OVPI Initiatives

As part of its mission of supporting student learning at UGA, the Office of the Vice President for Instruction has launched several initiatives to enhance the student experience and provide students with a pathway to a successful college career.

The First-Year Odyssey Seminar Program introduces first-year students to the academic life of the university. These seminars allow students to engage with faculty and other first-year students in a small class environment while learning about the unique academic culture the university offers. The Gateway to Georgia Scholarship Program provides financial access to college, with three different types of scholarships available: need-based, merit-based and general fund. ConnectUGA is the implementation project for UGA's new student information system that will fully launch in 2014. It will streamline data into one central source, making it easier for students to access their information to stay on top of class registration, tuition and fee payment, and scholarship and financial aid information. UGA’s Complete College Georgia plan is part of a statewide project coordinated by the University System of Georgia to improve student access to college and increase retention and graduation rates among the system’s institutions over the next eight years.