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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Research Team to meet March 27

March 22, 2018
  • Time: 2-3 p.m.
  • Date: Tuesday, March 27
  • Location: Aderhold Hall Room G9

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion invites College of Education students to participate in a research team aimed at intentionally addressing various social justice issues while also providing support and feedback for research writing. This opportunity offers students the chance to work with students across disciplines and produce scholarship that is impactful with a focus on equity and justice.

If interested, please email us or stop by the office.

Nominate a College of Education graduate for UGA's 40 under 40

March 22, 2018

Nominations are now open for the UGA Alumni Association's 40 Under 40 Class of 2018.

You may nominate as many candidates as you like—just follow the link above to see the criteria. To make a nomination, include two or three reasons that make a candidate worthy of this honor and the Alumni Association will follow up to request resumes and other information.

Let's recognize some of our amazing young alumni!

College of Education Distinguished Alumni Awards honor six for their achievements

March 22, 2018

Six graduates of the University of Georgia's College of Education will be recognized for their career achievements and community leadership at the College's 13th annual Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner on April 6 at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.

The Distinguished Alumni Awards honor graduates who, through their service, contributions, and accomplishments, bring distinction and honor to the College of Education and beyond.

Congratulations to this year's award winners:

  • Candice N. Hargons (Ph.D. '15)
  • Marc Grimmett (Ph.D. '03)
  • Rubye Sanders (Ed.D. '77), Johnny Sanders (M.Ed. '75, Ed.S. '76, Ph.D. '78)
  • Rebecca Miller (B.S.Ed. '04)
  • Matt Arthur (B.S.Ed. '83, M.Ed. '91, Ed.S. '93)

To attend the alumni award ceremony, please purchase your tickets online no later than March 23.

Request for participation: Snapshot survey of teaching at UGA

March 22, 2018

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is requesting your help in capturing the range of teaching and learning that is happening at UGA. Traditional lectures, hybrid and online courses, labs, case-based flipped classrooms—whatever the model, CTL wants to hear about it.

CTL will report what they learn to UGA faculty to keep the conversation going and to give CTL some guidance on future programming.

You can access the survey here.

New books, news from UGA Libraries

March 22, 2018

New titles of interest to the College of Education community are now available in the UGA Libraries.

Also, the School Lunch Challenge takes place this weekend and features area restaurants.

Media mention: Swain's study examines link between school choice policies and gentrification

March 22, 2018

Traditionally, choosing a good school means choosing a good neighborhood. However, increases in "school choice" policies-designed to improve schools by giving parents more control over where their children attend classes-weaken the link between schools and neighborhoods.

In a recent study published in the journal Sociology of Education, Francis Pearman II, an assistant professor of urban education at the University of Pittsburgh, and Walker A. Swain, an assistant professor in UGA's College of Education, consider how school choice policies affect the housing decisions of educated, white families, and in turn, contribute to gentrification.

They found that these households were far more likely to gentrify communities of color when school choice options expand, loosening the ties between urban housing and neighborhood schools.

Read the full story on our website.

Institutional Review Board open house is today

March 22, 2018

Have you ever wished you had an IRB member at your disposal to help with your submission? Guess what? You do!

You're invited to our open house from 2-4 p.m. on Friday, March 23 in the Tucker Hall lounge (1st floor main entrance). Human Subjects Office staff members will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about your research study or IRB review in general.

A full list of all scheduled open houses can be found on our website. Also, our basic overview of the UGA IRB review process presentation on the same website might be a helpful resource.

2018 College of Education Award recipients

March 22, 2018

Please join us in congratulating the following faculty members who have been recognized with College of Education Faculty Awards:

  • Ira E. Aaron Award for Teaching Excellence and Collegiality: Jori N. Hall, associate professor, LEAP
  • Aderhold Distinguished Professor Award: Kevin Ayres, professor, CSSE
  • Ocie T. Dekle Excellence in Teaching Award: Ashley Harrison, assistant professor, EPSY
  • Carl Glickman Faculty Fellow Award: Laine Bradshaw, associate professor, EPSY
  • Arthur M. Horne Award for Community Engagement and Research: Joel E. Ringdahl, associate professor, CSSE
  • Jenny Penney Oliver Faculty Diversity Award: Anneliese Singh, professor, CHDS
  • Faculty Senate D. Keith Osborn Award for Outstanding Teaching Excellence as the Assistant Level: Sara Kajder, clinical assistant professor, LLE
  • Faculty Senate D. Keith Osborn Award for Outstanding Teaching Excellence at the Associate Level: Hilary Hughes, associate professor, ETAP
  • Donald O. Schneider Mentoring Award: Holly S. Kaplan, clinical professor, CSSE
  • Russell H. Yeany Jr. Research Award: Ikseon Choi, professor, CIS

Internal competition: Global Research Collaboration Grant (GRCG) Round 5

March 22, 2018
  • Deadline: Friday, April 27

UGA is launching the fifth round of funding for the GRCG program to encourage the development of sustainable international research and service activities. Grants ranging from $4,000-$8,000 will be awarded to support preliminary international research, partnership development, and preparation of proposals in pursuit of specific sources of external funding.

The program is funded by UGA’s Office of Research and the Office of International Education, in conjunction with academic units. This international funding opportunity is for all disciplines.

Grantees may use the funding over the course of one year for videoconferencing, travel, and other collaborative efforts, preliminary data collection, feasibility studies, and proposal preparation. To be eligible, proposals must identify and commit to pursue specific sources of external funding as a result of the activities enabled by the grant.

For more information, visit the GRCG program webpage.

College of Education iPaws training for faculty and staff

March 20, 2018

Human Resources will be coming to the College of Education on Thursday, April 26, to provide training for the new iPaws system (recruitment and classification). The training will take place 3-5 p.m. in Aderhold Hall Room G23. This session is open to faculty and staff who work in the iPaws system.

Bring your questions and learn what the system can do to make the job of recruiting new employees, updating current employee information, or reclassifying current positions easier.

If you are unable to attend, other training sessions are available at training and development:

Position Management/Classification and Recruitment “Office Hours”

Sign up to get one-on-one help with your specific iPaws questions. Be prepared to log in to iPaws and bring any relevant information about your action(s).

  • Instructors: Position management and recruitment teams
  • Lab Room K (cap is 18): March 8, July 12, Aug. 9, Sept. 13, and Oct. 11 (3-5 p.m.)
  • Classroom C (cap is 32): April 12, May 10, June 14 (3-5 p.m.)

Position Management/Classification and Recruitment iPaws Training

We will go through the basics of iPaws, from managing the positions in your organization to creating a job posting to submitting the hiring proposal.

  • Instructors: Position management and recruitment teams
  • Lab Room K (cap is 18): March 15, July 19, Aug. 16, Sept. 20, and Oct. 18 (3-5 p.m.)
  • Classroom C (cap is 32): April 19, May 17, June 21 (3-5 p.m.)

These College of Education Bulldogs are hanging up their jerseys!

March 20, 2018

Please join us in celebrating 30 years of service by grants coordinator Paula Alexander and human resources coordinator Christy Glazer. Both will be retiring March 30.

A retirement reception for these two long-time College of Education bulldogs will take place 3-5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28 in Aderhold Hall Room G10.

Last chance to register for Friday's College of Education Research Conference

March 20, 2018

Faculty and students are invited to register to attend the 2018 College of Education Research Conference, which is 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday, March 23, at the Paul D. Coverdell Center, 500 D.W. Brooks Drive.

This year's keynote address is by Brad Phillips, Millikan-Reeve Professor and director of the Georgia Clinical and Translational Research Unit. The event also features graduate student poster presentations.

New this year: The Research Rumble!

Inspired by the format of TED Talks (and a dash of "Shark Tank"-style competition), each department can submit one faculty competitor to "sell their science" for an opportunity to win cash prizes.

Check out the 2018 conference event website to view 2017 winning posters and for links to the Research Rumble, poster presentations, and related details.

Please reserve your faculty regalia by this Friday!

March 20, 2018

This year's commencement ceremonies will take place Friday, May 4.

The graduate ceremony is 9:30 a.m. at Stegeman Coliseum and the undergraduate ceremony is 7 p.m. at Sanford Stadium. If you plan to participate in spring commencement, please note that rental of faculty regalia will be provided for free through the UGA Bookstore.

Please download a form to reserve your regalia. Faculty members who prefer to wear their alma mater’s regalia must also place their rental order at the UGA Bookstore by this Friday, March 23, to ensure delivery. After that date, faculty will be provided UGA regalia or be charged a rush delivery fee.

The UGA Bookstore will assist you and can be reached at 706-542-7224.

See acclaimed author Grace Lin this weekend

March 20, 2018
  • Time: 2 p.m.
  • Date: Saturday, March 24
  • Location: Athens-Clarke County Library, 2025 Baxter St.

Catch New York Times bestselling author, illustrator, and Newbery winner Grace Lin on Saturday during her free public talk at the Athens-Clarke County Library.

In addition to a talk at this year's Children's Book Awards and Conference on Children's Literature, and in conjunction with this year's "Year of the Dawg" Big Read event, Lin will also host a public talk, "The Path of a Multicultural Author," at the library. Join the Department of Language and Literacy Education to hear Lin speak about her contributions to young adult and children's literature!

Apply for international travel funds from Provost's Office

March 20, 2018

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the allocation of new funds to support international faculty travel in FY19. International travel is defined as travel "outside the 48 contiguous states." These funds are intended for full-time faculty who are invited and/or accepted to attend an international conference or venue to present a scholarly paper or other creative works.

Travel funding support is limited to one trip per faculty member in FY19. Requests must include at least 1:1 matching funds for consideration. A maximum of $2,000 in provost funding per faculty trip is available.

Travel must take place between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019.

Allocation of funds for domestic research travel formerly held by the Office of the Provost will be distributed to colleges/schools. Support for domestic research presentation travel should be directed to your deans' offices via protocols outlined by that office.

To apply for international travel funds from the Office of the Provost:

  1. Complete the Request for FY19 Provost International Travel Funds. Please note these funds must be used in conjunction with other funding to support international travel. When describing the nature of the travel, be precise in explaining your role at the conference or venue (i.e., presenting scholarly papers or creative works). Attach documentation supporting your request (e.g. invitation and/or acceptance letter).
  2. Faculty must submit the request for funds to the appropriate department head/director and then to the dean/vice president for review and approval.
  3. Dean/vice president should send completed forms to Academic Fiscal Affairs, 212 New College.

Notification of award: All requests will receive a response as to whether funds will be allocated for the international travel and, if funded, the amount of support provided by the Office of the Provost. Notification will be sent to the dean/academic vice president who submitted the request to the Office of the Provost. These offices should notify the faculty member about the final outcome of the request as soon as possible.

Any questions regarding international travel allocations from the Provost should be directed to Academic Fiscal Affairs at 706-583-0337.