Kudos, March 2018

Posted 4 months 3 weeks ago

Awards season is always a time of celebration for the Franklin College, and we congratulate our colleagues (and students) on recent recognition, grants and professorships:

Half of the six recipients of UGA’s highest recognition for excellence in instruction are from Franklin faculty members – Christine Alright from the department of Classics received the Russell Award for Excellence in Teaching – Athens CEO, UGA Today. Professor of sociology and women’s studies Patricia Richards and professor of art Michael Marshall were both honored with the Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching...

WIP call for proposals

Posted 1 year 5 months ago
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The Franklin College Writing Intensive Program develops courses to provide students with writing opportunities and instruction beyond the First-year Composition experience aimed at improving the nature and quality of the undergraduate academic experience at UGA. This is accomplished in several ways but one of the most important is facuty-driven input on courses and skills most urgently needed. To that end, the WIP has an open call for proposals from Arts and Sciences faculty in all disciplines for innovative undergraduate courses that encourage writing. Faculty submitting successful...


Posted 1 year 6 months ago
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Beginning Feb. 13, the Writing Intensive Program and Center for Teaching and Learning present a series of workshops, exhibitions and opportunities that put the spotlight on writing - the annual Write @ UGA Celebration and Showcase of Writing:

writing is an integral part of a well rounded academic experience, no matter the background, no matter the degree. That principle has led to the creation of numerous initiatives, courses, programs and scholarships that deal extensively with writing. Best of all, these programs exist within and across nearly EVERY branch of the University. So,...

Learning from one another

Posted 1 year 7 months ago
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The first day of classes for Spring semester 2017 is an exciting time for students as they embark on new possibilities and opportunities. While classes officially began today, some faculty began their work in earnest on campus yesterday, when nearly 50 professors from the biological sciences, continuing to adapt to new instructional capabilities in the new Science Learning Center, gathered in one of the scale-up classrooms at the new facility to discuss best practices, share summaries about their individual courses and thus better understand how to improve their work in the classroom....

Encouraging Innovation in Teaching

Posted 1 year 8 months ago
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The Chronicle of Higher Education features the work of several UGA faculty who are finding ways to re-orient the scale of learning in large lecture classes:

A national study published in 2014 found that grades improved and failure rates decreased when active learning was incorporated into large science, technology, engineering, or math classes. That’s not always easy to do in classes with hundreds of students.

A proliferation of high-tech tools, from hand-held clickers to interactive programs, promises to transform the "sage on the stage" to the "guide on the side."