Dean’s Update 1/20/15

January 20th, 2015 Contact: Linda Fox  |  706-542-4879  | More about Linda


We offer several scholarships for FACS students who will be enrolled in the academic year 2015-2016 or in Study Abroad programs during Summer 2015.

Study Abroad Awards/Scholarship deadline extended to Friday, January 23rd. See web site for application

College Scholarships Applications due Friday, February 13th. See web site for application  

In addition, faculty interested in leading study abroad or domestic study tours are encouraged to submit proposals for spring and summer 2016 to Silvia Giraudo, Assoc. Dean. These are due to Broc Funke in the Dean’s Office by February 28.


The UGA Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) announces its faculty development programs and opportunities for Spring 2015. Full speaker series and workshop details, including descriptions, times, locations, and registration, are located at

CTL’s National Speakers Series will host four speakers from across America’s higher education instructional landscape. The National Speaker Series commences with UGA Vice Provost Russell Mumper offering “A Case for the Flipped Classroom” on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. Nicole Woods (University of Toronto) will visit UGA on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 and provide a talk entitled, “Exploring the Integration of Basic and Clinical Science” and a workshop, “The Making of an Expert.” Woods’ visit is co-sponsored with UGA’s College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Pharmacy, and the GRU/UGA Medical Partnership. Julie Golia and Robin Katz (Brooklyn Historical Society and will be at UGA on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 and will present a talk entitled, “Why to Bring Students to the Archives (and How)” and a workshop, “Effective Pedagogical Design for Archives-Based Learning.” Golia’s and Katz’s visit is co-sponsored by the UGA Libraries.

The CTL Award Winning Faculty Speakers Series continues to provide a forum for UGA’s Meigs and Russell Award winners to share their pedagogy with the University community. On Thursday, January 29, 2015, Audrey Haynes will present “Using UGA’s eLC to Your Advantage Whatever the Course You Teach.” On Tuesday, February 17, 2015, Jeb Byers will offer “Feedback Exercises for a Dynamic Classroom” and, on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, Tina Harris will present “Coloring Outside the Lines: Pushing Boundaries Through Diverse Teaching Strategies.” 

CTL’s Spring 2015 Pedagogy and Practice workshops explore topics such as flipping the classroom, excellence in online teaching, and teaching FYO seminars. Additional workshops covering human subjects research and the scholarship of teaching and learning, accommodating students with disabilities, applying learning theory, and much more are planned as well.  

While attendance is free and open to all members of the university’s teaching community, CTL requests registration for its faculty development programming. Workshop descriptions and registration are located at - Additional instructional resources and information about CTL services can be found at the CTL's website:


The Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO) invites submissions for its 2015 CURO Symposium, which will be held at the Classic Center on Monday, March 30 and Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Opening remarks and awards will take place on March 30. The CURO Symposium provides undergraduates from all disciplines the opportunity to present original, faculty-mentored research and creative works. Undergraduate students at all stages of research are encouraged to apply. The deadline for online applications is February 13, 2015. More information can be found here:

Participants are also encouraged to apply for the Symposium Best Paper award and the UGA Libraries undergraduate research awards:

CURO also announces the Call for Proposals for the 2015 CURO Summer Fellowship. This fellowship provides funded opportunities for intensive, faculty-mentored research experiences for academically talented undergraduates. It provides a $3,000 stipend, three to four hours of academic credit, and acceptance to the 2016 CURO Symposium. Proposals are due by 5pm on Friday, February 13, 2015. More information can be found here:

Finally, CURO is pleased to invite nominations for the CURO Research Mentoring Awards. These awards recognize faculty who demonstrate achievement and success in fostering undergraduate research through CURO courses, Summer Fellowships, Symposium participation, and undergraduate theses. Two award winners will be formally recognized at the 2015 CURO Symposium keynote address. Nomination procedures, portfolio requirements, and deadlines are available here:

Dean’s Challenge LADY BULLDOGS Basketball Game – Thursday, JAN. 22!

Did you know this year the UGA Women’s Basketball have 16 wins and 2 loses as of today? Their record can be found at

A special invitation has been extended again this year to the College by the Georgia Women’s Basketball team. We have been given 150 complimentary tickets to the Lady Dogs home game on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 against Texas A & M with tip off at 7 p.m. Please join us, faculty, staff and your family!

Free tickets are available IN THE DEAN’S OFFICE (along with a voucher for food from the concessions at Stegman Coliseum during the game). These tickets will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

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


  • Thursday, Jan. 29, Alumni and development visits in Statesboro and Savannah area.
  • Thursday and Friday, January 29-30 in Savannah, GA to attend the Georgia Association of Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences Winter In-Service Conference.
  • The next Dean’s Update will be Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015.


Linda Kirk Fox


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