USG Teaching & Learning Conference 2016

The Teaching & Learning Center sent six GHC faculty to the recent USG Teaching and Learning Conference, in lovely Athens, Georgia on the UGA Campus.

Kathryn Garcia, Associate Professor of Spanish, said, “I am definitely glad I was able to attend the conference.” Garcia noted that she planned to implement one of the strategies she learned about during the trip involving Pinterest.

Another attendee, Connie Watjen, Assistant Professor of Learning Support English, shared that getting together off campus was especially useful for reenergizing at this point in the semester.

Meredith Ginn, Associate Professor of Communication, and Dr. Karen Huggin, Assistant Professor of History, lead a presentation titled, “Medium Matters: Faculty and student reflections on how the delivery channel impacts student engagement and academic success.”


From left to right, Sarah Johnson (KSU), Karen Huggin (GHC), and Meredith Ginn (GHC). 
Photo courtesy GHC TLC. 


Ginn noted, “Our panel presentation addressed how we can promote engaged student learning regardless of course format/medium of delivery. This discussion correlated with the conference strand that addresses the unique challenges of online and blended learning.”

The presentation also included a colleague from Kennesaw State University, Sarah Johnson, Instructor of Communication.

GHC faculty members interested in attending next year’s conference, either as presenters or participants, should contact the Teaching and Learning Center (

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