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ATHENS, Ga– Meghan Hood, an English lecturer on Georgia State Perimeter College’s Alpharetta Campus, was selected as a 2022-2023 Governor’s Teaching Fellow for the symposium. As one of 12 faculty members from institutions of higher education across the state, Hood was selected after a highly competitive application and selection process.
“I love teaching English Composition courses,” said Hood. “When I applied for GTF per the suggestion of my department chair, Jen Colatosti, my primary goal was to learn how to implement cutting-edge technology into my course design. Further into the fellowship, I realized this opportunity offers significantly more. Working with professors from other universities in Georgia, representing various departments, none of which are English, thrills and humbles me,” she said.
“We are learning techniques that shake up the classroom but, most importantly, cater to students and plan for their success and engagement in remarkable ways. I am so grateful to be in this program.”
Former Georgia Governor Zell Miller established GTF in 1995 to provide Georgia’s higher education faculty with expanded opportunities for developing important teaching skills. Governor Miller envisioned that this program would address faculty members’ pressing need to use emerging technologies and instructional tools that are becoming increasingly important for learning in today’s society.
The Governor’s Teaching Fellows Program is an outreach program of the Louise McBee Institute of Higher Education at the University of Georgia. To improve the quality of instruction in Georgia’s colleges and universities, the Governor’s Teaching Fellows Program assumes the complex challenge of moving college faculty members to the leading edge of instructional practice. This effort to enhance instruction in public and private higher education statewide aligns with the University of Georgia’s traditional mission as a land-grant institution committed to diversified outreach and public service.
To date, more than 80 different disciplines, professions and teaching areas have been represented by over 600 Fellows from more than 70 public and private institutions statewide.
To learn more information, go to https://ihe.uga.edu/governors-teaching-fellows.