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Eight faculty named to next SCL Fellows Program cohort

The UGA Special Collections Libraries and the Center for Teaching and Learning have selected eight faculty to participate in the 2018-2019 Special Collections Libraries Fellows Program. This is the fourth cohort of Fellows in this joint program. 

The 2018-2019 Special Collections ­Libraries Faculty Fellows are Mollie Ariotti, international affairs department,  School of Public and International Affairs; Mary Atwater, mathematics and science education department, College of Education and  Institute for African American Studies; Andrew Carswell, financial planning, housing and consumer economics department, College of Family and Consumer Sciences; Robert Capuozzo, educational theory and practice department (early childhood education), College of Education; Byron Freeman, Eugene Odum School of Ecology and Museum of Natural History;  Joshua Hussey, English department; Alisa Luxenberg, art history program, Lamar Dodd School of Art; and Eric MacDonald, College of Environment and Design.

The Fellows will participate in a series of workshops and seminars in the spring semester to develop archives-centered courses. The program makes extensive use of the tools, models and resources of T­, a pedagogical guide for creating archives-centered instruction developed by the Brooklyn Historical Society and partners. The formal instructional phase of the program will culminate in an intensive institute in May when the Fellows will present their archives-centered course plans and session designs for feedback from their cohort peers and the program instructional team.  

“We’ve designed the program so that when the Fellows finish the May Institute, they leave with a course that is ready for implementation,” said Jill Severn, coordinator of the program and an archivist with the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies.

The 2018-2019 Special Collections Fellows Program kicked off in early December 2018 with behind-the-scenes tours, opportunities to meet and engage with past SCL Teaching Fellows and introductory seminars.

The program was established in 2015 and is made possible by donations from Libraries supporters and the leadership of P. Toby Graham, University Librarian and associate provost, and Megan Mittelstadt, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning. To date, 35 faculty have completed the SCL Teaching Fellows program and have implemented archives-centered learning in their courses.

In addition to Severen, the instructional team for the Fellows program includes Mary Miller and Laura Shedenhelm (Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection); Chuck Barber, Mazie Bowen and Anne Devine (Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library); and Megan Brock (Center for Teaching and Learning).

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