Plan Progress

Goal 1 Initiatives Completed

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Student Advisement Center

New Advisement Center

Whether you are looking for a guided approach or just want to explore options on your own, the University Advisement Center (UAC) has you covered. Through President Becker’s leadership, the University has succeeded in reducing the student/advisor ratio on campus from over 700-to-1 in 2011 to the nationally recommended average of 300-to-1 today. The UAC and our new campus-wide advisement tracking system represent the next phase in this progress.Initiative Website 
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Military Outreach

As part of the Office of the Registrar, the Military Outreach Center assists eligible Veterans, Dependents of Veterans, Reservists, and National Guard Members with their GI Bill Educational Benefits provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Georgia State respects the commitment out service men and women have made to our country, and we welcome them to the university. The Military Outreach Center has been established to provide the support and services veterans and their families need as they pursue higher education.Initiative Website 
Dr. Becker talks with students on campus

Office of Fellowships and Scholarships

Several hundred scholarships exist at Georgia State University to help deserving students finance their educational dreams. The two main types of awards available are merit-based and need-based. To help students search for scholarships, our online application and scholarship database pre-screens eligibility by several main criteria. Contact the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships today.Initiative  Website 
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Honors College

Georgia State University’s Honors College offers high-achieving and highly motivated students the resources to excel academically and to prepare for successful professional careers. Most importantly, perhaps, the Honors College provides a community of talented students and the environment of a small, selective college in the midst of a large, comprehensive university.Initiative  Website 

Goal 2 Initiatives Completed

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University Cooperative Education Program

Georgia State now offers cooperative education, which is a full-time, paid, rotational, field-based experience that is a critical component of a student’s academic program. Upon successful completion of a co-op field rotation, a student will receive a formal notation on her/his transcript. GSU students who opt in the co-op program will complete two separate 6-month field placements of work directly related to their majors. Between field rotations, students return to complete their academic studies as full-time students.Initiative  Website 
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Second Century Initiative (2CI)

The primary goal of the initiative is to build internationally recognized scholarly strength and critical mass around common research themes in order to enhance Georgia State University’s overall quality, interdisciplinary richness, and competitiveness. It is designed to build upon the University’s strategic plan, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration. The initiative is intended to increase our level of competitive, federally funded research and to elevate GSU’s overall recognition for excellence in research.
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University Fellows Initiative

The University Doctoral Fellowships Program was designed to increase the number and quality of the doctoral students in GSU doctoral programs over the next 7 years so that the University may continuously enroll at least 2000 doctoral students of improving quality.Initiative 

Goal 3 Initiatives Completed

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New Library Based Collaborative Center

CURVE: Collaborative University Research & Visualization is an ambitious and innovative project to create a technology-rich discovery space and digital scholarship center in the Georgia State University Library. At the heart of our campus, the University Library is engaging students by connecting them with data sets, unique visualization hardware and software, and the latest online research tools.Initiative  Website 
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Faculty Fellowship Program

The Provost’s Faculty Fellows Program provides one-semester salary support to selected faculty members to facilitate their completion of applications for preeminent international and national fellowships or awards.  The Provost’s Faculty Fellows are underwritten by a $25,000 award from the Office of the Provost to the fellow’s department.  The award provides one semester of course(s) buyout for the faculty member based on his or her typical teaching load.  Each year, pending availability of funds, it is expected that two to three Faculty Fellows will be awarded.
Initiative  Website