UGA DOUBLE DAWGS: DUAL DEGREE PROGRAM
Provost Whitten, Dr. Suzanne Barbour, Dean of the Graduate School and Dr. Rahul Shrivastav, Vice President for Instruction formally announced last week the UGA Double Dawgs Dual Degree Program. To give our students a competitive advantage after graduation while helping lower the overall cost of their education, UGA is launching an ambitious program that will increase the number of opportunities for qualified students to earn an undergraduate and graduate degree within a five-year timeframe.
The University currently offers more than a dozen dual undergraduate/graduate degree programs, many of which have been in existence for several years. Honors students have long benefited from the ability to pursue dual bachelor’s/graduate degrees. By streamlining the processes for creating additional Double Dawgs programs and making them available to all qualified students, we aim to significantly increase the number of linked undergraduate/graduate degree pathways UGA offers. Details about the implementation of the Double Dawgs program are outlined below.
For full consideration for an effective start date of Fall 2017, proposals must be submitted to the college curriculum committee before Feb. 9 and the UGA Office of Curriculum Systems on or before March 3, 2017. The Office of Curriculum Systems will then oversee and route the proposals through additional approvals.
For more information contact your department graduate coordinator or Assoc. Dean Hunt-Hurst.
DEAN’S CHALLENGE LADY BULLDOGS BASKETBALL GAME – THURSDAY, FEB. 9
A special invitation has been extended again this year to the College by the Georgia Women’s Basketball team. We have been given 150 complimentary tickets to the Lady Dogs home game on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 against University of Kentucky with tip off at 7 p.m. Please join us, faculty, staff and your family! Free tickets are available IN THE DEAN’S OFFICE (along with a voucher for food from the concessions at Stegeman Coliseum during the game). Please see Brocton Funke or Carol Halstead to obtain tickets. These tickets will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. When attending the game, be sure to sign in at the Smith Street concourse area so we can track attendance. The college with the Dean that brings the most guests will be recognized as the winner!
Super-Includer award NOMINATIONS SOUGHT
A reminder the college is seeking nominations for the annual awarding of the Super-Includer Award. This award is given to someone in the college (faculty or staff) who has helped others feel more included in the college.
Anyone in the college can nominate by completing the Nomination Form and submitting a brief paragraph, limit of 200 words, stating how this individual has gone above and beyond their formal duties in making the experiences of others in the college productive and positive. Instructions are listed on the web site http://www.fcs.uga.edu/faculty_staff_resources/awards-super-includer-award and nominations are due Wed. Feb. 15th.
Deadline for most FACS awards http://www.fcs.uga.edu/faculty_staff_resources/awards is the close of business on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.
Announcing the UGA New Materials Institute
The Inaugural New Materials Institute Kickoff Summit will be held the morning of February 14, 2017, at the UGA Special Collections Library. Breakfast and lunch are provided, but you must register to attend! See attached flyer.
This meeting is meant to introduce faculty from different schools and colleges on campus to our interdisciplinary efforts to create sustainable materials and practices, based on green engineering principles that have the ultimate goal of minimizing waste and protecting human health. The summit will describe several existing efforts targeting large grant opportunities from both federal, industrial, and not-for-profit sources, and we are seeking partners from a variety of different disciplines, ranging from the sciences, to business, to education that can play an important role in these activities.
We encourage anyone interested in research, education, outreach, and sustainability to register for this event. To register, please visit: https://newmaterials.uga.edu/registration/
Source: Ryan B. Adolphson, Director, Agricultural Technical Assistance Program (AgTAP)
College of Engineering - Public Service and Outreach and College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
OneSource NEW FINANCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES ADMINISTRATION SYSTEM
UGA has launched OneSource https://onesource.uga.edu/ project to modernized, integrate, and support data-driven finance and human resources administration. This is a multi-year project that will engage faculty and staff from every college, school, and unit at the University.
To advise the University community of recent activities related to UGA’s OneSource Project, a town hall is planned for February 2 at 10:00 a.m. in the Georgia Center’s Mahler Hall.
All UGA faculty and staff are invited to this town hall.
If you would like to attend the Town Hall, either in person or online, an RSVP is requested, but not required, by visiting: http://bit.ly/FebTH. The complete news release can be found at https://onesource.uga.edu/news/town_hall_february_2017/
I encourage participation in the Town Hall by all interested faculty and staff in the college, either in person or online.
KUDOS – FACS FACULTY CONTRIBUTION TO GATFACS
The Georgia Association of Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences (GATFACS) will host the annual conference January 26-28 in Atlanta. Attending will be Michael Rupured, FHCE faculty and assistant to the dean for FACS Education, along with Tanacia Blackwell, FACS Education Advisor, Dr. Patti Hunt-Hurst, and several FACS Education majors in the college.
There are several faculty and FACS Extension Agents who will be provided content and subject matter updates for the conference. Kudos to the following individuals for really stepping up to the call for conference presentations.
POLICY: GUIDELINES FOR APPROVING LEAVE
Posted to the college Polices and Procedures web site http://www.fcs.uga.edu/faculty_staff_resources/policies-and-procedures is the FACS Guidelines for Approving Leave. This policy document provides information for both exempt and non-exempt employees and expectations to follow the standard UGA attendance and leave policies. Given the number of times there have been questions by both supervisors and employees, it seemed advisable to make the policy statement and reference links easily accessible to all employees in the college.
I am very happy for Ms. Sherri Stephens who will begin a new job in the Office of the Vice President for Instruction as the Senior Administrative Specialist for the Vice President. Her last day in FACS is Thursday, January 26. We wish her the best, but we are sorry to see her leave us after two years in this role and additional years in the college supporting FHCE Department. She will be missed!!!
Join us in an informal reception to thank Sherri and wish her well in her new job. This drop-in reception will be Thursday, January 26, 3:00 - 4:30 pm in Dawson Hall Rm 216.
The search process for a replacement has begun and the job will be posted in iPaws. These individuals have agreed to serve on the search committee:
Patti Hunt-Hurst, Assoc Dean, and Search Chair
Laura Kelley, HDFS staff, Staff Council Rep.
Jenny Ramsey, Business and Finance Office
Melissa McBride, FHCE office manager
Victoria Prevatt, Director of Development, External Relations
SCHEDULE (Dean’s travel and purpose during the next two weeks):
Linda Kirk Fox
The College of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Georgia embraces a commitment to diversity by modeling for the state and nation a community of individuals and programs which seek to reduce prejudice, disparities, and discrimination and build a supportive environment for all.