The Partnership Initiative Grants support faculty interested in developing or further developing a comparative research partnership with faculty from our sister institutions in Hong Kong and South Africa. The primary goal of this initiative is to build internationally recognized scholarly strength by comparing understandings of urban context, policies and challenges in three different national environments.
As outlined in Goal 3 of our strategic plan, the university remains committed to developing enterprising ways to continue building the research infrastructure at Georgia State. The Digital Champions Fellowship program supports faculty in implementing innovative models of instruction by offering virtual learning opportunities and greater inclusion of technology in the classroom. This fellowship is being offered under the university’s Center for Instructional Innovation, a unit of the Office of the Chief Innovation Officer.
Georgia State University continues to expand its Signature Learning Experiences through the Women Lead program offered in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business. Women Lead empowers female students and prepares them for leadership opportunities across various sectors of the economy. Beginning in their sophomore year and following students through graduation and beyond, the program engages students through learning in the classroom, developing mentoring relationships, and organizing and leading programs on campus.
The Summer Institute is a four-week program designed specifically for international students who will live in on-campus housing and attend classes with Georgia State students. All institute scholars take two three-credit courses. This program provides an insightful learning experience for international students and has many advantages including the opportunity to earn credits toward graduation, experience U.S. culture, thrive in an English-speaking environment, and learning how to plan for your future studies in the U.S.
The Office of Diversity Education Planning (ODEP) is pleased to announce its certificate program in Workplace Inclusion & Global Competency. This certification is designed to engage staff and administration in courses and projects about the various dimensions of diversity identified in the University’s Diversity Strategic Plan (DSP) 2011-2016. Participants who complete the program within a two-year period will receive certificates of completion.
We are excited to announce the approval of GSU’s Cooperative Education Program (Co-Op) which will kick off this fall with students from the Computer Science and Computer Information Systems degree programs.
Cooperative education is a full-time, paid, rotational, field based experience that is a critical component of a student’s academic program for which they receive credit. Students will have the opportunity to apply skills learned in the classroom to related work experiences, giving them a competitive edge once they enter the workforce on a full time basis.
Eleven distinguished researchers will join the faculty of Georgia State this fall as part of the university’s Second Century Initiative (2CI) which supports emerging fields of study from bioinformatics to the future of cities.
The Second Century Initiative is expected to bring in more than 100 new professors by 2015, enhancing Georgia State’s strategic efforts to increase the university’s level of competitive, federally funded studies and its overall recognition for excellence in research.
Georgia State University prides itself in cultivating exceptional leaders who are equipped with the knowledge and skills to take on major roles within top tier organizations and companies world-wide. The College of Law’s Trial Advocacy Program is offered each spring and prepares students for the transition into prosecution and state leadership positions, supporting Goal 2 of the strategic plan.
Sure, you’ll get a great workout, enjoy a game of racquetball, and possibly make time for a good swim. But that’s not all Georgia State University’s Recreational Services has to offer. An internship site for the Nutrition department and employer to six graduate students from Exercise and Nutrition, Recreational Services continues to make active strides toward achieving the key goals of the university’s strategic plan.
As Georgia State University students work diligently to obtain their degrees, many are also seeking opportunities to gain related field experience which would give them an advantage in our nation’s competitive workforce. Making strides toward becoming a national model in helping students achieve academic and career success at exceptional rates, it should come as no surprise that GSU provides several of those employment opportunities right here on campus.