As the College of Pharmacy engages in the design and development of a new PharmD curriculum to meet the demands of changing accreditation standards and a changing healthcare and health science landscape, it seeks to cultivate learner-centered instructional environments in which students are actively engaged through instructional methodologies that emphasize collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and problem solving.
To this end, the College has established the Faculty Achievement in Classroom Teaching (FACT) Grant Program in partnership with UGA Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) to encourage faculty to explore and implement innovative approaches to teaching and learning across the PharmD program. After participating in a series of instructional development opportunities, faculty will be eligible to submit proposals that outline lecture, class, or course transformation projects. Those faculty whose projects are selected will receive funding commensurate with the complexity of the proposed project as compensation for planning.
In order to be eligible to apply for a FACT Grant, faculty must participate in the FACT Program, which involves:
Faculty in the College of Pharmacy who wish to participate in the FACT Program must attend at least 3 of the 7 workshops listed on the workshops page. These events include 5 workshops conducted by the CTL in coordination with the CoP IDTO as well as 2 cross-listed workshops hosted by the CTL as part of their Flipping the Classroom Workshop Series. All College of Pharmacy events are held during PharmD student “Org Hours” on Tuesdays from 12:30-1:20 PM in the Bloodworth Conference Room in Athens. Connections to satellite campuses are available upon request.
Once you have attended one or more of the College of Pharmacy/Center for Teaching and Learning Workshops you will have the opportunity to take advantage of individualized, one-on-one assistance from the College of Pharmacy Instructional Design and Technology Office (IDTO).