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Center for Faculty Excellence

The Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE):

The Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE), sponsored by Title III, will support faculty in the areas of teaching, research, service and professional development. Given the expertise in their chosen fields of study, this center will focus on development and enhancement of skills and abilities in instruction, research and service.  Emphasis will be placed on enhancement of instructional skills with anticipation of improving completion rates of the students who take classes from participating faculty members.

Contact: Dr. Lisa Yount, QEP Director and Associate Provost (Interim), at yountL@savannahstate.edu


Campus Learning Community:

Dr. McGuire's book discussion sessions: Teach Students How to Learn: Strategies You Can Incorporate Into Any Course to Improve Student Metacognition, Study Skills, and Motivation

Part 1: March 28, 2017 & March 29, 2017

Part 2: April 11, 2017 & April 12, 2017

Our goal is to learn from Dr. McGuire's research and to apply those insights to improving the SSU student learning process and our student-centered environment. 

The initiative was developed by the Center for Faculty Excellence (supported by Title III). 


Guest Speakers:

January 4, 2017, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm - Spring Assembly 2017

Saundra Y. McGuire, Ph.D., Ret. Assistant Vice Chancellor & Professor of Chemistry, Director Emerita, Center for Academic Success, Louisiana State University

Maximizing Impact on Student Success at Savannah State: It Takes the Whole Village!

Metacognition, Mindset and Motivation: Keys to Improving Student Learning!


Faculty Development Workshops:

Developmental Education Training - Dr. Wes Anthony, Kellogg Institute Director, National Association of Developmental Education

August 10-11, 2017

  • Principles of Developmental Education
  • Best Instructional Practices in Developmental Education
  • Learning Needs & Classroom Technology--Considerations for the Developmental Education Classroom

Professional Development Day for Faculty and Staff - Fall 2017

August 1, 2017: 9 am - 4:30pm

Concurrent Workshop Sessions for Staff and Faculty: Pedagogy Trainings, Policy/ Process Trainings, and Platform Trainings

  • Active Shooter Training
  • Assessing Capstone Experiences through Digital Stories
  • Best Practices in Budgeting
  • Classroom Assessment Expectations for Individual Faculty Members
  • Engaging Staff in Student Success
  • E-Procurement (Purchasing Requisition System) Overview
  • General Education Assignment Design Session
  • Libris Alma/Primo: Introducing the Next Generational Library Services Platform
  • Managing Faculty Assessment in LiveText
  • Moving Peer Review to the Center of our Writing Instruction
  • OneUSG Initiative
  • Retention and the Success Collaborative Campus
  • Study Abroad Program Manager and Chaperone Training
  • Tiger Scholar Commons
  • Travel Protocols
  • Using D2L to Effectively Manage Your Classroom with Technology

Please click here to visualize and print the Professional Development Day Agenda.


November 18, 2016, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Faculty Development Teaching and Learning Grants Informational Session


November 9 (10 - 11:30 am) & 10 (2 - 3:30 pm), 2016

Academic Assessment 101,” presented by Dr. Kate McConnell, Senior Director for Research and Assessment at the American Association for Colleges and Universities (AAC&U).


October 26, 2016, 4-5 pm

Complementing the Classroom: Developing and  Assessing Co-Curricular Learning Outcomes,” presented by Dr. Mihaela Munday, SSU School of Teacher Education.


Academic Assessment: 

Assessment in-Service: Strategic Planning for 2016-2019

LiveText: Faculty Pulling Reports


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