference on College & University Teaching, the Research on Teaching and Learning Summit has been refocused on four primary tracks: Teaching and Learning, Assessment, Valuing and Evaluating Teaching, and Faculty Development. Since 1993, thousands of educators from all 34 University System of Georgia colleges and universities, as well as many other schools in the country, have participated in this interdisciplinary conference. Now in its 21st year the conference is designed to provide college and university faculty the opportunity to discuss and share experiences and innovative teaching techniques. It offers concurrent sessions on cutting-edge issues in pedagogy and higher education in a relaxed, congenial atmosphere. There are also opportunities for participants to network with fellow educators.
For more information: cetl.kennesaw.edu/summit
Online-Lifeline Instructional Technology and Elearning Conference
Valdosta State University is excited to host the 2014 Online-Lifeline Conference located on our historic and picturesque main campus. The 2013 conference was a great success with over 208 participants from many University System of Georgia institutions as well as participants from Texas, Minnesota, Florida and Canada. Continued growth is anticipated again this year as participants come together to share and explore cutting-edge technologies used in a variety of learning environments.
For more information: http://bit.ly/1o0HhNQ
USG Teaching and Learning Conference
University System of Georgia Teaching and Learning Conference is scheduled for April 17-18 at the UGA Hotel and Conference Center in Athens, Georgia. The focus of this conference is “Best Practices for Promoting Engaged Student Learning”
For more information: usg.edu/facultyresources/conference/
USG and UGA Resources
- USG Teaching and Learning Resources usg.edu/facultyresources/resources
- USG Policy for Academic Faculty bit.ly/15XRKEL
- Project Promote: promote.coe.uga.edu/files/default.asp
- Academic Affairs Policy Manual bit.ly/17c5XAP
- UGA Faculty Affairs bit.ly/17c64fS
- UGA Graduate School’s Recruitment Handbook for Faculty bit.ly/1b7NKBa
- EITS Faculty and Staff Handbook bit.ly/1a8cbAa
Recommended National Teaching Organizations and Conferences
- Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education podnetwork.org/
- International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning Conference isetl.org/
- Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching: carnegiefoundation.org/
- Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy cider.vt.edu/conference/
- Reacting to the Past Annual Institute reacting.barnard.edu
Teaching and Learning Journals and Blogs
- UGA Teaching Academy’s Chalk Talk: bit.ly/1bPIEKL
- Journal on Excellence in College Teaching celt.muohio.edu/ject/
- TechTrends bit.ly/burPPt
- International Journal of ePortfolio theijep.com/
- International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education isetl.org/ijtlhe/
- International Journal Scholarship of Teaching and Learning digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/ij-sotl/
- Chronicle of Higher Education ProfHacker chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker
- Chronicle of Higher Education WiredCampus chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus
- InsideHigherEd insidehighered.com/blogs
- Faculty Focus facultyfocus.com