Teaching at Southern

October 2021, The Faculty Center

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SoTL Commons Conference Call for Proposals

The SoTL Commons is an international conference with an intimate feel – listen to high quality presentations from nationally and internationally recognized speakers and join in conversations on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) with a community of scholars from around the world.

Call for proposals are now open!

Submission Deadline: October 31, 2021

Conference: February 23-25, 2022

Consider Mid-Semester Student Feedback

Soliciting student feedback communicates that you care about the quality of your teaching and about your students’ learning. Some studies indicate that mid-semester student feedback has the potential to yield higher end-of-course evaluations.

The Faculty Center has developed a process for collecting student feedback through Qualtrics. It’s easy! It’s anonymous!

Request a Mid-Semester Student Feedback session now!

Opportunities with the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

Georgia Southern University now has an institutional membership for the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD). This agreement allows faculty, staff, post-docs, and grad students access to all resources for free, including but not limited to:

Follow this link to claim your free membership!

ALG Call for Proposals

Affordable Learning Georgia is issuing a Request for Proposals for two rounds of Affordable Materials Grants. Visit No Cost/Low Cost Options for Courses for more information about Open Educational Resources (OER) at Georgia Southern.

Round 20 due: Monday, November 1st, 2021

Round 21 due: Monday, February 14th, 2022

Teaching Online Courses (TOC) Program

Teaching Online Courses? The GS Distance Education Policy states that faculty must complete training with the Center for Teaching Excellence in order to teach online courses. Completion of the Teaching Online Courses (TOC) program fulfills this requirement.

Register for the Oct/Nov session to be ready for Spring!

Improving Your Online Course Program (IYOC)

Not new to teaching online? The Improving Your Online Course (IYOC) workshop explores the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric and provides a framework to improve the quality of online courses. It’s not too late to register for the November session!

Upcoming IYOC Dates

  • November 2 - November 22, 2021
  • Deadline: October 29, Friday

Helpful Teaching Resources

Need an asynchronous teaching resource library?
Explore our Folio course: CTE Guide for Teaching

Couldn't attend a live webinar?
That's okay! Look through our playlist of recorded FC webinars and our playlist of brief training videos

Want to know more about being ADA-compliant?

Peruse our Web Accessibility Manual and get up to date with the law

How do you get more benefit from attending our professional development opportunities?
Our creative Badge Program helps you get more benefits from your advancement

Wish we had a one-stop shop for teaching with technology?
We do! Check out our Teaching Online page to discover more

Need assistance with all things Folio?
Good thing we have our Folio Support page ready for getting started

How can I prevent academic dishonesty?
We have an entire Assessment Design page with many resources dedicated to just that topic

Looking for different ways to engage with your students?
Your students will be very happy about engaging more with your course by recording videos in Folio with YuJa

Interested in the latest SoTL Research?

Read the newest ijSoTL volume here!

Evidence-Based Teaching Workshops

Book Study: Urban Myths about Learning & Education

Tuesday, October 5 ( 2:30 - 3:30 PM)

Apply for an Affordable Learning Georgia (ALG) Grant

Monday, October 11 (12 - 1 PM)

Active Learning & Student Engagement

Wednesday, October 13 (1 - 2 PM)

Creative Commons Licenses & OER: Enhance Outreach and Student Success

Wednesday, October 27 (12 - 1 PM)

Teaching with Technology Workshops

Folio Build a Learning Module

Wednesday, October 20 (2 - 3 PM)

Thursday, November 18 (2 -3 PM)

Folio: Gradebook

Wednesday, October 27 (3 - 4 PM)

Thursday, November 4 (12:15 - 1:15 PM)

Thursday, December 2 (3 - 4 PM)

Quality Quizzes in Folio

Thursday, October 21 (10 - 11 AM)

Get Rubric Ready!

Tuesday, November 9 (2 - 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!

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