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Faculty colloquium

The first UGA Colloquium on the Integration of Research and Teaching will be held March 24 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center. The colloquium is intended to generate conversations among faculty at all ranks on how to integrate UGA’s teaching and research missions, to encourage faculty to talk across disciplines and to share ideas. The colloquium will be convened by Provost Arnett Mace and David Williams, director of the Honors Program, the Foundation Fellows program and the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities.

Two panels will stimulate discussion. Betty Jean Craige, University Professor of Comparative Literature and director of the Center for Humanities and Arts, will moderate the first panel, “What Constitutes Research in Various Disciplines and How that Influences Teaching Inside and Outside the Classroom?” at 1:15 p.m. Marcus Fechheimer, professor of cell biology, will moderate the second panel, “How Can Undergraduate Students Become Engaged in Research in Various Teaching Formats from the Large Lecture to the One-on-One Directed Study?” Each panel will last about an hour and include faculty from various academic ranks and disciplines.

After the colloquium, the proceedings will be available online at Sponsors for this one-day event are UGA’s Honors Program, the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities, the UGA Teaching Academy, the Institute of Higher Education, the Office of Instructional Support and Development and the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center.

The event is open to UGA faculty and graduate students. Optional tours of the CCRC will be scheduled at the close of the colloquium. Since auditorium seating is limited, participants should register in advance with Rebecca Ritter at