The Center for Teaching & Learning
Georgia Southern University

Armstrong Campus

Faculty Development: Office of Teaching and Learning

Armstrong

Welcome!

Solms Hall

Faculty Development
Solms Hall, Room 211
Science Drive

faculty.development
@armstrong.edu
912.344.2864

The Center for Teaching and Learning serves as a resource for professional development and community-building for new and current Armstrong faculty members. We host workshops, roundtable discussions, and faculty fieldtrips throughout the school year to provide faculty with opportunities for developing pedagogy, internal grants, and fellowship with other faculty. We especially hope that new faculty will find this site useful to captalize on the transition to Armstrong.

Support

In alignment with the university’s core value of balancing teaching, mentoring, and scholarship, the Center for Teaching and Learning serves to enhance teaching and learning by providing Armstrong’s faculty with diverse programs and professional opportunities to support their instruction, scholarship, and civic engagement.

Programs and Services

Various programs offered through our office include faculty service awards, internal grants, new faculty orientations, faculty learning communities, and collaboration with the university system’s faculty development initiatives. At the same time, the goal of this center is to ensure that faculty get the programming they need to meet professional goals and set new ones. If you have a suggestion for a workshop or activity that can assist your work at Armstrong or just have a question about how the Center for Teaching and Learning can help you in your career, please let us know. We encourage your feedback on our programs as well.

Armstrong Staff

Dr. Nancy Remler
Director, Center for Teaching and Learning
Nancy.Remler@armstrong.edu
912.344.3607

Marsha Miller
Coordinator of Teaching Excellence, Quality and Compliance
Marsha.Miller@armstrong.edu
912.344.2846

Julie Carter
Instructional Designer
Julie.Carter@armstrong.edu
912.344.2846

Stephen Hufsmith
Instructional Designer
Stephen.Hufsmith@armstrong.edu
912.344.2846

Contact

Feel free to send ideas and feedback to Dr. Nancy Remler at Faculty.Development@Armstrong.edu. We also welcome you to stop by the office located in Solms 211.

Faculty Awards

Solms Hall

Faculty Development
Solms Hall, Room 211
Science Drive

faculty.development
@armstrong.edu
912.344.2864

Armstrong prides itself on its diverse, teaching-focused faculty. Each year, the office of faculty development administers the university’s faculty service awards, which distinguish professors for exemplary work in the various aspects of their academic responsibilities.

Nominating Colleagues

Nominating colleagues for the Propst, Brockmeier or faculty service awards should follow the process below:

  1. Write and submit a letter highlighting the faculty member’s accomplishments in terms of the award criteria.
  2. Attach the letter to a copy of the faculty member’s curriculum vitae.
  3. Send letter and curriculum vitae to the the nominee’s department head for a letter of support.
  4. The Department head will then scan and email the nomination to the Office of Faculty Development at faculty.development@armstrong.edu by 5pm on March 20th, 2017.

Submissions

The Research, Scholarship and Awards Committee will review the applications and make a recommendation to the Provost. If members of the Research, Scholarship and Awards Committee are nominees, they must recuse themselves from the application review process. Should multiple members of the committee earn nominations, the chair of the committee may ask deans to nominate substitute faculty members to serve on that committee.

Deadlines: 5:00 PM, ET Monday, March 20, 2017

Nominees must submit complete electronic packages in PDF format to the Office of Faculty Development and Online/Blended Learning via email to faculty.development@armstrong.edu.

Description, Eligibility, Nomination, Selection and Deadline Rules

Select an award below for criteria, eligibility, nomination and selection, and deadline information.

Award for Distinguished Faculty Service to the Community

The award is presented each year, when merited, to a person with faculty rank who has shown outstanding service to the local or larger community. This award specifically recognizes the use of the faculty member’s academic expertise in ways that benefit the community or the public in general. Recognized activities may include service on boards, consulting, public presentations or lectures, or other activities that are donated to the community.

Eligibility

Eligibility for this award includes all those with faculty rank, including members of the administration.

Nomination and Selection Process

Nominations, which may originate with anyone, should be sent to the nominee’s department head. The nomination must be accompanied by a written endorsement from the nominee’s department head. Nominations should provide significant supporting documentation, including the record of service and an informed evaluation of that service, to justify an award. The selection of the recipient is based on the above criteria. The Research, Scholarship and Awards Committee will make a recommendation to the Provost.

Deadline: 5:00 PM, ET Monday, March 20, 2017

Nominees must submit complete electronic packages in PDF format to the Office of Faculty Development and Online/Blended Learning via email to faculty.development@armstrong.edu.

Alumni Award for Distinguished Faculty Service to the Academic Discipline

The award is presented each year, when merited, to the faculty member who contributes significantly to his or her discipline as follows: the creation of new knowledge through original research (including that generated through the direction of student projects); the development of new understanding through scholarly works that analyze, interpret, and/or reorganize existing knowledge; the dissemination of new or existing knowledge through participation in scholarly meetings and conferences; editing or reviewing of scholarly production; the advancement of one’s scholarly discipline through participation in disciplinary organizations.

Eligibility

Eligibility for this award include all those with faculty rank, including members of the administration.

Nomination and Selection Process

Nominations may be submitted by any faculty member, department head, or dean, and should be sent to the nominee’s department head. The nomination must be accompanied by a written endorsement from the nominee’s department head. The selection of the recipient is based on the above criteria. The Research, Scholarship and Awards Committee and one member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors will make a recommendation to the Provost.

Deadline: 5:00 PM, ET Monday, March 20, 2017

Nominees must submit complete electronic packages in PDF format to the Office of Faculty Development and Online/Blended Learning via email to faculty.development@armstrong.edu.

Award for Distinguished Faculty Service to the University

The award is presented each year, when merited, to a person with faculty rank who has shown outstanding service to the university. This award specifically recognizes the use of the faculty member’s academic expertise in ways that benefit the general welfare and greater good of our campus. Recognized activities may include service on committees, task forces, public presentations or lectures, program and curriculum development initiatives, or other activities that nurture excellence on our campus.

Eligibility

Eligibility for this award includes all those with faculty rank, including members of the administration.

Nomination and Selection Process

Nominations, which may originate with anyone, should be sent to the nominee’s department head. The nomination must be accompanied by a written endorsement from the nominee’s department head. Nominations should provide significant supporting documentation, including the record of service and an informed evaluation of that service, to justify an award. The selection of the recipient is based on the above criteria.

Deadline: 5:00 PM, ET Monday, March 20, 2017

Nominees must submit complete electronic packages in PDF format to the Office of Faculty Development and Online/Blended Learning via email to faculty.development@armstrong.edu.

Award for Distinguished Service by a Part-Time Faculty Member

The award is presented each year, when merited, to an Armstrong part-time faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding service to the students, to the university, and/or to the discipline during that period. Criteria for the distinguished service awards for full-time faculty shall guide the selection of a part-time faculty member for this award.

Eligibility

Eligibility for this award includes all part-time faculty who have completed at least 12 credit hours of teaching service or been employed at least two semesters at Armstrong.

Nomination & Selection Process

Nominations, which may originate with any member of the university community, should be sent to the nominee’s department head. The nomination must be accompanied by a written endorsement from the nominee’s department head. The selection of the recipient is based on the distinguished service awards for full-time faculty. Nominations should provide significant supporting documentation, including an informed evaluation of the individual’s service. The Research, Scholarship and Awards Committee will make a recommendation to the Provost.

Deadline: 5:00 PM, ET Monday, March 20, 2017

Nominees must submit complete electronic packages in PDF format to the Office of Faculty Development and Online/Blended Learning via email to faculty.development@armstrong.edu.

Brockmeier Award

The award is presented each year, when merited, to a faculty member who is recognized as an outstanding teacher, and who has made significant contributions through service to the university and to its students.

Eligibility

Eligibility for this award includes all faculty who have been at Armstrong full-time for no less than one year and no more than five years.

Nomination and Selection Process

Nominations, which may originate with any member of the university community, should be sent to the nominee’s department head. The nomination must be accompanied by a written endorsement from the nominee’s department head. Additional supporting documentation should include the nominee’s most current APAR and letters of recommendation from students and/or colleagues which address the nominee’s teaching effectiveness and the nature and scope of service to the university and its students.

Deadline: 5:00 PM, ET Monday, March 20, 2017

Nominees must submit complete electronic packages in PDF format to the Office of Faculty Development and Online/Blended Learning via email to faculty.development@armstrong.edu.

H. Dean Propst Award

The award is presented each year to a faculty member who has been outstanding in teaching and learning, advisement, counseling, and the encouragement and support of student involvement in academic and co-curricular activities (e.g., research, scholarship, creative works, student organizations, mentoring, and student leadership activities).

Eligibility

Any Armstrong faculty member.

Nomination Process

Nominations can be made by students or faculty. Nominations, with a letter of support demonstrating the faculty member’s activities as related to the above criteria, should be sent to the nominee’s department head. The nomination must be accompanied by a written endorsement from the nominee’s department head. The nominee’s department head must then forward the nomination to the Office of Faculty Development. The Office of Faculty Development will then submit the nomination to the Student Government Association.

Selection Process

The Awards Committee of the Student Government Association will make the recommendation based on the nomination as well as any additional information that would support the nominations. The Awards Committee will submit the recommendation to full SGA membership for deliberation and vote with a simple majority deciding the successful recipient of the award.

Deadline: 5:00 PM, ET Monday, March 20, 2017

Nominees must submit complete electronic packages in PDF format to the Office of Faculty Development and Online/Blended Learning via email to faculty.development@armstrong.edu.

Ginsberg Faculty Excellence Award

The Research, Scholarship and Awards Committee calls for nominations for the Judge Ron Ginsberg Faculty Excellence Award. Endowed by Water Utility Management, Inc. in honor of its board member, Judge Ron Ginsberg, this award recognizes the overall outstanding teaching (face-to-face, online or blended) of one full-time Armstrong faculty member in the 2016 calendar year.The committee will accept one nomination per department, and nominations should come from the department chair. Nomination packages should include the following materials:

  • A letter of nomination from the department chair: When writing the nomination letter, the department chair might consider referring to the nominee’s most recent annual faculty evaluation; however, the department chair may endorse the nominee in a way he/she deems most appropriate to reflect the nominee’s teaching performance.
  • A letter of support from a student: Because the award reflects work during the 2016 calendar year, the letter of support should come from a student whom the nominee taught during that year.
  • A document illustrating the nominee’s teaching accomplishments during the 2016 calendar year: Not to exceed two pages, this document can provide additional evidence illustrating the nominee’s outstanding teaching accomplishments. Information may include, but is not limited to, the following: a list of classes taught, explanations of scholarship of teaching and learning projects, citations of teaching publications and/or conference presentations, a brief teaching philosophy, explanations of teaching awards, and abstracts of teaching and learning grants.

Submissions

The Research, Scholarship and Awards Committee will review the applications and make a recommendation to the Provost. If members of the Research, Scholarship and Awards Committee are nominees, they must recuse themselves from the application review process. Should multiple members of the committee earn nominations, the chair of the committee may ask deans to nominate substitute faculty members to serve on that committee.

Deadline: 5:00 PM, ET Monday, March 20, 2017

Nominees must submit complete electronic packages in PDF format to the Office of Faculty Development and Online/Blended Learning via email to faculty.development@armstrong.edu.

List of Past Award Winners

The recipient of each award receives a cash prize and an individual plaque. In addition, a contribution may be made to Armstrong’s Lane Library in honor of the recipient. All of these accolades listed are awarded each year. The university inscribes the recipient’s name on a cumulative awards plaque. Cumulative awards plaques for distinguished service to the community, to the university, and to the academic discipline hang in Burnett Hall. The cumulative awards plaque for the Propst Award hangs in the Student Union.

Alumni Award for Distinguished Faculty Service to the Academic Discipline

The Alumni Award for Distinguished Faculty Service to the Academic Discipline was created in 1971 by the Armstrong Alumni Association, the Faculty, the Executive Committee, and the Research and Scholarship Committee to recognize outstanding contributions of faculty to their academic disciplines.

  • 19721980: Lea L. Seale, M. Lorraine Anchors, William E. Coyle, William R. DeCastro, Orange James Land Jones.
  • 19801990: Richard M. Summerville, William Megathlin, John Brewer, Henry Harris, Evelyn Dandy, Marilyn Buck, Jacquelyn Stephens, Anne Hudson, Morris Whiten, Richard W. Hall, Ross L. Clark, Jr., Virginia Ramsey and S. Lloyd Newberry (both for ’78-‘79), Richard Raymond.
  • 19902000: Emma Simon, Robert Strozier, C. Stuart Worthington, Roger Warlick, Richard Nordquist, Maryellen Cosgrove, Jane Barnard, Todd Hizer and Anne Rodgers (both for ’97- ’98), Selwyn Hollis, Helen Taggart, Michael Price.
  • 20002010: David Lake, Mark Burge, Richard Cebula, Will Lynch, Christopher Baker, Elwin Tilson, Richard Wallace, Ray Greenlaw and Karen Hollinger (both for ’07-’08), David Wheeler.
  • 20102017 Mark R. Finlay, George Davies, Ray Hashemi, Aaron Schrey, Thomas Cooksey, William Deaver, Michael Toma.

Award for Distinguished Faculty Service to the Community

The Award for Distinguished Faculty Service to the Community was created in 1997 by the Armstrong Executive Committee.

  • 19972000: Constance Wambold, Stephen Agyekum, Dale Kilhefner.
  • 20002010: Anita Nivens, Evelyn Dandy, Meg Walworth, Ross Bowers, Thomas Cato, Catherine Powell, Patricia Coberly, Donna Mullenax, Jason Tatlock.
  • 20102017: Zaphon Wilson, Wayne Johnson, Cherie McCann, Cameron Coates, Jose da Cruz, Dorothee Mertz-Weigel, Jason Beck.

Award for Distinguished Faculty Service to the University

  • The Award for Distinguished Faculty Service to the University was created in 1997 by the Armstrong Executive Committee.
  • 19961999: James Byrd and Laurie Adams (both), John Brewer, Dennis Murphy.
    20012010: Keith Douglass, Olavi Arens, Chuck Shipley, Joyce Bergin, Richard Nordquist, Marilyn Buck, Michael Toma, John Kraft, Steve Jodis.
  • 20102017: Kevin Hampton, Joan Epstein Schwartz, Anne Thompson, Greg Anderson, Erik Nordenhaug, Caroline Hopkinson, Wendy Wolfe.

H. Dean Propst Award

The H. Dean Propst Award was created by the Student Government Association of Armstrong State College in 1971 to recognize the work of H. Dean Propst, Dean of the College. A superlative English teacher in the classroom, Dr. Propst was also known for his active involvement in the student life of the campus.

  • 19701980: George H. Bedwell, K. C. Wu, Kenneth B. McKinnell, Moonyean S. Brower, William E. Coyle, John Suchower, Stephen P. Brandon, Robert I. Strozier, W. Orson Beecher, Virginia Knorr.
  • 19801990: Howard W. Abney, Robert E. Magnus, Robert M. Patterson, George H. Menzel, Lawrence E. Babits, Paul E. Robbins, Steven Ealy, Jane Barnard, Evelyn Dandy, John Jensen.
  • 19902000: Steve Rhee, Michael Lariscy, Karen Hollinger, Sharyn Gibson, John Kearnes, Robert Kolodny, Ross Bowers, Katherine Bennett, Ed Oglesby, Anne Thompson.
  • 2000-2001
    20012010: Sabrina Hessinger, Janet Stone, Judy Awong-Taylor, Tim McMillan, Nancy Remler, James Brawner, Lynn Roberts, Dorothee Mertz-Weigel.
  • 20102017: Suzanne Carpenter, Ella Howard, Kathryn Craven, George Davies, Becky da Cruz, Christopher Baker, Glenda Ogletree.

Brockmeier Award

The Brockmeier Faculty Award is an endowment fund established by Ms. Kristina Brockmeier, the former director of Library Services, to express her lasting interest in the faculty and the students of Armstrong.

  • 19882000: Lorie Roth, John Jensen and Linda Jensen (both), Edwin Richardson, Suzanne Carpenter, Carol Andrews, Sandy Streater, Brett Larson, Mark Finlay, Judy Awong-Taylor, Martha Marinara, Christopher Hendricks, Teresa Winterhalter, Andi Beth Mincer.
  • 20012010: Jill Miller, Jacquie Fraser, Jim Todesca, Beth Howells, Hassan Aziz, Lynn Stover, Kathryn Craven, Jack Simmons, Pamela Sears, Bryan Riemann.
  • 20112017: Traci Ness, Allison Belzer, Jason Beck, Sara Gremillion, Allison Hatch, Amy Potter, Anne Katz.

Award for Distinguished Service by a Part-time Faculty Member

The Award for Distinguished Service by a Part-time Faculty Member was created in 1999 by the Executive Committee.

  • 20002004: Lester Gretenstein, Bette Jo Krapf, Mary Evangelista, Pamela Connor.
  • 20122016: Brian Nixon, Laura Seifert, Sharon McCusker, Margaret Brockland-Nease, Diana Serrano.

Staff Member of the Year Award

  • 19982010: Nell Scott, Janice Nease and Donna Rigdon (both), Latrelle Rogers, Linda Hansen, Jeannie Gilreath-Barron, Maria de la Torriente, Marion Royer, Angela Everett, Mary Ellen Donatelli, Michael Cross, Vicki Dyer, Marilee Cain, Diane Sellers.
  • 2011-present: John DeLorme, Linda Aimone, Betsy Ray, Phyllis Fulton, Tracy Middleton.

Spirit of Armstrong Award

  • 20072010: Chris McCarthy, Laurel Logue, Frank Twum-Barimah, Jill Phongsa.
  • 2011-present: Al Harris, Wayne Willcox, Annette Ramos, Susan Cooke, Chad Jackson.

Volunteer Service to the Community

  • 2008-present: Jonnie Chandler, Pete Mastopoulos, Lottie Scott, Tracy Middleton, Anne Hanne, Corine Ackerson-Jones, Wynn Sullivan, Fernando Foster.

Advanced Academic Leave

Solms Hall

Faculty Development
Solms Hall, Room 211
Science Drive

faculty.development
@armstrong.edu
912.344.2864

Armstrong’s custom has been to award paid leave for purposes of promoting scholarly work and/or pursuing professional development. Paid academic leave is a professional responsibility and will be granted only for activities that will improve the recipient’s contribution to the university’s teaching, research or public service missions. The amount and duration of the stipend depends upon funds available.

See the Academic Leave Policy document for further details and the application

Criteria

Applicants must be full-time, tenured faculty members with a record of six years of consecutive service at Armstrong and no history of leave with pay granted in the previous six years.

Selection Process

Tenured faculty members requesting a leave with or without pay must submit an application to their college dean according to the deadline established by the Office of the Provost prior to the academic year for which the leave is requested. The request, if endorsed by the department head, will be processed through the appropriate administrative offices, the dean of the college, and the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, to the President.

A clear and detailed statement of the purpose of the leave and of the objectives to be accomplished during the leave must accompany the request. The amount of pay requested and an accounting of how it is to be used must accompany the request.

Past Awards for Advanced Academic Leave
Fall Semester Faculty and Department Spring Semester Faculty and Department
2017 Allison Belzer, History 2018 Jennifer Broft-Bailey, Biology
Wayne Johnson, Engineering
Jack Simmons, Philosophy
Fall 17/Spring 18 Tricia Brown, Mathematics 2017 Jeffrey Secrest, Physics
Leigh Rich, Public Health
2016 Jason Tatlock, History
Sara Gremillion, Biology
2015 Carol Jamison, English
2015 Cameron Coates, Engineering
William Deaver, Spanish
Mirari Elcoro, Psychology
Felix Hamza-Lup, Computer Science/Info Technology
Christopher Hendrix, History
2009 Barbara Fertig, History
Fall 14/Spring 15 Karen Hollinger, English 2008 Selwyn Hollis, Mathematics
Daniel Skidmore-Hess, Political Science
2014 Christopher Baker, English
Katherine Bennett, Criminal Justice

Fellowships

Arthur M. Gignilliat, Jr. Fellowship

The Arthur M. Gignilliat, Jr. Fellowship is endowed by the Savannah Electric & Power Company to “support Armstrong State University’s goal of maintaining a ‘tradition of excellence’ by providing the best educational experience for its students.” The fellowship provides support for a full-time faculty member to conduct research or do work on a creative project, which enables the recipient to advance his/her scholarly activities while also enhancing his/her teaching abilities and areas of expertise. In most recent years the fellowship has been designed to support faculty work during the summer months. The 2018 Arthur M. Gignilliat Jr. Fellowship application is due December 1, 2017. Applicants should use this application form.

Past Recipients
Year Name and Department
2017 Ray Hashemi, Computer Science & Information Technology
2016 Brandon Qullian, Chemistry
2015 Julie Swanstrom, Languages, Literature, & Philosophy
2014 Jeffrey Secrest, Physics
2013 Scott Mateer, Biology
2012 Brent Feske, Chemistry
2011  —
2010 Sungkon Chang, Mathematics
2009 Jason Tatlock, History
2008 Cameron Coates, Engineering
2007 Mark Budden, Mathematics
2004-2005 Nancy Remler, Languages, Literature, & Philosophy
2002-2003 Suzy Carpenter, Chemistry
2001-2002 Teresa Winterhalter, Languages, Literature, & Philosophy

USG SoTL Fellow

This is a system-wide fellows program on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). The purpose of the program is to foster a community of learners and to provide support while participants design and implement a classroom-based research project.

  • 2016-2017: Keri Mans, Rehabilitation Science
  • 2015 – 2016: Jackie Hee-Young Kim, Childhood and Exceptional Student Education

Armstrong Teaching Fellows

This fellowship is an opportunity for selected recipients to extend their teaching and learning expertise as they contribute to the work of the Office of Faculty Development through mentorship of new faculty and through leading faculty development programs through the academic year. The fellowship includes a stipend. Currently this fellowship, when merited, is offered to faculty members who honorees of either the Brockmeier Award recipient or Governor’s Teaching Fellows.

Past Recipients
Year Name and Department
2016-2017 Sara Plaspohl, Health Sciences
Amy Potter, History
2015-2016 Alison Hatch, Sociology
Patricia Brown, Mathematics
Anne Katz, Childhood & Exceptional Student Education
2014-2015 Mirari Elcoro, Psychology
Sara Gremillion, Biology
2013-2014 Beth Howells, Languages, Literature, & Philosophy
Jason Beck, Economics

Grants

Solms Hall

Faculty Development
Solms Hall, Room 211
Science Drive

faculty.development
@armstrong.edu
912.344.2864

We encourage you to learn about the grant writing process and utilize this great resource.

Internal Grants for Faculty

The Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for internal grants will be distributed to all full-time faculty by the Research, Scholarship and Awards Committee, and the Faculty Development Office.

Armstrong offers peer-adjudicated grant programs that support the teaching and research activities of its full-time faculty members (tenure or non-tenure track, permanent, or limited term). These grants provide funds to cover (or partially cover) materials, activities, services, travel, and/or release time that will enable a faculty member to complete a project that meets review criteria. These grants may also provide seed funding for activities leading to future grants applications to external agencies.

Teaching and Learning Grants

Projects submitted to this competition aim to strengthen the faculty member’s pedagogical skills, or to extend the range of his or her teaching capabilities. Projects should explicitly address issues related to teaching and learning and do so in a systematic, scholarly way with clearly defined outcomes, methods of assessment, and strategies for communicating results to other interested faculty. The Research, Scholarship and Awards Committee reviews applications and submits recommendations to the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs. Final decisions are made by the Provost.Download the application form at this link:
Teaching and Learning Grant: 2016-2017 Proposal Form and Rubric

Research and Scholarship Grants

Projects submitted to this competition involve an investigation or study that aims to produce new facts or theories or apply such knowledge to problem-solving within the discipline or across disciplines. Results of research should be of a kind that may be submitted for publication in refereed journals. The Research, Scholarship and Awards Committee reviews applications and submit recommendations to the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs. Final decisions are made by the Provost. Download the application form at this link:
Research and Scholarship Grant: 2016-17 Proposal Form and Rubric

Review Process

In general, the Research, Scholarship and Awards Committee makes its recommendations to the Associate Provost according to these following considerations:

  • The merit and value of the proposed activity, especially its potential to enhance the applicant’s performance as a teacher and/or researcher and/or community member;
  • Evaluations and/or comments provided by the applicant’s department head and dean;
  • The attention given in the proposal to this year’s theme of engagement, which may take a variety of forms, including pedagogy, undergraduate and/or graduate research projects, service learning, and more;
  • The clarity of the applicant’s proposal (including budget statement) and its adherence to the general guidelines and the review criteria provided.

RFPs for Teaching and Learning Grants and Research and Scholarship Grants are located in the pdf links below. Brief summaries of the grants follow. Please see the RFPs for more detailed information. On January 23, 2017, the Office of Faculty Development offered a workshop on writing internal grants. Several faculty recently awarded grants offered tips on how to write grant proposals. View of video of that workshop here.

For more about grants, please visit the Office of Sponsored Programs here.

Past Grant Recipients

Teaching and Learning Grants: 2016-2017

  • Vivian Bynoe, Library with Trish Holt, Secondary, Adult & Physical Education, Anne Katz, Childhood & Exceptional Student Education, & Jane Rago, Language, Literature & Philosophy
  • Keri Mans, Rehabilitation Sciences with Robert Mans, Biology
  • Ho Huynh, Psychology with Allison Anderson, VA Office
  • Jennifer Zettler, Biology with Traci Ness, Biology & Melanie Link-Perez, Biology
  • Kelly Brooksher, Childhood & Exceptional Student Education with Barbara Serianni, Childhood & Exceptional Student Education
  • Anne Katz, Childhood & Exceptional Student Education with Lynn Roberts, Secondary, Adult & Physical Education
  • Lesley Clack, Health Sciences
  • Cliff Padgett, Chemistry & Physics
  • Sara Plaspohl, Health Sciences

Teaching and Learning Grants: 2015 – 2016

  • Virginia Hutton Estabrook, Anthropology
  • Catherine MacGowan, Chemistry with Sarah Gray, Chemistry
  • Tracie Ness, Biology
  • Patricia Wachholz, Education
  • William Baird, Physics

Teaching and Learning Grants: 2014 – 2015

  • Tracie Ness, Biology
  • Ho Phi Huynh, Psychology
  • Keri Mans, Biology
  • Nancy Tille-Victorica, Spanish
  • Jennifer Zettler, Biology

Research & Scholarship Grants: 2016-2017

  • Aaron Schrey, Biology
  • Melanie Link-Perez, Biology
  • Sara Zingales, Chemistry & Physics
  • Barbara Serianni, Childhood & Exceptional Student Education with Kelly Brooksher, Childhood & Exceptional Student Education
  • Nalanda Roy, Criminal Justice, Social & Political Science
  • Nicole Davis, Chemistry & Physics
  • Mitch Weiland, Chemistry & Physics
  • Scott Mateer, Biology
  • Myka Bussey-Campbell, Radiological Sciences with Lesley Clack, Health Sciences
  • Karen Hollinger, Languages, Literature & Philosophy
  • Sara Gray, Chemistry & Physics
  • Omid Ardakani, Economics
  • Nathaniel Shank, Chemistry & Physics
  • Jennifer Broft-Bailey, Biology with Kathryn Craven, Biology

Research & Scholarship Grants: 2015 – 2016

  • Heather Joesting, Biology with Melanie LinkPerez, Biology
  • Paul Dunn, Biology
  • Melanie LinkPerez, Biology
  • Sarah Gray, Chemistry
  • Scott Mateer, Biology
  • Felicity Turner, HIstory
  • Lea Padgett, Chemistry with Sarah GraySarah Zingales Mitch Weiland, Chemistry
  • Aaron Schrey, Biology
  • Jennifer Brofft Bailey, Biology with Kathryn Craven, Biology
  • Sarah Zingales, Chemistry
  • Gary Guillet, Chemistry
  • Nathaniel Shank, Chemistry
  • Tricia Brown, Mathematics
  • Mitch Weiland, Chemistry
  • Karen Hollinger, English
  • Nicole Davis, Chemistry

Research & Scholarship Grants: 2014 – 2015

  • Jennifer Broffit Bailey, Biology
  • Brandon Quillian, Chemistry
  • Aaron Shrey, Biology
  • Elissa Zellinger, English
  • Sarah Zingales, Chemistry
  • Melanie Link-Perez, Biology
  • Scott Mateer, Biology
  • Michele Guidone, Biology
  • Debra Hagerty, Nursing
  • Mitch Weiland, Chemistry
  • Sarah Gray, Chemistry
  • Heather Joesting, Biology
  • Chris Baker, English
  • Nicole Davis, Chemistry
  • Jennifer Wyse, Sociology
  • Gary Guillet, Chemistry
  • Catherine MacGowan, Chemistry
  • Tom Murphy, Engineering
  • Nandi Marshall, Health Sciences
  • Cliff Padgett, Chemistry
Current Grant Recipients

Teaching and Learning Grants: 2017 – 2018

  • Bill Baird, Chemistry & Physics
    Computerized Collection in Physics”
  • Bridget Conn, Art
    Cyanotype Workshop and Artist Talk with Emily J. Gomez
  • Sara Gremillion, Biology
    Incorporating Active Learning in Cell Biology
  • AndiBeth Mincer, Rehabilitation Sciences
    Increasing Faculty Awareness and Implementation of Team-Based Learning

Research & Scholarship Grants 2017 – 2018

  • Jennifer Brofft-Bailey, Biology
    Characterization of Fungal Community in Loggerhead Nesting Sand
  • Sara Gray, Chemistry & Physics
    Examining Inorganic Carbon Biogeochemistry Across Savannah Marshes
  • Heather Joesting, Biology
    Avoidance or Tolerance? Response to High Light in Large-Leaf Pennywort
  • Mei Mei Lin, History
    Impacts of Nitrogen Fertalization and Conservation Tillage in Agricultural Soils
  • Keri Mans, Biology
    Effects of Stress on Behavioral and Biochemical Aspects of Learning and Memory
  • Traci Ness, Biology
    Immune Recognition of Pheumosystic jirovecii: The Opportunistic Fungus Among Us
  • Felicity Turner, History
    She’s Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know: Gender, Race, and Mental Capacity in 19th Century US- South
  • Jennifer Zettler, Biology
    Biting Back: Detection of a Bacterial Parasite in Nuisance Insects
  • Sarah Zingales, Chemistry & Physics
    Design and Synthesis of Small Molecule Therapeutics for Alzheimer’s Disease

Teaching Resources

Faculty and staff are encouraged to share links with the Center for Teaching & Learning to have included as resources. See the Lane Library’s Faculty Handbook for great information on resources and services available to you, as an Armstrong faculty member, through its website and wonderful staff!

TeachStrong Podcasts
Web Resources of Teaching and Learning
Technology and Teaching
Podcasting Resources

Best Practices

Armstrong is committed to integrating best practices into teaching, learning, and engagement. Links relating to best practices will be updated on a regular basis. The Center for Teaching & Learning also provides workshops and presentations on best practices throughout the academic year.

General
Brain-Based Learning and Neuroplasticity
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Using Desire2Learn

Faculty and Student Tutorials

Desire2Learn Tutorial Links for Faculty
Desire2Learn Tutorial Links for Students

Using SmartThinking

SmartThinking Links

Smartthinking is an online tutoring service from Pearson Higher Education Services and provided specifically to students enrolled in Armstrong State University’s fully online courses. Smartthinking offers a wide range of tutoring services such as help with writing, proofreading, or documenting papers. It also provides help in a variety of subject topics including math (basic math skills, algebra, calculus, statistics, and geometry and trigonometry), science (general chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, biology, and introduction to anatomy and physiology), business (accounting, auditing and finance), Spanish, and computers and technology.

Armstrong offers three (3) hours of these tutoring services to Armstrong students enrolled in fully online courses; they can purchase additional time if desired.

To access the Smartthinking tutoring service, click the Smartthinking link in the “Start Here” module of the e-classroom.

For more assistance with accessing Smartthinking, students should contact the professors of their fully online courses.

Using Collaborate

Logging Into Collaborate

Directions for Participants/Attendees

For PC/Mac

  1. Click on link to Collaborate session you have received, enter your name and click Log In.
  2. Your internet browser will prompt you to open Collaborate using Java. Select the Open with option which should automatically choose Java to open Collaborate. Click OK.
  3. Your computer will then prompt you to run Collaborate. For PC users, click Run. For Mac users, click Allow.
  4. *Select the appropriate connection speed from the drop-down list and click OK.
  5. Once you are connected, click on Tools > Audio > Audio Setup Wizard so you can run the audio wizard and confirm that your audio settings for your computer are correct such that you are able to clearly hear the speaker(s) of the session.

Important: You will need to have speakers on your computer/laptop so you can hear the presenter(s). If you have a microphone for your computer/laptop, you can use it to ask questions or to provide responses by clicking the Talk button. If you have a webcam, click the Talk button and the Video Button to enable the webcam display option.

For iPhone/iPad

  1. To install Collaborate from your iPhone/iPad, access the App Store and run a search for “Blackboard Collaborate.”
  2. Download the Collaborate App to your iPhone/iPad and when finished downloading, open the Collaborate App.
  3. Paste the appropriate link to your Collaborate Session under “Blackboard Collaborate Session URL:” and provide your name under “Enter your name:.” ClickJoin Session.
  4. Test the audio settings on the iPhone/iPad by pressing the microphone icon at the top of the screen. The microphone symbol will turn from a solid white to a transparent color, indicating that the device is picking up the voice of the speaker and transmitting it through the device.

Note 1: When you receive an email invitation to attend an upcoming Collaborate event, just click on the link in the invitation from your iPhone/iPad and it will take you to the Collaborate session.

Note 2: There are certain restrictions on what you can do in the Collaborate App. For example, the current version of the Blackboard Collaborate App only supports audio communication and messaging chat but NOT video streaming or having the presenter navigate the web.

For Android

The current version of the Collaborate App does not support Android devices. Updates will be provided

*It is recommended that you have an internet speed of 56K or above. You can join the event through a wireless connection, however it is recommended that your computer/laptop is plugged in to an Ethernet connection (this corresponds to the LAN or Cable/DSL options under the list of connections) so that you will have the most optimal connection speed.

Collaborate Video Tutorial

Logging into Collaborate for Guest Speakers

For PC/Mac

  1. Click on link to Collaborate session that you have been provided as a Guest Speaker, enter your name and click Log In.

Note: The Guest link provides you with moderator privileges which is different from the invitation link that the attendees receive. You must use the Guest link for the Collaborate session.

Important: You will need to have speakers on your computer/laptop so you can hear the presenter(s). If you have a microphone for your computer/laptop, you can use it to ask questions or to provide responses by clicking the Talk button. If you have a webcam, click the Talk button and the Video button to enable the webcam display option.

  1. Your internet browser will prompt you to open Collaborate using Java. Select the Open with option which should automatically choose Java to open Collaborate. Click OK.
  2. Your computer will then prompt you to run Collaborate. For PC users, click Run. For Mac users, click Allow.
  3. *Select the appropriate connection speed from the drop-down list and click OK.
  4. Once you are connected, click on the LOAD CONTENT button to load your PowerPoint presentation into Collaborate. When prompted, select Import Presentation with OpenOffice.org to load your PowerPoint.http://www.armstrong.edu/images/online/load_content.png
  5. When the PowerPoint is finished loading, you will see a long rectangular box with all of your slides. You can close this by clicking the X on the top right corner of the box. On the top right of the Collaborate room, you will see two arrows next to a drop list that read Public Page that will allow you to advance your slides.Note: If the two arrows don’t show up, you can reload the PowerPoint presentation.
  6. Click on the Talk button on the top left of the Collaborate room to speak using a microphone. A blue mic will appear next to your name when your Talk button is enable

To turn the mic off, simply click the Talk button again.

Note: Echo cancellation is a newly added feature that enables multiple individuals to have their mics enabled at the same time. However, if you hear an echo while you are presenting, you can ask attendees to turn off their mics during the presentation and then to use the Hand Raising option to ask questions. Attendees will then enable their mics when they ask a question or have a comment(s) to share.

  1. You can also click on the Video button if you have a built-in web camera or external camera. The Video button doesn’t include the mic so if you want your audience to see and hear you, then you need to click on both the Talk button and the Video button. Just like the Talk button, you can click the Video button a second time to turn off the webcam.

*It is recommended that you have an internet speed of 56K or above. You can join the event through a wireless connection, however it is recommended that your computer/laptop is plugged in to an Ethernet connection (this corresponds to the LAN or Cable/DSL options under the list of connections) so that you will have the most optimal connection speed.

Collaborate Video Tutorial

Programs for Spring 2017

Solms Hall

Faculty Development
Solms Hall, Room 211
Science Drive

faculty.development
@armstrong.edu
912.344.2864

Spring semester brings us many opportunities for faculty development programming. Although we’re still planning events for the spring calendar, we can announce a number of programs now. We’re offering several series organized by theme:

Internal Grants

January 23, noon, Solms 207: Many faculty will work on their internal grants applications spring semester, so to help them with the writing process, we’ll offer a panel discussion on writing teaching/learning grants and research/scholarship grants.Panelists are Drs. Omid Ardakani, Kelly Brooksher, Ho Huynh, Barbara Serianni and Jennifer Zettler. If you were unable to attend this session, you may view a recording of it here.

T&P Talks

Each academic college will conduct a workshop on tenure and promotion. Although all faculty are invited to attend, these conversations will especially benefit junior faculty preparing for the tenure and promotion review process. More details are forthcoming, but the workshops are scheduled for the following dates:

  • February 9th, 1:00, College of Health Professions: Ashmore Hall, 119 (Ashmore Auditorium)
  • February 13th, 12:00, College of Liberal Arts: Gamble Hall 221
  • February 15th, 12:00, College of Education: location to be announced
  • February 27th, 12:00 College of Science and Technology: Science Center 1107

New Faculty Workshops

Research and Service Activities: Facilitated by Armstrong Teaching Fellow, Dr. Amy Potter, Thursday, March 30, Solms 207, 1:00

Celebrating the Completion of Our First Year! Facilitated by Armstrong Teaching Fellow, Dr. Amy Potter, April 24th, Solms 207, 12:00 noon

Cool Stuff

This series of programs is designed to inform faculty of easy, innovative, and affordable ways to incorporate technology into the online, blended and face-to-face learning environment. Each session is offered by a faculty member who is currently using these teaching/learning tools:

Learn More with Lynda.com, January 18th, 12:00, Solms 207:  Led by Nancy Remler, this workshop will explore the many instructional videos offered by Lynda.com and how we can use those videos to enhance our knowledge of instructional technology. View a screencast overview of this presentation here.

MATLAB Marina, January 27th, 12:00, Solms 207: Led by Tom Murphy, Priya Goeser and Chris Williams, this workshop will demonstrate how the chemistry department has developed an academic support system for engineering students.

Explain Everything, February 8th, 12:00, Solms 207: Sarah Zingales in the Department of Chemistry and Physics will demonstrate how she uses this screencasting software to provide feedback and support to her students.

iMovies for Spanish Classes, March 22, 12:00, Solms 207:  Grant Gearhart from LLP demonstrates how he created and edited instructional videos using iMovies, which he learned to use via Lynda.com.

FlipGrid: Video Online Discussions: April 6, 2:30, Solms 207: Corey Powell demonstrates how to use this video discussion tool as a way to facilitate student-to-student interaction in online courses.

Quality Matters

This series of workshops is designed for faculty unfamiliar with the Quality Matters course development and review process. Those interested in submitting a course for online review should consider attending all of these functions.

Does Quality Matter? January 31, 1:00, Solms 207: Drs. Dennis Barber, Nalanda Roy and Patricia Wachholz will explain what they learned from completing the Quality Matters course development and review process. They will also offer tips for faculty considering undergoing this review.

Introduction to the Course Development and Review Process, February16, 1:00, Solms 207:  OBL’s instructional designers will walk you through the process of preparing a course for Quality Matters review.

Writing Performance Objectives, March 6, 12:00, Solms 207: Nancy Remler will demonstrate this essential aspect of course design for Quality Matters review.

Governor’s Teaching Fellows

This series of workshops was planned by Armstrong’s alumni of the Governor’s Teaching Fellows. With the hope of spreading the spirit of maintaining Armstrong’s high quality of instruction while also fostering a community of teacher-learners, Armstrong’s Governor’s Teaching Fellows hope their colleagues will join them in a series of teaching and learning conversations.

Evaluating Teaching Departmental Style, January 26th, 1:00, Solms 207: Faculty will examine the various ways Armstrong’s academic departments evaluate instruction–from student surveys to peer observations–and discuss the pros and cons of those various strategies.

Assessment of Subject Course Matter, February 28, 1:00, Solms 207: Led by Armstrong Teaching Fellow Sara Plaspohl, participants will use an innovative rubric to analyze the ways they teach their subject matter and discuss how their reflection on teaching enables them to assess their own work.

Planning Next Year’s Activities, March 28, 1:00,Solms 207: Armstrong’s Governor’s Teaching Fellows invite all faculty to plan activities for the next academic year to continue these important teaching and learning conversations.

Archive: Fall, 2016 Programming

In case you missed some of our fall programs, especially those for new faculty, we captured some of them on video:

August 31, 12:00: New Faculty Orientation Workshop: Campus Security, led by University Police Chief Wayne Willcox  Video recordings are available for those unable to attend:

September 21, 12:00:  New Faculty Orientation Workshop:  Academic Advisement, led by Mark Taylor   Screencast videos of the presentation are available

Last updated: 12/19/2017

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