Teaching at Southern

January & February 2022, The Faculty Center

The Faculty Center is very excited to welcome 2 people to our staff! Please help us welcome:

SoTL Commons Conference: February 23-25, 2022

SoTL Commons Conference is just around the corner! Register now for the GS Faculty rate of $150! You won’t want to miss the awesome schedule.

SoTL Faculty Learning Community

Interested in exploring the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)? Join a SoTL Faculty Learning Community!

Indicate your interest by February 1, 2022. Those that submit an interest form will receive a doodle poll to find a common time.

2022 Regents' Scholarship of Teaching Learning (SoTL) Award

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Nikki DiGregorio has received the 2022 Regents' Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award. Nikki is an Associate Professor in the School of Human Ecology.

Dr DiGregorio was also the 2021 CTE SoTL Scholar and currently serves as a Co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Governor's Teaching Fellowship

The Governor's Teaching Fellows Program was established by Zell Miller, Governor of Georgia, 1991-1999, to provide Georgia's higher education faculty with expanded opportunities for developing important teaching skills. The program is offered through the Institute of Higher Education at the University of Georgia. Governor's Teaching Fellows may participate in either an academic-year symposia or an intensive summer symposium.

Deadline for Academic Year 2022-2023 is February 9, 2022 by 5 PM.

For more information and to submit an application, visit our Governor's Teaching Fellows page.

Online Teaching

The university Distance Education Policy requires that faculty be trained and certified before teaching online courses. To meet the certification requirement, the Faculty Center has developed 2 training programs. Information about the programs and registration information can be found at the links below.

  1. Teaching Online Courses (TOC) Program: Earn CTE certification for the design and delivery of online courses at Georgia Southern with our facilitated online workshop and design practicum. Topics include instructional design theory, engaging online students, Quality Matters course design standards, meeting Web accessibility guidelines, and more!

  2. Improving Your Online Course (IYOC): Official Quality Matters online workshop. Participants use the QM Rubric of 42 course design standards to improve the quality of their online course.

Get Your Gradebook Up to Speed

Start the year off right by getting your gradebook working for you! The Faculty Center has created video resources to maximize the grading process.

CTE Guide to Teaching: Gradebook & Grading

CTE Gradebook Playlist

  • Gradebook Wizard
  • Creating Categories/Grade Items Using Weight
  • Creating Categories/Grade Items Using Points
  • Disassociating and Deleting a Grade Item
  • Creating Bonus Points
  • Release Final Grades Automatically or Manually
  • Associating a Grade Item with an Activity

Live Gradebook Webinars

  • Friday, January 21 @ 1:30 PM

Navigating Folio for Your Students

Help your students start the semester on the right foot with this Navigating Folio tutorial! Interested in creating a tutorial specific to your course?

Submit a helpdesk ticket

Americans & the Holocaust

Henderson Library will host Americans and the Holocaust, a traveling exhibition from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum that examines the motives, pressures and fears that shaped Americans’ responses to Nazism, war and genocide in Europe during the 1930s and 1940s. The touring library exhibition — based on the special exhibition of the same name at the Museum — will be on display from February 1 to March 11, 2022. Virtual and docent-led tours will be available to classes and groups throughout the exhibition period.

Register here for other exciting programs related to the exhibition. Visit the Our Community and the Holocaust companion exhibition LibGuide at georgiasouthern.libguides.com/aath.

If you have questions about the exhibition or ways to incorporate the programs into your course, please feel free to contact the project lead, Autumn Johnson, at autumnjohnson@georgiasouthern.edu

Affordable Learning Georgia Grant & Open Education Resources (OER) Heroes

Congratulations to the Georgia Southern OER Heroes who champion Low-Cost-No-Cost options for our students! OER options save our students thousands of dollars every year.

The next Request for Proposals: Affordable Materials Grants Round 21 is due by Monday, February 14th, 2022. Contact: Nikki Cannon-Rech for questions and assistance (dcannonrech@georgiasouthern.edu).

Evidence-Based Teaching

Build and Maintain Student-Instructor Rapport in Face-to-Face Classes

Monday, January 24 @ 2 PM

Build and Maintain Student-Instructor Rapport in Online Classes

Friday, January 28 @ 2 PM

Teaching with Technology Workshops

Get Rubric Ready!

Tuesday, January 18 @ 1 PM

Tuesday, February 8 @ 2 PM

Teaching Effectively with Discussions

Thursday, January 20 @ 11 AM

Build a Learning Module

Friday, January 21 @ 12:15 PM

Tuesday, February 22 @ 2 PM


Friday, January 21 @ 1:30 PM

Monday, February 7 @ 1 PM

Customize a Learning Path

Tuesday, January 25 @ 10 AM

YuJa - My Media

Thursday, January 27 @ 3 PM

Tuesday, February 15 @ 12:15 PM

Engage with Nearpod

Friday, January 28 @ 11 AM

Perusall 101: An Intro to Perusall

Thursday, February 10 @ 10

Quality Quizzes in Folio

Wednesday, February 16 @ 12 PM

Folio Template Workshop

Thursday, February 17 @ 3 PM

MyHelp Ticket System

Our goal is to meet the professional development needs of faculty in a timely manner. To assist us with this goal, we have adopted the MyHelp ticket system!

Click here to submit a Ticket

NEW: Faculty Center Library of Resources

The Faculty Center has always maintained well-stocked book resources in each campus office. Thanks to the online catalogue service LibraryThing, we are able to let you browse our books on a massive variety of topics before requesting a book.

To reserve a book, please submit a helpdesk ticket for the Center for Teaching Excellence after exploring our catalog. All guidelines and book request information can be found on our website.

FEATURING: Opportunities with the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

Georgia Southern University has an institutional membership for the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD). Our membership is designed to operate as a year-long virtual mentorship program. You can register for any webinar and participate live at the scheduled time, or all webinars are available on demand. Resources are available with monthly themes:

Follow this link to claim your free membership!


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