East Georgia State College
Dr. Alan Brasher named New Director of EGSC’s Center for Teaching and Learning
Dr. Alan Brasher, associate professor of English at East Georgia State College, has been named the new director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at the College. The CTL began in fall of 2012 as a by-the-faculty, for-the-faculty resource center for teaching faculty.
According to Dr. Brasher, “The focus of the CTL will not be solely on instructional techniques and technologies—the forces that drive many CTLs. Presentations and resources (books/articles/postings) will address trends in technique and technology, but our center will also pay close attention to the principles of mentoring and renewal.”
“Teaching is far more than a collection of tools employed to disseminate information; it is an intellectual, often spiritual, and sometimes physical engagement of individuals as they develop and assert their respective identities. In an effort to develop strong new teachers and renew mid-/late-career ones, we will explore key issues faculty face: the nature and efficacy of liberal education, the changing academy, the nature and value of educational initiatives, and the unique nature and culture of our institution. CTL programs will emphasize the development and expertise of EGSC faculty,” continued Dr. Brasher.
“During its first semester, the CTL established guidelines for faculty mentoring, a yearly fellowship to support the scholarship of teaching and learning, instructional innovation presentations by East Georgia State College faculty, and faculty discussion groups,” concluded Dr. Brasher.