Application Deadline: Monday, December 17, 2018

The University of North Georgia is participating in the Chancellor’s Learning Scholars program initiated by the USG to provide additional faculty development opportunities across state campuses.

Four faculty members from UNG were chosen as Chancellor’s Learning Scholars (CLS) and will lead Faculty Learning Communities (FLC) on the Cumming, Dahlonega, and Oconee campuses.

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 for at least one semester. Members will explore areas of interest with the goal of incorporating changes into their teaching practice.

The UNG groups will be led, respectively, by Dr. Ellen Best, Dr. Dan Cabaniss, Dr. Tom Cooper, and Dr. Lauren Johnson.

If you would like to participate in one of the FLCs, applications are currently being accepted (see the table below for more information).

For more information about the Chancellor’s Learning Scholars program and FLC application requirements, please visit the Chancellor’s Learning Scholars webpage.

Chancellor’s Learning Scholar Topic Meeting Location Meeting Day Meeting Time Application Link
Ellen Best
Accounting and Law; Mike Cottrell College of Business
Exploration of Course Design, Inclusive Pedagogies, Mindset, Small Teaching (class activities).  Focus will be on implementation to support the business student/classroom. Contact Dr. Best for details. Dahlonega Tuesday or Thursday, dates decided by participants 1 hour midday meeting, specific time to be decided by participants  Apply to participate in Best’s FLCnew window
Dan Cabaniss
Communication, Media & Journalism; College of Arts and Letters
Exploration of Course Design, Inclusive Pedagogies, Mindset, Small Teaching (class activities). Contact Dr. Cabaniss for details. Oconee Flexible, but likely six Mondays on non-Faculty Senate meeting days. TR may also be possible Tentatively, 12:00-12:50 p.m. Apply to participate in Cabaniss’s FLCnew window
Tom Cooper
Mathematics; College of Science and Mathematics
Mindset as well as students’ attitudes and beliefs about the nature of our subjects and how they should be taught. FLC members will read and discuss research related to these topics and how they relate to own classroom experiences. We will also discuss ways to explicitly address these issues in our classes in order to help students develop more productive dispositions for learning in our courses and our fields. Contact Dr. Cooper for details. Dahlonega Flexible, but likely six Wednesdays Tentatively, 12:00-12:50 p.m. Apply to participate in Cooper’s FLCnew window
Lauren Johnson
Teacher Education; College of Education
Inclusive Pedagogies. Participation calls for faculty members to explore our beliefs and practices in relation to our positionality, interactions with students, course materials, and skills development on inclusively in the classroom. FLC participants will attend meetings throughout the semester to discuss this topic, analyze relevant research, and engage in reflection activities on our classroom experiences. The FLC will include faculty members from various disciplines interested in incorporating inclusive pedagogical practices to accommodate students from a range of backgrounds in order to improve our learning environments and student success. Contact Dr. Johnson for details. Cumming & Dahlonega Dates decided by participants. 1 hour meeting, time to be set by participants. Apply to participate in Johnson’s FLCnew window