Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Fellowship

OFTDE offers opportunity for you to become a SoTL Fellow

SoTL, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, uses evidence-based research methods to examine effective teaching and student learning and requires peer review and public dissemination. The Academic and Student Affairs Handbook of the University System of Georgia (see relevant section) identifies Scholarship of Teaching and Learning as a valued type of faculty scholarship (in addition to Scholarship of Discovery and Scholarship of Engagement).

The SoTL Fellowship program is designed to help Augusta University faculty members develop research skills in the context of their teaching activities. Fellows will complete at least one SoTL project, suitable for peer review and publication or presentation.

  • SoTL Fellows will meet at least bi-weekly with the OFDTE Director to develop research skills and plan their SoTL projects.
  • SoTL Fellows will identify a content mentor who is familiar with their teaching discipline with whom they will meet monthly.
  • One of  the primary goals of this program is to support the scholarly development and productivity of faculty members; therefore, each Fellow will be expected to have advanced their project to the point of at least submitting a proposal for presentation by the end of the Fellowship.
  • The program will begin in early August and will run through Spring semester, with formal progress reports due in December and early April.
  • Deadline to Apply is February 20

Join Our Team as a SoTL Fellow!

Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Fellows

Jack C. Borders, PhD - Otolaryngology
Dr. Borders, would like to develop a program for training empathy in young physicians

Thomas A. Artelt, PhD - Sociology, Criminal Justice, & Social Work
Dr. Artelt has plans to examine mechanisms for social work students to understand physical disability

William Bryant, PhD - Communications
Dr. Bryant intends to examine the effect of meditation practice on student learning

Pamela Hayward, PhD - Communications
Dr. Hayward is interested in deception in faculty-student interaction

Nicole Meyer, PhD - English & Foreign Languages
Dr. Meyer will focus on the importance of embedding culture in a course in Medical French

Stephanie Northington, PhD - Psychological Sciences
Dr. Northington will develop a project to examine student preparation for a Quantitative Methods course

SoTL celebrationDr. Deborah Richardson (left), with current SoTL Fellows & incoming Fellows at the Celebration of Faculty

Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Fellows

The Office of Faculty Development & Teaching Excellence, SOTL Fellows, 2015-2016

(From left to right)
Jessica S. Schwind, PhD -
Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics & Epidemiology
Thomas Weeks, MLIS - Instructor, Reference & Instruction Librarian, Reese Library
Nickie Reich, MS, Lecturer - Department of Mathematics
Deborah Richardson, PhDOffice of Faculty Development & Teaching Excellence
Melissa Johnson, MLIS - Assistant Professor, Library & Assistant Professor, Department of English & Foreign Languages
Rhonda Armstrong, PhD - Assistant Chair & Associate Professor, Department of English & Foreign Languages
Trinanjan Datta, PhD - Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry & Physics
Quentin Hartmann, PhD - Assistant Chair & Associate Professor, Department of Psychology