Extended University Overview
Through the Extended University Division, campus facilities, resources and expertise are extended to central Georgia and beyond.
The division's mission is to enrich the economic, cultural, personal and professional lives of Georgians through high-quality educational programs and comprehensive conference and academic support services.
The division offers a diverse and comprehensive slate of services through the departments described below.
The Department of Continuing Education and Public Services
Continuing Education serves approximately 10,000 members of our community annually through more than 800 noncredit course offerings from accounting to yoga. Through our offerings, community residents are able to attend camps, conferences and courses in areas such as computers; professional development; health, fitness and sports; the fine and performing arts; Learning in Retirement and the Road Scholar program (formerly Elderhostel); Kids' University and children's activities; and travel vacations. To register for a course or for camp or conference assistance, call 478-445-5277.
Public Services offers professional assistance in housing, planning, promoting, and implementing special events on the GC campus. The department is responsible for the reservation of university space and facilities for all non-academic activities; supervises the Centennial Center Complex, Russell Auditorium, Miller Dance Studio and other facilities; and also provides audiovisual support services for the campus. For assistance with facility reservations, call 478-445-2749. For audiovisual support services, call 478-696-2092. Click here to go directly to the facilities request form.
The Old Governor's Mansion
The Old Governor's Mansion was the home to eight of Georgia's governors from 1839 to 1868. Since 1889, the Mansion has been part of Georgia College. The Old Governor's Mansion was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1973, was fully restored in 2005 and now serves as a historic house museum. For information on the tours and educational programs of the Mansion, contact the Mansion staff at 478-445-4545.
The Office of Grants and Sponsored Projects
The Office of Grants and Sponsored Projects (OGSP) works closely with faculty and staff to facilitate external grants and sponsored projects. The primary functions of the OGSP are to provide pre-award support for faculty and staff writing grant applications for external funding and ensure post-award compliance with federal and other funding agency guidelines. For assistance with funding opportunities and proposal budget development, call 478-445-2753. For compliance issues, call 478-445-3497.
Since 1968, Academic Outreach has provided free positive educational experiences for Pre-K through 12th grade students and adults in Baldwin and surrounding counties primarily through the participation of talented, civic-minded GC students who serve as members of the Community Action Team for Service (CATS). The department's mission is to promote a passion for learning while having fun and increasing students' awareness of their surroundings. Because AO is funded through a generous endowment for science education from the Kaolin Industries of Georgia, many of its programs are science or environmental based, but they also range in programming from history and team building to art and music.
Members of CATS provide hands-on activities and non-traditional delivery systems at schools, environmental centers, and GC; serve as facilitators for science-based field trips; lead educational presentations in local schools; and assist with area afterschool programs. All GC students are eligible to participate in CATS. For more information about Academic Outreach, contact Ruth Eilers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 478-445-0810 or visit www.gcsu.edu/academicoutreach.
The Office of Afterschool Achievement
The Office of Afterschool Achievement supports two externally-funded youth development programs: the YES Program and the High Achievers Program.
Youth Enrichment Services (YES) is a collaborative project between Georgia College, the Baldwin County Board of Education, and Baldwin County Parks and Recreation. Funded with multiple grant awards from the Georgia Department of Education's 21st Century Learning Community Center program, the YES Program exists to raise achievement and education aspirations for Baldwin County elementary, middle and high school students as well as their adult family members. YES seeks to help students promote on time, persist to graduation and to be ready for post-secondary education or work. For more information on the YES Program, call 478-445-0145.
The High Achievers Program is an afterschool program funded by a grant from the Georgia Department of Human Services. The High Achievers Program supports students in afterschool and summer programming. The goal of the project is to develop civically engaged youth with the ability and knowledge to be effective leaders to younger peers and to be ambassadors and change agents for positive youth development. For more information, call 478- 804-3778.
Communities In Schools Milledgeville/Baldwin County
Communities In Schools is the nation's largest dropout prevention organization. The mission of Communities in Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. By bringing caring adults into the schools to address children's unmet needs, CIS provides the link between educators and the community. The result: teachers are free to teach and students - many in jeopardy of dropping out - have the opportunity to focus on learning.
The Center for Program Evaluation and Development
The Center for Program Evaluation and Development provides evaluation solutions to organizations addressing significant local, state, national and international needs. The center offers a full range of services for clients to help them identify funding sources, prepare grant proposals and evaluate the effectiveness of their efforts. Since its inception in 2007, the Center has provided evaluation and research services for projects funded by the National Science Foundation, the US Department of Education, the Georgia Department of Education, the US Department of Health and Human Services, the Georgia Department of Human Services, the Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteerism and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
ABOUT GEORGIA COLLEGE: Georgia College, the state's designated Public Liberal Arts University, combines the educational experience expected at esteemed private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public higher education. Its four colleges – arts and sciences, business, education and health sciences – provide 6,600 undergraduate and graduate students with an exceptional learning environment that extends beyond the classroom, with hands-on involvement with faculty research, community service, residential learning communities, study abroad and myriad internships