Engaging a Great University with Great Partners
Engagement between a great research University and strong local, state, national,
and international partners will be the lens through which programs will be viewed
to determine distinctiveness. Professional Distinction is achieved when outstanding
learning and leadership are seen in these three area: Programs, Students, and Faculty.
The outcomes of this work will be: prepared, able and responsive professionals; interdependent
professional communities of learners focused on transformation and reform; and sustainable
partnerships that cross over perceived boundaries to address educational and community
- The College of Education is planning for its first doctoral program offered to education
majors. The proposed PhD. program will be in Transformative Education.
- The College of Education collaborates with a Partner School Network (PSN) for field
experiences and clinical practices. The PSN is comprised of 52 schools in 6 counties
and is a collaborative entity that maximizes the learning experiences for candidates
and P-12 students.
- The College of Education offers the Program for Recruiting and Educating STEM Teachers
with Integrated Graduate Enrollment (PRESTIGE). Students enrolled in this program
earn both a Bachelors of Science degree in their major field and a Masters of Arts
in Teaching in five years. STEM majors include biology, chemistry, mathematics, and
- The Augusta University Literacy Center delivers literacy-related community services
to the Augusta area.
- The College of Education offers the program High School U in which university faculty
teach 30-minute enrichment courses and share their academic specialties with area
high school students.
- Numerous Teacher of the Year awards for alumni, many of whom teach in area counties
such as Richmond, Columbia, Burke, or McDuffie.
- The College of Education offers a fully online M.Ed. Educational Leadership Program.
- The Student Chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) supports future
educators and other Augusta University students who are interested in working with
individuals with disabilities. The CEC is the largest international professional organization
dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or
gifts and talents.
- Programs of Distinction
• Ensure both quality and quantity of their students
• Meet clearly identified needs of the CSRA
• Have excellent retention and completion rates
• Document excellent employment and retention rates
• Prepare students to be agents for transformation and reform
• Receive state, national, international recognitions
• Maintain accreditation and specialized program approvals
• Collaborate across disciplines and colleges
- Students and Graduates of Distinction
• Demonstrate the ability to respond to needs present in the changing demographics
of the CSRACentral Savannah River Area and beyond
• Demonstrate the ability to work effectively in high need areas
• Receive honors and recognitions in the public and private sectors
• Assume roles of leadership in their respective disciplines at the local, state,
national, and international levels
- Faculty of Distinction
• Are engaged in collaborative relationships with local, state, national, and international
• Exhibit leadership that has a positive impact at local, state, national, and international
• Provide leadership in state, national, international professional organizations
• Demonstrate excellent teaching based upon best practice and research
• Are active in discipline specific scholarship and research