Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Awards
Distinguished Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award
The annual Distinguished Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award recognizes one faculty member whose teaching philosophy and research demonstrate sustained, exemplary engagement with the scholarship of teaching and learning. This award is for a faculty member who has examined student learning and the instructional conditions that promote educational efficacy. Recipients have documented strategies of inquiry and analysis anchored in the ongoing academic dialogue. Their work has been disseminated in public, peer-reviewed venues and contributes new knowledge and questions about teaching and learning.
Laura Ng, Associate Professor of English and Assistant Dean of the College of Arts and Letters, has presented “SoTL Communities of Practice for Research on Teaching and Learning,” “Diverse Approaches to SoTL as Exemplified by the USG SoTL Fellows,” and “Scholarly Personal Narrative and the International SoTL Conversation” at the University System of Georgia Teaching & Learning Conference. Ng co-directs the UNG Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Faculty Academy, and, in that role, she hosts monthly meetings that seek to aid faculty in developing their SOTL projects. She has authored several articles and chapters, “Moving Pictures and Words” in Revitalizing Classrooms: Innovations and Inquiry Pedagogies in Practice, “Professional Development Amid Change: Fostering Academic Excellence and Faculty Productivity at Teaching-Intensive Universities,” and Scholarly Personal Narrative in the SoTL Tent. Ng was an integral part of Project Roadmap, an initiative by the state of Georgia asking each institution to create a cohesive strategy for High Impact Practice training. Ng has been a recipient of the Presidential Academic Innovation Award, an Innovative Teaching Grant, and an Internal Faculty Research Pilot Grant.
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Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award recognizes faculty and teaching staff whose research demonstrates valuable work in the scholarship of teaching and learning. The award is presented to exceptional UNG faculty who engage in a systematic examination of student learning and the instructional conditions that promote learning. Their work has been disseminated in public, peer-reviewed venues.
Renee Bricker, Department of History, Anthropology, & Philosophy, not only inspires her students, but she inspires her colleagues as well. In 2013, Bricker received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities Enduring Questions Award following the AAC&U (Association of American Colleges and Universities) High Impact Practices for community-based learning. She serves as part of the American Democracy Project which seeks to engage students in American democracy. Bricker’s publications include “Talking with the Dead: Using Social Media in the Early Modern Classroom,” “Teaching an Enduring Question: What is Peace?” “Margaret Clitherowe,” “Anne Dormer Hungerford,” and “Lawful Colors and Color of Law in the Late Tudor Period.”
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Adam Jordan, College of Education, has published several articles on K-12 educators and their teaching philosophies, and on fostering the learning experiences of “at-promise” students. Jordan has presented his work at conferences both across the United States and internationally. He has published two self-studies on his personal teacher identity in “Planting Freedom: A Self-Study of Unschooling and Student Choice” and “Teacher, Teacher Educator, or Both? A Collaborative Self-Study of Teacher Educator Identity.” Bridging the gap between higher education and a non-academic setting, Jordan has published “Including All Y’all” in The Bitter Southerner on social justice and intersectionality.
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Michael Proulx, Department of History, Anthropology, & Philosophy, is a specialist in Roman history who examines the emergence of new forms of authority in the late empire. He is currently the Graduate Advisor for the Masters in History Program. Some of Proulx’s publications include “Visions of Peace in the East and West,” “Color, Adornment, and Social Conflict: Fashioning Cultural Identity and Meanings in Ancient Greece and Rome,” and “Patres Roman Empire Orphanorum: Ambrose of Milan and the Construction of the Role of the Bishop.”
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