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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Augusta University Values

 
Dec 8th
The Augusta University men's basketball team will host the third annual Education Day game on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 11:00 a.m. tipoff in Christenberry Fieldhouse. 
Men's Basketball Education Day - SAVE THE DATE
Dec 9th
The Augusta University Department of Music and GPB Augusta invite you to The Wycliffe Gordon and Friends Holiday Concert. 
Wycliffe Gordon and Friends Holiday Concert
Dec 12th
Spring session textbooks are available now! Shop early to find the best selection of used and rental textbooks. Students may charge JagStore purchases directly to their financial aid or loan account weekdays, 12/5/16 - 12/22/16 & 1/3/17 - 1/13/17. 
Buy or Rent New or Used Spring Session Books Today from the JagStore!
Dec 12th
Exams-Session 1 (12/12/16-12/15/16) 
Exams- Session 1 (December 12-December 15)
Dec 14th
Dr. Simon Medcalfe will present the Augusta Area Economic Activity Index. This index should provide an important benchmark as to how our local economy is performing and what it will do in the future. 
The 9th Annual Economic Forecast Breakfast
Dec 16th
Fall 2016 Commencement 
Commencement