Volume 2, Issue 4 - october 9, 2017

Faculty Development
Check out the new faculty development webpage for information on Promotion and Tenure, Conference Opportunities, and Statewide Fellows and Awards Programs at www.ccga.edu/facultydevelopment.

Of particular interest, check out the webpage to find out about:
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Fellows program (application due October 20)
  • Regents Teaching Excellence Awards for Departments or Program (application due November 3)
  • Regents Teaching Excellence Awards for Online Teaching (application due November 3)
  • Regents Hall of Fame Faculty Awards (application due November 3)
  • Regents Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Awards (application due November 3)

Faculty Presentations & Publications
Dr. Colleen Knight, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, will be delivering a talk in Chicago at the Engage 2017 Conference sponsored by Tophat. Many institutions are looking to Open Educational Resources (OER) as a cost-saving solution to increasingly expensive textbooks and educational content. So far, professors have been slow to embrace OER, questioning its quality and provenance. In Dr. Knight's session, educators who’ve both authored and adopted OER discuss the pros and cons, and why they’ve ultimately embraced OER as the future of teaching and academic community-building.

Brandy Chambers, Assistant Professor of Nursing and BSN Program Coordinator, had an article published in the September 2017 edition of the Journal of Nursing Education entitled, Two Minutes to Win It: Game for Knowledge and Skills Evaluation. This article explained one of Ms. Chambers many creative and innovative teaching strategies in nursing.

Preliminary Fall Enrollment Update
As of October 6, preliminary fall 2017 enrollment stood at 3656, or a 3% increase over the same time last year. Official mid-term census data for fall enrollment will be released in mid-November.

Increasing Diversity. Underscoring the continuing level of diversity at CCGA, the College experienced a 4% increase in the number of diverse students compared to last fall, representing 31% of the total student body.

More International Students. As a result of a targeted international student recruitment and marketing campaign to help expand the prospect pool and allow us to make a series of contacts with interested students, the College enrolled 33 international students (F-1 and J-1 visas) as compared to 19 last year; a 74% increase.

Growing Dual-Enrollment. CCGA continues to make positive inroads in attracting dual-enrolled high school students from the five-county service area. A total of 418 enrolled this fall semester compared to 304 last year. The majority of students hail from Glynn Academy (196), Camden County High School (86), Brunswick High School (80), McIntosh Academy (14), and Home School (12).

Improved Retention. Not only has the overall enrollment increased, but the College experienced an increase in overall continuing/returning students (2.7%) in comparison to last fall, which is a testament to the efforts CCGA has made to identify student needs, increase student satisfaction, improve the quality of instruction and services, increase student retention and graduation rates, and promote and support academic achievement for all students.

Study Abroad Fair

Have you considered study abroad as an option for you? Does living and studying in Paris for the summer interest you? How about Ireland, or maybe Italy?

There will be study abroad fair on October 12 in the Health Sciences Building Lobby from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm with faculty who have taught abroad and are eager to speak with interested students. Also, come and chat with CCGA students who spent their summer 2017 in Paris, Madrid, Scotland, and London and have them tell you how they found their experiences and why you might want to consider study abroad too!

Additionally, Dr. Luc Guglielmi, Associate Professor of French, at Kennesaw State University, and USG's European Council Paris Program Director will be available to speak about preparing for and participating in the European Council's 2018 Summer Study Abroad programs. Dr. Guglielmi will explain what the European Council offers students and how they can study core and upper division courses that support their majors at CCGA.

Dr. Guglielmi will provide a special presentation for interested students in Health Sciences Building, Room 303, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.

Graduate & Professional Schools Expo

Upcoming Events & Reminders

Last Date to Withdraw from Full Session Classes
October 13

Mariner Fest
October 21

Fall 2017 Commencement
December 15
2:00 pm
Jekyll Convention Center, Jekyll Island

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