Looking to Step Up Your Game?

The Governor’s Teaching Fellows program is a statewide program for professors from both public and private institutions in Georgia. The goal is to create a kind of “think tank” for professors who are deeply dedicated to the quality of their teaching and provide them with the time, space, and support needed to reinvigorate themselves and their courses. A few former fellows you might know include Julia Metzker, Amy Burt, Scott Butler, Judith Malachowski, Jan Clark, and Jennifer Flory. Amy Sumpter is a current fellow, and I’ve been teaching in the program since I was a fellow myself in 2001-2002. So the question is, would YOU like to be a Governor’s Teaching Fellow? If you follow this blog, you are likely the kind of person the program is looking for, and Winter Break is a smart time to get your application together. Your application has to go through a nomination and approval process on your campus, so it needs to be pulled together well before the actual due dates. The application is not onerous and will likely only take a couple of hours to complete.

There are two cohorts each year of about 12 Fellows each. One meets for two weeks in May and the other meets the first Wednesday through Friday most months for an academic year. For exact dates and more information about the program and the application process, please see http://ihe.uga.edu/outreach/governors-teaching-fellows/ . Please note that all candidate letters of support and application materials must be received no later than February 3, 2017 for the Summer Symposium and April 21, 2017 for the Academic Year Program.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me for more information or contact former fellows in order to hear their thoughts.

Cynthia Alby, Georgia College, cynthia.alby@gcsu.edu

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