Governor's Teaching Fellowship Award


2017-2018 Academic Year Call for Applications
Deadline for Applications: March 13

  • Looking for peer community of engaged educators?
  • Ready to reflect deeply on and renew your teaching?

Consider applying for the Governor’s Teaching Fellows (GTF) program. The Academic Year Symposium involves an immersion in techniques for improving teaching, student engagement, and assessment as well as the completion of a pedagogical project. Participants attend three-day symposia held six times over the academic year, while also engaging in instructional improvement projects on their home campuses. Participants receive a stipend for each day of full participation to assist with expenses. Lodging is provided by the Governor’s Teaching Fellows Program.  Any full-time, regular Augusta University faculty member* may apply.  

Additional information is available on the GTF Website.

In addition to the professional growth GTF fosters, fellows experience an environment that facilitates dynamic, constructive exchanges of ideas, leaving them rejuvenated and with a renewed sense of purpose.

Applicants should send the following, to Judy Cooke by March 13.

  • Letter of intent that includes description of a pedagogical project you would like to work on if accepted into the program (document should be titled, “Letter of Intent in WORD format ONLY)
  • Current curriculum vitae (WORD format ONLY)
  • One-to two-page teaching philosophy (document should be titled, “Statement of Teaching Philosophy” in WORD format ONLY)
  • Letter of support from department chair and dean (pdf format is acceptable)

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 participate in the GTF program will be expected to share information about their project and their experience as a Fellow with the campus community at a faculty development event.

If you would like to talk with a form Fellow, please contact Rob Bledsoe in the Office of Faculty Development and Teaching Excellence.

Program Dates:
September 6-8, 2017         February 7-9, 2018            October 4-6, 2017
March 7-9, 2018                 November 1-3, 2017          April 4-6, 2018

* Full-time, regular faculty member” is defined as 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 the Dr. Rob Bledsoe, Interim Associate Director of Faculty Development.

2016 Winners

Niki Christodoulou, College of Education, Department of Advanced Studies and Innovation
Seth Jelineck, Medical College of Georgia/UGA Partnership