Alan Altany

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Excerpt: "I started college teaching without really knowing how people learn or how to teach so that my students would learn in effective, enduring ways. I simply starting talking about my discipline, with some class discussions thrown in. I had no apprenticeship, no internship or mentoring to help me learn to teach. It was individual trial and error. I now know it doesn’t have to be that way. What if there were ways to glean from among the hundreds of faculty at Georgia Southern and their thousands of years of teaching experience some of their knowledge, understanding, even wisdom, about teaching and students’ learning? That question is the impetus for much of the CET’s program for creating ways for faculty to work together to benefit each other and their students, and, importantly, to enjoy doing so. Teaching can bring faculty together."