Faculty Development

Academic Affairs Division

Teaching and Learning Centers Program Spotlight


2021 Regents’ Awards Winners

January 7, 2021

USG’s Office of Faculty Development is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Regent’s Awards for Teaching Excellence. Winners of the Felton Jenkins, Jr. Hall of Fame Award, the Online Teaching Award, and of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award will be honored at the annual Regents’ Scholarship Gala in fall, 2021 (date to be announced). Winners of the Momentum and Program Awards will be honored at an upcoming Board of Regents meeting.

These prestigious awards represent the USG’s highest recognition for teaching and advising, and illustrate our commitment to ensuring academic excellence for the citizens of Georgia. Please join us in congratulating these exceptional individuals and programs.

Felton Jenkins, Jr. Hall of Fame Faculty Awards

State Colleges
Kimberly Hays
Dalton State College
[Nomination Portfolio]

State Universities
Michele Hill
University of North Georgia
[Nomination Portfolio]

Research and Comprehensive Universities
Arpita Saha
Georgia Southern University
[Nomination Portfolio]

Regents’ Awards for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning

Julie Stanton
University of Georgia
[Nomination Portfolio]

Caroline Muñoz
University of North Georgia
[Nomination Portfolio]

Regents’ Award for Excellence in Online Teaching

Michael Schatz
Georgia Institute of Technology
[Nomination Portfolio]

Regents’ Momentum Year Award for Excellence in Advising and Student Success

University Advising & Student Transitions
Valdosta State University
[Nomination Portfolio]

Regents’ Momentum Year Award for Excellence in Teaching and Curricular Innovation

GC Journeys
Georgia College and State University
[Nomination Portfolio]

Regents’ Teaching Excellence Award for Department or Program

Writing and Communication Program
Georgia Institute of Technology

Further, all Regents’ Award nominees and winners will be invited to submit a best practices piece that highlights student engagement in their face-to-face or online classroom. These essays will go through a double-blind peer review process, and those that are accepted will be published in Volume 3 of Engaged Student Learning: Essays on Best Practices in the University System of Georgia. You can see Volumes 1 and 2 at www.usg.edu/facultydevelopment/engaged_student_learning.

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