Saturday , 20 December 2014

Provost’s Perspective

A distinctive Confucius Institute at GRU links the world

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Technology and intercontinental mobility flattens the world in all aspects of our lives, and higher education must prepare its graduates for a global workplace. The University System of Georgia addresses this goal in its strategic plan, specifically strategic imperative 2: Make Commitment to International Education. Read More »

A matter of perspective

Editor’s note: Provost Gretchen Caughman has asked Dr. Rickey Hicks, the Dean of the College of Math and Sciences to share his unique personal experiences with you this month as a special guest columnist. She hopes that you find his experiences to be as interesting as she found them. The creation of Georgia Regents University and the experiences of the ... Read More »

Reaching out and showing GRU CARES

GRU Cares

The college experience is often characterized as one of the most exhilarating and enriching times in life, and indeed, I think most of us would agree that is the case. But it also can be fraught with challenges, unforeseen obstacles, and in some cases, outright tragedy for students. And while a particular challenge or obstacle may be individualized, its impact ... Read More »

Academic advisement: redefining a key element for student success

Navigating the complex sea of undergraduate academic programs and course selections can be a daunting task for students. A strong advisement program, consisting of professional advisors and faculty working together to chart a course for student success, is essential to ensuring that their journey to graduation is as short and direct as possible. Academic advisement is a key focus of ... Read More »

Working together for the best GRU

We speak often around GRU of “Building the Next Great American University.” Such an achievement cannot occur through the isolated efforts of any one group - the administration, the faculty, staff, or the students acting independently. Our efforts must constitute a cohesive approach, with all these groups working together to create a standard and culture to achieve this ambitious goal. Read More »

SACSCOC is visiting and for a very good reason

A peer review committee from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges – or SACSCOC, for short – will be visiting our Augusta campuses this week as a follow-up to their approval of consolidation last December. Often, a university’s collective tenor regarding such a visit is one of anxiety. After all, it’s only natural to feel apprehensive about a process that can feel scrutinizing. Yet, I can offer a different perspective, having served on both sides of the process as a university administrator as well as on a SACSCOC review committee. Read More »

GRU gives more opportunities for a complete student life

Often when I look back at my university experiences I remember events that occurred outside of the classroom, but were influenced by what I learned in class. As a biochemistry major, I loved the classroom lectures and lab sessions, but what I remember most vividly and what influenced me most were field trips with the Biochem Club to see firsthand what science meant to the real world. Read More »