Rob Branch, professor and head of the career and information studies department in the College of Education, was recently selected to join the inaugural group of the University System of Georgia Chancellor’s Learning Scholars.
The Chancellor’s Learning Scholars act as facilitators of USG Faculty Learning Communities, which provide faculty and staff the opportunity to enhance their understanding of topics related to teaching and learning.
Scholars receive extensive support and training with teams of experts from USG’s Centers for Teaching and Learning. These workshops allow participants to focus on course enrichment strategies, such as interactive lectures, inclusive pedagogies and integrated course designs.
The ultimate measure of success is the impact of course enrichment strategies on the learning of Georgia students, according to Jeffery Galle, associate vice chancellor for academic affairs of the Board of Regents. Resources provided by CTL have been proven to help increase student engagement in the classroom.
Branch’s areas of expertise include instructional design, visual literacy, project management and strategic planning.
In 2017, Branch received the Special Service Award from the Association for Educational Communications and Technology for his significant contributions to improving instruction and learning through technology.