Faculty Handbook 2013-2014

X. Appendix

Fall 2013 -Summer 2014 Calendars 
Faculty Meeting Dates 
Major/Advisor List for 2013-2014
Regents System Academic Advisory Committee Representatives for 2013-2014
Personnel Roster - 2013-2014
Faculty Committee Assignments 2013-2014
University Statutes
Academic Affairs Organization Chart
Graduate Assitant Evaluation Form
Faculty Development Grant Proposal Form

Calendar

FALL TERM 2013

Southwestern WeekAugust 12-16, 2013
Move In DaySaturday, August 17, 2013
Orientation and RegistrationTuesday, August 20, 2013
Classes Begin for Full Term Fall and Fall IWednesday, August 21, 2013
Drop/Add for Fall IWednesday, August 21, 2013
Add/Drop ClassesWednesday, August 21-Tuesday, August, 27, 2013
Labor Day (no classes)Monday, September 2, 2013
Midterm Fall ITuesday, September 17, 2013
Midterm Grades Due for Fall IThursday, September 19, 2013
Last Day to Withdraw Fall IMonday, September 23, 2013
Last Day of Class for Fall IWednesday, October 9, 2013
MidtermWednesday, October 9, 2013
Fall Break (no classes)Thursday, October 10 – Friday, October 11, 2013
Final Grades Due for Fall IMonday, October 14, 2013
Classes Begin for Fall IIMonday, October 14, 2013
Drop/Add for Fall IIMonday, October 14, 2013
Midterm Grades Due for Fall Full TermWednesday, October 16, 2013
Last Day to Withdraw Without Academic Penalty for Fall Full TermFriday, October 25, 2013
Midterm Fall IITuesday, November 5, 2013
Midterm Grades Due for Fall IIFriday, November 8, 2013
Last Day to Withdraw from Fall IITuesday, November 12, 2013
Thanksgiving Holidays (no classes)Monday, November 25- Saturday, November 30, 2013
Last Day of Class for Fall Full Term and Fall IIFriday, December 6, 2013
FinalsDecember 7, 9-12, 2013
Senior Grades Due by NoonThursday, December 12, 2013
GraduationSaturday, December 14, 2012
Grades Due in RAIN by 8:00amMonday, December 16, 2013 at 8:00 am
* Correct at date of release; subject to change.

SPRING SEMESTER 2014

Residence Halls Open for New Students Monday, January 13, 2014
Readmission Advising and Schedule ChangesWednesday, January 8 – Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Orientation and RegistrationTuesday, January 14, 2014
Classes Begin for Spring Full Term and Spring IWednesday, January 15, 2014
Add/Drop for Spring IWednesday, January 15, 2014
Add/Drop ClassesWednesday, January 15 – Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no classes)Monday, January 20, 2014
Midterm Spring IMonday, February 10, 2014
Midterm Grades Due for Spring IWednesday, February 19, 2014
Last Day to Withdraw Without Academic Penalty for Spring IMonday, February 24, 2014
Last Day of Classes for Spring IWednesday, March 5, 2014
Midterm for Spring Full TermFriday, March 7, 2014
First Day of Classes for Spring IIThursday, March 6, 2014
Drop/Add for Spring IIThursday, March 6, 2014
Midterm Grades Due for Spring Full TermMonday, March 10, 2014
Spring Break (no classes)Monday, March 17- Saturday, March 22, 2014
Last Day to Withdraw Without Academic Penalty for Spring Full TermFriday, March 28, 2014
Early Registration Begins for Currently Enrolled Students (Check RAIN for your Registration Date)Monday, March 31 – Monday, March April 7, 2014
Midterm for Spring IIMonday, April 7, 2014
Midterm Grades Due for Spring IIWednesday, April 9, 2014
Last Day to Withdraw Without Academic Penalty for Spring IIFriday, April 11, 2014
Last Day of ClassWednesday, April 30, 2014
Reading DaysThursday, May 1- Friday, May 2, 2014
FinalsMay 3,5-8, 2014
Senior Grades Due by NoonFriday, May 9, 2014
GraduationSaturday, May 10, 2014
Residence Halls CloseSaturday, May 10, 2014
Grades DueMonday, May 12, 2014
*Correct at date of release; subject to change.

 

FACULTY MEETING DATES

2013-2014

December 6, 2013Friday, 10:00 A.M

Rosalynn Carter Health and Human Sciences Auditorium

May 2, 2014Friday, 10:00 A.M

Rosalynn Carter Health and Human Sciences Auditorium

OTHER MEETINGS MAY BE HELD AS NEEDED DURING THE ACADEMIC YEAR

Major/Advisor List for 2013-2014

Program/
Code

College

Degree

Major(Field of Study)

Description

Department

Education
Advisor

Alpha
Listing

Advisor

 

02

888888

TBMA

Accelerated Graduate Students-when accepted into MBA, they move to MBAG major.

0011

 

 

S. Robinson

MAE

01

MAE

MAEC

Master of Arts in English/Critical Literacy

0005

 

 

P. Ellington

 

02

MBA

MBAG

Master of Business
 Administration

0011

 

 

S. Robinson

MED

4

MEDEC

EC

MEd-Early Childhood Education

 

 

 

M. Lehman

MED

4

MEDMGLA

MGLA

MEd-Middle Grades/Lang Arts

 

 

 

M. Lehman

MED

4

MEDMGM

MGM

MEd-Middle Grades/Mathematics

 

 

 

M. Lehman

 

03

888888

TCSA

Accelerated Graduate Students-when accepted into MS, they move to CSMA major.

0016

 

 

A. Shah

 

03

MS

CSMA

Com Sci MS Accelerated

0016

 

 

A. Shah

 

03

MS

CSMS

Computer Science/Graduate

0016

 

 

A. Shah

BBA-PBUS

02

BBA

PBUS

Pre-Business (Includes transfers with less than 60 hours) School Of Business transfers having 61 or more hours should be placed in a specific major.Students with less than 2.25 transfer and/or overall GPA should be placed in PBUS

0013

 

A-F            G-O          P-S
T-Z

G. Cheokas                J. Stovall                    R. Bennett             
M. Grimes

BBA-ACCT

02

BBA

ACCT

Accounting 

0012

 

A-J
K-R
S-Z

J. Krupka
C. Howell
S. Robinson

BBA-ACTA

02

BBA

ACTA

Accounting-ABAC

0012

 

 

S. Perry

BBA-ACTB

02

BBA

ACTB

Accounting-Bainbridge

0012

 

 

S. Stewart

BBA-ACTE

02

BBA

ACTE

Accounting-East Georgia

0012

 

 

D. Gribbins

BBA-ACTM

02

BBA

ACTM

Accounting-MGC

0012

 

 

S. Perry

BBA-ACCO

02

BBA

ACCO

Accounting-Online

0012

 

 

S. Perry

BBA-ACTP

02

BBA

ACTP

Accounting-GA Perimeter

0012

 

 

L. McKinley

BBA-ACTS

02

BBA

ACTS

Accounting-S GA Coll

0012

 

 

Kit Carson

BBA-ACTW

02

BBA

ACTW

Accounting-Waycross

0012

 

 

C.Crews

BBA-HRMT

02

BBA

HRMT

Management with Human Resources Concentration

0014

 

 

B. Flynn

BBA-MGMT

02

BBA

MGMT

Management

0014

 

A-C
D-F
G-L
M-S
T-Z

R. Valentine
P. Szmedra
B. Heshizer
Y. Park
M. Fathi

BBA-MGTA

02

BBA

MGTA

Management-ABAC

0014

 

 

S. Perry

BBA-MGTB

02

BBA

MGTB

Management-Bainbridge

0014

 

 

S. Stewart

BBA-MGTE

02

BBA

MGTE

Management-East Georgia

0014

 

 

D. Gribbins

BBA-MGTG

02

BBA

MGTG

Management-Gordon

0014

 

 

R. Calhoun

BBA-MGTM

02

BBA

MGTM

Management-Middle Georgia College

0014

 

 

S. Perry

BBA-MGTO

02

BBA

MGTO

Management-Online

0014

 

 

S. Perry

BBA-MGTP

02

BBA

MGTP

Management-GA Perimeter

0014

 

 

L. McKinley

BBA-MGTS

02

BBA

MGTS

Management-South Georgia College

0014

 

 

Kit Carson

BBA-MGTW

02

BBA

MGTW

Management-Waycross

0014

 

 

C. Crews

BBA-MKTG

02

BBA

MKTG

Marketing Option

0015

 

A-J
K-S
T-Z

D. Valentine
C. Maldonado
J. Stovall

BS-CSBS

03

BS

CSBS

Computer Science-Undergrad

0016

 

A-L
M-Z

S.Baev
B. Peltsverger

BS-ITEC

03

BS

ITCB

Information Technology-Business Option

0017

 

A-L
M-Z

K. Cook
A. Yemelyanov

BS-ITEC

03

BS

ITCM

Information Technology-Multi Media Option

0017

 

A-L
M-Z

K. Cook
A. Yemelyanov

BS-WBIT

03

BS

WBIT

Information Technology-online

0017

 

A-L
M-Z

K. Cook
A. Yemelyanov

BSE-PEEC

04

BSEd

PEEC

Pre-Early Childhood

0021

 

A-H           
I-O
P-Z

S.Venable
C. Wu
J. Dickens

BSE-PEMG

04

BSEd

PEMG

Pre-Middle Grades

0022

Advisor based on primary concentration area

Lang Art
Math       Science    Soc Scie

R. Short                    R. Short                     L. Larsen                   Q. Brown

BSE-PESP

04

BSEd

PESP

Pre-Special Education

0023

 

A-L
M-Z

G. Bernstein               K. Barnestson

BSE-PEHP

04

BSEd

PEHP

Pre-Health and P.E.

0025

 

 

R. Hilbish

BA-PEET

01

BA

PEET

Pre-English w/Teacher Certification

0005

J. Nichols

 

E. Kuipers

BA-PMCT

01

BA

PMCT

Pre-Music w/Teacher Certification

?

J. Nichols

 

J. Megginson

BS-PEHI

01

BS

PEHI

Pre-History w/Teacher Certification

0008

J. Nichols

 

G. Robins

BS-PEMT

03

BS

PEMT

Pre-Math w/Teacher Certification

0009

J. Nichols

 

K. Ghimire

BSE-EDEC

04

BSEd

EDEC

Early Childhood

0021

 

A-H           
I-O
P-Z

S.Venable
C. Wu
J. Dickens

BSE-EDEA

04

BSEd

EDEA

Early Childhood-ABAC

0021

 

 

L. Larsen

BSE-EDMG

04

BSEd

EDMG

Middle Grades Education

0022

 

Lang Art
Math       Science    Soc Scie

Y. McWhorter-Howard             B. Tilghman                L. Larson                   Q. Brown

BSE-EDSP

04

BSEd

EDSP

Special Education-Gen Curri

0023

 

A-L
M-Z

G. Bernstein               K. Barnestson

BSE-EDHP

04

BSEd

EDHP

Health & PE Education

0025

 

 

R. Abbott

BSE-EDRC

04

BSEd

EDRC

Concentration in Recreation-Education

0025

 

 

G. Hawver

BSE-EDWE

04

BSEd

EDWE

Exercise Science/Wellness Education

0025

 

A-L
M-Z

C. Casaru                  G. Hawver

BA-DART

01

BA

DART

Performance Emphasis

0006

 

 

J. Green

 

01

BA

DACM

Communication & Media Arts Emphasis

0006

 

 

J. Watson

 

01

BA

DADT

Design & Technology Emphasis

0006

 

 

R. Mannila

BA-ARTS

01

BA

ARTS

Art

0006

 

 

L. Robinson

BFA-FIAR

01

BFA

FIAR

Art

0006

 

 

L. Robinson

BA-ENGL

01

BA

ENGL

English

0005

 

A-K
L-Z

L. DiPaula
E. Kuipers

BA-ENGW

01

BA

ENGW

English w/Professional Writing Option

0005

 

 

L. DiPaula

BA-MUSC

01

BA

MUSC

Music

0032

 

 

J. Megginson

BA-MUTC

01

BA

MUTC

Music w/Teacher Certification

?

 

 

J. Megginson

BA-ENTC

01

BA

ENTC

English w/Teacher Certification

0005

J. Nichols

 

E. Kuipers

BS-BIOL

01

BS

BIOL

Biology

0002

 

A-H
I-Q
R-Z

I. Brown
B. Herrington
S. Harvey

BS-CHEM

01

BS

CHEM

Chemistry

0003

 

 

T. Iordanov
E. Gurnack

BS-GEOL

01

BS

GEOL

Geology

0007

 

A-H
I-Q
R-Z

B. Carter
T. Weiland
S. Peavy

BS-MTCS

03

BS

MTCS

Mathematics w/Comp Sci & Engineering

0009

 

 

C.Gugg

BS-MTFE

03

BS

MTFE

Mathematics w/Financial Engineering

0009

 

 

C.Gugg

BS-MTHM

03

BS

MTHM

Mathematics

0009

 

 

D. Qi

 

01

BS

PPHE

Pre-Prof Health Services

0002

 

 

A. Tu

BS-BIOL

01

BS

PDEN

Biology/Pre-Dentistry

0002

 

 

I. Brown

BS-BIOL

01

BS

PMED

Biology/Pre-Med

0002

 

 

T. Wright

BS-CHEM

01

BS

PPHA

Chemistry/Pre-Pharmacy

0003

 

 

M. Smith

BS-BIOL

01

BS

PVET

Biology/Pre-Vet

0002

 

 

T. Wright

 

01

 

ENGR

Engineering Dual Degree Program

0007

 

 

S. Kostov

BS-RETP

01

BS

RETP

Regents Engineering Tran Prog

0007

 

 

S. Kostov

BS-MTHC

03

BS

MTHC

Math/Teacher Certification

0009

J. Nichols

 

K. Ghimire

BSN-PBSN

05

BSN

PBSN

Pre-Nursing for Students with ASN, Diploma, and RN not in nursing program.  Students go from PBSN to BSNC.

0026

 

A-C
D-G
H-L
M-R                S-Z

B. Webb                    E. Elder                     M. Shepherd                      P. Hulsey                   T. Teasley

BSN-BSNC

05

BSNC

BSNC

BSN students who already have an ASN or a diploma in nursing and have been accepted into the GSW Nursing program.

0026

 

A-C
D-G
H-L
M-R                S-Z

B. Webb                     E. Elder                     M. Shepherd                      P. Hulsey                   T. Teasley

BSN-PLPN

05

BSN

PLPN

 

0026

 

 

S. Daniel

BSN-NLPN

05

BSN

NLPN

 

0026

 

 

S. Daniel

BSN-PNUB

05

BSN

PNUB

Pre-Nursing-Students who have expressed an interest in Nursing BUT have not been accepted into the GSW Nursing program.  Students go from PNUB to NUBS.

0026

 

A-B
C-F
G-J
K-P           Q-S           T-Z

M. Ragsdale
P. Bryant
S. Daniel
R. Gee                       J. Humphrey               R. Slocumb

BSN-NUBS

05

BSN

NUBS

Nursing-Students who have been accepted into GSW Nursing program but have no nursing career experience.

0026

 

A-B
C-F
G-J
K-P           Q-S           T-Z

M. Ragsdale
P. Bryant
S. Daniel
R. Gee                       J. Humphrey              R. Slocumb

BSN-PRNA

05

BSN

PRNA

Pre-Nursing Students who are waiting acceptance in the accelerated BSN program.  Students go from PRNA to NURA.

0026

 

 

B. Simmons

BSN-NURA

05

BSN

NURA

Students accepted into the accelerated BSN program as non-nurse college graduates.

0026

 

 

J. Roseth

BA-HIST

01

BA

HIST

History

0008

 

A-F
G-M
N-S             T-Z

S. Bragg
B. Parkinson
P. Martin                   G. Robins

BA-HITC

01

BA

HITC

History w/Teaching Certification

0008

J. Nichols

A-F
G-M
N-S             T-Z

S. Bragg
B. Parkinson
P. Martin                   G. Robins

BS-POLI

01

BS

POLI

Political Science
(Assign all Pre-Law to B. Smith)

0008

 

A-J
K-P/PreLaw
Q-Z

G. Kline
B. Smith                      R. Baringer

BS-PSYC

01

BS

PSYC

Psychology

0010

 

A-E
F-J
K-O     
P-T
U-Z

E. Cotter
G. Fisk
C. Huffman            
E. Uhl       
L. Worthy

BA-PSYC

01

BA

PSYA

Psychology

0010

 

A-E
F-J
K-O     
P-T
U-Z

E. Cotter
G. Fisk
C. Huffman            
E. Uhl       
L. Worthy

BS-SOCI

01

BS

SOCI

Sociology (New Advisees)

0010

 

A-M
N-Z

C. McDonald
J. MacLennan

 

00

100000

POST

Post Baccalaureate-Graduate (Education)

0000

 

 

Y. McWhorter-Howard

 

00

100000

POST

Post Baccalaureate-Graduate (Management)

0000

 

 

L. Wilson

 

00

100000

POST

Post Baccalaureate-Graduate (Accounting)

0000

 

 

S. Robinson

 

00

100000

POST

Post Baccalaureate-Graduate (Comp. Sci)

0000

 

 

A. Shah

 

00

100000

POSU

Post Baccalaureate-Undergraduate

0000

 

 

Dean of School of Courses

 

04

888888

GRTE

Transient-Graduate (Education)

0018

 

 

Y. McWhorter-Howard

 

02

888888

GRTB

Transient-Graduate (Management)

0011

 

 

S. Robinson

 

03

888888

GRTI

Transient-Graduate ( Comp. Sci)

0016

 

 

A. Shah

 

00

100000

PERS

Personal Development-Graduate

0000

 

 

Dean of School of Courses

 

00

000000

GENE

General Education-Undeclared Majors

0000

 

 

T. Lawson

 

00

999999

TRAN

Transient-Undergraduate

0000

 

 

K. Smith

 

00

000000

PERD

Personal Development-Undergraduate

0000

 

 

Dean of School of Courses

 

00

000000

EAAD

Early Admissions/Joint Enrollment

0000

 

 

D. Jenkins

 

00

000000

ELIP

ELI Part-Time

0000

 

 

J. Fox

 

01

000000

DSNT

Development Studies-Non-Traditional

0004

 

A-M
N-Z

E. Anderson
L. Rogers

 

01

000000

DEST

Development Studies-Limited Admissions

0004

 

A-M
N-Z

E. Anderson
L. Rogers

 

00

000000

GRSP

GA Rotary Student Program

0000

 

 

H. Tate

CER0-CGVC

00

CERO

CGVC

Caregiving Specialist

0000

 

 

L. Easom

 

00

CERO

ESLC

ESL Career Certification

0000

 

 

J. Fox

 

01

CERO

EUSC

European Union Studies

0001

 

 

B. Smith

CER0-ITCC

03

CERO

ITCC

Information Tech Certificate

0017

 

 

 

CER0-ITCO

03

CERO

ITCO

Info Tech Certificate Online

0017

 

 

 

 

02

CERO

PGMT

Professional Golf Mngt

0014

 

 

P. Pendergrass

 

01

CERO

WMSC

Women's Studies

0010

 

 

E. Kuipers

CNFPM-MGMT

02

CNFPM

NFPC

GS Certificate in Not-for-Profit Management

0011

 

 

S. Robinson

CCS-CS

03

CCS

QISC

CS Certificate in Computer Info System

0016

 

 

A. Shah

Regents Academic Advisory Committee Representatives for 2013-2014

COMMITTEEREPRESENTATIVE
Academic Affairs
Arts and Sciences
Biological Sciences
Business Administration
Chemistry
Computer Disciplines 
Criminal Justice
Educator Preparation
Educator Preparation
English 
Fine and Applied Arts
Foreign Languages 
Geological Sciences
Graduate Work 
Health Professions
History
Learning Support
Libraries
Mathematical Subjects 
Physical Education 
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology
Dr. Brian U. Adler
Dr. Kelly McCoy
Dr. Robert E. Herrington
Dr. Liz Wilson
Dr. Sam Peavy
Dr. Boris V. Peltsverger
Dr. Courtney McDonald
Dr. YeVette McWhorter
Dr. Kelly McCoy
Dr. Eugenia Bryan
Dr. Laurel J. Robinson
Dr. Eugenia Bryan
Dr. Samuel T. Peavy
Dr. Gregory M. Hawver
Dr. Sandra D. Daniel
Dr. Glenn M. Robins
Dr. Helen Tate
Ms. Ru Story-Huffman
Dr. John J. Stroyls
Dr. Gregory M. Hawver
Dr. Svilen D. Kostov
Dr. W. Gary Kline
Dr. Chuck Huffman
Dr. Chuck Huffman

Georgia Southwestern State University

PERSONNEL ROSTER 2013-2014

(Prepared August 1, 2013)

ADMINISTRATORS
Kendall A. Blanchard, President
Brian U. Adler, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty
W. Cody King, Vice President for Business and Finance
Samuel T. Miller, Vice President for Student Affairs
Gaye S. Hayes, Vice President for Enrollment Management
Mike Leeder, Interim Director of Athletics
Gena Wilson, Director, Human Resources and Affirmative Action Officer

FACULTY
(Administrators who are Members of the Faculty)
Adler, Brian U., Vice President, Academic Affairs & Dean of the Faculty
Blanchard, Kendall A., President
Cheokas, Gaynor G., Director, Center for Business and Economic Development
Cooper, Lisa A., Director, Institutional Research
*Davis, Bryan P., Director, Institutional Effectiveness and Planning
Mike Leeder, Interim Director of Athletics
Easom, Leisa., Executive Director, Rosalynn Carter Institute
Fox, John E., Director, International Student Programs
Hayes, Gaye S., Vice President for Enrollment Management
Mannila, Raymond P., Theatre Technical Coordinator
Miller, Samuel T., Vice President, Student Affairs
Randall, Linda B., First Year Advocate and Director, Academic Resource Center
Smith, Krista P., Registrar
Tate, Helen, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

FACULTY (Corps of Instruction)

COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES
*McCoy, Kelly,  Dean

Vacant, Assistant Dean for Assessment, Curriculum and Special Projects

Department of Biology
Brown, Ian M.
Harvey, Stephanie G.
Herrington, Robert E., Chair
Tu, Anh-Hue T.
Wright, J. Thomas

Department of Chemistry
Gurnack, M. Elizabeth
Iordanov, Tzvetelin D.
Iordanova, Nedialka I.
Smith, Michele L.

Department of Dramatic Arts
Green, Jeffrey P., Chair
Watson, Joseph

Department of Music
Laughlin, E. Mark
Megginson, Julie E., Chair
Swope, Richard L.
Yeung, Alwen

Department of English & Modern Languages
Bryan, Eugenia P., Chair
*Dahlgren, Paul G.
Davie, Anish M.
*DiPaula, Lauren
*Ellington, Margaret A.
Godoy, Olga
*Kuipers, Elizabeth A.
Marley, Jason
Moir, Michael
Rogers, Lydia G.
Ross, Matthew
Waldrop, Milton J.
Yeung, Alwen

Department of Geology & Physics
Carter, Burchard D.
Kostov, Svilen D.
Peavy, Samuel T., Chair, Geology & Chemistry
Weiland, Thomas J.

Department of History & Political Science
Berggren, D. Jason
Bragg, Susan L.
*Hall, Richard C.
Kline, W. Gary
Martin, Paula J.
Parkinson, Brian R.
Robins, Glenn M., Chair
Smith, Brian G.

Department of Psychology & Sociology
Comeau, Joseph
Cotter, Ellen M.
Fisk, Gary D.,
Huffman, Charles M. Chair
McDonald, Courtney D.
MacLennan, Jamie I.
Orton, Judy
Worthy, LaVerne G.
Uhl, Elizabeth

Department of  Visual Arts
Hughes, Tonia I.
Robinson, Laurel J., Chair
Wells, Charles R.
Wynn, Keaton E.

SCHOOLOF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Wilson, M. Elizabeth, Dean
Donovan, Jaclyn
*Fathi, M. Michael
Flynn, Brian
Grimes, Mark
*Heshizer, Brian P.
Howell, Curtis C
*Maldonado, Cecilia
Perry, Shannon A.
Park, Yangil
Pendergrass, Phil
Robinson, Susan M.
*Stovall, John S.
*Szmedra, Philip I.
*Valentine, Dawn B.
*Valentine, Randall C.
Warther, Joseph
*Xu, Feng

*Graduate Faculty

SCHOOL OF COMPUTING AND MATHEMATICS
*Peltsverger, Boris V., Dean

Department of Computer Science
Baev, Simon S.
Cook, Karen S.
*Shah, Arvind C., Chair
*Yemelyanov, Alexander M.

Department of Mathematics
Anderson, Ervin D.
Boesten, Jan
Ghimire, Kailash C.
Gugg, Chadwick A.
Qi, Dongwen
*Stroyls, John J., Chair

SCHOOLOF EDUCATION
McWhorter, J. YeVette, Interim Dean
Nichols, Joseph R., Assessment Director

Early Childhood, Special Education & Reading
Barnetson, Katherine O.
Bernstein, Gavin
Dickens, Jennifer
Hunter, David J.
Larsen, Lynn
Lehman, Margaret
*McWhorter, J. YeVette
Short, Rebecca G.
*Venable, Sheryl F., Interim Chair
*Wu, Chu Chu

Middle Grades & Secondary Education, Health And Human Performances
Abbott, Rachel L.
Britsky, Kelly J.
*Brown, Queen H.
Casaru, Catalina
*Hawver, Gregory M., Chair
Leeder, W. Michael
McLain, Bryan S.
Pullen, Paula
Rahn, Carrie
Ward, Christie L.

JAMES EARL CARTER LIBRARY
Story-Huffman, Mary L,   Dean
Dalzell, Lee Ann
Goodset, Mandi
Smith, Gretchen M.
Story-Huffman, Mary L.

SCHOOLOF NURSING
*Daniel, Sandra D., Dean
Bryant, Paula
Elder, Ellen
Gee, Rebecca
Hulsey, Kirven P.
Humphrey, Joy
Ragsdale, Michele
Roseth, Jayme
Shepherd, Mary Ann
Simmons, Bonnie J.  Assessment Director & Chair of Graduate Programs
Slocumb, Rhonda
Teasley, Teresa P.  Chair of Undergraduate Programs
Webb, Mary E.

*Graduate Faculty

ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL

Adler, Brian U., Vice President, Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty
Barksdale, Randolph, Interim Director, Athletics
Barry, Christy, Director, Student Accounts
Blanchard, Kendall A., President
Bragg, Darcy L., Assistant Dean of Students
Bryant, Angela V., Director, Student Financial Aid
Tracy, Mike, Director, Public Safety
Carroll, Beverly, Database Administrator
Champion, Anna, Assistant Director, Fitness and Wellness
Cheokas, Gaynor G., Director, Center for Business and Economic Development
Comer, Kimberly H., Alumni Affairs Coordinator/Gifts Processor
Cooper, Lisa A., Director, Institutional Research
Curtin, Joshua, Director, Campus Life
Daniel, Sandra D., Dean, School of Nursing
Davis, Bryan P., Director, Institutional Effectiveness and Planning & SACS/COC Liaison
Davis, Joann, Student Services Coordinator, School of Nursing
DeBaise, Amber A., Director, Auxiliary Services
Easom, Leisa, Executive Director, Rosalynn Carter Institute
Faircloth, Timothy P., Systems Administrator
Fowler, Sandra, Director, Career Services Center
Fox, John E., Director, International Student Programs
Guest, Trina F., Supervisor, Postal Services
Hackett, W. Royce, Director, Information and Instructional Technology
Hall, Jeff, Comptroller, Business and Finance
Hayes, Gaye S., Vice President, Enrollment Management
Hobbs, Angela, Director, Intramural and Recreational Sports
Holloway, Karen D., Director, Alumni Affairs
Jenkins, David C., Assistant Director, Admissions
Johnson, Sandra S., Assistant Director, Financial Aid Office
Keita, Alma G., Director, Counseling Services
King, W. Cody, Vice President, Business and Finance
Lawson, Talisha, Retention Specialist and General Education Advisor
Mannila, Raymond P., Theatre Technical Coordinator
McCoy, Kelly, Dean, Arts and Sciences
McWhorter, YeVette, Interim Dean, School of Education
Miller, Samuel T., Vice President, Student Affairs
Oliver, Evelyn, Director of Disability Services and Testing
Oliver, Lois R., Assistant Registrar
Peltsverger, Boris V., Dean, School of Computing and Mathematics
Pendergrass, Phil, Director, PGM Program
Perry, Shannon A., Director, External BBA Degree Program
Randall, Linda, First Year Advocate and Director, Academic Resource Center (ARC)
Roberts, Mark, Director, Student Support Services
Slaton, Hugh, Interim Director, Physical Plant
Smith, Krista P., Registrar
Statham, Annie, Director, Student Health
Snyder, Stephen E., Public Relations Director/Development Officer
Story-Huffman, Ru, Dean, James Earl Carter Library
Tate, Helen, Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs
Thomas, Miranda B., Assistant Director, Student Support Services
Underwood, Michelle, Director, Procurement
Wade, Rita, Academic Resource Coordinator
Wilson, Gena, Human Resources Director & Affirmative Action Officer
Wilson, Mary E., Dean, School of Business Administration

Faculty Committee Assignments

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
Rhonda Slocumb-Chair
Courtney McDonald-Secretary
Ervin Anderson
Lauren DiPaula
Tzvetelin Iordanov
Julie Megginson
Brian Smith
John Stroyls
Tommy Wright
Alexander Yemelyanov
Philip Szmedra
Brian Adler (Ex-Officio)
Helen Tate (Ex-Officio)
Krista Smith (Ex-Officio)
Christie Ward (Ex-Officio)
Hutch Smith (SGA Representative)
Mallory Wall (SGA Representative)
Trevor Vanzant (SGA Representative)

ACADEMIC GRIEVANCES
Susan Bragg-Chair
Genie Bryan
Rachel Abbot
Lee Ann Dalzell
Elizabeth Kuipers
Jayme Roseth
Anh-Hue Tu
Dawn Valentine
Charles Wells
Mary Anne Shepherd
Mary Anne Shepherd
Hutch Smith (SGA Representative)
Alecia Pinckney (SGA Representative)

ATHLETICS
Jamie MacLennan-Chair
Michael Fathi
Richard Hall
Chuck Huffman
Mike Leeder
Rebecca Short
Keaton Wynn
Paula Bryant
Jaclyn Donovan, (Ex-Officio)
Lea McQueen(SGA Representative)
Joshua Manga (SGA Representative)
 
BUSINESS AND FINANCE
Laurel Robinson-Chair
Robert Bennett III-Co-Chair
Jeff Green
Glenn Robins
Ian Brown
David Hunter
Brian McLain
Lydia Rogers
Michele Smith
Ru Story Huffman
Mary Elizabeth Webb
Cody King (Ex-Officio)
Amber Benson (SGA Representative)
Alyssa White (SGA Representative)

FACULTY AFFAIRS
Nedialka Iordanova-Chair
Paul Dahlgren-Secretary
Brian Heshizer
Queen Brown
Elizabeth Gurnack
Sam Peavy
Sheryl Venable
Laverne Worthy
Burt Carter
Teresa Teasley
Brian Adler (Ex-Officio)
Nandi Collins (SGA Representative)

GRADUATE AFFAIRS
Anish Dave-Chair
Chu-Chu Wu
Sandra Daniel
Margaret Ellington
Greg Hawver
Arvind Shah
Bonnie Simmons
Susan Robinson
Brian Adler (Ex-Officio)
Kelly McCoy (Ex-Officio)
Liz Wilson (Ex-Officio)
Boris Peltsverger (Ex-Officio)
YeVette McWhorter (Ex-Officio)
Ru Story Huffman (Ex-Officio)
Beau Barrett (SGA Representative)
Mallory Wall (SGA Representative)

Institutional Effectiveness Committee
Lauren DiPaula-Chair
Darcy Bragg-Secretary
Representative Athletics: Bryan McLain (2011-2014)
Representative Business and Finance: Cody King (2013-2016)
Representative Enrollment Management: David Jenkins (2012-2015)
Representative Student Affairs: Darcy Bragg (2011-2014)
Student Representative Student Affairs: Leah Faulconer (2013-2014)
Student Representative Student Government Association: Casey Kimbrell (2013-2014)
Representatives College of Arts and Sciences: Kelly McCoy (2012-2014) and Lauren DiPaula (2012-15)
Representative School of Computing and Mathematics: Boris Peltsverger (2013-2013)
Representative School of Business: Feng Xu (2012-2015)
Representative School of Education: Joseph Nichols (2012-2014)
Representative School of Nursing: Teresa Teasley (2013-2016)
Representative Library: Ru Story-Huffman (2012-2015)
Representative Graduate Programs: Margaret Ellington (2011-2014)
Representative Rosalynn Carter Institute: Gayle Alston (2012-2015)
Brian Adler, Vice President for Academic Affairs, ex officio
Lisa Cooper, Director of Institutional Research, ex officio
Bryan Davis, Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning, ex officio

INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD
Olga Godoy-Chair
Catalina Casaru
Ellen Cotter
Pie Hulsey
Mark Laughlin
Margaret Lehman
Yangil Park
Randall Valentine
Tom Weiland
Liz Wilson
Nandi Collins (SGA Representative)
Ashley Brown (SGA Representative)

INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY
Gary Fisk-Chair
Svilen Kostov
Simon Baev
Gavin Bernstein
Jan Boesten
Karen Cook
Brian Flynn
Rebecca Gee
Chadwick Gugg
Tonia Hughes
Mandi Goodsett
Joe Warther
Joey Watson
Royce Hackett (Ex-Officio)
Jarrett Hartsfield (Ex-Officio)
Briana Courtois (SGA Representative)
Shareka Turner (SGA Representative)

SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID
Michele Ragsdale-Chair
Christie Ward
Mark Grimes
Kelly Britsky
YeVette McWhorter
Brian Parkinson
Dongwen Qi
Jeff Waldrop
Judy Orton
Angela Bryant (Ex-Officio)
Gaye Hayes (Ex-Officio)
Lea McQueen (SGA Representative)
Joshua Manga (SGA Representative)

STUDENT AFFAIRS
Elizabeth Uhl-Chair
Ellen Elder-Secretary
Katherine Barnetson
Jason Berggren
Bob Herrington
Lynn Larsen
Cecilia Maldonado
Gretchen Smith
Jennifer Dickens
Sam Miller (Ex-Officio)
Luis Ponce (SGA Representative)
Xavier Cammon (SGA Representative)

UNIVERSITY AND ALUMNI RELATIONS
John Stovall-Chair
Joy Humphrey
Kailash Ghimire
Stephanie Harvey
Curtis Howell
Gary Kline
Joseph Comeau
Gayne Hayes (Ex-Officio)
Karen Holloway (Ex-Officio)
Stephen Snyder (Ex-Officio)
Kemo Sonko (SGA Representative)
Trevor Vanzant (SGA Representative)
 
FACULTY SENATE MEMBERS
Jeff Waldrop-President
Glenn Robins
Svilen Kostov
Elizabeth Uhl
Keaton Wynn
Brian Smith
Brian Heshizer
Joy Humphrey
Eugenia Bryan
Chu-Chu Wu
Gretchen Smith
Simon Baev
Brian Adler (Ex-Officio)
Kendall Blanchard (Ex-Officio)

University Statutes

ARTICLE I

The University

Section 1.         Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia

The governing body of the University is the Board of Regents of the University System, a constitutional state board.  The Board governs, controls, and manages all of the State’s institutions of higher education.  The Chancellor is the chief administrative officer of the Board.  Policies of the Board are assembled from the laws of the State of Georgia, By-Laws of the Board, and actions of the Board in official meetings.

The University Statutes of the University are set forth within the framework of the official policies of the Board of Regents.   In the event of conflict between the University Statutes and the Policies of the Board, the latter have precedence.

Section 2.         Purpose

Georgia Southwestern State University provides a broad range of educational opportunities for students of diverse educational, economic, and cultural backgrounds.  The University provides leadership in Southwestern Georgia through programs which address educational, cultural, economic and human development needs.

Georgia Southwestern State University has a distinctive role for the provision of quality education in a traditional college environment.  The curricula of Georgia Southwestern State University are characterized by comprehensive offerings at the baccalaureate level, and graduate programs in areas where the University has demonstrated competence and for which the demand is high.  The University has a discipline-oriented research mission, primarily for the enhancement of instructional effectiveness.  The University also assumes roles in providing public services, developing continuing education, and promoting international relations to meet the needs of its public.

Georgia Southwestern State University encourages life long learning and an examination of societal needs which may be addressed in an academic setting and which will lead to effective citizenship.  The University promotes the development of character through intellectual inquiry and examination of personal and professional values.      

ARTICLE II

Administrative Organization

Section 1.         Introductory Statement

The organization of the University contributes to the attainment of its purposes.  The administrative organization is described below.

Section 2.         The President

Appointment.   The President shall be elected to a one year term of office by the Board of Regents upon the recommendation of the Chancellor.  The President shall hold office at the pleasure of the Board.

Powers and Duties.      The President is the executive head of the University and of all its divisions and departments, exercises such supervision and direction as will promote the efficient operation of the University, and is responsible to the Chancellor of the University System for the operation and management of the University and for the execution of all directives of the Board of Regents and the Chancellor.  The President shall:

1Be the ex-officio chair of the faculty and preside at meetings of the faculty, serve as an ex-officio member of the Faculty Senate,

Be the official medium of communication between the faculty and the Chancellor, and between the Faculty Senate and the Chancellor,

Recommend annually to the Board of Regents, through the Chancellor, the appointment of academic deans and department chairs, members of the faculty, and other employees, the salary of each, and all promotions and removals,

Have the right to veto all actions of the faculty, the Faculty Senate, and any committees dealing with the faculty or students, and when the President exercises the veto power, shall give to the group concerned a written statement of the reasons for the veto.

The President shall have such other and further powers, duties, and responsibilities as set forth in the Policies of the Board of Regents.

1 Approved by GSW Faculty 11/30/2007 and BOR 06/11/08

Section 3.         Administrative Officers

Appointment.   Administrative officers are appointed by the President with the approval of the Chancellor and the Board of Regents and shall hold office at the pleasure of the President.  An administrative officer has no right to tenure in the administrative office held. If he or she holds academic rank and rights of tenure in the corps of instruction, he or she shall retain academic rank and rights of tenure as an ex-offico member of the corps of instruction.  In addition to the duties set forth below, each of these administrative officers shall perform such other duties as the President may assign.

1.         Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty.  The Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty shall be an ex-officio member of the University Faculty and is responsible for the instructional program of the University and certain support services such as the library and records, and shall:

Supervise the recruitment and assignment of faculty personnel,

Recommend leadership personnel in the academic areas to the President,

Be responsible for the daily administration of academic affairs, both for faculty and for students, and

Serve as the chief administrative officer in the absence of the President.

2.         Vice President for Business and Finance.     The Vice President for Business and Finance shall be an ex-officio member of the faculty and shall be charged with the business administration of the University, have custody and control of all funds and securities, establish and maintain uniform and effective procedures of accounting, budgetary control, internal checks and audits, inventory control and business practices; assist the President in the preparation of the budget, and control the budget operation, and shall:

Keep proper books of accounts, fully setting forth the financial condition and transactions of the University and shall exercise general supervision over all accounts of officers which have to do with the receipt and disbursements of funds and while holding them accountable shall see that no money shall be drawn from its treasury to pay such accounts, claims, or demands, unless they are found to be correct and unless there shall be money in the treasury legally available for the payment thereof,

Serve as financial and administrative advisor to the President and other administrators and prepare and publish annual reports on the financial operations of the University.

Give Bond satisfactory to the Board of Regents, at the expense of the University, to assure the faithful performance of duties.

3.         Vice President for Student Affairs.    The Vice President for Student Affairs is responsible for programs related to Student Counseling and Judiciaries, Student Activities, Residence Hall and Greek Life, Student Center Programs, Financial Aid, and Student Health Services, and is responsible for the daily administration of these programs and the general welfare of the students.

4.         Vice President for Enrollment Management.  The Vice President for Enrollment Management is responsible for all areas involving Admissions Policies, Procedures, and Practices for the university, Scholarships, and the Office of the Registrar.

5.         Director of Human Resources.  The Director of Human Resources is responsible for all areas related to EEOC practices, mediation services, training, hiring, and diversity issues.

6.        Director of Athletics.    The Director of Athletics is responsible for the organization and administration of the intercollegiate athletic programs, including personnel assignment, budgeting, scheduling athletic contests and facilities, recruitment of athletics, and maintenance of the overall quality of athletic programs.

7.        Director of University Relations.  The Director of University Relations is responsible for the Office of Public Relations, general public relations functions, and the university website.

ARTICLE III

The Faculty

Section 1.  Faculty Membership

The faculty will consist of the corps of instruction and the administrative officers.

Corps of Instruction.  Full-time professors, associate professors, assistant professors, lecturers, and senior lecturers, and teaching personnel with such other titles as may be approved by the Board of Regents, shall comprise the corps of instruction.  Full-time researchers, extension personnel, and duly certified librarians are included in the corps of instruction on the basis of comparable training.

Administrative Officers.  In addition to the corps of instruction, the Faculty consists of the President, the Vice Presidents, Deans, Associate Deans, and the Registrar.  A faculty member who has academic rank and rights of tenure in the corps of instruction and who accepts appointment to an administrative office shall retain his or her academic rank and rights of tenure as an ex-officio member of the corps of instruction but shall have no rights of tenure in the administrative office to which he or she has been appointed.  An administrative officer having faculty status shall have all the responsibilities and privileges of faculty membership.

Section 2.  Qualification for Faculty Appointment

Minimum

  1. Master's degree.  Exceptions may be made for:
    • a. persons of special learning and ability;
    • b .promising individuals who have recently acquired the bachelor's degree and are proceeding with their graduate training;
    • c. temporary emergency appointments. However, in keeping with SACS guidelines, all    exceptions must possess a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the area in which they are teaching.
  2. Evidence of ability as a teacher.
  3. Evidence of scholarly competence and activity.
  4. Successful experience (This must necessarily be waived in case of beginners otherwise qualified).
  5. Desirable personal qualities judged on the basis of personal interview, complete biographical data and recommendations.

In addition to the minimum criteria listed above, initial appointees to associate or full professorships shall have a doctor's degree or its equivalent in training, ability, or experience as determined by the President.

Section 3.  Faculty Evaluation

The University maintains a continuing evaluation of its faculty.  The evaluation criteria and procedure are stated in the Faculty Handbook and are in compliance with Regent's Policies.  Performance of each faculty member is evaluated according to Policies, and evaluation occurs at least once annually.  The evaluation program is the foundation upon which recommendations for promotions, recommendations for dismissals, tenure, salary increases, and other tangible or intangible rewards are based.

Section 4.  Criteria for Promotion

Minimum criteria in all professional ranks are:

  1. Teaching;
  2. Service to the institution;
  3. Scholarship.
    Noteworthy achievement in all three of the above need not be demanded, but is
    expected in the teaching area and at least one other area.  A written recommendation should be submitted by the dean of the school and, where appropriate, the chair of the department setting forth the reasons for promotion.
  4. Length of service in the University shall also be a consideration in promotions.
    In addition to the minimum criteria listed above, promotion to associate for full professor requires the doctorate or its equivalent in training, ability, or experience.  Neither possession of the doctorate nor longevity of service is a guarantee per se of promotion.
    Institutional procedures and specific criteria for promotion, compatible with Board of Regents' Policy, are described in the Faculty Handbook.

Section 5.  Tenure

The current policies related to faculty tenure as adopted by the Board of Regents are incorporated into these Statutes by this reference and are described in the Faculty Handbook.

Section 6.  Employment, Resignation, or Removal of Faculty Members

  1. Employment.  The current policies related to faculty employment and resignation as adopted by the Board of Regents are incorporated into these Statutes by this reference.
  2. Removal of Faculty Member.  The President of the University may at any time remove any faculty member or other employee of the institution for cause.  The cause or grounds for dismissal adopted by the Board of Regents are incorporated into these Statutes by reference.
  3. Procedures for the Removal of Faculty Members The current policies stating the procedures for the removal of faculty members adopted by the Board of Regents are incorporated into these Statutes by this reference.

Section 7.  Disruptive Behavior

Policy of the Board of Regents prohibits disruptive behavior in any institution in the University System and is hereby incorporated into these Statutes by this reference.

Any student, faculty member, administrator, or employee acting individually or in concert with others, who clearly obstructs or disrupts any teaching, research, administrative, disciplinary or public service activity, or any other activity authorized to be discharged or held on any campus of the University System is considered by the Board to have committed an act of gross irresponsibility and shall be subject to disciplinary procedures, possibly resulting in dismissal or termination of employment.

Section 8.  Academic Freedom

The teacher is entitled to full freedom in research and in the publication of the results, subject to the adequate performance of his or her other academic duties; but research for pecuniary return should be based upon an understanding with the authorities of the institution.

The teacher is entitled to freedom in the classroom in discussing the subject, but he or she should be careful not to introduce into the teachings controversial matter which has no relation to the subject.

The university teacher is a citizen, a member of a learned profession, and an officer of an educational institution.  When speaking or writing as a citizen, he or she should be free from institutional censorship or discipline, but the university teacher's special position in the community imposes obligations.  As a person of learning and an educational officer, he or she should remember that the public may judge the profession and the institution by his or her utterances.  Hence, the university teacher should at all times be accurate, should exercise appropriate restraints, and should make every effort to indicate that he or she is not an institutional spokesperson.

A faculty member who believes he or she has been deprived of academic freedom by any member of the faculty or administration and has exhausted all informal means of resolving the difficulty may, in writing, file a grievance as provided in Article III, Section 9.

Section 9.  Grievance Committee and Procedures

There shall be a Grievance Committee to which all members of the faculty shall have access.  The Grievance Committee shall have the authority to conduct inquiries into faculty grievances, to attempt the resolution of those grievances by mediation, and to present to the President its recommendations for appropriate responses to the grievances it has considered.

Grievances involving promotion, salary, nonrenewal of contracts, or denial of tenure shall be appropriate for the consideration of the Grievance Committee only if the alleged discrimination is on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability or age.

The composition of the Grievance Committee and its operating procedures shall be developed by the Faculty Senate and approved by the Faculty of the University and the President.

Section 10. Appeals

A faculty member who is aggrieved by a final decision of the President on a faculty grievance or a decision on promotion, salary, nonrenewal of contracts, or denial of tenure may apply to the Board of Regents, without prejudice to his or her position, for a review of the decision in accordance with Article IX of the By-Laws of the Board of Regents.

Section 11. Faculty Meetings

The faculty shall meet at least once each semester and at such other times as may be necessary or desirable as determined by the President.  The faculty shall appoint a secretary who shall record the minutes of the meeting.  A copy of the minutes of each faculty meetings shall be sent within three days after the meeting to the President who shall keep the minutes on file at this office.  A copy of the minutes shall also be sent to the University Library for archival purposes.

A majority of the members of the faculty shall constitute a quorum of the University faculty.

ARTICLE IV

Faculty Organization

Section 1.  Introductory Statement

To serve its recognized purposes, the University faculty elects the Faculty Senate and uses a committee system as follows:  Academic Affairs, Academic Grievances, Athletics, Business and Finance, Faculty Affairs, the Graduate Council, Institutional Research, Institutional Review Board, Instructional Technology, Scholarships and Financial Aid, Student Affairs, Institutional Effectiveness, and University and Alumni Relations.

Section 2.  The Faculty Senate

Purpose.  1The purpose of the Faculty Senate shall be to constitute a body representative of the faculty, to advise the University on matters relative to the life of the University, and to facilitate the work of the faculty.  It shall be representative of the faculty and may act on behalf of the faculty in specific areas when so authorized by the faculty. The Senate will serve as the Standing Faculty Committee on Committees and make recommendations on committee appointments to the President.

Officers.  2A member of the Faculty Senate shall preside as the President of the Senate.  The President and the Recording Secretary of the Senate will be elected annually by a quorum of members of the Faculty Senate by the end of the Spring Semester to serve for the following academic year.  The President of the University and the Vice President of Academic Affairs will serve as ex-officio members of the Faculty Senate.

Senate Membership. Any full-time member of the corps of instruction holding academic rank shall be eligible for election to the Faculty Senate. The President and the Vice President for Academic Affairs shall be full voting members of the Faculty Senate. There will be fourteen members elected by the faculty of each academic unit and the Faculty of the Library. The number to be elected by each unit is as follows: Arts and Sciences, seven senators; Business Administration, two senators; Computer and Information Sciences, one senator; Education, two senators; Library, one senator; and Nursing, one senator.

Term of Office. The term of office of an elected member will be two years. An elected member may succeed himself or herself for one term. Upon completion of the second term, he/she must wait two years to be eligible for reelection. The terms of senators shall be ordered so that no more than one half of the terms shall expire on any one year.

1 Approved by GSW Faculty 11/30/07 and BOR 6/11/08
2 Approved by GSW Faculty 11/30/07 and BOR 6/11/08

Section 3. The Committees

The President shall appoint the members of the Standing Committees after considering the recommendations of the Faculty Senate, and committee members shall elect a chair.  A committee shall normally have no more than fourteen faculty members in addition to students and ex-office members. The membership of committees shall reflect the senate representative groups as closely as possible. The Standing Committees shall report to the faculty in an advisory capacity.

To ensure continuity and stability of committees, members will be appointed for a two-year term.  Chairs should be chosen from faculty members who have previously served on the committee.

Section 4. Function and Composition of the Standing Committees

Committee on Academic Affairs. The committee approves substantive change to curriculum, reviews and advises on academic policies, reviews general education assessment reports, and oversees academic advising. The Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, the University Registrar, and the Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance are ex-officio members of this committee. The Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance is a non-voting member of the committee. The committee shall:

  • Approve all substantive changes to the curriculum, including addition, revision and deletion of courses, and addition, revision, and deletion of academic programs.
  • Periodically review the institution’s academic policies, and make recommendations for changes to the administration, as well as making recommendations to the faculty on the addition, revision, and the deletion of academic policies.
  • Review General Education Assessment Reports annually.
  • Assess and make recommendations for improving the institution’s academic advisement.

This committee has three standing subcommittees: academic policies, general education assessment review, and academic advisement. The Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance is a standing member of the academic advisement subcommittee.

1Institutional Effectiveness Committee.  The Institutional Effectiveness Committee (IEC) coordinates with the Faculty Senate to establish and assess institutional priorities for strategic planning and budgeting.  Given its university-wide function, the IEC is organized into standing subcommittees on Strategic Planning and Assessment, Budget Planning and Assessment, SACS COC Reaffirmation, and Academic and Support Unit Assessment.  The subcommittees review data and make recommendations on these issues to the entire IEC that, in turn, makes recommendations to the Faculty Senate.  The IEC is made up of 19 members representing all areas of the university as follows;

  • Representative appointed by Director of Athletics
  • Representative appointed by the Vice President for Business and Finance
  • Representative appointed by the Vice President for Enrollment Management
  • Representative appointed by the Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Student Representative appointed by the Office of Student Affairs
  • Student Representative appointed by the Student Government Association
  • Representative appointed by the Staff Senate
  • Two Representatives from the College of Arts and Sciences appointed by Faculty Senate
  • Representative from the School of Computing and Mathematics appointed by Faculty Senate
  • Representative from the School of Business appointed by Faculty Senate
  • Representative from the School of Education appointed by Faculty Senate
  • Representative from the School of Nursing appointed by Faculty Senate
  • Representative from the Library appointed by Faculty Senate
  • Representative from Graduate Programs appointed by Faculty Senate
  • Representative appointed by Director of the Rosalynn Carter Institute
  • Vice President for Academic Affairs, ex-officio
  • Director of Institutional Research, ex-officio
  • Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning, ex-officio

Representatives serve for a term of three years, with the exception of student appointments which last one year.  One third of the representatives, again excepting students, rotate off every year, although serving multiple consecutive terms is not prohibited.  The entire IEC must meet at least three times annually, but may meet more often when conditions warrant.  The meeting schedules of the IEC’s subcommittees are determined by the subcommittees.

1Approved by the GSW Faculty, 12/03/10

Institutional Review Board.  This standing committee shall review all research at Georgia Southwestern State University that involves human subjects.  Faculty and community members shall constitute the committee.  Federal guidelines must be followed by the IRB (45 CFR 46).  The committee shall ensure the following:

That research is conducted in an ethical manner.

That risks to subjects are minimized.

That selection of subjects is equitable.

That subjects are fully informed about their involvement in research projects.

The Vice President for Academic Affairs shall be an ex-officio member of the committee.

Instructional Technology Advisory Committee. The committee shall provide a functional link and liaison between the faculty, administration, and the Information and Instructional Technology department (IIT). The committee shall annually review the current status of campus-wide instructional technology and advise IIT on efficient methods of implementing and maintaining current instructional technologies. The committee will consist of two (2) full-time faculty members from the College of Arts and Sciences, and one (1) from each of the other schools. The Chief Information Officer, the Instructional Technology-Coordinator, and the Computer Lab Support Manager (or designee) shall serve as ex-officio members.

In its specific task, the committee shall be responsible for the following:

  • Review the expenditure of funds from the Student Technology Fee. Make recommendations to the CIO and the Vice President for Academic Affairs for the disbursement of Student Technology Fee funds.
  • Review and recommend technology used to support distance learning and web-based instruction. 
  • Conduct campus-wide instructional technology assessments and continually update the Instructional Technology plan.
  • Review and prioritize Faculty Instructional Technology grant requests.
  • Review faculty technology training

University and Alumni Relations Committee.  The committee shall cooperate with the Vice President for University Relations, the Director of Alumni Affairs, and the Director of Admissions in determining policies related to the general advancement of the University.  In its specific tasks, the committee shall be responsible for advising in the:

Promotion and improvement of the public image of the University.
Formulation of policies and programs that will stimulate the recruitment and selection of  prospective students.

Establishment and continuation of contact with alumni.

Promotion of the interests of alumni and provision of alumni services.

The Vice President for University Relations, the Director of Alumni Affairs, and the Director of Undergraduate Admissions shall be ex-officio members of the committee.

2Committee on Student Affairs.   This committee shall cooperate with and advise the Vice President of Student Affairs regarding policies related to the general welfare of the student body. The Vice President of Student Affairs and the Director of Student Life shall serve as ex-officio members of this committee.  Two student representatives from the Student Government Association shall also be members.  The Chair of the committee on Student Affairs, with the advice and consent of the committee, may invite or appoint others to become standing or select ex-officio members, and may request the attendance of a student organization faculty advisor and/or a student organization representative to attend committee hearings and meetings where the business of their respective organizations are being reviewed and/or discussed.  In specific tasks, the committee shall:

Consider and review all student organization petitions for recognition, all new and revised student organization constitutions, and communicate committee recommendations to the Director of Student Life.

Be concerned with and review policies and programs designed to promote and improve the quality of student publications and, consistent with the authority and duties set forth in “Section IV: University Policies” of the Faculty Handbook, serve as the screening and evaluation committee for the selection and/or removal of the editors of the following student media organizations: Sou’Wester, Hurricane Watch, and Sirocco.

Be concerned with and review the enforcement of rules and regulations related to student conduct, recommend appropriate action to the President in all judicial/disciplinary cases referred to it by the University President.

Be receptive to hearing the concerns of student groups or individuals who have not other apparent venue to present their concerns, and to communicate those concerns through appropriate channels.

Be concerned with and review policies and programs designed to promote and improve all aspects of student academic performance, career and personal development, campus living, and the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of each student.

2Approved by Student Affairs Committee 11/01/10 and GSW Faculty on 12/03/10

Committee on Faculty Affairs. The committee shall be concerned with the general welfare and development of the faculty. It shall cooperate with the Grants officer, the Vice president for Academic Affairs, and the Faculty Senate in determining policies and procedures related to the general welfare of the faculty. The Vice president for Academic Affairs shall be an ex-officio member of this committee. In its specific tasks, the committee shall:

Be concerned with the improvement of faculty welfare, be responsible for recommendations regarding the maintenance and improvement of faculty fringe benefit programs, and shall make recommendations on general faculty welfare matters to the Faculty Senate and faculty.

Assist in the establishment of guidelines for the recruitment, selection, retention, and professional development of faculty members.

In cooperation with the Grants Officer, assist in making available to the faculty information regarding grants for professional and personal development.

Assist in the establishment of guidelines for the evaluation of faculty members.

Committee on Business and Finance.  The committee shall cooperate with the Vice President for Business and Finance in determining policies related to the business and general relations of the University constituencies.  The Vice President for Business and Finance shall be an ex-officio member of this committee.  In its specific tasks, the committee shall:

Encourage proper utilization of the University's financial resources and provide faculty perspective on this matter.

Be concerned with operations of the auxiliary enterprises such as the bookstore, student center, dining facilities, and postal services.

Assist in the planning, development, and expansion of the physical facilities, and be concerned with the aesthetic appearance of the campus as well as the development of the instructional facilities.

Assist in the development and implementation of policies and procedures relating to maintaining the security of the campus, and the enforcement of the safety and traffic regulations.

Committee on Athletics.     The committee shall be concerned with development of the intercollegiate and intramural athletic programs.  The Director of Athletics shall be an ex-officio member of this committee.

Committee on Scholarships and Financial Aid.     The committee shall assist in the development of policy for the administration of scholarships and financial aid.  The Director of Financial Aid and the Director of Admissions shall be ex-officio members of this committee.  This committee shall recommend policies related to the administration of the financial aid program.

Committee on Academic Grievances.     The Committee shall be concerned with academic policies and practices used in enforcing standards of behavior related to classroom, laboratory, and similar academic situations.  The committee shall have authority to conduct inquiries into academic grievances referred to it by the President.  All students, faculty, and administrative personnel involved in disputes or conflicts over academic matters shall have access to the committee whenever the President submits a matter to the committee for consideration.
The committee shall attempt resolutions of academic grievances through established procedures, and shall present its written findings and recommendations to the President.

The University Hearing Officer shall be an ex-officio member of the committee.

Committee on Graduate Affairs.   The committee shall be generally concerned with the quality of instruction and the development of curriculum and instructional facilities of the University in relation to graduate programs.  The Director of Graduate Studies, the Director of Library Services and the Deans of the Schools, which offer graduate degree programs, shall be ex-officio members of the committee.  All members of Graduate Affairs must have graduate faculty status.

The committee shall:

Establish and monitor policy for graduate programs.

Review and forward to the faculty governance system all changes in policy for graduate programs and all proposals for modification, addition or deletion of graduate degree programs and concentrations.

Serve graduate students in the same role as the Academic Affairs Committee serves undergraduate students.

Insure that proposals relating to graduate teacher education are reviewed by the Teacher Education Committee before taking action.
Establish policies and monitor administration of programs for the funding, recruitment, selection, assignment, employment and evaluation of graduate assistantships.

Section 5.         Academic Schools and College

The academic schools and college are administrative subdivisions of the University established for the purpose of giving instructions in one or more of the well-organized fields of study.  A school or college may be further subdivided into departments.  The faculty or corps of instruction of a school or college shall consist of all full-time professors, associate professors, assistant professors, lecturers and senior lecturers, and any teachers or personnel with such other titles as may be approved by the Board of Regents.  Full-time research and extension personnel and duly certified librarians will be included in the corps of instruction on the basis of comparable training.

Section 6.         Academic Deans

Appointment.  The Academic Deans shall be appointed by the President with the approval of the Chancellor and the Board of Regents and shall hold office at the pleasure of the President.  The dean shall report to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, and have responsibility for planning, organizing, directing, and supervising the overall operation of the division, and for the quality of faculty performance.

  • Planning responsibility shall consist of setting feasible operational goals determined by joint efforts of the faculty congruent with university and system policies.  Goals shall contain cost effective short-range and long-range objectives set within given human and financial budgetary limitations.  Plans shall include meeting all external accreditation criteria required of each degree program.
  • Organizational responsibility shall consist of orderly development of methods and processes to facilitate program, curricula, and faculty development.  The development and growth of these areas shall be congruent with faculty, institutional, student, community, and regional needs.  A positive and progressive organizational climate, designed to promote professional growth and development of both students and faculty, shall be a major goal.
  • Directing responsibilities shall consist of establishing administrative procedures and routines to insure that all division data are promptly and accurately collected and transmitted via written and verbal reports to both administrators and the faculty.  Collected data shall be used as empirical evidence to support effective planning for the future of the division.
  • Supervising responsibility shall require the establishment and operation of the quality assurance programs in (1) advisement, (2) budgetary controls, (3) course scheduling, (4) curricula development, (5) human resources evaluation, (6) classroom instruction, (7) community service, (8) seminars, and (9) research.  Facilities and equipment acquisition shall be congruent with the instructional needs of both faculty and students and shall promote progressive and orderly development of the major objectives outlined in the planning phase.  An annual review of results shall be presented to the faculty.
  • The dean shall receive an annual evaluation by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and shall be properly apprised as to performance as outlined in this section.  The orderly placement of a dean shall be consistent with performance appraisals which fall above or below normative performance of deans in like institutions.  Performance appraisals shall be used in apprising the deans of the level of their performance.

Section 7.         Department Chairs 

A department is an administrative subdivision of the University established within a school or college and organized for the purpose of giving instruction in one or more of the well-recognized fields of study and investigation.
Each department, so established and designated, is directed by a department chair.  The chair is appointed by the President after consultation with the academic dean and the Vice President for Academic Affairs, and with the approval of the Chancellor and the Board of Regents, and shall hold office at the pleasure of the President.  The department chair shall:

Be responsible for the general direction of the work of the department and for the formation, in consultation with the departmental corps of instruction and the division chair, of department plans; for execution of these plans and of the policies of the University insofar as they affect the work of the department.

Be the representative of the department in all official communications with the academic dean, the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the President, and the University officers and in official departmental communications with students.

Be responsible for the quality of instruction offered in the department; give close supervision to the classroom instruction of departmental corps of instruction; consult from time to time with each member of the department regarding the nature, scope, and quality of the faculty member's teaching; and make recommendations to the academic dean regarding the selection, promotion, retention, nonrenewal, and removal of the faculty members of the department.

Cooperate with the academic dean in the assignment of courses within the department and maintain, insofar as possible, an equitable and mutually agreeable distribution of courses and sections; have general supervision of the work of the students in the department and coordinate the advisement activities of the faculty.

After consultation with the department members, prepare a budget request for the department and submit it to the academic dean.

Prepare an annual report to be incorporated in the academic dean's report to the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
In the fields of study in which no department has been established or no chair appointed, the academic dean, with the approval of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the President, may assign certain duties to a coordinator.  (The responsibility for these duties rests with the academic dean.)  The duties of the coordinators shall include:

General direction of the work of the area in consultation with the academic dean; execution of the direction of the academic dean.

Representation of the area in all official communications with the academic dean and, through the academic dean, to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the President, and other officers, and in official communications with students.

General direction of instructional services offered in the area, including the course offerings, faculty assignments to courses, development of new courses and programs, all in consultation with the academic dean. In consultation with the [area] faculty, the coordinator shall make recommendations to the academic dean regarding selection, retention, removal, and promotion of faculty members.

General coordination of advisement activities of the area and supervision of students in the area.

Development of budget requests in cooperation with the faculty of the area; and preparation of an annual report to be incorporated within the annual report of the school, in cooperation with the academic dean.

Section 8.         Individual Faculty Members

In a changing educational environment, the role of the individual faculty member will necessarily be in a continuous process of evolution. Therefore, the responsibilities and duties of the faculty are best defined in a regularly revised document, the Faculty Handbook, and in conformity with these Statutes.

The primary responsibility of the corps of instruction faculty is to teach and, in doing this, to assist students in the acquisitions of skills, attitudes, and understanding relevant to course objectives. Each instructor is responsible for the quality and content of instruction in his or her classroom and for the evaluation of student academic performance relative to course objectives.

The faculty member also plays an essential role in university life outside the classroom through academic advisement, service on individual or departmental committees, and supervision of student activities. A faculty member is expected to assume professional responsibilities with the above and additional areas to which he or she might reasonably be assigned by the University, division or departmental administration in accordance with these Statutes and the Policies of the Board of Regents.

The faculty member is also expected to be a professional in his or her own discipline, to stay abreast of current developments, and to be professionally active and productive by whatever means are pertinent to this discipline (i.e., conferences, performances, publications, etc.).

ARTICLE VI

Students

Section 1.         Admission of Students
Policies governing the admission of students, whether new, transfer, transient, or auditing, will follow procedures as outlined in the current University Bulletin.

Section 2.         Student Conduct and Academic Performance
Regulations regarding student conduct and academic performance shall follow procedures as prescribed in the current publications approved by the University.

Section 3.         Student Organizations and Activities
Provisions and guidelines for organizing student activities shall follow procedures as stated in current publications approved by the University.

ARTICLE VI

Miscellaneous Provisions

All questions of interpretation of these Statutes and questions of the nature and extent of the jurisdiction of the faculty and of the various administrative officers under these Statutes are to be determined by the President.

The President shall settle all questions of conflicts of jurisdiction that may arise between any of the committees, or any committee and the Senate, or between them and the administrative officers of the University.

After the decision of the President on such questions, an appeal may be made to the Board of Regents, as provided in Article IX of the By-Laws of the Board of Regents.

These Statutes shall become effective on their adoption by a two-thirds vote of the faculty at a faculty meeting at which a quorum of the faculty is present, and the approval of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.  The adoption of these Statutes shall rescind any and all previous Statutes, rules, and faculty decisions which are contrary to the provisions herein given.

In the event of a conflict between the Faculty Statutes and the Faculty Handbook, the former takes precedence.

General Faculty meetings shall be conducted in accordance with Robert’s Rules of Order, Revised.

Faculty must receive agenda and related materials at least three working days before a faculty meeting is held.

ARTICLE VII

Amendments

All proposed amendments to the Statutes of Georgia Southwestern State University shall be made to the Faculty Senate.  If the Faculty Senate approves an amendment by a two-thirds vote of its members, it shall be submitted to the Faculty.

When an amendment is approved by a two-thirds vote of the faculty at a faculty meeting at which a quorum is present (See Article III, Section II, provision for quorum), it shall be submitted to the President of the University.  If the President approves, he or she will submit it to the Chancellor and the Board of Regents for formal ratification.  The President may veto a proposed amendment by following the procedure set forth in Article II, Section 2.

Amendments approved by the Board of Regents shall be effective on the date of Board Action.

Approved by the Board of Regents

Academic Affairs Organization Chart

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Graduate Assistant Evaluation Form

Faculty Development Grant Proposal Form