Faculty Development

Academic Affairs Division

Teaching and Learning Centers Program Spotlight


Chancellor’s Learning Scholars Kick-off Celebration

October 26, 2018

Small group of scholars sit together at a table

Over 115 Chancellor’s Learning Scholars (CLSs) met at Middle Georgia State University in Macon, Georgia on October 16 or October 22, 2018 for the CLS kick-off celebration. The day-long event featured four pedagogical workshops, developed and facilitated by directors and representatives from the teaching and learning centers across the University System of Georgia (USG). The topics were mindset, inclusive pedagogies, small teaching/interactive lectures, and course design. Representatives from Affordable Learning Georgia also gave a brief presentation about open educational resources (OER), with a focus on OER-enabled pedagogy as an option for the CLSs to consider incorporating into their pedagogical discussions and course enhancements. The CLSs will chose one or a combination of these pedagogies to explore with a faculty learning community (FLC) they will facilitate on their campus.

FLCs are designed to give small groups of faculty (typically 8-10) the opportunity to engage in sustained, meaningful conversations about teaching and learning with supportive colleagues from across campus. Members will meet regularly throughout the length of the program as they explore areas of interest, leading to changes in their teaching practice.

At the end of the program, each CLS and FLC participant should be able to point to a change or innovation they have made in their classroom or on their syllabus to an assignment, activity, or course material as a result of their participation in the FLC.

You can find the support materials from these workshops on our CLS page.

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