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The Vice Provost for Instruction works closely with Deans and Vice Presidents to develop and advance the strategic academic mission of Augusta University to focus on the delivery of high quality instruction throughout our academic programs, incorporation of high impact practices into instruction and enhancement of innovative methods of instruction and opportunities to engage the 21st century learner in ways that will positively impact student learning.

The Division for Instruction and Innovation is a diverse group of units that share a commitment to engaged learning through innovative instruction. Likewise, the Division works from the assumption that high impact learning experiences are best when they are nested in contexts beyond the classrooms. Whether the learning is in the medical clinic, the art studio, a rural health clinic, the historical museum, or a third grade classroom, the best instruction finds a way to move from theory to practice and then back to theory, thus crafting a dialogue that focuses on making this world a better place in which to live.

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Division of Instruction & Innovation

Summerville Campus

University Hall UH-235

706-737-1742

cii@augusta.edu

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Dr. Zach Kelehear

Vice Provost for Instruction

The Vice Provost for Instruction works closely with Deans and Vice Presidents to develop and advance the strategic academic mission of Augusta University to focus on the delivery of high quality instruction throughout our academic programs, incorporation of high impact practices into instruction and enhancement of innovative methods of instruction and opportunities to engage the 21st century learner in ways that will positively impact student learning.

Units

Academic Advisement

The professional advisors in the center work closely with the departments for which they advise to ensure that their advisees take the right courses in the right terms to successfully transition to their major departments at the appropriate time.

Academic Success Center

Aims to energize and promote student learning, with free peer tutoring, academic coaching, and programming that utilizes best practices and student-centered educational strategies.

Area Health Education Center (AHEC)

Aims to energize and promote student learning, with free peer tutoring, academic coaching, and programming that utilizes best practices and student-centered educational strategies.

Career Services

Career Services is committed to the career and professional development of students across all undergraduate, graduate and professional disciplines at Augusta University.

Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (CURS)

Supports faculty-led research and scholarly activity with undergraduates in a variety of ways including: development activities, student research seminars, and offering research grants for faculty working with undergraduates.

Experiential Learning

The Office of Experiential Learning (OEL) is tasked with implementing the Quality Enhancement Plan. Learning by Doing broadens its impact on student learning by producing innovative teachers who integrate experiential learning into their courses.

Center for Instructional Innovation

Facilitates the professional development of faculty members, promotes evidence-based pedagogies that foster student engagement and active learning, and recognizes and reward accomplishments and achievements of faculty members.

Honors Program

Provide all motivated and high-achieving students the opportunity to enhance their undergraduate education. The honors curriculum focuses on three goals: knowledge, communication, and professionalism.

Interdisciplinary Simulation Center

Offer the full spectrum of simulation services including high fidelity simulation, standardized patients, skills labs and procedural training for the healthcare training programs of Augusta University

International & Postdoctoral Services

IPSO is dedicated to supporting the university's commitment to diversity and inclusion by helping our colleges and departments bring new international visitors and employees to campus.

Libraries

Lead the organization in providing comprehensive information resources and services in support of the teaching, discovery, and clinical care mission of our student-centered research university and academic medical center.

Professional & Community Education

Promotes the mission of Augusta University by providing high quality life-long learning opportunities to individuals in the community, state, region, and nation by providing a variety of educational programs to serve professionals and community members of all ages.

Study Abroad

Provides opportunities for students to travel abroad or away (domestic) on academic programs and earn credit towards their degree. We also support the work of faculty to create and manage programs giving students these opportunities in the various academic areas.

 

Office of the Vice Provost Staff

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Raymond Whiting, PhD

  • Assistant Vice President, Curriculum and Instructional Innovation
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Pam Witter, MEd, CCMP™

  • Special Assistant to the Vice Provost
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Tammie Vickrey

  • Business Operations Specialist

Unit Staff

Vacant

  • Director, Study Abroad
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Kathy Davies, MLS

  • Interim Director, Libraries
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Quentin Davis, PhD

  • Director, Center for Undergraduate Research & Scholarship and QEP / Certificate of Leadership
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Lorraine Evans, PhD

  • Executive Director, Academic Success Center
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Julie Goley, MEd

  • Director, Career Services
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Denise Kornegay, MSW

  • Executive Director, Area Health Education Center
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Justin M. Owen, MPH

  • Director, Interdisciplinary Simulation Center
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Jeff Mastromonico, MEd

  • Director, Center for Instructional Innovation
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LD Newman, MA, JD

  • Assistant Vice President, International & Postdoctoral Services
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Tim Sadenwasser, PhD

  • Director, Honors Program
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Veronica Williams

  • Director, Academic Advisement

Instruction & Innovation News

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Academic Advisement names new director

Veronica Williams replaces Katherine Sweeney, who retired at the end of 2020.

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Update for summer and fall instructional plans at Augusta University

As Augusta University prepares for normal operations in the fall with a return to face-to-face instruction, students, faculty, and staff can expect to see the following instructional plans as we continue our commitment to providing a safe learning environment for all.

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Faculty grant proposals needed for education innovation

Faculty still have a chance to apply for grants from the Education Innovation Fund through the Division of Instruction and Innovation. But the deadline approaches.

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Kelehear named interim provost and executive vice president for academic affairs

Dr. Zach Kelehear, vice provost for instruction at Augusta University, has been named interim provost and executive vice president of academic affairs, effective Aug. 31.