Research and Creative Activities
The University of North Georgia (UNG) offers four awards for Research and Creative Activities: the university-wide Distinguished Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award, the Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award, the Faculty Scholar Award, and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award.
Distinguished Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award
This university-wide award recognizes one faculty member annually whose teaching philosophy and research demonstrates sustained, exemplary engagement with the scholarship of teaching and learning. He or she systematically examines student learning and the instructional conditions that promote educational efficacy. The nominee has documented strategies of inquiry and analysis that are anchored in the on-going academic dialog. His or her work has been disseminated in public, peer-reviewed venues and contributes new questions and knowledge about teaching and learning. The recipient may apply to be the UNG nominee for the University System of Georgia Regents’ Award for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
For more information about the application process please visit the CTLL Awards Application Page.
Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award
In conjunction with faculty awards events, the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (CURCA) would like to honor faculty mentors for their involvement and efforts in supervising undergraduates in research and creative activities. At UNG, we define undergraduate research as “An inquiry or exploration conducted and disseminated by an undergraduate student that makes an intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline or to applied practice.” This award recognizes the recipient’s outstanding work in engaging undergraduates in this high impact practice and/or the recipient’s contribution to creating or sustaining long-term undergraduate research programs at UNG. The winning mentor will receive a $500 travel award to support student or faculty travel to present their research or creative activities at an external conference. Additionally, the review panel will award up to three certificates of merit for other outstanding faculty mentors. The selected mentors will also be considered for the position of CURCA Faculty Fellow.
To apply, please go to this Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award application link. Please direct any questions or comments to CURCA@ung.edu.
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award
This award recognizes faculty and teaching staff whose research demonstrates valuable work in the scholarship of teaching and learning. The awardee engages in a systematic examination of student learning and the instructional conditions that promote learning. His or her work has been disseminated in public, peer-reviewed venues. Up to three awards may be made annually. Faculty and teaching staff from all campuses are encouraged to apply.For more information about the application process please visit the CTLL Awards Application Page.
Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Award
Dahlonega: Renee Bricker, History-Anthropology-Philosophy (2015)
Dahlonega: Michael Rifenburg, English (2015)