teaching

A better grasp on textbook material

Posted 4 months 3 weeks ago
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In large-enrollment courses, Franklin faculty continue to be instrumental in pioneering access to free, online textbooks to help students save money and to improve teaching:

The University System of Georgia (USG) has been a nationwide leader in using free online textbooks, and UGA has been at the forefront of those efforts, helping its students save more than $2.5 million since 2013. The bulk of that effort has come through a partnership with nonprofit publisher OpenStax.

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Peggy Brickman, a professor of plant biology, and her colleagues teach general education...

Digital Humanities: the power of the computer

Posted 10 months 2 weeks ago
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When Emily McGinn became the first Digital Humanities coordinator at UGA, one of her first tasks was introducing people to the concept of digital humanities and their implications for faculty research and teaching across the entire campus:

"Digital humanities involves using the power of the computer to aggregate humanities information. So, for instance, instead of reading one book, you can read 1,000 books at once," McGinn said. "It enables humanities scholars to ask different research questions about the material they're studying. I wouldn't be able to ask my own brain if I read 1,...

Docampo receives SEC Faculty Achievement Award

Posted 10 months 3 weeks ago
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Congratulations to Distinguished Research Professor of Cellular Biology and Barbara and Sanford Orkin/Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar Roberto Docampo, who has been named the University of Georgia's recipient of the 2017 Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award:

The award, which is administered by provosts at the 14 universities in the SEC, recognizes professors with outstanding records in teaching and scholarship who serve as role models for students and other faculty members. Winners receive a $5,000 honorarium.

Docampo, a faculty member in the Franklin...

Focus on the Faculty: Paula Lemons

Posted 11 months 3 weeks ago
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Associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology Paula Lemons conducts research that aims to improve science education across the nation while helping students at UGA develop independence, teamwork and problem solving skills:

When did you come to UGA and what brought you here?

In 2007, during a transition in my career, I met Peggy Brickman, Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor of Plant Biology, at a conference. She told me that UGA might be hiring a new biology education researcher. I said, “Great! Let me know what happens!” I thought I would never hear from...

WIP call for proposals

Posted 11 months 3 weeks 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...

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