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During her second journey to the island of Bohol with her Georgia College study abroad class, Associate Professor of Nursing Flor A. Culpa-Bondal and her class made a disturbing discovery.

Georgia College's Tanzania study abroad program is packed with on-site learning opportunities. Students interact with Tanzanians every day – at schools, community centers and orphanages – seeing up close how differently one society names, views and treats disabilities.

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Jul 20 2018 - 12:10am   cynthia.orms@gcsu.edu

Nineteen GC students representing 9 majors have just completed their 3rd week in Australia with 2 more to go on the 2018 International Business Experience. The students began their journey on 29 June with a week in Sydney visiting local businesses, the U.S. Commercial Service, and celebrating Independence Day with the American Chamber of Commerce. From Sydney, the group flew to Cairns where their classes and internships began.  Seven students are engaged in intensive 3 week international internships ranging from a dental office and an accounting firm to marketing for an indigenous job connections and training program. Twelve others are taking 2 classes each. The classes offered pair well with the Australian business environment and range from Global Perspectives on International Business to International Commercial and Environmental Law. They group takes time off each week to explore the many wonders of Australia including the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest - both World Heritage sites. The group returns to the U.S. on August 3rd having truly experienced what it means to be a global citizen.

Cynthia Orms
Asst Professor
478-232-4831
Jul 18 2018 - 10:58am   jarris.lanham@gcsu.edu

As you prepare your syllabi for fall semester, consider including a Study Abroad presentation led by a GC Study Abroad advisor or someone from the International Education Center. Whether for 15 minutes or an hour, we are happy to present on study abroad and other international opportunities available to GC students. A visit from our staff will help your students understand the experience of study abroad and how to make it happen, provide them with information about our campus organizations and activities (like the International Club, the International Plan, the International Studies minor, International Day, etc.), and also steer them to other resources.

Presentations can run from 10 minutes to an entire class period, and we will gear them toward your particular group of students, highlighting opportunities that would be most applicable to their academic focus or interests. 

Contact Study Abroad Advisor Jarris Lanham at Jarris.lanham@gcsu.edu with any questions or to schedule a class.

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Jarris Lanham
Study Abroad Advisor
478-445-2368
Jul 18 2018 - 10:23am   candice.griffeth@gcsu.edu

Kids' University After School is a program offered through Continuing and Professional Education at Georgia College and has been designed as a service for the faculty and staff members of Georgia College who have children in kindergarten through fifth grade. It is held Monday through Friday from 3 to 5:30 p.m. beginning August 1, 2018. Registration is taken on a daily basis ($6 per child per day) and follows the Baldwin County school system calendar.

If you would like more details on the Kids’ U After School program or would like to register, you can email us at continuingeducation@gcsu.edu or contact us directly at (478) 445-5277.

Candice Griffeth
Program Coordinator
478-445-5277
Jul 18 2018 - 9:55am   mark.meeks@gcsu.edu

It is time to submit requisitions for your FY 2019 copier maintenance. Please contact Kim Couey at 445-4582 for rates and copy count estimates. 

Kim Couey
Buyer II
445-4458
Jul 17 2018 - 5:17pm   jan.hoffmann@gcsu.edu

Twenty-eight students enrolled in GC1000 Public Deliberation through the Bridge Scholars Program became the first group at Georgia College to complete The Digital Polarization Initiative or "DigiPo" web literacy training, which equips them to conduct 90-second fact-checks on the deluge of dubious claims that come across their social media feeds on a daily basis. Georgia College is one of 10 universities nationwide selected by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and the American Democracy Project to pilot the development of curricular activities that build analytical web skills and combat the spread of disinformation and digital polarization.

 

 

First Georgia College students to complete Digital Polarization web literacy training
janet Hoffmann
Professor of Rhetoric and Coordinator of GC American Democracy Project
478-445-5556
Jul 17 2018 - 12:55pm   barbara.fleming@gcsu.edu

Does your department or office need assistance with communication, promotion or publicity?  A mass communication practicum student could help. Students in MSCM 2930 can assist on-campus departments and offices with a range of communication projects including: graphic design, short-form videography, digital media management including website content and social media channels, copy writing for blogs and press releases and much more. (Please remember that communication products must be approved by University Communications prior to distribution.)

Mass communication practicum students complete 45-60 hours for a 1.0 course credit. All practicums must be completed on campus and supervised by a Georgia College faculty or staff member. Fall practicum requests are due by COB Monday, August 13.

Click here to request a mass communication practicum student: 

https://goo.gl/forms/Q3PR55lhwkkimxSI3

Mary Jean Land
Professor
445-8261
Jul 17 2018 - 9:59am   laura.mender@gcsu.edu

Students/faculty/staff: As an ongoing effort to enhanced security for GeorgiaVIEW, a new GC login screen will now appear. Please enter your Unify credentials. As part of this transition, when clicking the GeorgiaVIEW Icon in Unify, you will be presented with the same new login screen.  Enter your Unify credentials.  Looking ahead, access through Unify will become the preferred method with the extra login step no longer necessary.

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Center for Teaching & Learning
478-445-2520
Jul 17 2018 - 7:35am   sara.stephens@gcsu.edu

News Update here. 

Sara Stephens
Administrative Assistant
478-445-1248
Jul 17 2018 - 7:09am   Brittiny Johnson

The Georgia College Leadership Institute (GCLI) – an intensive, seven-month leadership growth and development program for Georgia College staff and administrative faculty – is now soliciting applications for our next cohort of scholars.  Next year’s program will begin in September 2018.

Participant Eligibility Criteria:

  • Employment at GC for a minimum of three years (upon program start date).
  • Positive performance evaluations for past three consecutive years.
  • Demonstrated potential for future leadership growth at Georgia College.
  • Minimum bachelor's degree and any other qualifications typically required for “next level” position.
  • Current management level/job title equivalent to Supervisor, Manager, Director, Chair or above.
  • Submission of resume or vitae.
  • Two letters of recommendation supporting the application (one personal and one professional).
  • Personal statement (no more than one page) sharing why the participant wishes to take part in the Georgia College Leadership Institute, including how his/her participation will benefit both him/her and Georgia College, and including how this program supports his/her career goals. 
  • Supervisor's approval and pledge of full support for participation in the program.

To apply personally, please email a statement indicating that you meet each of the eligibility requirements above – to kyle.cullars@gcsu.edu.  Be sure to attach the required application documents indicated above as well. All application materials are due in a single email message with attachments no later than 5pm Tuesday, July 31, 2018.

More information about the Georgia College Leadership Institute available here

Purpose:

The Georgia College Leadership Institute strengthens Georgia College by identifying, attracting, developing, and retaining top talent for the university.

Desired Outcomes:

  • Participants will have a firm understanding of leadership and a roadmap for their continued leadership development.  They will have greater confidence and will be more comfortable and more successful in filling leadership roles.
  • Participants will know themselves better and will be better equipped to influence others positively through their strengths while minimizing the negative impact of their weaknesses.
  • Participants will understand and be committed to the larger GC vision and mission.  Their perspectives will be broadened beyond a departmental view, which will be evident in their decision-making and in how they collaborate with people from other departments.
  • Participants will know they are valued by Georgia College, and both morale and productivity at GC can be expected to increase over time.
  • Georgia College’s reputation will be strengthened as it becomes known for its commitment to developing its people.

Components of the Program:

  •     Kickoff Dinner with President and Executive Panelists
  •     In-Class Teaching, with Interactive Group Exercises and Activities
  •     Personal Assessment(s)
    • Personality Test/Inventory/Profile (DiSC)
    • Leader Level Assessment
  •     20 Hours of Shadowing/Mentoring (within Georgia College, or elsewhere if justified and departmental budget allows for travel; list of available mentors will be provided)
  •     Application Project and Presentation
  •     Graduation Luncheon with President
  •     Growth of Job/Increased Responsibilities
  •     Commitment of participants to work with future cohorts and to work with GC's student leadership programs
  •     Annual Alumni Event/Activity to “close the loop” and report on progress of participants

Topics:

  • Participants' Pre-Program Goals (As feasible, program will be tailored to meet these)
  • Leadership
    • Who, What, When, Where, Why, How?
    • The Laws of Leadership; What Great Leaders Do
    • Leadership at Georgia College
  • Off-Site Leadership Event - TBD (Past years have included “Live2Lead” with John Maxwell, Dan Cathy, Liz Wiseman, Simon Sinek, Warrick Dunn, Dave Ramsey, Don Yaeger, and Cheryl Bachelder in Duluth, GA)   
  • Self-Awareness and Emotional Intelligence
  • Diversity and Inclusive Excellence
  • Highly Effective Teams
  • Leader Levels and the Development Journey
  • Mission/Vision/Values
  • Growing Others - Including the importance of connection, relationships and legacy
  • Application Project and Presentation of “Personal Takeaway’s”
  • Participants' Post-Program Goals - How have they changed?  Where is growth evident?
  • Program Schedule/Logistics:
  • One cohort per academic year (10-15 participants)
  • Staff and administrative faculty
  • Seven or eight full-day sessions, including an off-site leadership event
  • Meet on Tuesdays, once per month (break for holidays and to accommodate the academic calendar)

Tentative Schedule (for 2018-2019):

  • Sep 10, 2018, 6pm – Kickoff Dinner with President and Executive Panelists
  • Sept 11
  • Oct 11, 12 – Off-Site Event (travel to ATL Oct 11 pm; return to GC by 6pm on 12th)
  • Nov 6
  • Dec 11
  • Jan 15, 2019
  • Feb 12
  • Mar 5 – Presentation of Application Projects to Executive Cabinet
  • Apr 9 – Graduation Luncheon

No overnight travel required, except one night for off-site leadership event.

Will meet away from central campus, to limit distractions from "normal work" (West Campus Center/Lake Laurel/Other Locations).

Lunch and morning/afternoon snacks provided.

Kyle Cullars
Assistant Vice President - Auxiliary Services and Organizational Development
Jul 16 2018 - 4:53pm   amber.collins@gcsu.edu

Today, July 17th, is the deadline for offer letter review and PAF submission to Human Resources for any bi-weekly new hire starting on July 29, 2018 or any monthly new hire starting August 1, 2018.

As we continue to push through the end of summer and into the academic year, I’d like to extend a reminder of the Start Date Matrices we have in place for our monthly & bi-weekly paid staff and students. These matrices are in place in order to allow for adequate processing of new hire/rehire paperwork, and to ensure that your new/returning employees have all access they need on the day they are scheduled to report to work. Please keep these dates in mind as you consider adding/changing information such as, but not limited to:

  • New hires
  • Rehires
  • Extending term dates
  • Changing position titles
  • Adding concurrent position

This window of time allows for timely processing of pre-employment background checks and drug screens (when required), review and processing of PAFs in all pertinent areas, and for data entry into multiple systems to ensure all necessary access is granted.

*We have had several inquiries in recent weeks on how to get an employee paid beyond their original term date. Please be mindful of your records and adhere to the start and end dates for all employees. This ensures that we remain compliant with institutional, USG, state, & federal regulations and that we minimize any risk to the institution. If you wish to extend an employee’s original term date, please contact us prior to that date and in accordance with the respective start date matrix per the employee type.

I have attached the July, August, & September matrices for monthly paid staff, bi-weekly paid staff, and students (all paid bi-weekly) for quick review of the upcoming months. Please see the respective tabs/sheets at the bottom of the spreadsheet for each category of employee/pay schedule. If you have any questions about these dates, please don’t hesitate to contact myself or any member of the Employment Services Team.

*Please note the different time for Staff New Hire Orientation on Monday, August 6th—it will be from 1:00 PM-5:00 PM instead of the usual 8:00 AM-12:00 PM.

Amber Collins
Assistant Director for Employment Services
(478) 445-4236
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