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Meet the President

President of Georgia Southwestern State University

Dr. Neal Weaver began his tenure as president of Georgia Southwestern State University in July of 2017, after serving as vice president for university advancement and innovation at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, La.

During his time at Nicholls State, the University saw four consecutive semesters of enrollment increases ending 16 semesters of enrollment decreases; a 40 percent increase in applications, and a 15 percent increase in admissions. He secured five endowed professorships supporting student success at Nicholls State. Weaver also served on several committees, including for accreditation compliance and leadership. In addition, he is active in community and professional organizations.

Prior to joining Nicholls State, Weaver served West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) in Canyon as vice president for institutional advancement and executive director of the WTAMU Foundation. He has also served in previous roles as vice president for university relations, director of university relations and director of public relations at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Okla.

Weaver holds a doctorate in organizational leadership from the University of Oklahoma in Norman. He earned an MBA from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant and a bachelor of arts in speech/communications from Oklahoma Panhandle State University in Goodwell.

President Neal Weaver

President
Neal Weaver
Administration Building
Phone: (229) 928-1360
Email: charles.patterson@gsw.edu

 

 

Meet the VPAA

Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs

Greetings and welcome to GSW!

Georgia Southwestern State University has as its mission to cultivate excellence in learning and teaching that encourages intellectual, personal, and social growth for students, faculty, staff, and the community. We are pleased that you have chosen to unite with our fine group of faculty as contributors to our mission.

At GSW, students are our primary concern. You are joining with other dedicated professionals who care deeply about their students and who are devoted to their chosen areas of study. If the Office of Academic Affairs can assist you in ensuring that students are learning optimally, please do not hesitate to contact me. I appreciate you dedication to helping our students achieve their dreams of an excellent education and a college degree. Their futures will be changed through your contribution to their learning.

LLP web smallLynda Lee Purvis

Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs
Georgia Southwestern State University
Phone: (229) 931-2019
Email: lynda.purvis@gsw.edu

 

Getting Started

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

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

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
Email: cheri.paradise@gsw.edu

TECHNOLOGY

HUMAN RESOURCES

Contact

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

School of Business Administration
Dr. Elizabeth Wilson, Dean
Business, History, Pol. Science, Room 213
Phone: (229) 931-2020
Fax: (229) 931-2092
Email: liz.wilson@gsw.edu

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

School of Education
Dr. Rachel Abbott
Education Center 125
Phone: (229) 931-2168
Email: rachel.abbott@gsw.edu

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

Academic Affairs Office
Cheri Paradise, Administrative Assistant
Administration Building
phone: (229) 928-1361
Fax: (229) 931-5079
Email: cheri.paradise@gsw.edu

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.

INTRODUCTION

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

CAMPUS PROCEDURES

Keys
Parking
Office Supplies
Email
Copying
Banner

STUDENTS AND CLASS

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

PAPERWORK

Grade Books/Class Recordkeeping
Roster Verification
Add/drops
Grade Submitting
Withdrawals
Incomplete

DEPARTMENT/SCHOOL CONNECTION

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

STUDENTS SERVICES

Student Handbook
Academic Dishonesty
Tutoring
Testing
Students with Disability
Student Rights and Responsibilities
Student Records

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.

GRADES

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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