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Chancellor’s Learning Scholars

The University of North Georgia is participating in the Chancellor’s Learning Scholars program initiated by the University System of Georgia to provide additional faculty development opportunities across the state. Five faculty from UNG were chosen as Chancellor’s Learning Scholars (CLS) and will lead a Faculty Learning Communities (FLC). These groups will share ideas regarding teaching and learning and meet regularly for at least one semester. When the program concludes, participants will be able to pinpoint a change or innovation they have made in their classrooms as a result of their participation.

2019-2020 Chancellor’s Learning Scholars (Leader of Faculty Learning Community)

Name Department/College
Ellen Best Accounting and Law; Mike Cottrell College of Business
Dan Cabaniss Communication, Media & Journalism; College of Arts and Letters
Tom Cooper Mathematics; College of Science and Mathematics
Leigh Dillard English; College of Arts and Letters
Lauren Johnson Culture, Language, and Leadership; College of Education

Each scholar will lead an FLC in spring 2020. Chancellor’s Learning Scholars serve on a 2-year term. Additional scholars will be selected in 2020-2021 to provide additional opportunities across UNG campuses and faculties.

To apply to be a part of an FLC, see the topics and day/time parameters below. The deadline for applications is Friday, November 15, 2019. Notification of acceptance will be on or before December 6, 2019.

If these opportunities below do not fit in your schedule or location, please know that this program will be offered again in 2020-2021 with new sites, times, and topics.

Chancellor’s Learning Scholar Topic Meeting Location Meeting Day Meeting Time Application Link
Ellen Best
Accounting and Law; Mike Cottrell College of Business
To be determined by group Dahlonega To be determined by group To be determined by group This FLC is full for the 2020 cycle.
Dan Cabaniss
Communication, Media & Journalism; College of Arts and Letters
  • Mindset
  • TILT
  • Small Teaching
Oconee Monday 12:00 p.m. -12:50 p.m. Apply to participate in Cabaniss’s FLC
Tom Cooper
Mathematics; College of Science and Mathematics
Topics for Mathematics Instructors, including Brain-based Learning, TILT and "Small Teaching" Multi-Campus Friday 12:00 p.m. -12:50 p.m. This FLC is full for the 2020 cycle. 
Leigh Dillard
English; College of Arts and Letters
High-Impact Teaching Practices (HIPs) Gainesville Tuesday or Wednesday Afternoons to be determined by participants This FLC is full for the 2020 cycle.
Lauren Johnson
Culture, Language, and Leadership Department; College of Education
Inclusive Pedagogies Cumming & Dahlonega To be determined by participants To be determined by participants Apply to join Johnson's FLC

Please Note: Faculty from all campuses invited to attend any meetings

Participant Expectations

  • Actively participate in all FLC meetings during the Spring 2020 semester
  • Read, analyze and discuss relevant research and materials
  • Participate in reflection activities based on classroom practices and outcomes
  • Implement a change or innovative assignment, activity or course material addition in their UNG classroom
  • Complete a final written (1 to 2 page) reflection on the experience or teaching practice

This project may lead to some of the participants teaming up for a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) project based on the FLC activities.

Application Requirements

  • Name
  • College
  • Department/Subjects Taught
  • Home Campus
  • Preferred contact email and phone
  • Brief statement about why you would like to participate in this FLC, including what interests you about the topic(s).

More information on the USG Chancellor’s Learning Scholars can be found on the Chancellor’s Learning Scholars webpage.

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