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New Faculty

Welcome to Georgia College & State University! We're excited to have you join the Bobcat community. We hope the resources found here will help as you begin your teaching journey at GCSU.

Welcome Letter

Dear New Faculty Member,

On behalf of the staff at Georgia College’s Center for Teaching and Learning, we want to welcome you to the Georgia College community!  We are so excited for your arrival at Georgia College and ask that you save the dates for our upcoming New Faculty Orientation (NFO).  

The purpose of this orientation is to welcome you to the community and introduce you to important members of the campus, including students, staff, fellow faculty members, and administrators. Members of the administration will be present to welcome you to the campus community and provide details of what you can expect as a community member. We will also provide information to help you make a smooth transition to the university and get ready for your first days of class. 

We are aware that your time is valuable, so we’ve done everything possible to focus on the most essential services, resources, and topics that you will need to get started in your classes and meet the University System of Georgia requirements. In order to get started with the fall semester you will be given information on the following:

  • Introductions 
  • Active Learning Techniques
  • Student Engagement Techniques
  • Assessment of Learning
  • Learning Management System (GeorgiaVIEW/D2L) 
  • GC Journeys 
  • Syllabus Development
  • Kaltura
  • Teaching Online
  • Much more!

We are here to assist you as you transition to Georgia College. Our goal is to support you and make your journey as smooth as possible. You can find us on the third floor of the Ina Dillard Russell Library in Room 375 or online at Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm and you can reach us by calling (478)445-2520 or by e-mailing us at  

We look forward to working with you!

The Center for Teaching and Learning Staff

New Faculty Orientation

Each fall and spring semester, we welcome new faculty to Georgia College & State University at New Faculty Orientation. The program is designed to introduce new faculty to the campus community and prepare them for a successful first day of the semester. 

The date and agenda for our upcoming fall orientation will be announced soon! 

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New Faculty Academy

The New Faculty Academy is designed to familiarize newly hired faculty with the liberal arts mission and support faculty in all fields, who are new to teaching at Georgia College. The program welcomes and introduces faculty to the culture and community at Georgia College, intending to serve as a place for faculty to discuss and reflect on their teaching practices. The New Faculty Academy will foster excellence in teaching and learning practices and serve as an agent for innovation and transformation. It includes a series of sessions hosted by The Center for Teaching and Learning and various faculty and staff at Georgia College.

Program Objectives:
  • Create connections, and learn about the mission/vision/values and culture of Georgia College.
  • Provide an overview of what it is like to teach at a public liberal arts college (university).
  • Identify support services and personnel at Georgia College.
  • Share information and best practices for teaching and learning in higher education.
  • Promote collaboration and a community-based culture in the first year of teaching at Georgia College
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