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The Department of Career and Information Studies develops informed leaders through teaching, research, and service in learning, design, and technology; and career and workforce development. Programs within the department emphasize creativity and innovation in learning, instruction, scholarship, and outreach.

Our faculty members are diverse and have deep knowledge of teaching and learning within multiple in-school and out-of-school settings. As an interdisciplinary group, we focus on innovative approaches to effective teaching and learning to help citizens develop knowledge and expertise in a variety of areas.

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  • 221 River's Crossing
    850 College Station Road
    Athens, Georgia 30602
  • Department head: Robert Branch
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Bachelor's Degrees

RAIL program

RAIL program

Research for the Advancement of Innovative Learning (RAIL) was formed to bring educational innovation to the masses. Our current projects cover robotics, forest research studies, and STEM education.

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Real-world lessons

Real-world lessons

Professor John Mativo is working with students and volunteers to bring modern solutions to a rural village in India. Their sustainable innovations benefit both the residents and the students' future careers.

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STEM education

STEM education

Thanks to public-private partnerships around the world, we are developing innovative curricula and teaching it to educators, preparing the next generation of learners.

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The Department of Career and Information Studies develops informed leaders through teaching, research, and service in learning, design, and technology; career and workforce development; and information studies.

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Latest News

CIS instructor receives service-learning teaching award

Feb 5, 2016 Filed under: kudos, service and community, students and faculty, schools and administrators

Gretchen Thomas has been selected to receive the 2016 Service-Learning Teaching Excellence Award to sustain and enhance her service-learning work.

Race between man, machines relies on our grit

Feb 2, 2016 Filed under: alumni, kudos, spotlight

Qualities of tenacity, doggedness are what separate humans from artificial intelligence, professor and Founder's Day lecturer says.

Educational psychology professors start new blog for Psychology Today

Dec 9, 2015 Filed under: kudos, media mention, students and faculty

Nancy Knapp and Paula Schwanenflugel will discuss the psychology and teaching of reading in a new blog series for Psychology Today.

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IDD@UGA (Instructional Design and Development)
This two-day professional conference showcases innovative instructional design and development (IDD) projects and digital learning for adult professional education, including corporate, industry, government, professional continuing education (e.g., medical), and higher education.


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Digital Learning Conference
This annual event brings together educators and library media specialists from across the curriculum to learn more about how technology can best be used to enhance the learning experience.

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