Dean’s Update 8/23/17

August 24th, 2016 Contact: Linda Fox  |  706-542-4879  | More about Linda

GRADUATE STUDENTS IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES – JAN HATHCOTE FUND DEADLINE WILL BE SEPTEMBER 15

The Jan M. Hathcote Social Science Academic Support Fund  and graduate research grants program is for FACS M.S. or doctoral graduate students who have identified their research project, have the support of their major professor, and have a strong interest in the social sciences in the various departments of the college.  A two page proposal, brief statement of proposed research plan and request for funds are due Thursday, September 15th. Current FACS students should consult with their faculty advisors and obtain a copy of the guidelines from the Dean’s Office or the department office. Up to $2,000 is available for the academic year 2016-2017.

FACS GRADUATE STUDENT TRAVEL FUNDS

The deadline to submit applications to the FACS Dean's Office for Graduate Student Travel Funding is Friday, Sept. 9, for fall semester. Students interested should complete the application located at the links below.

http://www.fcs.uga.edu/docs/FACS_Graduate_Student_Travel_Funding_Guidelines.pdf

http://www.fcs.uga.edu/docs/Graduate_Student_Travel_Funding_Request.pdf 

All signatures are required on these forms as well. Applications received earlier than Sept. 9 will be held for review on September 10, by Dean Fox. Funding will be awarded based on availability of funds. An email will be sent to students notifying them of their award and the department head, graduate coordinator, departmental accountant and, Business Office will be copied on the email as well.  Please let Sherri Stephens know if you have any questions, facsdean@uga.edu.

CURO RESEARCH STIPENDS AWARDED FALL SEMESTER TO TEN IN FACS

The following ten UGA Students, 6 from FACS, have been paired with FACS faculty mentors as part of the CURO (Center for Undergraduate Research) assistantship program http://curo.uga.edu/students/curo_research_assistantship.html for fall 2016. Students will be granted a stipend for semester-long research. Founded 16 years ago, CURO is administered through the Honors Program and gives undergraduates the opportunity to pursue research and present findings at the spring symposium.

Ellen Barrow, Terry College, MIST major

Mentor - Brenda Cude, FHCE

Genesis Castro, HDFS Major

Mentor - Maria Bermudez, HDFS

Evan Johnson, FDN Nutrition Science Major

Mentor - Alex Anderson, FDN

Abigail Jones, Franklin College, Psychology & Biology Major

Mentor - Denise Lewis, HDFS

Fatima Kamal, Franklin College, Microbiology Major

Mentor - Jamie Cooper, FDN

Nicole McEwen, HDFS Major

Mentor - Geoffrey Brown, HDFS

Leah Prine, FDN Nutrition Science Major

Mentor - Jamie Cooper, FDN

Anna Schramski, Franklin College, Biology Major

Mentor - Denise Lewis, HDFS

Madeleine Snidow, FDN Nutrition Science Major

Mentor - Chad Paton, FDN

Camaria Welch, FDN Dietetics Major

Mentor - Caree Cotwright, FDN

Spring 2017 application deadline: November 1, 2016. The CURO Research Assistantship page has been updated with deadlines and student resources.

ONLINE LEARNING FELLOWS PROGRAM for 2016-2017

FACS, in partnership with the Office of Online Learning, is pleased to announce the 2016-2017 Online Learning Fellows. These three individuals were selected from department nominations to participate in the program which has three purposes: 1) create a version of existing online courses that can be scaled to increase enrollments, 2) improve the existing course design to enhance the quality of students’ learning experiences, and 3) implement strategies for ensuring the sustainability of the course offerings over time.

  • HFCE 3200E, Introduction to Personal Finance, Duncan Williams
  • HDFS 2100E, Development within the Family, Jennifer George
  • TXMI 4290E, History of Dress and Fashion: 19th Century to the Present, Monica Sklar

These faculty will participate in a one-hour interview with an instructional designer, give feedback and approval of a custom project plan for their course, participate in the revision or creation of course materials, meet regularly with an assigned instructional designer during Spring 2017 and complete the revision by May 5, 2017. The faculty Online Learning Fellows are provided a stipend funded $2,500 from the Office of Online Learning, and $500 from the college.

APPLY FOR SWEANEY INNOVATION FUNDS FOR INSTRUCTIONAL INNOVATION

In support of the College of Family and Consumer Sciences’ Strategic Plan to build on excellence in undergraduate education and the experiential learning initiative, the Sweaney Innovation Fund will provide funds to support faculty and student’s current projects and programs, as well as new programs that are created to meet emerging needs. Upon her retirement in December 2012, an endowment was established to honor Anne L. Sweaney’s more than 30 years of service to the college and UGA.

Applications will be sought before Friday, November 18, 2016. A maximum of $5,000 will be allocated this fall through a competitive process to fund one project for implementation during the calendar year 2017. The project selected will be one which embodies the spirit of innovation, collaboration, and will incentivize individuals or a team of FACS faculty and staff to create highly impactful and innovative instructional materials and/or design and delivery of educational programs in the college. As you develop your proposal, you are encouraged to seek out UGA’S Center of Teaching and Learning www.ctl.uga.edu as a strategic partner who will serve as a collaborator to assist you in your instructional innovative project.

Detailed instructions can be found on the web under “Policies and Procedures” by clicking on the following link: http://www.fcs.uga.edu/faculty_staff_resources/sweaney-innovation-fund

For more information contact Patti Hunt-Hurst, Associate Dean for Academic Programs, phunt@uga.edu

PERSONNEL – NEW FACS STAFF

Michelle Scott will join the Department of Foods and Nutrition as a Senior Accountant on September 6th.  Michelle is currently an accountant in the UGA Department of Genetics, a position she has held for ~ 4 years.  She spends her “spare time” completing her degree in Business Administration at the University of North Georgia.  Michelle’s office will be located within FDN’s main office, Room 280 Dawson Hall.    

KUDOS - FACULTY

Suraj Sharma, TMI Associate Professor, received funding in the amount of $22,208 from the Center of Teaching and Learning (CTL) for the Learning Technologies Grant Proposal entitled “Incorporating 3D Printing and the Flipped Classroom into Textile Education.”

SCHEDULE (Dean’s travel and purpose during the next two weeks):

  • No travel planned in the next two weeks.
  • The next Dean’s Update will be Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Sincerely,

Linda Kirk Fox

Dean

The College of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Georgia embraces a commitment to diversity by modeling for the state and nation a community of individuals and programs which seek to reduce prejudice, disparities, and discrimination and build a supportive environment for all.

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