Office of the Provost
The Document Library at the website of the Office of the Provost provides a repository of documents and resources, available by download or URL to another web resource.
By using the Document Library, documents which may require periodic or frequent updates will maintain a single, permanent valid website address that will remain the same in the future – regardless of any change in file name for the PDF or other resource.
Each library resource is categorized by type, and can be filtered by category using the relevant buttons below. Please note that some library resource entries will take you to documents hosted on the websites of the Office of Faculty Affairs (such as the P&T manual), the Strategic Plan website, or the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion website .
- Academic Integrity
- COACHE Documents
- External Reports
- Institutional Policies
- Institutional Reports and Records
- Instructional Resources
- Organizational Charts
- Policies and Manuals
- Reports and Diagrams
This resource entry includes the following from the 2011-16/21 Strategic Plan: the initial plan as published in 2011, the 2016 mid-point progress report, and the 2020 progress report. Additional documents are located at the university’s Strategic Plan website, https://strategic.gsu.edu/.
This Spring 2022 report outlines the steps Georgia State has taken to meet its goals for improvement and transformation, following the COACHE Action Plan as its guide.
As members of the academic community, students are expected to recognize and uphold standards of intellectual and academic integrity. The Policy on Academic Honesty assumes as a basic and minimum standard of conduct in academic matters that students be honest and that they submit for credit only the products of their own efforts. The ideals of scholarship and the need for fairness require that all dishonest work be rejected as a basis for academic credit. They also require that students refrain from any and all forms of dishonorable or unethical conduct related to their academic work. The policy represents a core value of the university, and all members of the university community are responsible for abiding by its tenets. Lack of knowledge of this policy is not an acceptable defense to any charge of academic dishonesty. Members of the academic community, students, faculty and staff, are expected to report violations of these standards of academic conduct in accordance with the procedures articulated in this Policy.
This document contains a detailed list of recommendations of the Task Force for Academic Integrity, divided by Task Force subcommittee.
Users can select the link at the download button below to access the Academic Programs Guide as maintained by the University Senate. The linked sub-website of the University Senate facilitates the work of departments and colleges seeking to initiate, alter, or discontinue academic programs.
The Georgia Constitution grants the Board of Regents the exclusive right to govern, control, and manage the University System of Georgia (“USG”) and all USG institutions. The Board exercises and fulfills its constitutional obligations, in part, by promulgating rules and policies for the governance of the USG and its constituent units. The purpose of this Policy Manual is to collect, organize, publish, and otherwise make publicly available the directives and policies of the Board.
The Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) is a research-practice partnership based in the Harvard Graduate School of Education. COACHE studies the work lives of faculty with a focus on actionable data to support academic administrators. Studies are conducted in partnership with college and university leaders (both faculty and administrative) with an emphasis on using the data collected to improve the academic workplace. This document identifies five overarching areas for improvement and includes an action plan for each of those areas.
[External Research – Abstract from the authors] Due to the unprecedented COVID-19 incident, higher education institutions have faced different challenges in their teaching-learning activities. Particularly conducting assessments remotely during COVID-19 has posed extraordinary challenges for higher education institutions owing to lack of preparation superimposed with the inherent problems of remote assessment. In the current study, the challenges of remote assessment during COVID-19 incident in higher education institutions were investigated taking Middle East College as a case study. For the study, questionnaires were prepared and data from 50 faculties were collected and analyzed. The study focused on the challenges of remote assessment in general and academic dishonesty in particular. The main challenges identified in remote assessment were academic dishonesty, infrastructure, coverage of learning outcomes, and commitment of students to submit assessments. To minimize academic dishonesty, preparing different questions to each student was found to be the best approach. Online presentation was also found to be good option to control academic integrity violations. Combining various assessment methods, for instance report submission with online presentation, helps to minimize academic dishonesty since the examiner would have a chance to confirm whether the submitted work is the work of the student.
This document contains a summary of the results from the COACHE Faculty Satisfaction Survey at Georgia State University, including information about participation and overall themes highlighted by the survey.
The plans were first posted to coincide with the university-level COACHE action plan in April 2021. These action plans are compiled here so that you may either download each plan a la carte, or download all plans in one ZIP file. To download all plans in one ZIP file, select the “DOWNLOAD” button below the individual listings.
Colleges & Schools Quick Facts Flyers Uploaded June 3, 2021 (Click here to access the university fact sheet.)
[External Research] This study attempts to broaden the understanding of academic dishonesty in two ways. First, most previous studies have focused on a narrow range of cheating behaviors. This study asked students about 20 different types of academic dishonesty. Second, this study attempted to reveal which correlates were the strongest predictors of academic dishonesty with multi-variate analysis. Correlates from past research were included in the multi-variate analysis. It is important to note that this is an atheoretical study. While no particular theory is utilized to explain academic dishonesty among college students, the results are nevertheless important. Identifying important correlates of academic dishonesty should help provide a better picture of past findings and also allow those interested in curbing cheating to focus upon important predictors of academic dishonesty.
A Dean’s Certification is a letter commonly requested by third parties for a variety of reasons (e.g., transferring to another institution, admission to graduate/professional programs, state bar associations, government agencies, and for certain forms of employment) to determine whether a student (past or current) has a disciplinary record(s) on file with the Office of the Dean of Students. [This link will direct you to the online form in a new window.]
This report from the American Council on Education summarizes findings from the Faculty Workload and Rewards Project and makes recommendations for promoting workload equity. The corresponding worksheet booklet is included at this link. The report serves as a primary roadmap for Georgia State’s work across colleges, schools and academic departments for addressing workload equity as identified by the COACHE Faculty Satisfaction Survey.
The Georgia State case study by the APLU and USU outlines how the university navigated the merger with Perimeter College, overcame challenges, and incorporated feedback from faculty, students and staff to inform the consolidation process – with a clear vision to adopt and scale student success initiatives that have been demonstrated to make a true difference.
This listing in the Provost’s Document Library will take you to the Faculty Handbook on the Faculty Affairs website. It will open in a new window.
Access faculty hiring policies, procedures, resources and forms via the Office of Faculty Affairs
Access university faculty leave policies and disability resources via the Office of Faculty Affairs here.
The Academic Integrity Survey at Florida State University was conducted by the Academic Honor Policy Committee at Florida State University during Spring Semester 2015 in cooperation with the International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI). The document contains both a standard reporting of results by population provided by ICAI and illustrative bullet points developed by the Academic Honor Policy Committee. Where possible and appropriate, the 2015 survey results are compared to the results obtained on a similar survey conducted in cooperation with ICAI in 2003.
To comply with substantive change policies by SACSCOC, If a program is close to, or more than 50 percent online, this form should be submitted.
Georgia State University Fact Books provide a picture of the university using data about enrollment, admissions, policies, degrees, students, faculty, staff and instructional sites. The document is updated annually by the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.
Access Georgia State’s university-level organizational chart here.
Access sample course assignments and other materials on ethics and integrity from a first-year experience course at Georgia State (GSU 1010/PCO 1020).
This guidance document, developed as a result of action items from the 2021-22 COACHE Action Plan, establishes best practices for faculty at Georgia State in ensuring that individual workloads of faculty are appropriate and balanced, with more even distribution of service, to accomplish the university’s mission.
These documents from Georgia State University’s Legal Affairs department provides instructions for faculty and instructors to request the takedown of their specific materials found on three homework help websites: Chegg, Course Hero and GradeBuddy. They contain information about the process, copyright laws, and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).
These reports from the Implementation Steering Committee of the Next Generation of Faculty initiative track the university’s progress in meeting the transformative recommendations by the Commission for the Next Generation of Faculty to increase diversity, equity and inclusion in faculty recruitment, retention and engagement.
This listing in the Provost’s Document Library will take you to the Non-Tenure Track (NTT) Promotion Manual on the Faculty Affairs website. It will open in a new window.
This is form is used to formally notify students that they have been found in violation of University policy on academic honesty, and describes the penalties established for the violation. The form includes further information about the appeals process.
This listing in the Provost’s Document Library will take you to the Promotion & Tenure Manual on the Faculty Affairs website. It will open in a new window.
Access the organizational chart for the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Georgia State University, including a simplified diagram of senior leadership in the division.
Report of the Commission for the Next Generation of Faculty as issued in 2019, with appendices and presentation slides from the September 4, 2019 campus town hall
This document is intended to provide guidance to faculty and staff who need to address disruptive student conduct in the classroom or other learning environment. Instructors are responsible for the management of the learning environment in their classrooms, (whether in person or virtual) so all students in the class have an opportunity to participate in the learning process.
The attached document is a compendium of press releases related to the launch of the Second Century Initiative (2CI) and its approved cluster proposals. It is provided for archival purposes to show the proposals as they were originally selected. Implementation of each cluster was subject to change.
This document is a table that provides status updates on each of the recommendations of the Task Force for Academic Integrity.
The university has established the policies and procedures that comprise the Student Code of Conduct (the “Code”) to both promote the university mission and protect the rights of Students, faculty and staff. The official university rules and regulations are contained in the Georgia State University General Catalog and the student handbook.The most current version of the Code may be found online at: codeofconduct.gsu.edu. In the event of a conflict between the Code and other university policies, the most current version of the Code governs.
Student conduct is governed by the Code, university policy and applicable law. Students involved in criminal matters may be sanctioned by the university in addition to any sanctions that may be imposed by a court of law. However, the relationship a Student has with the state or federal court system does not alter the Student’s relationship with the university unless the Student is also found responsible for violating university Policy.
For some students, the demands and pressures of their academic experience may be overwhelming and stressful. Faculty and staff may be in a position to identify students who require additional assistance and to refer students to appropriate resources. This resource listing includes a referral form and further information about referring students of concern.
[External research – abstract from authors] The purpose of this study was to examine whether university students were engaged in any type of academic dishonesty as well as to look for their justifications for this likely lack of academic integrity. A sample of 500 students and lecturers from different faculties at The American University participated in this study. Findings suggest that although students did not report any severe form of cheating, they showed an inclination towards engaging in academic dishonesty. There was also a mismatch between students’ reports and their lecturers’ observations with respect to students’ amount of cheating.
This resource entry contains documents of the Task Force for Racial Equality, its reports, the university’s responding action plan, and a progress report on the action plan for Calendar Year 2020. Read more about the task force at https://dei.gsu.edu/task-force/.
This report is a retrospective on the Next Generation Program (Next Gen, 2015-2019), an ambitious strategic faculty program to bring researchers and scholars at the top of their fields to engage in interdisciplinary work critical to addressing the problems of the 21st century. Along with its predecessor program, the Second Century Initiative (2009-2014), it yielded centers for research that are making an impact.
Unit-level Spring 2022 progress reports on their action plans based on the results of the COACHE Faculty Satisfaction Survey process are included in this Provost’s Document Library entry.
This document, “The Economic Impact of University System of Georgia Institutions on their Regional Economies in FY 2020” was commissioned by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia and discusses the economic impact of the 26 member institutions of the system on their local/regional economies. The report includes Georgia State University’s economic impact during FY 2020.
This student-oriented video explains the importance of academic integrity for student success.