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USG Faculty Development Monthly Series:
Academic Year 2010-2011

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General Information: Sessions will be held in the Information Technology Services - ITS(formerly OIIT) offices in Athens, Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville and Gainesville State College in Gainesville. Sessions will begin at 10:00 a.m. and conclude no later than 4:00 p.m. Directions to ITS-Athens can be found at Hotel accommodations can be made at the Spring Hill Suites located next to ITS-Athens (see Be sure to indicate you are a participant in a USG faculty development workshop when making a reservation. Directions to other two institutions can be found on their websites. Specific building and room information will be included with the agenda.

Registration is free to USG faculty and staff with possible funding available for each participant. Once you register, if you are unable to attend please notify Pat Wright. We do have a waiting list for each workshop. For more information contact:

Ms. Pat Wright
Office of Faculty Affairs


Dr. Mike Rogers
Director, Faculty Development

September 20, 2010

Advocating for Open Textbooks

  • Presenters: Marie Lasseter - Office of Faculty Development, USG and Zoe Salloom - Georgia State University
  • Trainers from the Community College Open Textbook Collaborative
  • Location: ITS - Athens
  • Session: Face-to-Face Monthly

October 15, 2010

Assessing Students, Top 10 Flaws in Constructing Multiple-Choice Items, Top 15 Complaints by Students about Taking Tests

  • Presenters: Ron Berk ā€“ Johns Hopkins University
  • Faculty from Georgia College and State University
  • Location: Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville
  • Co-sponsored with Georgia College & State University
  • Session: Face-to-Face Monthly

November 19, 2010

AAC&Uā€™s Value Based Rubrics: A Powerful Pedagogical Tool

  • Presenter: Donna Gessell - North Georgia College and State University
  • Location: ITS - Athens
  • Session: Face-to-Face Monthly

January 21, 2011

Creating Educational Podcasts

  • Presenter: Jim Wolfgang
  • Digital Innovations Group ā€“ Georgia College and State University
  • Location: ITS - Athens
  • Session: Face-to-Face Monthly

February 18, 2011

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning:  Impact in the Classroom and Beyond

  • Presenters: Dr. Delena Gatch (Physics), Dr. Diana Sturges (Health Kinesiology), Dr. Judith Longfield (Center for Excellence in Teaching),Dr. Laura Frost (Chemistry) - Georgia Southern University
  • Location: Gainesville State College
  • Session: Face-to-Face Monthly

March 18, 2011

Encouraging and Supporting Undergraduate Research

  • Presenters: Chris Reaves - Georgia Institute of Technology, Shamin Khan, Cindy Henning, and Samuel Abegaz - Columbus State University, Diana Young - Georgia College and State University
  • Location: ITS - Athens
  • Session: Face-to-Face Monthly

April 22, 2011

Assessing Student Learning on Study Abroad Trips

  • Presenters: Tracy Harrington - Bainbridge College, Martha Hughes - Georgia Southern University, Gerrit Voogt - Kennesaw State University, Margee Bright Ragland - Georgia Perimeter College, Teddi Cunningham - Valdosta State University, Diane Napier - University of Georgia
  • Location: ITS - Athens
  • Session: Face-to-Face Monthly