Dr. Karen Andes, assistant professor in the Hubert Department of Global Health at Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, was selected as a 2018-2019 Governor’s Teaching Fellow. Dr. Andes is one of 18 faculty members from institutions of higher education across the state selected through a highly competitive application process for the 2018-2019 cohort, and only the second Emory faculty member to participate in the past 25 years.
The Governor’s Teaching Fellows Program, an outreach program based at the University of Georgia, was established in 1995 by former governor Mr. Zell Miller to provide Georgia’s higher education faculty with expanded opportunities for developing important teaching skills. Mr. Miller envisioned that this program would address faculty members’ need to use emerging technologies and instructional tools that are becoming increasingly important for learning in today’s society.
“This is a phenomenal and very enriching program,” explains Dr. Andes. “It’s fascinating to learn new approaches that may successfully transfer to my area of public health.”
The Governor’s Teaching Fellows Program covers a wide array of topics including curriculum design, essential learning outcomes, high impact practices, transparent and formative assessment strategies, educational technology, “flipping” the classroom, conflict resolution, higher education law and ethics, and student engagement strategies. According to Dr. Andes, the diverse learning community has been the greatest asset of the program.Friday Letter Submission