The University System of Georgia’s (USG) Office of Faculty Development announced a system-wide fellows program on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), of which University of North Georgia (UNG) is well represented.
The goal of the SoTL Fellows program is to foster a community of learners and provide support while participants design and implement a classroom-based research project. Serving as a co-director is Dr. Mary Carney, director for UNG's Center for Teaching, Learning and Leadership.
"I was invited to co-direct this program because of the SoTL Faculty Academy that we offer annually at UNG. The SoTL Fellows will be similarly structured and feature the work of exceptional faculty from the USG," Carney said.
Dr. Laura Ng, associate professor of English at UNG, is one of the 10 fellows selected to participate in the year-long program. "I am honored to be a part of a community of scholars dedicated to classroom research and innovation," Ng said. "SoTL will not only promote improvement in teaching and learning in higher education in Georgia, but in the larger community invested in creating engaging classroom experiences."
Throughout the course of the fellowship, participants will become familiar with existing scholarly research on teaching and learning, and will be encouraged to develop a long-term SoTL research agenda of their own. Equally important, participants will come away with resources that they can use and share on their own campuses as SoTL mentors and advocates.