Wednesday, May 24, 2017

New academic structure in place for Armstrong/Georgia Southern consolidation

Posted By on Wed, May 24, 2017 at 5:43 PM

The Armstrong State University/Georgia Southern University Consolidation Implementation Committee (CIC) says it has reviewed and approved a new academic structure for the new Georgia Southern University.

The consolidated Georgia Southern University will consist of nine colleges: the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing, the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, the College of Business, the College of Education, the Waters College of Health Professions, the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, the College of Science and Mathematics and the Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies.

“We couldn’t move forward with continuing to populate our entire organizational structure until we had this academic structure in place,” said Georgia Southern University President Jaimie L. Hebert, Ph.D. “Institutions are dynamic entities that continue to change. This is our starting point to get this new institution moving forward.”

The CIC considered an alternate academic structure proposal from faculty members, in accordance with President Hebert’s request at the previous CIC meeting at Georgia Southern on May 10, a CIC spokesperson says.

"After extensive discussion, the CIC ultimately decided to approve the original proposal."

Additional Operational Working Group recommendations also were approved in areas including faculty development, honors programs and undergraduate research, international programs and study abroad, research services and sponsored programs, admissions, orientation and family programs, athletics, public relations and media, social media, student conduct and academic integrity, preserving traditions and history, and leadership and volunteer programs.

On Jan. 11, 2017, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia voted to consolidate Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University, creating a new Georgia Southern University with three campus locations in Savannah, Hinesville and Statesboro. For updates visit consolidation.GeorgiaSouthern.edu
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