Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Fellowship

SoTL Fellowship Applications

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 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. Examples of SoTL projects are available

Faculty members from any college or campus may apply. Priority will be given to junior faculty, faculty members who are trying to develop a (new) scholarly presence, and to projects that are likely to advance to peer review by the end of the fellowship.

The Fellowship Program

  • Faculty fellows will meet at least biweekly as a group during Spring and Fall semesters of 2019 with the Fellowship Director to develop research skills and plan their SoTL projects.
  • Because one of the primary goals of this program is to support the scholarly development and productivity of faculty members, 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 January and run through Fall semester, with formal progress reports due in May and early December.

Applications are due by August 28, 2018, and announcement of selections will be made by early October. Interested faculty members should consult with their department chair and dean to determine their eligibility for this fellowship.

Complete your application today: 
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Submit the completed application to by August 28, 2018.
Address questions to Dr. Deborah South Richardson, Director for Faculty Development at 

OFDTE Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Fellows


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Andy Hauger, PhD
Chemistry & Physics
Christina Heckman, PhD
English & Foreign Languages
Angie Spencer, PhD
Chemistry & Physics
Ansley Stuart, KS
Greenblatt Library


sotl candidates
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


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

(From left to right)
Jessica S. Schwind, PhD -
Biostatistics & Epidemiology
Thomas Weeks, MLIS - Reese Library
Nickie Reich, MS, Lecturer - Mathematics
Deborah Richardson, PhD, Office of Faculty Development & Teaching Excellence
Melissa Johnson, MLIS - Library & , English & Foreign Languages
Rhonda Armstrong, PhD - English & Foreign Languages
Trinanjan Datta, PhD - Chemistry & Physics
Quentin Hartmann, PhD - Psychological Sciences