Undergraduate students are invited to participate in the inaugural Experiential Learning Fair to be held in the Tate Center Grand Hall on Feb. 14, 11am-3pm. Co-sponsored by the Office of Experiential Learning, Career Center, and Student Government Association, the event will feature several units and programs from across campus that offer approved courses and non-credit EL activities. Free pizza and refreshments will be served for the first students through the door.
Its finals week and the fall commencement is almost here. As the semester comes to a close, I want to remind you about a couple of fast approaching deadlines.
You've probably heard about the Double Dawgs program by now. It's one of the hottest topics on campus--along with our SEC football championship bid. Since the Double Dawgs program launched in August, more than 10,000 people have visited the website and the program listing page has been browsed over 16,000 times. That's an average of over 1,300 views a week!
Now open to ALL undergraduate students! The Office of Experiential Learning has a limited number of scholarships to support experiential learning activities. Students must be eligible and activities must be on the approved list of any college to be considered for funding, which can be used for a wide variety of UGA approved experiential learning activities--from study abroad, to research, to creative activities, and more. Apply by February 16 for summer 2018 activities.
As I'm writing this article, our director of Academic Honesty and Integrity Phillip Griffeth is filing his annual report on the number of academic dishonesty cases for 2016-17. I'm pleased to share that the number of cases his office saw in 2016-17 went down 15% (from 569 to 482) from the prior year.
EDITOR'S NOTE: We've had several questions about whether this new change in HOPE impacts previous courses. It is not retroactive. This change only impacts courses in Fall 2017 and going forward. We encourage you to read more about the HOPE modification for STEM weighted courses below and follow the links to find which of your STEM courses are included.
First-generation college students at the University of Georgia will receive expanded academic support to help them enter and excel in doctoral programs thanks to a $1.16 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
With the summer semester winding down this week and new student orientations coming to a close, we're preparing for the beginning of a new academic year and new goals to improve student engagement and achievement. In a couple of weeks, we'll not only be welcoming our students back to campus, but also have about 300 new faculty join the UGA family.
People I meet outside of the university often ask me if our office slows down for the summer. They are surprised when I tell them that on the contrary, we actually pick up the pace as we work on new student orientation, preparing for the Fall and Spring semesters and implementing various new projects for the upcoming year. This is probably no different in your areas as well.