Governor's Teaching Fellows

  • Academic Year Symposium

    The Governor’s Teaching Fellows (GTF) Program, hosted by the Louise McBee Institute of Higher Education at the University of Georgia, invites applications for the 2024-25 Academic Year Symposium. Over the course of the academic year, Fellows will attend six unique three-day seminars while also engaging in a course design/redesign or other instructional improvement project. The highly interactive seminars, which are held on the University of Georgia campus, include a combination of structured instructional and faculty development activities as well as self-directed activities designed to meet their individual needs. Fellows receive a stipend for each day of full participation on campus to assist with travel expenses and meals. Lodging is provided by the Governor's Teaching Fellows Program.

    The program dates for the Academic Year program are:

    • September 11-13, 2024
    • October 9-11, 2024
    • November 6-8, 2024
    • February 5-7, 2025
    • March 12-14, 2025
    • April 9-11, 2025



    The Governor's Teaching Fellows Program is designed for full-time faculty members who teach at accredited public or private colleges or universities, other than the University of Georgia, in the state of Georgia. Any full-time, regular faculty member regardless of rank may apply; please note that preference will be given to faculty who primarily teach undergraduate students. Fellows are selected on the basis of their commitment to:

    • enhance their undergraduate teaching practice and professional development
    • disseminate the fruits of their fellowship experience with faculty at their home institution
    • secure the support of their institution's President or Vice President of Academic Affairs (or equivalent) - this is part of the KSU internal application process below.

    Timeline & Materials

    March 6, 2024, at 5:00 pm:  
    Deadline for KSU applicants to submit their nomination materials in the form at the end of this page. The PDF materials include:

    • A concise description of the course that will be redesigned during the academic year. We believe Fellows will reap the most benefit from the Symposium by redesigning a course, but you may propose another project if you wish. (300 word maximum; PDF)
    • General demographic information about yourself and your classes (PDF)
    • Brief letter explaining your interest in attending the GTF Program (300 word maximum; PDF)
    • Teaching statement with concrete examples of how your teaching is innovative and how you hope to improve it (300 word maximum; PDF)
    • Current CV (PDF)
    • Governor's Teaching Fellow KSU Application Cover Sheet please utilize DocuSign to obtain the supervisor(s)/chair(s)/director(s) signatures. Please note the the Cover Sheet includes a link for the chair's recommendation.  Applications must include a recommendation from the chair to be complete. 

    March 11, 2024
    Applicants will receive an update from CETL on the status of their application by this date.

    March 15, 2024, at 11:59pm: 
    Applicants selected to serve as KSU's nominees will receive a letter of support from the Provost to submit with their final application to the GTF Academic Year Application portal.  


    • Spring Symposium

      The Governor’s Teaching Fellows (GTF) Program, hosted by the Louise McBee Institute of Higher Education at the University of Georgia, also hosts a Spring Symposium. The 2024 Spring Symposium application process is now closed. We anticipate a call for next year's symposium to open in either December 2024 or January 2025. Please come back to this page for more information at that time. 

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