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FY16 Regents' Awards Timeline

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FY16 TIMELINE

December 2014 – Call for Nominations
January 11, 2016 – Deadline for Nominations, Extended to January 20, 2016
February 2016 – Decision rendered, communicated to campuses, and announced via press release
April 29, 2016 – Award presentation at Regents’ Gala

The Office of Faculty Development will, effective December 2014 adjust the timeline for the submission of nomination portfolios and rendering a decision on each award so it aligns more closely with the Regents’ Scholarship Gala. When the awards were presented at a fall Board Meeting in previous years, it was necessary to have a decision prior to the end of summer. The new timeline allows institutions the fall semester to compile the nomination packets and provides a faster turnaround time on the announcement of award recipients. The proposed change has received approval by the members who attended the fall 2014 Teaching and Learning Consortium meeting. The members of the consortium provide the pool from which we select the evaluation committees.

2015 Fiscal Year Regents' Award Recipients

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Regents’ Awards for Excellence in Teaching

Faculty Awards

State Colleges
Dr. Dovile Budryte
Georgia Gwinnett College
Nomination Portfolio

Regional and State Universities
Dr. Pam Marek
Kennesaw State University
Nomination Portfolio

Research Universities
Dr. William Finlay
University of Georgia
Nomination Portfolio

Regents’ Awards for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning

Dr. Diana Sturges
Georgia Southern University
Nomination Portfolio

Dr. Paula Lemons
University of Georgia
Nomination Portfolio

Regents’ Award for Excellence in Online Teaching

Sheryne Southard
Clayton State University
Nomination Portfolio

Regents’ Excellence in Teaching Department/Program Award

First Year Odyssey Program
University of Georgia
Nomination Portfolio

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The Regents’ Teaching Excellence Award, Regents’ Teaching Excellence Award for Online Teaching and the Regents’ Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award are the highest honors for faculty at Georgia’s public colleges and universities. The program accepts nominations from each institution in the University System of Georgia for a total of six individual faculty awards and one program award annually. Individual faculty award winners are recognized each year during an awards ceremony at the Regents’ Scholarship Gala.

Created in 1996, the Regents’ Awards program recognizes the finest among the University System of Georgia’s full-time instructional faculty for their demonstrated educational excellence in teaching, online teaching and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Award recipients in the past have had a record of exceptional teaching and a strong commitment to impacting student learning, ultimately fostering the academic success of students.

NOTE The Office of Faculty Development will, effective December 2014 adjust the timeline for the submission of nomination portfolios and rendering a decision on each award so it aligns more closely with the Regents’ Scholarship Gala. When the awards were presented at a fall Board Meeting in previous years, it was necessary to have a decision prior to the end of summer. The new timeline allows institutions the fall semester to compile the nomination packets and provides a faster turnaround time on the announcement of award recipients. The proposed change has received approval by the members who attended the fall 2014 Teaching and Learning Consortium meeting. The members of the consortium provide the pool from which we select the evaluation committees.

2014 Fiscal Year Regents’ Award Recipients

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Regents’ Awards for Excellence in Teaching

Faculty Awards

Two-Year & State Colleges
Dr. Richard Pennington
Georgia Gwinnett College
Nomination Portfolio

Regional and State Universities
Dr. Delena Gatch
Georgia Southern University
Nomination Portfolio

Research Universities
Dr. Kelly Comfort
Georgia Institute of Technology
Nomination Portfolio

Department/Program Awards
College of Computing Threads
Georgia Institute of Technology
Nomination Portfolio

Regents’ Awards for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning

Dr. Misty Loughry
Georgia Southern University
Nomination Portfolio

Online (initial award)
Dr. Kimberly Huett
University of West Georgia
Nomination Portfolio

Regents’ Teaching Excellence Awards for Online Teaching - Call for Nominations - Deadline extended to Jan. 20, 2016

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Guidelines

Eligibility and Nomination Procedures

To be eligible for the Online Award, current full-time members of the teaching faculty and teaching academic staff must teach at least a minimum of 12 credit hours of fully online instruction at one of the USG institutions across the last three consecutive semesters. Fully online instruction for this award is defined as “95% or more of the course must be delivered fully online.” Each institution is invited to submit one nomination for the award and should determine campus nomination procedures. Award winners will be announced in February 2016.

Award Committee

A special Regents committee, composed of faculty and/or administrators from across the System who are experienced in online instruction, will review the nomination portfolios and recommend finalists for each award.

Nomination Deadline: Extended to January 20, 2016

An electronic copy of the full portfolio is due by email no later than January 20, 2016. All documents for the nomination packet are required to be combined into a single pdf file with the following naming convention: Last name_Institution_ Award Category (e.g. Durham_USG_Online) Mail nomination portfolio pdf to Ginger Durham.

Criteria

The award committee will look for persuasive evidence that nominees:

  • Are strongly committed to quality online teaching and learning, as evidenced by teaching and scholarly activities designed to advance the quality of online teaching and learning.

  • Use effective and innovative online teaching practices that result in student engagement, student satisfaction, and effectiveness in achieving desired learning outcomes.

  • Demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to fostering the academic success of online students through the development of rapport with individual learners in and beyond the virtual classroom.

Required Documentation

Nomination portfolios for these awards are limited to 20 pages, including any appendices (1” margins, minimum 12-point font). Each portfolio must include the following information:

  • A nomination letter from the institution’s chief academic officer and one or two letters of support from colleagues qualified to comment on the nominee’s online teaching. These letters should describe the nominee’s teaching and why he or she is especially effective in advancing student learning. (One should be from the department chair/program administrator). (2-3 pages)
  • A condensed curriculum vitae (2-3 pages)
  • A reflective statement that includes the nominee’s online teaching and learning philosophy, strategies, and objectives (2-4 pages)
  • One or two letters of support from recent and/or past students.
  • Other supporting documentation that can provide evidence of the nominee’s online teaching excellence and may include such items as:
    • Access to the online course
    • Evidence of faculty-student interaction
    • Student evaluations
    • Student satisfaction
    • Evaluation results
    • Student success to include learning outcomes and course completion data
    • Faculty development sessions attended
    • Data showing success of the nominee’s students
    • Selected components of course syllabi
    • Methods of assessing student learning and achievement that go beyond student evaluations
    • Peer evaluations
    • Summaries or recent student evaluations
    • Student mentoring/advising activities

These documents should be accompanied by a brief explanation of why they are included in the dossier, i.e., how they document the excellence of the nominee’s teaching.

All documents should be converted to pdf and combined into a SINGLE pdf file.

2013 Fiscal Year Regents’ Award Recipients

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Regents’ Awards for Excellence in Teaching

Faculty Awards

Two-Year & State Colleges
Dr. Paul Cerpovicz
East Georgia College
Nomination Portfolio
Regional and State Universities
Dr. Kathleen Lowney
Valdosta State University
Nomination Portfolio
Research Universities
Dr. Steve Potter
Georgia Institute of Technology
Nomination Portfolio

Department/Program Awards

Wallace H. Coulter Department of BioMedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Nomination Portfolio

Regents’ Awards for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning

Dr. Susan Hrach
Columbus State University
Nomination Portfolio

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Regents’ Awards for Excellence in Teaching

Faculty Awards

Two-Year & State Colleges
Dr. Jessica Damian
Georgia Gwinnett College
Nomination Portfolio
Regional & State Universities
Dr. Mulatu Lemma
Savannah State University
Nomination Portfolio
Research Universities
Dr. Sybilla Beckmann
University of Georgia
Nomination Portfolio

Department/Program Awards (tie)

Lewis F. Rogers Institute for Environmental Spatial Analysis
Gainesville State College
Nomination Portfolio

First Year Composition Program
University of Georgia
Nomination Portfolio

Regents’ Awards for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (two winners each year)

Dr. Michael Metzler
Georgia State University
Nomination Portfolio

Dr. Thomas Pusateri
Kennesaw State University
Nomination Portfolio

Regents’ Teaching Excellence Awards - Call for Nominations - Deadline Extended to Jan. 20, 2016

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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR INDIVIDUAL FACULTY/STAFF & ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS/PROGRAMS

On behalf of the Board of Regents, the USG Office of Academic Affairs invites nominations for the FY 2016 Regents’ Teaching Excellence Awards. These system-wide awards will recognize both individual faculty/staff and departments/programs for a strong commitment to teaching and student success. One faculty/staff award will be given for each sector (research universities, regional and state universities, and state colleges), for a total of three faculty awards. One department/program award will be given for the System; sector will not be a consideration for this award. Award winners will be announced in February 2016. We hope that by encouraging excellence in teaching, the award will continue to foster the academic success of students.

Eligibility and Nomination Procedures

Current full-time members of the teaching faculty and teaching academic staff at USG institutions are eligible for individual awards. Academic departments/programs, and other academic units are eligible for the department/program award. Each institution is invited to submit one nomination for an individual award and one nomination for a department/program award. Campus nomination procedures should be determined by each institution.

Award Committee

A special Regents committee, composed of faculty and administrators from across the System, will review the nomination portfolios and recommend finalists for each award.

Nomination Deadline: Extended to January 20, 2016

An electronic copy of the full portfolio is due by email no later than January 20, 2016. All documents for the nomination packet are required to be combined into a single pdf file with the following naming convention: Last name_Institution_ Award Category (e.g. Durham_USG_State College) Mail nomination portfolio pdf to Ginger Durham.

Award categories include:
Program/Department
College (State Colleges) University (Regional and State Universities)
Research (Research Universities)

FY2016 Regents’ Teaching Excellence Awards Faculty/Staff Award Guidelines

Criteria

The award committee will look for persuasive evidence that nominees have:

  • Are strongly committed to teaching and learning. This commitment might be demonstrated through activities designed to advance the quality and practice of teaching and learning, to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and/or global and multicultural understanding;
  • Use effective teaching strategies to enhance student learning, including, but not limited to innovative uses of technology, active learning, learning communities, student portfolios, and assessment;
  • Have a strong commitment to fostering the academic success of student through interaction with students outside of the classroom (e.g., advising, mentoring, recruiting, etc.).

Required Documentation

Nomination portfolios for these awards are limited to 20 pages, including any appendices (1” margins, minimum 12-point font). Each portfolio must include the following information:

  • A nomination letter from the institution’s chief academic officer and one or two letters of support from colleagues qualified to comment on the nominee’s teaching. These letters should describe the nominee’s teaching and why he or she is especially effective in advancing student learning. (One should be from the department chair/program administrator). (2-3 pages, 1” margins, minimum 12-point font)
  • A condensed curriculum vitae (2-3 pages, 1” margins, minimum 12-point font)
  • A reflective statement that includes the nominee’s teaching and learning philosophy, strategies, and objectives. (2-4 pages, 1” margins, minimum 12-point font)
  • One or two letters of support from recent and/or past students.
  • A well-organized set of documents that provide evidence of the nominee’s teaching excellence (e.g., data showing success of the nominee’s students, selected components of course syllabi, handouts, methods of assessing student learning and achievement that go beyond student evaluations, examinations, summaries or recent student evaluations, peer evaluations, student mentoring/advising, etc.). These documents should be accompanied by a brief explanation of why they are included in the dossier, i.e., how they document the excellence of the nominee’s teaching.

Note: All documents must be combined into a single pdf file and submitted by email no later than Jan. 11, 2016. Portfolios that exceed 20 pages or do not meet formatting requirements will not be accepted

FY2016 Regents’ Teaching Excellence Awards Department/Program Award Guidelines Criteria

Nomination portfolios are limited to 20 pages, including any appendices (1” margins, minimum 12-point font). Therefore, incorporating every kind of evidence will be impossible. Instead, each department/program will want to select only the strongest and most relevant evidence.

Criteria

The award committee will look for persuasive evidence that nominated departments or programs promote, support, and recognize excellence in teaching and in service to students. The kinds of evidence sought are illustrated by the following examples:

  • Individual and collective faculty efforts to improve teaching and student learning.
  • Methods of assessment of student learning and achievement that go beyond student evaluations, and the use of assessment results to inform teaching practices, and curriculum development and revision.
  • Active support to enable faculty to use innovative and effective forms of pedagogy and technology, e.g., critical thinking, collaborative learning, cooperative learning, problem-based learning, learning communities, etc.
  • Strong links between good teaching and various rewards, e.g., compensation, promotion, tenure, grants, leaves, travel, departmental or program-based awards, etc.
  • Department/unit policies that encourage collaborative faculty efforts, including team teaching, teaching discussion groups, common assessments, interdisciplinary courses, learning communities, mentoring, etc.
  • An on-going and data-driven process for reviewing and reshaping curricula so that achieving academic excellence and serving the needs of all students remain as top priorities.
  • Exemplary programs for advising, mentoring, recruiting, and retaining students; co-curricular work with students; out-of-class learning.
  • Success of the department’s or program’s students, e.g., graduation, job placement, acceptance in graduate school, etc.
  • Clear articulation of how quality is defined, promoted, and assessed by the department or program.

Required Documentation

  • A nomination letter from the institution’s chief academic officer (1-2 pages, 1” margins, minimum 12-point font).
  • A narrative statement from the department or program that outlines its philosophy as a community of faculty, and its goals and strategies for making a difference in the academic success of students. This statement should address the criteria for the award (2-4 pages, 1” margins, minimum 12-point font).
  • A one-page fact profile for the department or program.
  • Data showing student successes, such as graduation rates, student retention, job placement, acceptance to other schools, etc.
  • A concise, clear, and well-organized collection of evidence that details the department’s or program’s distinctive efforts to foster good teaching and therefore, student learning. Suggestions for the kinds of evidence that might be included in this collection are found in the award criteria. These documents should be accompanied by a brief explanation of why they are included in the dossier, i.e., how they document the excellence of the department’s teaching.

Note: All documents must be combined into a single pdf file and submitted by email. Portfolios that exceed 20 pages or do not meet formatting requirements will not be accepted

Regents’ Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Awards - Call for Nominations - Deadline Extended to January 20, 2016

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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR INDIVIDUAL FACULTY AND STAFF

On behalf of the Board of Regents, the USG Office of Academic Affairs is pleased to announce and invite nominations for the FY 2016 Regents’ Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) Awards. Initiated by Boyer’s Scholarship Reconsidered (1990), and exemplified by the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, the scholarship of teaching and learning encourages and supports the work of faculty members whose scholarship focuses on the instructional mission of the institution. Two faculty/staff awards will be given; sector will not be a consideration for these awards. Award winners will be announced in February 2016. We hope that the award will continue to foster and encourage the scholarship of teaching and learning at USG institutions.

Eligibility and Nomination Procedures

Current full-time members of the teaching faculty and teaching academic staff at USG institutions are eligible for individual awards. Each institution is invited to submit one nomination for an individual award. Campus nomination procedures should be determined by each institution.

Award Committee

A special Regents committee, composed of faculty and administrators from across the System, will review the nomination portfolios and recommend finalists for each award.

Nomination Deadline: Extended to January 20, 2016

An electronic copy of the full portfolio is due by email no later than January 20, 2016. All documents for the nomination packet are required to be combined into a single pdf file with the following naming convention: Last name_Institution_ Award Category (e.g. Durham_USG_State College) Mail nomination portfolio pdf to Ginger Durham.

Criteria

The award committee will look for persuasive evidence that nominees have:

  • Engaged in the systematic examination of issues about student learning and instructional conditions which promote the learning, building on previous scholarship.
  • Documented the use of strategies for investigating and evaluating the impact of teaching practice on student learning, anchored in the research literature.
  • Engaged in scholarship that is public, peer reviewed and critiqued.
  • Produced scholarly work which contributes new questions and knowledge about teaching and learning.
  • Developed a well articulated teaching philosophy that drives research questions.
  • Documented the dissemination of their scholarship results.

Required Documentation

Nomination portfolios for these awards are limited to 20 pages, including any appendices (1” margins, minimum 12-point font). Each portfolio must include the following information:

  • Nomination letter from the institution’s chief academic officer, noting the highlights of the nomination portfolio. (1-2 pages, 1” margins, minimum 12-point font)
  • A narrative that outlines the research questions and the related goals, theories, and methods of their scholarship activities
  • Data/evidence of the impact of their teaching techniques/pedagogies on student learning and its potential impact on teaching and learning in the discipline. (3-5 pages, 1” margins, minimum 12-point font)
  • A condensed curriculum vitae that includes relevant SOTL presentations, articles and/or publications. (2-3 pages, 1” margins, minimum 12-point font)
  • One or two letters of support from colleagues qualified to comment on the value and quality of the nominee’s scholarship of teaching and learning activities, and its impact in improving undergraduate/graduate education. These letters should describe how the nominee’s activities have contributed knowledge in the field and how it has enhanced the learning of students.

Note: All documents must be combined into a single pdf file and submitted by email. Portfolios that exceed 20 pages or do not meet formatting requirements will not be accepted

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Regents’ Awards for Excellence in Teaching

Faculty Awards

Two-Year & State Colleges
Melanie A. Partlow, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, School of Science and Mathematics
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Nomination Portfolio
Regional & State Universities
Dr. Sabine Smith, Associate Professor of German, Department of Foreign Languages
Kennesaw State University
Nomination Portfolio
Research Universities
Dr. T. Hugh Crawford, Associate Professor, School of Literature, Communication and Culture
Georgia Institute of Technology
Nomination Portfolio

Department/Program Awards

Department of Early Childhood and Middle Grades Education, John H. Lounsbury College of Education
Georgia College & State University
Nomination Portfolio

Regents’ Awards for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Dr. Trent Maurer, Associate Professor of Family Science, Department of Hospitality, Tourism, & Family & Consumer Sciences
Georgia Southern University
Nomination Portfolio

Dr. Sherry Southard, Assistant Professor Legal/Paralegal Studies, Department of Social Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences
Clayton State University
Nomination Portfolio

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Regents’ Awards for Excellence in Teaching

Faculty Awards

Two-Year & State Colleges
Dr. Candace Timpte, Associate Professor of Biology
Georgia Gwinnett College
Nomination Portfolio
Regional & State Universities
Dr. Karen Robinson, Associate Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies
Kennesaw State University
Nomination Portfolio
Research Universities
Dr. Matthew Baker, Associate Professor of Mathematics
Georgia Institute of Technology
Nomination Portfolio

Department/Program Awards

First Year Experience Program
Kennesaw State University
Nomination Portfolio

Regents’ Awards for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Dr. Laura B. Regassa, Associate Professor of Biology
Georgia Southern University
Nomination Portfolio

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Regents’ Awards for Excellence in Teaching

Faculty Awards

Two-Year & State Colleges
Dr. Christy Price, Professor of Psychology
Dalton State College
Nomination Portfolio (PDF)
Regional & State Universities
Dr. Carol Barnum, Professor of Information Design/Technical Communication
Southern Polytechnic State University
Nomination Portfolio (PDF)
Research Universities
Dr. Balasubramaniam Ramesh, Board of Advisors Professor of Computer Information Systems
Georgia State University
Nomination Portfolio (PDF)

Program Awards

Schwob School of Music
Columbus State University
Nomination Portfolio (PDF)

Regents’ Awards for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Dr. Matthew Laposata, Associate Professor of Environmental Science
Kennesaw State University
Nomination Portfolio (PDF)
Dr. Charles H. Atwood, Professor of Chemistry
University of Georgia
Nomination Portfolio (PDF)

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Regents’ Awards for Excellence in Teaching

Faculty Awards

Two-Year Colleges
Dr. Marilyn M. Helms, Professor of Management, Dalton State College
Nomination Portfolio (PDF)
Regional/State Universities: (2 recipients)
Dr. Mary L. Garner, Associate Professor of Mathematics and Mathematics Education, Kennesaw State University
Nomination Portfolio (PDF)

Dr. Sharmistha Basu-Dutt, Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of West Georgia
Nomination Portfolio (PDF)

Research Universities
Dr. Kirk Bowman, Associate Professor, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology
Nomination Letter (PDF)
Nomination Portfolio (PDF)

Program Awards

Regional and State Universities
Professional Sales Degree Program, Kennesaw State University
Nomination Portfolio (PDF)

Regents’ Awards for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Faculty Awards

Regional and State Universities (2 recipients)
Dr. Deborah Vess, Professor of History and Interdisciplinary Studies, Georgia College & State University
Nomination Portfolio (PDF)

Dr. Laura DeLong Frost, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Georgia Southern University
Nomination Portfolio (PDF)

Research Universities
Dr. Marguerite Brickman, Assistant Professor of Biology, University of Georgia
Nomination Portfolio (PDF)

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Regents’ Awards for Excellence in Teaching

Faculty Awards

Two-Year Colleges
Dr. Lyndasu Crowe, Assistant Professor of Biology, Darton College
Nomination Portfolio (PDF)
Regional/State Universities:
Dr. Judy Awong-Taylor, Associate Professor of Biology, Armstrong Atlantic State University
Nomination Portfolio (PDF)
Research Universities
Dr. Peter Lindsay, Associate Professor of Political Science and Philosophy, Georgia State University
Nomination Portfolio (PDF)

Program Awards

Regional/State Universities
Summer Hill Project, Kennesaw State University
Nomination Portfolio (PDF)

Regents’ Awards for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Faculty Awards

Regional/State Universities
Dr. Randolph A. Smith, Professor and Chair, Dept. of Psychology, Kennesaw State University
Nomination Portfolio (PDF)

Programs

Regional and State Universities
Faculty Development Workshop Program, Georgia College & State University
Nomination Portfolio (PDF)

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Regents’ Awards for Excellence in Teaching

Faculty Awards

Two-Year Colleges:
Dr. Alan Brasher, Associate Professor of English, East Georgia College
Nomination Portfolio (PDF)
Regional/State Universities:
Dr. Michael H. Deis, Associate Professor of Management, School of Business, Clayton State University
Nomination Portfolio (PDF)
Research Universities:
Dr. Barbara Baumstark, Professor, Department of Biology, Georgia State University
Nomination Portfolio (PDF)

Department/Program Awards

Two-Year Colleges:
Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering Department
Georgia Perimeter College - Clarkston
Regional/State Universities:
Family Nurse Practitioner Program, Albany State University
Nomination Portfolio (PDF)
Research Universities:
Mathematics Teaching Assistant Development Program, Georgia Institute of Technology
Nomination Portfolio (PDF)

Regents’ Awards for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Faculty

Research Universities
Dr. Tina M. Harris, Associate Professor, Department of Speech Communication, University of Georgia
Nomination Portfolio (PDF)

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Regents’ Awards for Excellence in Teaching

Faculty Awards

Two-Year Colleges:
Dr. Tonya Strickland, Associate Professor of English and Reading, Waycross College
Nomination Portfolio (PDF)
Regional/State Universities:
Dr. Brian J. Corrigan, Professor of English, North Georgia College & State University
Nomination Portfolio (PDF)
Research Universities:
Conrad Fink, Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia
Nomination Portfolio (PDF)

Department/Program Awards

Two-Year Colleges:
Occupational Therapy Assistant Program, Middle Georgia College
Nomination Portfolio (PDF)
Regional/State Universities:
Master of Science in Conflict Management, Kennesaw State University
Nomination Portfolio (PDF)
Research Universities:
School of Modern Languages, Georgia Institute of Technology
Nomination Portfolio (PDF)

Regents’ Awards for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

No awards were made in this category.

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Regents’ Awards for Excellence in Teaching

Faculty Awards

Two-Year and State Colleges:
Dr. Kristie Kemper, Professor of English, Floyd College
Nomination Portfolio (PDF)
Regional/State Universities:
Dr. Chellu S. Chetty, Professor of Biology, Savannah State University
Nomination Portfolio (PDF)
Research Universities:
Dr. John T. Benjamin: Professor of Pediatrics, Medical College of Georgia
Nomination Portfolio (PDF)

Department/Program Awards

Two-Year and State Colleges:
Dental Hygiene Program, Floyd College
Nomination Portfolio (PDF)
Regional/State Universities:
Education Specialist Program in Teacher Leadership, North Georgia College & State University
Nomination Portfolio (PDF)

Regents’ Research in Undergraduate Education Awards

Faculty Awards

Two-Year Colleges:
Dr. Joseph Mayo, Professor of Psychology, Gordon College
Nomination Portfolio (PDF)
Regional/State Universities
Dr. Gail B. Schiffer, Professor of Biology, Kennesaw State University
Nomination Portfolio (PDF)
Research Universities
Dr. Marie Chisholm, Associate Professor of Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy, University of Georgia
Nomination Portfolio (PDF)

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Regents Teaching Excellence Awards

Faculty Awards

Two-Year and State Colleges:
Dr. Timothy L. Rhoads, Assistant Professor of Biology, South Georgia College - Rhoads, a member of the SGC faculty since 1997, was cited for having creatively blended traditional teaching methods with modern technology in providing an outstanding learning environment for students. Among other things, he has been successful in securing a number of grants that have allowed the college to upgrade its biology lab equipment to accommodate the teaching of current laboratory techniques. Nomination Portfolio (PDF)
Regional and State Universities:
Dr. Kenneth S. Sajwan, Professor of Biology, Savannah State University - A member of the SSU faculty since 1992, Sajwan won the 2001 White House Millennium Award for Teaching and Research Excellence at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. During his tenure at Savannah State, he has developed two degree programs and secured nearly $2 million in grant monies
Research Universities:
Dr. Timothy M. Renick, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of Religious Studies, Georgia State University - On his arrival in 1986, Renick became the first faculty member in GSU’s religious-studies program. Within five years, he expanded the program’s course offerings to the point of proposing a baccalaureate degree in religious studies. Today, the program has sixty undergraduate students and nine students pursuing master’s degrees. Nomination Portfolio (PDF)

Dr. Linda Medleau, Professor of Dermatology, Department of Small Animal Medicine, University of Georgia - Since joining the faculty of UGA’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1984, Medleau has earned numerous awards, including three Faculty Recognition Awards, a Distinguished Teacher Award, and UGA’s most prestigious teaching award, the Josiah Meigs Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2000. One of her accomplishments has involved transforming a lecture-only dermatology course into an interactive, problem-solving and technology-enhanced experience for students. Nomination Porfolio (PDF)

Department/Program Awards

Regional and State Universities:
School of Nursing, College of Health and Professional Studies, Georgia Southern University - The School of Nursing has embraced the concept and practice of continuous improvement in its programs. The quality of these programs is underscored by the performance of nursing graduates, who have a pass rate of 91 percent on the NCLEX (National Council Licensure Exam), compared to the statewide pass rate of 83 percent and the national pass rate of 84 percent. In addition, the university’s nurse-practitioner program has a pass rate of nearly 99 percent on the national certification exam, and 14 of the program’s19 graduating classes since 1990 have achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the first try. Nomination Portfolio (PDF)
Research Universities:
Department of Oral Rehabilitation, School of Dentistry, Medical College of Georgia - The strength of this department’s faculty is reflected in student performance. During the past nine years, MCG students have ranked from first to 12th place nationwide in their performance on the sections of the National Dental Board Examination that deal with disciplines taught solely by oral-rehabilitation faculty. The faculty’s commitment to teaching quality and student learning is evidenced by the development of a peer-evaluation program, the customization of course content to enhance learning, the development of in-course remediation for students and the encouragement of self-assessment by students. Nomination Portfolio (PDF)

Regents Research in Undergraduate Education Awards

Faculty Awards

Regional and State Universities:
Dr. Sarah Robbins, Associate Professor of English, Kennesaw State University - Robbins, a KSU faculty member since 1993, has distinguished herself through a number of nationally recognized, innovative projects, such as the Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project. This National Writing Project site allows K-12 and college-level teachers to study the teaching of writing collaboratively via summer programs funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Georgia Humanities Council. Robbins has expanded the project recently to support other subjects, such as literature and history. Nomination Portfolio (PDF)

Department/Program Awards

Regional and State Universities:
RN to BSN Online Nursing Completion Program, Kennesaw State University - To address the urgent need for more baccalaureate-prepared nurses, the faculty of Kennesaw State’s RN-to-BSN nursing completion program decided to make it more flexible by offering all courses online in addition to in the classroom. Anxious to maintain the quality of instruction, the faculty first sought training in the design of Internet-based courses and later conducted research comparing the outcomes of the online courses to those of classroom-based courses. The research revealed that online students attained better grades than traditional students and felt that the online courses were more comprehensive than the on-campus courses they had taken previously. The program has been enthusiastically received by students.

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Dr. Ronald D. Simpson, University of Georgia (PDF)
Nomination Portfolio for Ron Simpson, Recipient of the 2001 Regents’ Teaching Excellence Award, Research Universities.

Dr. Charles Wheeler & Jacque Wheeler, Valdosta State University (PDF)
Nomination portfolio for the Theatre Program, Recipient of the 2001 Regents’ Teaching Excellence Award, Regional and State Universities.

Dr. Mark Guzdial, Georgia Institute of Technology (PDF)
Nomination Narrative for Mark Guzdial, Recipient of the 2001 Regents’ Research in Undergraduate Education Award, Research Universities.

Dr. Deborah Vess, Georgia College and State University (PDF)
Nomination Portfolio for Deborah Vess, Recipient of the 2001 Regents’ Research in Undergraduate Education Award, Regional and State Universities.

Dr. William Hill, Kennesaw State University (PDF)
Nomination Portfolio for the Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology (SETOP). A Program Sponsored by Kennesaw State University. Recipient of the 2001 Regents’ Research in Undergraduate Education Award, Regional and State Universities.

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Teaching Excellence Awards

Faculty/Staff
Ms. Marolyn Mixon, Associate Professor of Education, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Dr. Carol Edwards, Associate Professor of Art and Art Education, Kennesaw State University
Dr. Erian Armanios, Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Department/Program
Department of Physical Therapy, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Dr. David Lake (Head)

Research in Undergraduate Education Awards

Faculty/Staff
Dr. Patricia Reggio, Professor of Chemistry, Kennesaw State University
Dr. Charles A. Eckert, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Physical Chemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology
Department/Program
Mentor-Protégé Undergraduate Research Program, Kennesaw State University, Dr. Larry Peterson (Dean),
Department of Geology, Georgia State University, Dr. David Vanko (Chair),

1999

Teaching Excellence Awards

Faculty/Staff
Mr. J.B. Sharma, Associate Professor of Physics, Gainesville College
Dr. Mark Finlay, Associate Professor of History, Armstrong Atlantic State University
Dr. Marie Annette Chisholm, Professor of Pharmacy, University of Georgia
Department/Program
Department of Nursing, Floyd College, Ms. Belan Nora (Chair)
Honors Program, Kennesaw State University, Dr. Liza Davis (Director)
Department of Risk Management and Insurance, Georgia State University, Dr. Bruce Palmer (Chair)

1998

Teaching Excellence Awards

Faculty/Staff
Dr. Pamela Gore, Professor of Geology, DeKalb College
Dr. L. Wayne Plumly, Jr., Professor of Marketing/Economics, Valdosta State University
Dr. Harvey Brightman, Regents Professor of Decision Sciences, Georgia State University
Department/Program
Mathematics Program, DeKalb College, Dr. Virginia Carson and Ms. Sue Henderson
Pathways to Teaching Careers Program, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Dr. Evelyn Baker Dandy
Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education, Georgia State University, Dr. Ron Colarusso (Chair)

1997

Teaching Excellence Awards

Faculty/Staff
Dr. Charlyn Harper Browne, Professor of Psychology, Atlanta Metropolitan College
Dr. Jo Allen Bradham, Professor of English, Kennesaw State University
Dr. C. Henry Edwards, Professor of Mathematics, University of Georgia
Department/Program
Honors Program, Macon College, Dr. Martha Wilson (Director)
Department of Geology, State University of West Georgia, Dr. Johnny Waters (Chair)
Department of Biology, Georgia State University, Dr. Phang-Cheng Tai (Chair)