As the Spring semester rolls on, advising is front-and-center for a lot of you. As it turns out, advising is a hot topic of discussion in our offices as well.
Welcome back! I hope that you've had an opportunity to relax over the long holiday and are settling into your spring semester classes. Spring is always a busy semester and there are several exciting opportunities to get your semester off to a great start. Start by visiting the Study Abroad Fair today from 12-5pm in the Tate Center. Also, mark your calendar for the Majors Fair next Tuesday, Feb. 26 from 10:30-1:30 also in the Tate Center.
Welcome back! I hope that you've had an opportunity to relax over the long holiday and spend some quality time with your families and friends. We have worked at a rapid pace and made great progress on various initiatives in the last several months. As we start off with the new year, we hope to keep up the momentum. There is a lot more happening in the OVPI, and I will be sharing information about these initiatives as they roll out over the next several months.
Final exams are wrapping up this week, and its crunch time for all of us before we head into the winter break. However, much work is being done behind the scenes so that our students are ready for classes in January. Your help is essential for ensuring a smooth transition between semesters.
It's almost the end of the semester and time for finals! Nearly 1,750 students are graduating in December and beginning new careers or starting graduate school. The majority of you will downshift into the slower pace of winter break and spend time with family and friends at home. Winter break is a good time to decompress, rest and reflect on the past semester and think about whether you are on target for your career goals.
We continue to look for ways to improve students' success at UGA. Another new initiative under way is designed to make our classroom use more efficient, while providing students greater access to the classes they need.
Yes, you read that headline correctly--summer. There's been a lot thoughtful planning going on behind the scenes for summer school in 2016, including a few big changes in how we typically prepare for summer months at UGA.
While excitement around Experiential Learning has been building this semester, a number of our students are already engaged in hands-on learning through service learning courses. Our Office of Service-Learning, whose focus is on "Putting Knowledge into Practice," works with UGA faculty to offer over 400 service-learning courses a year.