Learn more about Georgia State University’s teaching innovations and endeavors in reshaping higher education for the 21st century.
Georgia State has a university-wide commitment to student advising and attention to student progress to graduation. The university is nationally recognized as a leader in creating innovative approaches that foster the success of students from all backgrounds. By making student success its highest priority, Georgia State changes lives and contributes to the economic, social and cultural vitality of the state, nation and world.
College to Career
Georgia State aims to make career preparedness a large part of a student’s academic pursuits. The College to Career initiative develops curricular enhancements that help students become aware of career competencies, connect those competencies to the work they do in the major and demonstrate their proficiency of transferable skills. College to Career is the university’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) as part of the 10-year reaffirmation of the university’s accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Experiential, Project-Based and Interdisciplinary Curriculum (EPIC)
As advancing technologies change the career landscape students enter on graduation, higher education continues to examine how best to provide a curriculum that prepares students to thrive. At Georgia State, a provost-led, cross-university team has been working to re-examine elements of the university’s core coursework with a focus on ensuring Georgia State’s students have opportunities to develop foundational skills to help them become adaptable problem-solvers, overcoming the academic challenges they face in their studies and creating solutions to the issues they’ll tackle as they graduate into their professions and lives. The team has developed the EPIC (Experiential, Project-based and Interdisciplinary Curriculum) program to help students think critically across the curriculum, making connections between their coursework and the world around them. Course pairings will encourage students to examine what they are learning across contexts by offering themes across courses such as American government and American history.
Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL)
The center offers a variety of workshops and consulting services to assist with creating and evaluating courses and academic programs. CETL’s joint resources also include a number of grants, fellowships and programs to encourage effective and inventive teaching. The center’s goal is to provide resources that improve student experiences and help faculty meet students’ learning needs.
Creative Media Industries Institute
The Creative Media Industries Institute (CMII), an interdisciplinary institute introduced in fall 2014, builds on the university’s strengths in media production, research, design, the arts, music management and digital publishing by preparing students for careers that transcend traditional degree programs.