Application deadline extended for Governor’s Teaching Fellowship

The deadline to apply for the Governor’s Teaching Fellows (GTF) Program has been extended to Tuesday, March 1.

Established by former Gov. Zell Miller, the Governor’s Teaching Fellows program provides Georgia’s higher education faculty with expanded opportunities for developing important teaching skills. The program is offered through the Institute of Higher Education at the University of Georgia.

Governor’s Teaching Fellows may participate in academic year symposia—an intensive summer symposium—or an academic-year residency at the University of Georgia. Past symposia have addressed numerous topics in using technology in the classroom and other pedagogical innovations.

The Academic Year Symposium involves total immersion in techniques for improving teaching, student engagement and assessment, as well as the completion of a pedagogical project.

Participants receive a stipend for each day of full participation on the UGA Athens campus to assist with travel expenses. Meals and lodging are provided by the program. Additional information is available here.

Any full-time, regular Augusta University faculty member* may apply.

Applicants should send the following, compiled into a single digital file (pdf or Word document), to Judy Cooke at by March 1, 2016.

  • Letter of intent that includes description of a pedagogical project you would like to work on if accepted into the program
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • One-to two-page teaching philosophy
  • Letter of support from department chair and dean

A committee composed of former GTF fellows will review applications. The Office of Faculty Development and Teaching Excellence will work with nominees to complete the application procedure.  Colleagues who are accepted into the GTF program will be expected to participate in campus faculty development about their experience as a Fellow.

Program Dates:
Sept. 7-9, 2016                         Feb. 1-3, 2017
Oct. 5-7, 2016                           March 1-3, 2017
Nov. 2-4 2016                           April 5-7, 2017


For more information, contact the Office of Faculty Development and Teaching Excellence at 706-737-1742 or

*Full-time, regular faculty member is defined as any full-time, tenure-track faculty or the equivalent permanent position. Given the increasing proliferation of universities’ position designations other than ‘tenure-track,” it is possible to compete for nomination with a designation other than full-time, tenure-track, but additional application materials, including but perhaps not limited to a strong support letter or letters from the university’s upper-level administrator(s), will be required. If you are interested in applying and carry a position designation other than full-time, tenure-track, contact Dr. Deborah Richardson, Director of Faculty Development at

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