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Call for UNG Nominees to Apply for the Faculty Development in Georgia Program

The program consists of:

  • appropriate course work in the academic department chosen by the faculty member
  • seminars concerned with current issues in higher education conducted by the Institute of Higher Education
  • responsibilities to be arranged by the faculty member's academic department head and the director of the Institute of Higher Education


Faculty Development in Georgia (FDIG) is open to faculty members who

  • teach at public or private and technical institutions in Georgia
  • are nominated by their respective college presidents
  • receive a year's leave of absence to study, with the provision that they return for at least a year's teaching after their leave is completed
  • have been admitted to a doctoral program at the University of Georgia

Application Process

This nomination process is being facilitated by the UNG Center for Teaching, Learning, and Leadership (CTLL). 

On the application form, you will be asked to enter application information and upload files. Nomination portfolios are limited to 20 pages, including any appendices (1” margins, minimum 12-point font for each section below). Each portfolio must include the following information. NOTE: The TOC does not count toward the maximum of 20 pages.

  • A Table of Contents for the portfolio. NOTE: The TOC does not count toward the maximum of 20 pages.
  • A letter of recommendation from your department head that speaks to teaching competence and academic potential, further noting approval from the department head and dean for the year-long release from teaching
  • A concise, clear, and well-organized collection of evidence of teaching competence and academic potential as demonstrated by success in teaching, previous academic record, and other evidence  
  • A narrative that articulates the nominee's teaching philosophy

Deadline for Nominations

The award nomination material must be submitted by November 2, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. EST.

To submit an application for this award, please use your UNG LOGIN to access the Office of Research and Engagement's Internal University Awards and External Grant Funding nominations site.

Diane Stephens selected for Faculty Development in Georgia Program

Diane Stephens, lecturer of Computer Science and Information Systems at the University of North Georgia (UNG), was selected for the 2020-2021 Faculty Development in Georgia (FDIG) Program. Read the full story on Diane Stephens.

Kinesiology Lecturer Selected for Faculty Development in Georgia Program

Ashley Bruce, a lecturer of kinesiology at the University of North Georgia, won entrance into the Faculty Development in Georgia program after being accepted into the University of Georgia's (UGA) doctoral program for kinesiology and earning the assistantship. Read the full UNG news article for more details!

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