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Emergency Update

The suspect in the Americus shooting is still at large; however, Georgia Southwestern academic and administrative buildings have been released. The GSW Pre-K will be closed on Dec. 8. Students in residence halls are being asked to stay in their building throughout the night. Campus police will be on alert.

 

2016-2017 Members

  • Bryan Davis, Chair
  • Kay Pace, Secretary
  • Ru Story-Huffman
  • Jayme Roseth
  • Brian Smith
  • Joseph Warther
  • Thomas Wright
  • Chadwick Gugg, Faculty Senator
  • Alexander Yemelyanov
  • Catalina Casaru
  • Yangil Park, Faculty Senator
  • Brian Adler, Ex-Officio
  • Linda Lee Purvis, Ex-Officio
  • Krista Smith, Ex-Officio
  • Christie Ward, Ex-Officio
  • Katelyn Foust, SGA
  • Megan Pierce, SGA
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    Meetings for Spring 2017

  • February 10, 2017. Deadline for Submission: January 30, 2017. Proposal Forms Below.
  • March 10, 2017. Deadline for Submission: February 27, 2017. Proposal Forms Below.
  • April 14, 2017. Deadline for Submission: April 3, 2017. Proposal Forms Below.
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    Academic Approval Process

    All changes or additions to the curriculum at Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) follow the campus process outlined below. Curriculum changes may also require notification of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), GSW’s accrediting agency; the Board of Regents; or the University System of Georgia’s General Education Council. This process can be time-consuming; depending on the change being proposed, official approval from GSW and any outside approvals may require up to 12 months or more. All individual proposing changes to academic programs should review GSW's Substantive Change Policy to determine whether their proposal should be reviewed to GSW's SACSCOC Liaison before submission to the appropriate committee for action.

    If a department or a program wants a change to appear in the catalog for the beginning of the academic year in August, the entire process must generally be completed by December of the previous year.

    THE PROCESS:

    1) Course or curriculum change or addition originates with a faculty member in the Academic Program. (Complete required forms—Links to forms below).
    2) Course or curriculum change or addition for any program that leads to Teacher Certification under the rules of Board of Regents and the Professional Standards Commission of Georgia must be approved by the Teacher Education Committee.
    3) Graduate course or curriculum change or addition must be approved by the Committee on Graduate Affairs. Course additions and changes are final when approved by committee, but most curriculum additions and changes must be approved by all levels of review.
    4) Undergraduate course or curriculum change or addition must be approved by the Committee on Academic Affairs. Course additions and changes are final when approved by committee, but most curriculum additions and changes must be approved by all levels of review.
    5) Curriculum change or addition must be approved by the GSW Faculty Senate.
    6) Curriculum change or addition must be approved by the General Faculty
    7) New academic degrees, majors, or changes to the name of degree programs must be submitted to the Board of Regents for approval, and additions to GSW’s core curriculum must be submitted to the University System of Georgia General Education Council.

    Academic Process Flow Charts

    The academic forms below are available in Rich Text Format; users should be able to save copies of these forms to their computers, title them appropriately, type in the required information, print forms, and then subsequently revise the forms as needed. Forms should be submitted to committees following the guidelines established by each committee. At least one signed hard copy of each form should be submitted for all required committees; after approvals are secured, programs should also submit electronic copies of the form(s) to the registrar.

    Request to Revise a Course

    Course Outline Template
    (requests for revised courses must be accompanied by both the existing course outline and a revised course outline)

    Request for a New Course

    Course Outline Template
    (requests for new courses must be accompanied by a course outline)

    Request for a Curriculum Change

    Request to Deactivate a Course/Program

    Request for a New Program

    Requests for new degree programs also require University System of Georgia approval, while requests for new minor or certificate programs only require USG notification

    http://www.usg.edu/academic_programs/new_programs

    Minutes

    2013 Minutes 2014 Minutes 2015 Minutes
    2016 Minutes  2017 Minutes
     January 25, 2013 January 31, 2014 February 13, 2015 January 29, 2016 February 10, 2017
     February 22, 2013 February 28, 2014 March 13, 2015 March 4, 2016 March 10, 2017
     March 29, 2013 April 25, 2014 April 10, 2015 April 18, 2016 April 14, 2017
    April 19, 2013 August 12, 2014 August 11, 2015 August 9, 2016  
    August 14, 2013 September 12, 2014 September 11, 2015 August 26, 2016  
     September 30, 2013 October 3, 2014 October 16, 2015 October 14, 2016  
    October 31, 2013 November 7, 2014 November 6, 2015 November 11, 2016   
    November 18, 2013 December 1, 2014      

    Committee on Academic Affairs was established in Article IV, Section 4 of the GSW University Statutes

    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.

     

     

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