Mussa Wins CETL Faculty Teaching Fellowship
Dr. Awad Mussa, a lecturer in the Department of Computer Science, has won a 2019–20 Faculty Teaching Fellowship from Georgia State’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL). The fellowship comes with a $15,000 budget that can be used for a teaching release, summer support, travel, research supplies, and/or a graduate research or teaching assistant.
To be eligible for a Faculty Teaching Fellowship, a faculty member must conduct research in the area of teaching and learning, demonstrate a commitment to excellence in college teaching, and participate in a scholarship of teaching and learning conference. The selection process is very competitive, with only a small number of fellowships (typically four to six) awarded each year.
One of the responsibilities of a CETL Teaching Fellow is to facilitate a CETL Faculty Teaching and Learning Community. This community will meet once a month from August through May to focus on a topic related to the fellow’s projects.
The mission of CETL is to support best practices for engaged teaching and learning through a range of programs for all instructors, from graduate assistants to longtime faculty. Dr. Laura Carruth, an associate professor in the Neuroscience Institute, is the director of CETL.