People I meet outside of the university often ask me if our office slows down for the summer. They are surprised when I tell them that on the contrary, we actually pick up the pace as we work on new student orientation, preparing for the Fall and Spring semesters and implementing various new projects for the upcoming year. This is probably no different in your areas as well.
Spring has become one of my favorite seasons--it's a time of celebration for our faculty and staff who have worked hard to improve the lives of UGA's students. Spring is when we recognize the innovative teaching and guidance of our faculty, teaching assistants, and advisors.
Honors Week is marked with celebrations of our most accomplished teachers and students, including winners of our Creative Teaching Award. I hope you've had the opportunity to participate in the various ceremonies recognizing and celebrating the accomplishments of the honorees from your schools and colleges.
Five University of Georgia faculty were honored with 2017 First-Year Odyssey Teaching Awards at a reception held on April 12 celebrating the continued success of the First-Year Odyssey Seminar program. Award recipients and their seminar titles included:
Each year the University of Georgia recognizes graduate students who have demonstrated superior teaching skills and contributed to teaching beyond their own classroom responsibilities through the Excellence in Teaching Awards administered by the Graduate School and the Outstanding Teaching Awards administered by the Office of the Vice President for Instruction.
Spring has become one of my favorite seasons--it's a time when we celebrate the successes of our faculty and staff who have worked hard to improve the lives of our students. Specifically, for the Office of Instruction, spring is when we recognize the innovative teaching and guidance of our faculty and advisors.
Two University of Georgia advisors have received an Outstanding Undergraduate Academic Advising Award. Cindy Schulman in the Exploratory Center is a recipient in the professional advisor category and Jessie Daniels in the Terry College of Business is in the recipient in the new staff advisor category. They were nominated by their supervisors and selected by 12 students from the various colleges on campus.
Welcome back! I hope you had a great spring break and got the opportunity to unwind or get involved. With just six weeks left in the semester, it's time to roll up your sleeves and prepare for not only the end of spring (and for some of you graduation), but also summer semester, future semesters and some changes in student financial aid.
A few months ago, I shared my discussions with the top employers of UGA graduates about what key skills they look for when recruiting new talent. Hands down, they want graduates with "T-skills" -- students who have global perspectives
Welcome back! As we settle into the routine of the spring semester, I wanted to share information about a few ongoing projects to improve our instructional infrastructure, support and services for students. I will be providing more detailed information about many of these efforts over the next several months, but here are the highlights.