Three Georgia Southern University faculty members have been named Governor’s Teaching Fellows.
Sabrina Ross, an assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum, Foundations and Reading, and June Joyner, an instructor in the Department of Writing and Linguistics, were selected for the Summer Symposium Program for 2012. Steve Vives, the chairman of the Department of Biology and professor of Biology, has been selected for the 2012-2013 Academic Year Symposia Program.
The Governor's Teaching Fellow program, established in 1995 by Gov. Zell Miller, provides an opportunity for Georgia’s higher education faculty to develop important teaching skills, particularly as they relate to emerging technologies in the classroom. The overall goal is to enhance instruction in public and private higher education statewide.
“Georgia Southern University is fortunate to have an outstanding group of faculty members, and we are very proud of Sabrina, June and Steve,” said Jean Bartels, the university’s provost and vice president for academic affairs. “These individuals have distinguished themselves as outstanding teachers and this is not only a terrific honor, but an opportunity to work with their colleagues throughout the state to improve higher education in Georgia.”
As Governor’s Teaching Fellows, the three Georgia Southern faculty members will work with other outstanding professors from both public and private institutions across the state. Collaborative work throughout the academic year allows the fellows to learn new approaches to teaching and fosters a relationship between professionals in varied disciplines. Governor's Teaching Fellows may participate in academic-year symposia, an intensive summer symposium or an academic-year residency at the University of Georgia.