Thomas Harnden, associate professor of biology at Georgia Highlands College, was selected as a Governor’s Teaching Fellow for the 2014 Summer Symposium Program.
As one of 14 faculty members from institutions of higher education across the state, Harnden was selected after a highly competitive application and selection process.
The Governor's Teaching Fellows Program was established in 1995 by Gov. Zell Miller to provide Georgia's higher education faculty with expanded opportunities for developing important teaching skills.
The governor envisioned that this program would address faculty members' pressing need to use emerging technologies and instructional tools that are becoming increasingly important for learning in today's society.
The program is an outreach program of the Institute of Higher Education at the University of Georgia. To improve the quality of instruction in Georgia's colleges and universities, the Governor's Teaching Fellows Program assumes the complex challenge of moving college faculty members to the leading edge of instructional practice.
This effort to enhance instruction in public and private higher education statewide is very much in keeping with the University of Georgia's traditional mission as a land-grant institution committed to diversified outreach and public service.
To date, more than 75 different disciplines, professions and teaching areas have been represented and Fellows have come from more than 45 public and private institutions statewide.
To learn more about the Governor’s Teaching Fellows Program, including information on how to apply, visit the program's website.