2006 Faculty Symposium

Academic Affairs Faculty Symposium

Achieving Academic Excellence Through
Rigor, Relevance and Reflection

April 14-15, 2006
Unicoi State Park and Conference Center
Helen, GA

This symposium addresses the challenges and opportunities for achieving academic rigor, relevance and student learning at UGA.  In particular, the symposium examines how our students learn, relationships between rigor and learning, how faculty can create rigorous learning environments and the resources needed to achieve and sustain these learning environments.  This Symposium was motivated by a need to continue faculty dialogue on implementing the recommendations of the Task Force on General Education and Student Learning.              ____________________________________________

Faculty Symposium

Pre-conference video:  “Declining by Degrees

Reflective Essays

Welcome:  Joe Broder

Symposium Program

Key-note Address:  Loch Johnson

From School to College: Alison Alexander

Envisioning CTL: Nelson Hilton

Break-out Groups
Linking rigor and learning outcomes
Faculty roles and rewards
Rigor in the classroom
Rigor beyond the classroom
Changing the campus culture

Image Gallery


Symposium Planning Committee

Joe Broder, Chair
Alison Alexander
Michelle Ballif
Marcus Fechheimer
Jan Hathcote
Nelson Hilton
Jere Morhead
Diana Ranson
Ron Walcott


This Symposium is sponsored by the University of Georgia Teaching Academy.  Funding was made possible through a grant from the President’s Venture Fund through the generous gifts of the University of Georgia Partners.  The Planning Committee would like to thank Lisa Chandler for her assistance in planning and coordinating the Symposium.