The Georgia State University Faculty Handbook provides new and continuing faculty members ready access to two important kinds of information: 1) general information about the policies and procedures that impact faculty, and 2) resources to support faculty.
COACHE at Georgia State
Georgia State is undergoing a multi-year improvement cycle through the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) Faculty Satisfaction process. Learn more about this process and keep up-to-date with the latest here.
The Research Innovation and Scholarly Excellence Challenge (RISE)
Georgia State is proud to launch a transformational new Research Innovation and Scholarly Excellence (RISE) challenge that will marshal the unique strengths of our research community to address complex problems through interdisciplinary collaboration. This initiative aims to foster an innovative research ecosystem that will mobilize faculty across units around high-impact foci and translate research discovery into outcomes that will elevate Georgia State to national and global prominence.
Learn more about the initiative and how faculty can apply by selecting the link below to go to the RISE page at the website of University Research Services & Administration.
Academic Integrity Resources & The Task Force for Academic Integrity
Georgia State University has partnered with Academic Analytics to assist the institution’s understanding of research activity and discovery/exploration of research happening at GSU. Using Academic Analytics, we developed Faculty Insight and Georgia State Scholars.
Georgia State Scholars
Georgia State Scholars is a publicly available tool for those in and outside GSU to explore scholarly activity being carried out at the university. The data behind the site is sourced from Faculty Insight, which faculty can use to tailor how their profile appears to the public. Potential students, potential collaborators, members of the press, and other members of the public can use this site to find research activities and faculty of interest to them.
Faculty Insight empowers students, faculty, and staff at GSU to explore scholarly activities being undertaken at the university. Faculty members can uncover public and private funding opportunities and potential collaborators that span discipline, campus location, and academic age, providing faculty with a competitive advantage when applying for federal research resources. The platform provides faculty users with a pre-populated faculty profile page, a profile editing tool with which to add additional scholarly activity, and a list of targeted funding opportunities- all in one integrated, intuitive interface.
Promotion, Tenure, & Review: Policies, Manuals & Forms
This page from the Office of Faculty Affairs contains important information and manuals about P&T, including P&T calendars, dossier and action forms, and more.
COVID-19 Tenure Clock Stoppage (Request Deadline: Dec. 3, 2021)
Faculty interested in requesting a COVID-19 a tenure/promotion clock stoppage should review the following FAQs before submitting a request form, which is linked in this FAQ PDF. Deadline for receiving all requests is December 3, 2021; however, the deadline for some faculty groups will be earlier.
IPORT is a web-based application that provides access to summarized and detail data that is stored in the university data warehouse, such as reports on enrollment, admissions, grades, graduation, retention, curriculum, faculty teaching duties and student housing. This reporting system provides decision-makers with instant access to historical data and makes it easy to analyze the data and recognize trends over a given span of time. IPORT displays data from the Spring semester 2005 until the present, with data for the current semester being refreshed nightly until the midpoint of the term.
Most of the data are displayed in an aggregated format and is available to the public. However, some reports are restricted to GSU faculty and staff.
Office of Assessment & Review (Office of Institutional Effectiveness)
The Office of Assessment and Review works with departments and programs to assess degree and certificate programs and courses in the core curriculum for the purpose of maximizing student learning.
SACSCOC is the regional accrediting body for colleges and universities in 11 Southern states and Latin America for institutions of higher education. It is recognized by both the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation by SACSCOC signifies that the institution
- Has a mission appropriate to higher education,
- Possesses resources, programs, and services sufficient to accomplish and sustain that mission,
- Maintains clearly specified educational objectives that are consistent with its mission and appropriate to the degrees it offers, and
- Demonstrates success in achieving its stated objectives.
SACSCOC accreditation allows Georgia State University to maintain eligibility for state and federal funds, including student financial aid through the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation is important for the acceptance and transfer of college credits, and receipt of a degree from an accredited undergraduate institution is a standard prerequisite for admission to most graduate programs.
The Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness serves as the SACSCOC accreditation liaison for the university and serves as the principal contact person for the Commission. The liaison is responsible for assuring that compliance with accreditation requirements is incorporated into planning and evaluation processes of the institution, notifying the Commission in advance of substantive changes, and maintaining all records related to the institution’s SACSCOC accreditation.
Georgia State University’s SACSCOC accreditation was reaffirmed in 2019.
Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP): College to Career
As part of the SACSCOC reaffirmation of accreditation process, each accredited institution must enact a Quality Enhancement Plan that (a.) has a topic identified through its ongoing, comprehensive planning and evaluation processes; (b.) has broad-based support of institutional constituencies; (c.) focuses on improving specific student learning outcomes and/or student success; (d.) commits resources to initiate, implement and complete the QEP; and (e.) includes a plan to assess achievement.
College to Career 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.
University Policy Library
The University Policy Library through the Office of Institutional Effectiveness contains Georgia State’s university-wide policies. The information includes policy statements, the approval and effective dates, what body approved the policy, what office implements and manages the policy (referred to as the Responsible Office) and what members of the community are impacted by the policy. In most cases, the library does not include procedures related to the policies.
Office of Institutional Effectiveness
The Office of Institutional Effectiveness maintains several offices within the unit to assist with the following areas within Georgia State University:
- Enterprise Data Management and Analytics
- Institutional Research
- Policy, Planning & Accreditation
- Assessment & Review
Office of Faculty Affairs
Our office provides supportive infrastructure and programming to recruit, appoint, retain, and support our faculty members and to help them achieve their full potential during their time at Georgia State University.
University Research Services & Administration (URSA)
Access policies, forms, research systems, and further information about:
- Proposals & Awards
- Compliance & Safety
- Research Training
- Technology Commercialization
… and more.
Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning & Online Education (CETLOE)
The Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Online Education (CETLOE) advances the scholarship and practice of exemplary instruction at Georgia State University.
- Provide professional development opportunities for instructors in all the university’s colleges and schools throughout their teaching careers and across all modalities from face-to-face to fully online.
- Work collaboratively with instructors on course design and implementation of appropriate instructional technologies to enhance student learning and engagement.
- Partner with schools and colleges to develop, market and deliver exceptional online programs from associate’s to doctoral.
Want to join an enterprising urban research university that is known for student success, teaching, diversity, and interdisciplinary research and scholarship? Learn more about faculty positions here.
Academic Leadership Searches
Learn more about available academic leadership searches at Georgia State here, including any open positions for deans, associate provosts, vice presidents, and similar academic leadership opportunities.
Guide to Academic Programs (New Program Proposals, Program Change Proposals, Academic Program Discontinuation)
This page from the University Senate website facilitates the work of departments and colleges seeking to initiate, alter, or discontinue academic programs. The varieties of programs included are those, such as degree or major programs, minors, distance learning offerings, or core curriculum courses, that require university-level approval from the Senate Committee on Academic Programs and subsequent approval from or interaction with the Georgia Board of Regents and/or the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The following pages include a complete list of these types of programs as well as proposal formats, review processes and additional references for each type. A glossary of academic program types and common terms, frequently asked questions, recurring abbreviations and acronyms, and additional policies and resources can also be found on this site.
The Academic Programs Guide is coordinated by the Committee on Academic Programs and the office of the Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness.