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Meet candidates for the director of PreK-12 educator preparation position

Aug 25, 2016 Filed under: announcements

Faculty, students, and staff are invited to meet candidates for the position of director of PreK-12 educator preparation during the following meetings:

Candidate 1

9-9:45 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 29
Aderhold Hall Room G23

Presentation and Q&A discussion

  1. How have your background and experience prepared you for the position of director of educator preparation at UGA?
  2. What are the key trends or issues facing educator preparation in the next 1-5 years and how might UGA respond to them?

Open meeting with the candidate
10-11 a.m. Aderhold Hall, Room G23

Candidate 2

11-11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 31
Aderhold Hall Room G23

Presentation and Q&A discussion

  1. How have your background and experience prepared you for the position of director of educator preparation at UGA?
  2. What are the key trends or issues facing educator preparation in the next 1-5 years and how might UGA respond to them?

Open meeting with the candidate
Noon-1 p.m. Aderhold Hall Room G23

Please respond to Krista Vanderpool if you plan on attending.

Learn about funding opportunities at upcoming workshops

Aug 25, 2016 Filed under: research office

Faculty and graduate students are welcome to attend The Research Office's Finding Funding Workshop two different times:

  • Monday, Aug. 29, noon-1 p.m. in Aderhold Hall Room 227
  • Monday, Sept. 12, noon-1 p.m. in River's Crossing Room 143

Activities:

  • Learn about College of Education and UGA funding opportunities
  • Create a Pivot account and review the database
  • Review other external funding resources

Please contact Grace Thornton to reserve a seat or if you have any questions.

Apply by Aug. 26 for CTL faculty learning community on experiential learning

Aug 25, 2016 Filed under: improving teacher quality

The Foxfire approach to teaching and learning began in 1966 when a teacher and his students in Northeast Georgia conceived a new approach to education that was student-focused, authentic, and connected to community issues. This fall, incoming University students will be required to engage in experiential learning prior to the completion of their studies at UGA. As a result of this new requirement, it will be incumbent on faculty to provide the "kinds of hands-on experiences that enhance learning and position (students) for success after graduation." Foxfire's emphasis on authentic learning experiences provides opportunities for student leadership, ownership of learning, and connecting "students' work with an audience far beyond the classroom."

Faculty members engaged in this Faculty Learning Community will explore how to implement the Foxfire approach in their courses and programs and how to engage in research related to the implementation and outcomes of experiential learning.

For more information, contact Kathy Thompson.

Deadline to apply is Aug. 26.

Innovation in Teaching Conference call for submissions

Aug 25, 2016 Filed under: office of information technology

On Oct. 21, the College of Education will host the third annual Innovations in Teaching Conference. This symposium is dedicated to highlighting and celebrating the creative teaching practices of college-level educators from around the southeast.

Keynote speaker Dr. Lynn Bryan from Purdue University will address the need for encouraging new and experienced educators to be visionaries in their fields. She will stress the crucial need to transfer these visionary qualities to all learners.

Proposals are now being accepted for 10-minute presentations and poster displays.

The deadline for proposals is Sept. 19.

Visit our website to submit a proposal, register, or find additional information. Conference registration is free to all College of Education faculty, and graduate students can register at a reduced rate of $75.

We hope you will join us at the UGA Hotel and Conference Center for a day of ideas, inspiration, and ingenuity.

UGA Student Affairs Professional Enrichment Conference is Sept. 16

Aug 25, 2016 Filed under: announcements

You are invited to attend the UGA Student Affairs Annual Professional Enrichment Conference 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16, in the University of Georgia's Tate Student Center.

This daylong learning and networking experience promotes professional and personal development for staff, graduate students, and faculty. This year's keynote speaker will be Dr. Cindi Love, executive director of ACPA - College Student Education International.

If you are a College of Education staff member and would like to use SRG professional development funding in order to attend this event, visit our staff professional development funding page or contact Carolyn McNearney for more information.

Special Collections Libraries Faculty Fellows Program

Aug 25, 2016 Filed under: faculty announcements

The University of Georgia Libraries and the UGA Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) are offering a new faculty development opportunity for individuals who teach full-time at the University of Georgia.

The Special Collections Libraries Faculty Fellows Program provides instructional support and a $2,000 financial stipend to faculty who wish to develop new courses or redesign existing courses to make significant use of the collections and resources at the University of Georgia's three special collections libraries. These include the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, and the Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection.

Find out more about this program.

New books & Libraries' news

Aug 25, 2016 Filed under: curriculum materials library

A list of new titles recently received in the Libraries are available at the New Books & CML News page.

Here are just a few of many that may be of interest to you.

From the Dean: Reminder! Fall Faculty Meeting at 3 p.m. Thursday

Aug 23, 2016 Filed under: from the dean

I would like to invite faculty to attend this year's Fall Faculty Meeting at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at the Georgia Museum of Art. We will begin with a formal set of presentations, which will then be followed by an awards ceremony and my State of the College address. Then, at 4 p.m., we will have a reception in the GMOA lobby to provide everyone the opportunity to say hello to new colleagues and old friends.

I am looking forward to the new academic year and seeing each of you at the event.

Best regards,

Craig H. Kennedy, PhD
Dean and Professor

Sign up for the College of Education LGBTQ+ Safe Space training on Oct. 7

Aug 23, 2016 Filed under: office of diversity equity and inclusion

In collaboration with the new College of Education Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, The Safe Space program at UGA is coming to the College of Education on Friday, Oct. 7!

The Safe Space program is a three-and-a-half-hour training for faculty, staff, and students who are interested in learning about gender and sexual identity, homophobia, heterosexism, and how they can provide support and work toward being an ally for the LGBT community. Upon completion of the training, participants may be issued a Safe Space sticker for their office space as a visible indicator to visitors that they are queer and trans affirming. For more information, visit the LGBT Center website.

You can choose one of the two sessions. There are 18 spaces available in each session. Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to sign up:

  • 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • 1:30-4 p.m.

Sessions are facilitated by the director of the LGBT Resource Center Meg Evans; senior coordinator of the LGBT Resource Center J. Rashad Small; sexual health coordinator Katy Janousek; and College of Education associate dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion Anneliese Singh. The Safe Space program will take place at the Tate Student Center Intersection on the third floor of the Tate Student Center.

Email Anneliese Singh to reserve your space.

Real Talk, Real Teaching: Dialogues on Race, Racism, and Racial Violence from the #CharlestonSyllabus

Aug 23, 2016 Filed under: uga announcements

Given the recent violence in Minnesota, Baton Rouge, Dallas, and Orlando, there is an urgent need for dialogue and strategies to think deeply and respond, as educators and educational professionals, to race, racism, and racial violence in schools and communities. As a pre-event to the campus-wide UGA Press Charleston Syllabus Symposium on Friday, the College of Education (with leadership by the Department of Educational Theory and Practice) will sponsor a special evening of "real talk" featuring Dr. Chad Williams, one of the editors of the Charleston Syllabus book; Dr. Anneliese Singh, our newly appointed College of Education associate dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion; and Arash Daneshzadeh, a leading expert in youth and restorative justice from the University of San Francisco.

This event is designed as a dialogue space where students, teachers, and community members can engage in real conversations on the history and reasons for racial inequalities and violence, and ways that educators can address the difficult realities of race, racism, and racial violence in their practices. This special event will take place 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, in the UGA Russell Library Special Collections Auditorium.

Preregistration is required via email. Please write "COECSS" in the subject line. ‬

Brown Bag lunch: Camp DIVE & Professional Development School District, Sept. 7

Aug 23, 2016 Filed under: office of school engagement
  • Wednesday, Sept. 7, noon-1 p.m.
  • Aderhold Hall Room 119

Faculty and students from all colleges and departments across UGA are invited to bring a brown bag lunch and learn more about the University of Georgia's College of Education and the Clarke County School District (CCSD) Professional Development School District (PDSD) Partnership's latest initiative, Camp DIVE (Discover, Inquire, Voice and Explore), which launched June 2016.

Come join the conversation with current COE faculty who taught at Camp DIVE, PDSD professors-in-residences, on-site instructors, and CCSD administrators about the collaborative partnership work and opportunities to get involved.

Southern Translational Education and Research Conference, Sept. 22-23

Aug 23, 2016 Filed under: research office

The seventh annual Southern Translational Education and Research (STaR) Conference will take place Sept. 22-23 at the UGA Hotel and Conference Center. This conference, open to all UGA faculty, students, residents, and fellows, will focus on the latest advances in research for improving human health. In addition to covering state-of-the-art topics in clinical and translational science, the STaR conference will offer a valuable opportunity for faculty, students, and trainees to showcase their research and network with others. Highlights of the conference will include keynote addresses by Dr. Ted Ross, professor and GRA Eminent Scholar of Infectious Diseases at UGA, and Dr. Robert Taylor, professor of medicine and Chief of Cardiology at Emory University School of Medicine.

Faculty, students, and all those who are involved in research with clinical/translational relevance are encouraged to submit an abstract for presentation at the conference. Excellence in clinical and translational research will be recognized during the meeting through the following awards:

  • STaR Graduate Student Award
  • STaR Post-Doctoral Fellow Award
  • STaR Young Investigator Award
  • STaR Travel Awards

See the brochure for more information.

To register and submit an abstract, please visit the conference website. The deadline for abstract submission is Aug. 26, and the deadline for reduced-rate early bird registration is Sept. 5.

Join the Fall 2016 ITT Academy (register by Sept. 16)

Aug 23, 2016 Filed under: office of information technology

I am pleased to announce the call for participation for the Fall 2016 Innovation in Teaching and Technology (ITT) Academies. We are excited to announce that for the first time, we are opening seats to graduate teaching assistants as well as faculty. This semester we will provide two academy tracks: "The Tools of Engagement" and "Teaching and Learning Resources Across Campus." The purpose of ITT is to provide support to enhance teaching through innovative instructional strategies and technology.

About the academies:

The Tools of Engagement

Whether you are teaching online or face-to-face, this track is designed to help faculty and teaching assistants develop and sustain engaging, quality courses. If you want to stay current with the tools needed to enhance your course with video, narrated presentations, and more, this is the track for you. Become more proficient using eLC and discover our learning management system's newest and most advanced features. This academy also features:

  • How to develop and maintain quality courses in eLC
  • Video production and analysis: tips and tools workshop
  • Creating and managing narrated presentations
  • Discover the vastly improved Collaborate Ultra for synchronous online communication and our state-of-the-art video asset management tool Kaltura

ITT Academy sessions will take place 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on the following Fridays: Sept. 30, Oct. 7, Oct. 28, and Nov. 4.

Teaching and Learning Resources Across Campus

This track is designed to help faculty identify and use instructional resources available across campus. Faculty will learn more about real and virtual resources, learning spaces, and human resources available to support classroom and online instruction. Several campus field trips will be planned. Resources discussed include but are not limited to:

  • Main and Science Libraries
  • Center for Teaching and Learning & The Professional Development Schools
  • Office of Service Learning & the Office of Online Learning

ITT Academy sessions will take place 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on the following Wednesdays: Sep. 28, Oct. 12, and Nov. 9.

Each ITT academy track is limited to 10 participants with priority to faculty and programmatic diversity. Please choose to attend only one track per semester. Selected participants need to commit to attending all academy sessions in their selected track. Those who complete the academy will be awarded with an ITT Faculty Academy certificate suitable for including on a curriculum vita in the area of teaching effectiveness.

Faculty budgeted for at least 50 percent for instruction will also receive a stipend of $500 (to be used for travel, materials, etc.). Participants who successfully complete the ITT Academy will be expected to attend and present at the 2017 COE Innovation in Teaching conference sponsored by the College of Education.

To apply, simply send an email to Nic Holt with the following information:

  • Name and rank/position
  • Department/program
  • Confirmation that you are budgeted for at least 50 percent for instruction in order to receive the $500 stipend (faculty only)
  • Confirmation of your intent to attend all of the scheduled ITT Academy Sessions
  • Confirmation of your intent to present at the 2017 COE Innovations in Teaching Conference

The call for applications will remain open through Friday, Sept. 16, with the selection of participants announced by Friday, Sept. 23.

Nicholas A. Holt, director
Gretchen Thomas, assistant director
Innovation in Teaching and Technology

eBook Webinars for K-16 Titles and More

Aug 23, 2016 Filed under: curriculum materials library

GALILEO is offering a series of webinars of interest to the College of Education.

Please note that the databases in the attached list are the only ones to which we have access.

FLSA updates now available

Aug 19, 2016 Filed under: faculty and staff services

Attached please find the slides and handout from the meeting to discuss the changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Please direct all questions and suggestions to Denise Spangler or Andy Garber. We will provide updates when we have more information.