Federal Requirement 4.6
FR 4.6 Recruitment materials and presentations accurately represent the institution's practices and policies.
___x__ Compliance _____ Partial Compliance _____ Non-Compliance
Judgment of Compliance
GC is in compliance with this standard and can demonstrate through the narrative and supporting documentation that its review process ensures the quality and accuracy of recruitment materials and presentations.
All materials are reviewed by University Communications according to published guidelines on the UC web siteto ensure that the material meets university requirements for publications. Recruitment materials are updated regularly and reviewed by Institutional Research to ensure that all facts, figures, statistics, policies, requirements, degree programs, and deadlines are current and correct. Degree information presented in recruitment materials parallels that presented in the Georgia College Undergraduate Catalog.
Graduate student recruitment is administered departmentally. All departmental brochures, posters, and advertisements for graduate programs are reviewed by University Communications according to the same policies cited above to ensure that they accurately reflect policies and programs provided by Georgia College. Degree information presented in recruitment materials parallels that presented in the Georgia College Graduate Catalog.
Georgia College is able to provide the following evidence supporting compliance:
GC's marketing and recruitment initiatives clearly and accurately represent the institution's practices and policies. These practices and policies are all motivated by GC's mission, which states as follows,
"As the state's designated public liberal arts university, Georgia College & State University is committed to combining the educational experiences typical of esteemed private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public higher education. Georgia College is a residential learning community that emphasizes undergraduate education and offers selected graduate programs. The faculty are dedicated to challenging students and fostering excellence in the classroom and beyond. Georgia College seeks to endow its graduates with a passion for achievement, a lifelong curiosity, and exuberance for learning."
Georgia College is a member of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) and the National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC), and as such, it abides by the AACRAO Professional Practices and Ethical Standards and the NACACPrinciples of Good Practice. All admissions recruiters are trained in accordance with the Principles and Ethical Standards of AACRAO, which place strong emphasis on professionalism when representing the institution.
The recruitment materials focus on "Connecting What Matters." This theme allows for exploration into what it means to be Georgia's Public Liberal Arts University and pursue a liberal arts education. The institution's practices and policies are also consistently presented throughout the Georgia College web site.
As a public liberal arts university, Georgia College emphasizes the qualities typically found in private liberal arts universities. The recruitment material communicates the personal attention and high expectations placed on students and faculty in both their academic pursuits and their extracurricular activities. Recruitment material also calls attention to the positive benefits of a liberal arts education, including interaction with faculty and students and engagement in and beyond the classroom.
Appropriate recruitment materials are distributed at both on-campus and off-campus events drawing students, parents, and counselors.
University Communicationsaccording to published guidelines on the UC web site
Georgia College recruitment publications include the following:
Sample Undergraduate Program Brochures (pdfs provided)
o American Humanics Program Brochure
o Bachelor of Science in Outdoor Education
o Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies
o Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
o BS in Computer Science
o Degrees in Theater
o Latin American and Caribbean Studies Certificate
o Bachelor of Arts in English with a Concentration in Literature
o Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication
o Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
o Bachelor of Arts in Music
o Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
Sample Graduate Program Brochures (pdfs provided)
o Master of Accountancy
o Master of Business Administration
o Master of Management Information Systems
o WEB Master of Business Administration
o Master of Education in Early Childhood Education
o Master of Education in Educational Leadership
o Master of Education in Instructional Technology
o Master of Education in Special Education
o Master of Arts in Teaching in Special Education
o Master of Education in Middle Grades Education
o Specialist of Education in Curriculum and Instruction
o Specialist of Education in Special Education
o Master of Science in Criminal Justice
o Master of Education in Kinesiology: Health PromotionMaster of Education in Kinesiology: Health Promotion
o Master of Education in Kinesiology: Human Performance
o Master of Education in Kinesiology: Outdoor Education Administration
o Master of Music Therapy
o Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist
o Family Nurse Practitioner
o Nursing Administration: Healthcare Informatics Role
o Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Business Administration Joint Program
Tuition and Fees Sheet
Residential Learning Communities Brochure
Admissions web site
Admissions Recruitment Plan