Part-Time Faculty Handbook

Meet the President


The President of Georgia Southwestern State University

Kendall Blanchard is serving as the 10th President of Georgia Southwestern University. He came to GSW as the interim president in January of 2007 and was named to the permanent position in June.

Kendall Blanchard grew up in Gainesville, Florida. After graduating from Gainesville High School he went to Olivet Nazarene College in Kankakee, Illinois, where he graduated with an AB in English. The following year he taught English and coached high school basketball at Grant Park (Illinois) High School. He then matriculated to Vanderbilt University where he received his Masters of Divinity degree. Subsequently, he attended Southern Methodist University, earning his M.A. and Ph.D. in cultural anthropology. A few years later he completed a one-year post-doctoral program at Johns Hopkins University.

Blanchard’s first university teaching position was at Middle Tennessee State University where he served as Chair of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work. Subsequently, he served as Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Emporia State University (Kansas), as Dean of Arts and Sciences at Lamar University (Texas), as Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Tennessee at Martin, and as President at Fort Lewis College in Colorado.

Blanchard has been active in many professional organizations as a member and an officer. He has belonged to several honorary and civic organizations. He has also been active in international education and has served as a consultant to a variety of organizations and communities.

Blanchard’s research interests include the anthropology of religion, the anthropology of education, and the anthropology of sport. He has written and published widely in a variety of areas. His major publications include The Economics of Sainthood: Religious Change among the Rimrock Navajo (Fairleigh-Dickinson University Press), The Serious Side of Leisure: The Mississippi Choctaws at Play (University of Illinois Press), and The Anthropology of Sport (Greenwood Press).

Kendall Blanchard is married to Connie Garcia Blanchard. Connie has a PhD in Spanish Literature from the University of Kansas and has taught and served as an administrator at several universities (e.g., Emporia State, Murray State, Southeast Missouri, and the University of Kansas). The Blanchards have five children and three grandchildren.


Kendall Blanchard
Administration Building
Phone: (229) 931-1360

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Meet the VPAA


The Vice President for Academic Affairs


I am pleased to welcome you to the finest learning community in the University System of Georgia. I and all of your colleagues at Georgia Southwestern State University are pleased that you have chosen to practice the art and craft of teaching here at GSW.

At Georgia Southwestern, students are our primary concern. However I and my office can help you in ensuring that students are learning optimally, please do not hesitate to contact my office so that we can do all we can to make your affiliation with the university one that is mutually beneficial. You are joining with other dedicated professionals who care deeply about their students and who are devoted to their chosen areas of study. Education is transformative, and I can think of no higher calling than to work with students as they go about enhancing and transforming their lives for the better.

I appreciate your dedication to this service of helping our students. If I can be of service to you, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Best Wishes,


Brian U. Adler

Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty


Brian U. Adler, Ph.D.
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty
Georgia Southwestern State University
Phone: (229) 928-1361

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Getting Started



The purpose of this website is to provide you with quick reference to information you need as a new part-time faculty at Georgia Southwestern State University.

  1. Part-time faculty are under the direct supervision of the Chair of the Department or the Dean of the School/College in which they are hired.
  2. The Chair/Dean is responsible for providing to each part-time faculty member an appropriate orientation to university policies and procedures
  3. Part-time faculty should receive an annual evaluation as part of the annual faculty evaluation process
  4. Part-time faculty must provide students with a mean of contacting them and with hours during which they will be available for contact in person, by phone, or by email


The following forms can be found at Human Resources Forms and should be submitted to the Vice President for Academic Affairs Office before the beginning date of employment. Your first paycheck will be released pending receipt of all requested documentation.

  1. Security Questionnaire and Oath as required by the State of Georgia
  2. Faculty Information Data Form

Additional documentation that should be submitted to the Academic Affairs Office include:

  1. Updated curriculum vita or resume which includes employment at GSW
  2. Official transcripts requested and mailed directly from college or university from which you have received a degree. The mailing address is:
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Georgia Southwestern State University 800 Georgia Southwestern State University Drive Americus, Georgia 31709

Note: Your first paycheck will be released pending receipt of all requested documentation

To Contact the Office of Academic Affairs:

Cheri Paradise,
Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs
Phone: (229) 928-1361

Federal Tax Forms
State of Georgia Tax Forms
Direct Deposit Form
Payroll Change of Address


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College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Kelly McCoy, Dean
Academic Center for Excellence
(ARC Bldg.) Room 101
Phone: (229) 931-2322

School of Business Administration
Dr. Elizabeth Wilson, Dean
Business, History, Pol. Science, Room 213
Phone: (229) 931-20200
Fax: (229) 931-2092

School of Computing and Mathematics
Dr. Boris Peltsverger, Dean
Crawford Wheatley Hall, Room 101
Phone: (229) 931-2100

School of Education
Dr. Rachel Abbott
Education Center 125
Phone: (229) 931-2168

School of Nursing
Dr. Sandra Daniel, Dean
Rosalynn Carter Health and Human Sciences Center, Room 148
Phone: (229) 931-2280
Fax: (229) 931-2288

Academic Affairs Office
Cheri Paradise, Administrative Assistant
Administration Building
phone: (229) 928-1361
Fax: (229) 931-5079

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Checklist-Beginning Semester


Please ask the Chair of your Department or the Dean of the School if you have any questions about any of these topics.


Course Syllabus
Office Hours and/or Contact Information
Textbook Order
Final Examination dates
What to do if you must be absent
Requirements for online courses


Office Supplies


Appeal Process
Support for Students
Support for Instructor
Classroom Discipline
Student Grievances


Grade Books/Class Recordkeeping
Roster Verification
Grade Submitting


Role of Department/School Administrative Staff
When to Contact Department Chair or School Dean
When to Contact Department/School Administrative Assistant


Student Handbook
Academic Dishonesty
Student Support Services
Students with Disability
Student Rights and Responsibilities
Student Records

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Checklist-End of Semester


Please ask the Chair of your Department or the Dean of the School if you have any questions about any of these topics.


Submit grade on Banner Web before deadline
Turn in copies of your grades to the Department/School Administrative Assistant
Retain copies of grades
Process any paperwork for incomplete grades
Requirements for online courses

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