The UGA Teaching Academy program brings together promising instructional faculty with experienced mentors across campus to promote excellence in the classroom. The Teaching Academy launched its 10th cohort of early-career fellows program in August:
In addition to workshops with campus leaders, fellows participate monthly in small group sessions, led by mentors from the Teaching Academy, throughout the academic year.
The Teaching Academy Fellows for 2020-2021 are Alexa Bankert, Julie Campbell, Ryon Cobb, Christian DeAngelis, Robyn Ellerbrock, Jessica Fernandez, Maureen Flint, Pedro Fontes, Venessa Gonlin, Martin Hamel, Alli Injaian, Andrew Jackson, Karim Jetha, Jewon Lyu, Jean Mangan, Magdalena Matuskova, Hillary Palmer, Mattia Pistone, Amanda Rugenski, Valerie Ryman, Gulcan Saglam, Abdul Sasay, Catrin Tyl, Julie Van Weelden and Xia Zhao.
The University of Georgia Teaching Academy executive board selects around two dozen fellows annually from nominations submitted by deans, directors and department heads.
Congratulations to the new faculty fellows, as well as to the the program's dedicated team of coordinators and mentors from across campus. Refining instruction capabilities at the university provides a wide diversity of benefits to our students as it enhances career fulfillment for our faculty – a great program that strengthens the learning environment.