Provost Perspective: Collegiality and Involvement

Every year at Freshman Convocation – one of my favorite events of the academic year – the incoming class is assigned one of our core institutional values as a theme. For the Class of 2020, that value is inclusivity.

I think this ritual is beneficial in many ways, which is why it made sense to me to mirror it for faculty at the Fall Kickoff. There, I challenged those in attendance to focus on collegiality with a special emphasis on involvement. The two, I think, go hand in hand.

The value of collegiality, which is reflected in collaboration, partnership, a sense of community and teamwork, is very much about becoming involved – with your colleagues, your students, your school and your community.

At Augusta University, we have many opportunities for faculty to get involved. Some are things that are very academic, some are student-centric, some – like athletics – are campus-wide, while others involve the greater Augusta community.

President Keel arrived on campus with a well-documented love of sports and its ability to rally the sometimes disparate parts of a large and expansive institution like ours, and I wholeheartedly share this view. All you have to do is go to an athletic event – say volleyball, where the Jags are currently 5-2 and sitting close to the top of the Peach Belt Conference – and see how that sense of unity and community binds us into one, win or lose ... Continue reading


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Support your fellow students, staff and faculty as they sing, play instruments, recite poetry, etc. 
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Oct 6th
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Oct 11th
Participate in National Coming Out Day by viewing a short movie featuring LGBTQ+ faculty, staff, and students discussing their unique experiences with "coming out." 
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