Teaching at Southern
September 2018, Center for Teaching Excellence Newsletter
CTE Open Houses
New name, new location: Join us for an open house on both campuses!
Enjoy light refreshments, explore our new space, and chat with staff about professional development opportunities at the Center or teaching ideas you have in mind.
Armstrong: Thursday, September 13th from 1:30-3:00 PM - Solms Hall 211
Statesboro: Friday, September 14th from 2:00-4:00 PM - Cone Hall 2029
**Note that the Statesboro office has moved!**
Bring your business cards for door prizes. You do not have to be present to win.
SoTL Award Winner Presentation
Motivating and Retaining Student Learning Gains
by Dr. Shainaz Landge
Dr. Landge, winner of the GS SoTL Award and GS Award for Teaching Excellence (2018), will present on her SoTL research dedicated to investigating student motivation and retention of learning gains. While her SoTL projects were grounded in the teaching of chemistry, she will discuss how the findings of her research are applicable across disciplines. Dr. Landge will also share insights into the SoTL research and publication process.
Friday, September 7
3001 Hendricks (Public Health Building)
Academic Integrity Workshop
September 10-October 7
Online Folio Course
Facilitated by Claudia Cornejo Happel and Louise Fechter
Open Educational Resources (OER) FLC
Statesboro and Armstrong campuses
Sept. 12 and 26, Oct. 24, Nov. 7
SoTL Commons Conference Call for Proposals
Submission deadline is September 17, 2018.
Conference dates: January 24-25, 2019 on the historic Savannah Riverfront at the Hyatt Regency, Savannah.
Hosted by the Georgia Southern University Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE), the SoTL Commons is an international conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning with an intimate feel - listen to high quality presentations from nationally and internationally recognized speakers and join in conversations with a community of scholars from around the world.
For the most updated conference information and to submit your proposal, please see the SoTL Commons page.
We Want to Hear from You
In order to provide you with first-rate assistance and opportunities, the CTE asks that you respond to a brief survey linked below to give your input on potential future programs.
The questions revolve around what content you think best for your professional development, how the CTE conducts workshops, and how we communicate with you.
Please go to the Faculty Needs Assessment survey.
Saundra McGuire to Speak in October
Dr. McGuire's October presentation will be live-streamed to the Statesboro and Liberty campuses.
Wednesday, October 17
Ogeechee Theatre-Armstrong Campus
Register here to attend the presentation.
Web Tool Trainings
Workshop subjects include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Building a Learning Module
- Grade Book and Grading
- Folio Communications
For a full list of workshops and to register, visit our Folio Foundations technical workshops page.
due September 10, 2018
Register now: Research on Teaching and Learning Summit
hosted by Kennesaw State University October 12, 2018
Register now: Innovation in Teaching Conference
hosted by the University of Georgia October 19, 2018
Meet the Staff
Lauren Barbeau, Faculty Developer, Statesboro
As a first-generation college student, I also enjoy researching best practices for easing the transition from high school to college for first-year and first-gen students. If these topics are of interest to you, look for forthcoming workshops!