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 Call for Applications: Provost's Affordable Course Materials Grants

These grants provide one-time funding to support the adoption of open and/or affordable course materials. Awards up to $5,000 each are available to any full-time faculty member or team of instructors.

Applications may be submitted at:

More information is available at:

Deadline to apply: January 15, 2021

Workshop: Setting the Stage for an Engaged Semester

How can we help students remain engaged and enthusiastically learning despite the many challenges of the current academic year - and do so without draining our own bandwidth?

In this workshop, we will discuss strategies instructors can use beginning on the first day of class that set the stage for an engaged semester.

Monday, January 11th
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Engaged Semester Workshop Registration
Workshop: From OER to Open Pedagogy: Harnessing the Power of Open

Dr. Robin DeRosa is the director of the Open Learning & Teaching Collaborative at Plymouth State University and broadly recognized as a field leader in the area of open educational resources (OER). Her talk will focus on how open education resources and pedagogy can support knowledge creation.

Tuesday, January 26th
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

OERs Workshop Registration

CTL Book Club

Readers, unite! Join the CTL Book Club in reading Cia Verschelden’s Bandwidth Recovery: Helping Students Reclaim Cognitive Resources Lost to Poverty, Racism, and Social Marginalization. We'll meet three times during the semester to discuss the book, one third at a time. Sign up to ensure you receive the link to our virtual meetings and (while supplies last) to receive a copy of the book.

Friday, 1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Feb. 19, Mar. 5, & Mar. 19

Book Club Registration

Join a Faculty Interest Group

UGA’s Chancellor’s Learning Scholars provide leadership through facilitation of Faculty Interest Groups (FIGs, for short). As you look ahead to the new semester, consider joining in.

Designing Authentic Learning Experiences in Digital Environments

Dr. Jill Stefaniak

The purpose of this Faculty Interest Group (FIG) is to gather UGA instructors/faculty who are interested in exploring strategies to support the design of authentic learning experiences in digital environments. The FIG will meet to discuss strategies for promoting real-world projects in a digital learning environment, challenges that impact student performance, and strategies for assessing these real-world experiences.

This group will meet once per month on Wednesdays.
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Follow this link for more information and to register.

Building Hybrid Classroom Communities

Dr. Kevin Jones

This Faculty Interest Group (FIG) explores new ways of building community and fostering engagement in hybrid classrooms. Members of the group will participate in critical discussions about recapturing the spirit of classroom community and engagement that has been challenged during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each member of the group will commit to making a change in their spring course to foster community and engagement and report on the success of their change.

The group will meet virtually on Wednesday afternoons (2:30-3:30 PM) once every three weeks in Spring 2021.

Please contact FIG facilitator Kevin Jones ( for additional information.

eLC Quick Tip

When you login to eLC you’ll see that your course dashboard has changed: it now has separate tabs to display all your courses and just your pinned courses. To pin a course, hover over the top right portion of the course block, click on the three dots that appear, and select “pin”. Courses will appear in the order in which they were pinned.

Click Here to see our Updated eLC Help Pages
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Write@UGA: Writing for a Better World
Monday, February 22, 2021
a CTL special (virtual) event


Keynote Address:
What Does it Mean to Assess Writing for a Better World?

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

In this talk Dr. Asao B. Inoue will engage us with the question of what it means to assess and grade college student writing for a better world. We'll focus not on people behaving badly or racist, but rather on the historical and structural ways that most academics judge and read language; teachers’ ways of assessing language; disciplines’ logics and ways with words; and most professions’ expectations of language use. Join us for this thought-provoking discussion about how higher education generally promotes literacy practices through assessment ecologies that are White supremacist, and defines an antiracist orientation toward our teaching and assessing.

Bravely Challenging Our White Language Supremacy in Our Assessments of Student Writing

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Join us for this workshop to bravely investigate your own classroom assessment practices, and your own orientation toward student writing as embodied in your feedback to that writing. In this workshop Dr. Inoue will help us to consider habits of White language that inform assessment practices in our own classrooms as well as several “fast thinking” mind heuristics. Participants should bring to the workshop one sample paper with their feedback or assessments given to their students.

Click Here to register for Write@UGA Keynote and/or Workshop
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