Student Affairs Research Requests

UGA Student Affairs supports the research enterprise of the University of Georgia in a variety of ways, one of which is partnering with faculty, students, and other researchers. 

 

Please note the following: 

  1. Research requests require up to 10 business days to process. 
  2. For requests that include access to student data, Student Affairs reserves the right to withhold data for students who have placed restrictions on their personal information. 
  3. Researchers and any of their affiliates with potential access to data provided by Student Affairs must agree to comply with the Student Affairs Data Block Policy. 
  4. Research requests are reviewed in consideration of: 
    1. Alignment between the values of Student Affairs and/or the mission of a Student Affairs department and the purpose of the research project   
    2. Alignment between the specific data requested and the defined purpose for accessing the data, if applicable 
    3. Supporting materials, if applicable 
    4. Other research requests 
    5. Scope of the request 
    6. Student Affairs and institutional priorities 
    7. Student Affairs and institutional initiatives  

 

Researchers interested in partnering with UGA Student Affairs must complete the Research Request Form. Click here to preview the intake fields.

 

UGA Student Affairs employees who consider conducting research in the Division of Student Affairs should contact Beate Brunow for consultation on their research request.

 

UGA Student Affairs employees who need access to information for business purposes, including data related to student demographics, contact information, academic performance, term information, academic details, pre-enrollment information should visit Learning & Strategic Initiatives' data request website

Research Request Form

Student Affairs Undergraduate Fellows Program

The goal of this this semi-structured mentoring program is to connect students who are interested in exploring a career in Student Affairs with practitioners from the Division of Student Affairs at UGA. The Student Affairs Undergraduate Fellows Program supports career exploration, personal and professional development, and mentoring relationships through monthly meetings and opportunities to network. Mentors and fellows are paired based on professional interests and will attend monthly meetings. In addition to the formal meetings, mentors and fellows are encouraged to meet and communicate regularly outside of these meetings to meet the goals they set for their mentoring relationship.

 

Application:

Applications are now closed for the 2019-2020 academic year. Please check back in the spring semester for updates on next year's application cycle. 

 

Outcomes: Student Affairs Undergraduate Fellows will

  • Set goals and expectations for your own learning as a Student Affairs Undergraduate Fellow and for your mentoring relationship.
  • Describe the mission and organizational structure of UGA Student Affairs within the broader context of the history and purpose of student affairs.
  • Discuss ethical decision making and reflect on your own decision-making processes.
  • Develop and practice professional networking skills.
  • Identify your current career goals and strategies/resources to achieve those goals.
  • Develop and reflect on your interpersonal cultural competency skills.

 

Monthly meetings: All meetings will be held on Wednesdays from 4-5pm

  • October 2: Goals and Expectations, Overview of UGA Student Affairs
  • November 6: Student Affairs as a Profession; Current Career Aspirations
  • December 4: Networking Skills
  • January 15: Reflection and Goals for the Spring; Ethical Decision-Making
  • February 5: Early Career Expectations and Experiences; Graduate School
  • March 4: Interpersonal and Cultural Competency Skills
  • April 8: Your Area of Interest: Next Steps
  • April 29: Reflection and End-of-Year Celebration

First-Generation Faculty-Student Mentoring Program

Bringing faculty members into residence halls as mentors for first-generation students will enhance students’ academic experience providing opportunities to connect with faculty in formal and co-curricular settings. Pairs of faculty members will engage with groups of students to provide insights into academic expectations and success strategies. Faculty mentors will be supported by staff from Student Affairs and the Division of Academic Enhancement to support students’ growth and holistic development through academic and co-curricular explorations and to expand students’ campus-wide support and success network. 

 

Faculty Mentors for the 2019-20 Academic Year

Dr. Gary Green, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Natural Resources, Recreation and Tourism

Dr. Mardi Schmeichel, Associate Professor, Department of Educational Theory and Practice

Swati Bhandarkar, Lecturer in the J.M. Tull School of Accounting

Dr. Rodney Mauricio, Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor of Genetics

Dr. James Anderson, Assistant Professor in Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communication. Dr. Anderson serves as a consultant for the program.

 

Through participation in this program, students will

  • cultivate meaningful connections with faculty members and staff members from Student Affairs and the Division of Academic Enhancement;
  • develop a sense of community with other first-generation students;
  • feel an increased sense of belonging at UGA;
  • know where and how to access campus resources; and
  • develop a campus-wide support and success network.

 

 

Program Overview

August 28, 5pm-6.30pm - Introductory Meeting (Rooker Hall, Fireside Lounge)

Dr. James Anderson – Why do I need a mentor? The role of mentorship; setting expectations
Meet your faculty mentors

 

September 11, 5.30pm-6.30pm– Office Hours and Class Participation (Building 1516, Room 317)

Office Hours - Why should I go? What do I talk about? How do I talk to my professor

What does “participation” mean? How do I participate in a discussion?

 

October 9; 5.30pm-6.30pm – Getting the most out of Advising Sessions (Building 1516, Room 317)

How do I prepare for a meeting with my advisor? What questions should I ask?

 

November 13, 5.30pm- 6.30pm – Goal Setting, Learning How to Learn (Building 1516, Room 317)

Reflect on your first semester at UGA, set goals for the spring semester

How do you learn?

 

December – Study Break Meeting

 

 

January 21, 2020

What is research and how can I get involved? CURO

Academic Majors - What can I do with a major in...?

 

February 12, 2020

Failing Forward and Bouncing Back - Resilience and Well-being

 

March 18, 2020

Shared Reading

 

April 15, 2020

Etiquette Dinner (5-7pm)

Looking back at Year 1 and Looking ahead to Year 2

 

Final Exam Week – End of Year Celebration

Faculty Learning Community

To work toward a seamless integration of curriculum and co-curriculum and to add perspectives of student affairs professionals when discussing student learning, the Division of Student Affairs sponsors one Faculty Learning Community each academic year.

 

2019-2020 FLC on the Intersections of Academic Success and Well-being in Learning Environments
Student well-being is directly linked to success in the classroom and beyond and plays a critical role in retention, progression, and graduation. The most common wellness barriers to student success nationally are: stress, anxiety, sleep difficulties, depression, concern for a friend/family member, finances, illness and relationship difficulties (American College Health Association national survey 2017).  Seven of the top ten academic disruptions are health/mental health/wellness related issues. This FLC will take a deep dive look at the intersection of wellness and academic success with the goal of developing a toolkit of classroom interventions for faculty.  

Facilitated by: Beate Brunow, Jennifer Hester, Liz Prince

 

2018-2019 FLC on the Intersections of Active Learning, Student Development, and Student Success

Numerous studies indicate that active learning, which is broadly defined as engaging students in their learning, enhances students’ academic performance (Prince, 2004). Other studies demonstrate the need to consider student characteristics to promote student success (Tinto, 2006).  This FLC will explore active learning, student development theory, and the emerging profile of UGA students in order to design pedagogical approaches and strategies that promote student learning, development, and success.  

Facilitated by: Beate Brunow and Kara Fresk

Theory to Practice: GA Workshop Series

The Theory to Practice GA Workshop Series brings together practitioners from the Division of Student Affairs and faculty from the CSAA program to enrich your experience as a GA and expand your understanding of the field as a young professional.

 

Goals:

1. Understand UGA’s organizational structure and role of Student Affairs
2. Feel a sense of belonging in the UGA Student Affairs community
3. Be familiar with the Student Affairs Learning Framework, the role of Student Affairs in experiential learning, and know about student support services.
4. Understand what it means to be a professional
5. Understand, in broad terms, the multiple considerations that affect decisions in practice

 

Kick-off Meeting: August 27, 1pm-2.30pm at the Intersection

Welcome and Introductions; Overview of Student Affairs; Round Table Conversations; Q&A

CRETS Orientation 2.45pm-3.15pm

 

Learning and Student Development: September 24,  2pm-3.30pm

VP Wilson: Welcome

The Student Affairs Learning Framework; Your Role in Data Collection/Participant Tracking

Dr. Dean: Q&A; Closing Comments

 

Case Study Discussion: November 19, 2pm-3.30pm

VP Wilson: Welcome

Discussion of a Case Study and Decision-Making

Dr. Dean: Q&A; Closing Comments

 

 

What Does it Mean to be a Professional? February 18, 2020, 12.30-1.45pm

VP Wilson: Welcome

Panel on Internship Experiences and Tips for Success as a Professional

Dr. Dean: Q&A; Closing Comments

 

 

End-of-Year Celebration, April 2, 2020, 9am-10am at the Lake Herrick Pavilion

Funded Research Projects FY 2020

Acculturation and Academic Success among First and Second Generation Immigrant Students at UGA

Dr. Sayamon Singto, Lecturer, Division of Academic Enhancement; Justin Jeffery, Director of International Student Life; Dr. Dominique Quarles, Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Keywords: acculturation, immigrant success, transition support, cultural identity, social and cultural capital

Read the Abstract

 

 

Enhancing Students' Financial and Educational Success through a Virtual Reality Experience

Dr. Gregory Wolniak, Associate Professor, Institute of Higher Education; Dr. Sun Joo (Grace) Ahn, Associate Professor, Department of Advertising and Public Relations; Stan Jackson, Director of Student Affairs Communications and Marketing Initiatives; Dr. Anthony Jones, Director of the Office of Financial Aid

Keywords

Read the Abstract

 

 

Exploring Faculty Awareness and Knowledge of Student Support Structures

Dr. Cara Simmons, Director of the Student Success and Advising Center, College of Family and Consumer Sciences; Dr. Melissa Kozak, Senior Lecturer, Department of Human Development and Family Science; Dr. Robert Pazdro, Associate Professor, Department of Foods and Nutrition; Dr. Carrie Smith, Assistant Dean of Students for Student Care and Outreach; Dr. Beau Seagraves, Associate Dean of Students and Director of Student Care and Outreach

Keywords: faculty role, student support, well-being, mental health, academic success

Read the Abstract

 

 

First-Year College Students' Physical Activity and Dietary Behaviors: A School-Year Follow-Up Study

Dr. Sami Yli-Piipari, Assistant Professor, Kinesiology; Yangyang Deng, Graduate Student in Kinesiology; Dr. Bryan McCullick,  Professor, Kinesiology; Beth Kindamo,Nutrition Education Coordinator, University Health Center; Lance Haynie, Associate Director for Programs, Recreational Sports; Keith Wenrich, Director of Recreational Sports

Keywords: physical activity, dietray behavior, recreational sports, university health center, student health

Read the Abstract

 

 

Trends in Disability Disclosure and Accommodation Use among College Students with Learning and Attention Disorders

Dr. Jennifer Lindstrom, Associate Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Special Education; Will Lindstrom, Director of the UGA Regents' Center for Learning Disorders, Erin Benson, Director of the Disability Resource Center

Keywords: disability services, access, invisible disabilities, accommodation use, barriers,

Read the Abstract

2018-19 Student Affairs Faculty Fellows

Dr. Leah Carmichael (left), Lecturer in the Department of International Affairs (SPIA)

Dr. Lesley Clack (right), Assistant Professor in Health Policy & Mangement (College of Public Health)

Academic Advisory Board

Established in 2013, the Student Affairs Academic Advisory Board is comprised of faculty members from a range of disciplines and representatives from academic units. It is a group of thought leaders who care deeply about student success and the work of the Division of Student Affairs. Members of the Advisory Board support our mission, vision, and values, provide guidance and expertise, and serve as ambassadors for student success and for a holistic and inclusive student experience.

 

Members of the Advisory Board, 2019-20

Dr. Paul Brooks , AVP for Public Service & Outreach (2014)

Julia Butler-Mayes, Director of Academic Advising (2018)

Dr. Paige Carmichael, Professor in the Department of Pathology (2015)

Dr. Francis Fluharty, Professor of Animal and Dairy Science (2019)

Dr. Mark Huber, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Management Information Systems (2018)

Dr. Janice Hume, Professor in Journalism (2019)

Meredith Johnson, Executive Director of the Alumni Association (2018)

Dr. Libby Morris, Professor of Higher Education (2014)

Dr. Naomi Norman, AVP for Instruction (2016)

Dr. John Schramski, Associate Professor, College of Engineering (2015)

Dr. Cara Simmons, Director of the Student Success and Advising Center, College of Family and Consumer Sciences (2015)

Dr. Ron Walcott, Interim Dean of the Graduate School (2019)

Dr. Janet (Jan) Westpheling, Professor in the Department of Genetics (2013)

Dr. Shannon Wilder, Director of the Office of Service Learning (2013)

 

Former Members

Dr. Suzanne Barbour, Dean of the Graduate School (2015-2019)

Dr. Tina Harris, Professor in the Department of Communication Studies (2013-2019)

Dr. Loch Johnson, Professor of International Affairs (2013-2019)

Funded Research Projects FY 2019

Characterizing the Self-Advocacy Experiences of Students with Learning Disabilities/ ADHD in Undergraduate STEM Courses

Dr. Julie Stanton, Assistant Professof of Cellular Biology; Mariel Pfeifer, Doctoral Student in Plant Biology; Sam Adair, Senior Coordinator at the Disability Resource Center

Keywords: self-advocacy, students with learning disabilities, students with ADHD, undergraduate STEM courses

Read the Abstract

 

 

This Is (Not) What I Expected: Difference and Dignity through Literature & the Arts

Dr. Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor, Professor of Language and Literacy Education; Student Affairs Partner: Office of Multicultural Services and Programs

Read the Abstract

 

 

Project ADAPT 2.0: Assessing Diet and Activity PercepTions in the UGA LGBTQ+ Community

Dr. Ellen M. Evans, Professor of Kinesiology; Dr. Anneliese A. Singh, Professor of Counseling and Human Development Services and Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Rachel E. Salyer, Doctoral Student in Kinesiology; Ginny M Frederick, Doctoral Student in Kinesiology; Natalia Truszczynski, Doctoral Student in Health Promotion and Behavior; Student Affairs Partner: LGBT Resource Center

Read the Abstract

Professional Development

Consider Student Affairs a partner for your professional development. We offer workshops and trainings that can be tailored to the needs of your group, e.g. departments, committees, or learning communities. Student Affairs staff also offer regular workshops through Training and Development classes.

Attend or Present at the Engage Conference at UGA (September)

Join academic and student affairs professionals, support staff, and campus partners from institutions across the southeast for a day of innovative thinking and networking. Contact James Crawford, Assistant Director for Staff Development: jcrawford@uga.edu

Attend a “Got your Six” Workshop

This course provides participants an awareness of UGA’s student veteran population and explores the challenges/opportunities faced by this population. Sign up through Training and Development:

Request Consultations – Student Conduct

Request a consultation with a staff member from Student Conduct to learn more about classroom management and managing disruptive behavior.
Contact Rebecca Scarbro, Associate Director of Student Conduct: rcw34@uga.edu

Request a Workshop for your Faculty Group: Student Development

The goal of this workshop is to support faculty in developing an integrated curriculum that fosters student development and learning. Consider requesting this workshop if you are redesigning courses or entire curriculum maps. Contact Beate Brunow, Director of Academic Partnerships & Initiatives: b.brunow@uga.edu

Request a Training for your Faculty Group: Student Care and Outreach

Student Care and Outreach conducts trainings and educational sessions for various offices on campus by request. Contact Beau Seagraves, Associate Dean of Students for Student Care and Outreach: beaus@uga.edu

Attend or Present at the Connect Conference at UGA (March)

The Connect Conference is centered on the LGBT community, creating solidarity, and community-building.

Attend “An LGBTQ Primer, Creating an Inclusive Community” Workshop

The class discusses what it means to identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Queer (LGBTQ) and how to create a more inclusive culture within the UGA community for LGBTQ-identified students, faculty and staff. Sign up through Training and Development.

Support Students - Know the Resources

Our students come from a wide variety of backgrounds and may experiences different challenges and hardships while at UGA. These resources provide an overview of Student Affairs support services available to students.

Report a Concern for a Student

If you're concerned about a students and would like to get them connected to Student Care and Outreach, which provides individualized assistance and tailored interventions to students experiencing complex and extenuating circumstances, click to learn more.

CAPS Counseling and Psychiatric Services

Provides short-term care for individuals and couples.

Financial Hardship Resources

Guidance and resources to help students understand all of the available options in times of financial hardship.

Fontaine Center Prevention and Support Services

Alcohol and other drug, Relationship & Sexual Violence Prevention and support services

Student Emergency Fund

The UGA Student Emergency Fund is available to provide limited, one-time financial assistance to enrolled students who are unable to meet immediate, essential expenses because of temporary hardship related to an emergency situation.

BeWellUGA

Free wellness and mental health resources.

Hardship withdrawals

If a students is experiencing a situation that may require a hardship withdrawal, we encourage students to reach out to Student Care and Outreach to discuss options and resources.

Food Pantry

The UGA Student Food Pantry provides non-perishable & refrigerated food items to students in need.

Embark@UGA

EMBARK@UGA is a campus-wide initiative providing support for college students who have experienced foster care and/or homelessness. Contact Carrie Smith cvsmith1@uga.edu

LGBT Resource Center Listservs

Join one or more of the six LGBT ListServ groups to receive regular updates on events, resources, and more. Newsletters are sent to the ListServ members on weekly and/or monthly cycles.

Language Partner Program

A volunteer program designed to build cross cultural relationships and support international students who wish to improve their confidence and fluency in English.

International Student Orientation

ISL organizes an international student orientation for new and transfer international students. The information included in the ISL orientation is not covered by any other orientation program on campus.

International Tax Assistance Program ($)

Every international student in the United States is required to file tax paperwork, even if they have not worked.

LGBT Resources

Campus, local and national list of resources.

LGBTRC Library

The LGBT Resource Center provides many resources for UGA students, faculty, and staff. These include books, videos, journals, magazines, and a variety of brochures, which are available for check out.

Student Veterans Orientation

Overview of the wealth of resources and coaching programs for student veterans.


Enrich Your Curriculum

Enrich your curriculum by integrating the traditional classroom experience and Student Affairs events and educational programs. These events and programs connect to students' experiences outside of the classroom, help students learn more about available programs and provide opportunities to get engaged - and provide you an opportunity to get to know your students better.
 

Request a University Health Center Program

Request a program for a group or class on varying wellness topics or on alcohol and sexual assault prevention(Watchdawgs™). Contact Kristine Groft, Senior Communications Coordinator for UHC: kgroft@uhs.uga.edu

Dawgs Making it Better – Ally Visibility Week (October)

The Campaign is dedicated to the increased visibility of allies to the LGBT community to help promote a more inclusive environment for LGBT and allied students. Contact Rashad Small, Senior Coordinator, LGBT Resource Center: rsmall@uga.edu

Request a speaker - LGBT Ambassadors

If you need help learning more about affirming spaces, need a person to talk to about an experience, or need someone who can listen to you, then the ambassadors are the people for you. Contact Rashad Small, Senior Coordinator, LGBT Resource Center: rsmall@uga.edu

Request Presentations (e.g. on ethical decision making or conflict resolution)

Request student-led educational programs related to the University conduct process, the Code of Conduct, or other topics. Presentations are tailored to the needs of the organization or group. Contact Rebecca Scarbro, Associate Director of Student Conduct: rcw34@uga.edu

Reserve our Spaces for your Class or Departmental Student Organization

Student Affairs spaces are available for you to reserve. Consider reserving the Intersection (Tate), Adinkra Hall (Memorial) or other rooms in the Tate Student Center, including exhibition spaces!
Contact Beate Brunow: b.brunow@uga.edu or go directly to UGA's reservation system.

Request a Speaker - Service Ambassador

ServeUGA Service Ambassadors lead service experiences and serve as resources for their peers in order to make a positive impact on campus and in the community. Request a service ambassador as a speaker for your class. Contact Jen Rentschler, Director of the Center for Leadership & Service: jenren@uga.edu

Request a Speaker – Disability Resource Center

Students from the DRC speakers bureau are comfortable sharing their story and experiences at UGA to promote advocacy and awareness. You can invite a panel of speakers to your class or small group. Contact Erin Benson, Director of the DRC: eew@uga.edu

Transgender Awareness Week (November)

Transgender Awareness Week is a series of 3 programs for the campus community. The events include a transgender allyship training session, a keynote presentation, as well as a remembrance memorial service and celebration. Contact Rashad Small, Senior Coordinator, LGBT Resource Center: rsmall@uga.edu

Request a Safe Space Training

The Safe Space program at UGA is for faculty, staff, and students who are interested in learning about gender and sexual identity, homophobia, heterosexism, and how they can provide support and work toward being an ally for the LGBT community. Contact: Rashad Small, Senior Coordinator, LGBT Resource Center: rsmall@uga.edu

Attend a University Judiciary Public Affairs event

The University Judiciary hosts events that serve to educate students and connect our organization to the University campus and Athens community, e.g. DUI awareness events. Contact Rebecca Scarbro, Associate Director of Student Conduct: rcw34@uga.edu

Attend events during International Education week (November)

The US Department of State and Department of Education created International Education Week (IEW) to promote the benefits of international education and worldwide exchange. Contact Justin Jeffery, Director of International Student Life: jsj@uga.edu

Attend International Coffee Hour (Fridays)

Coffee Hour is a weekly program that brings UGA students, faculty, staff, and community members together over coffee and international cuisine. Contact Justin Jeffery, Director of International Student Life: jsj@uga.edu

Support the Campus Food Pantry (with departmental student org or your class)

UGA Students recognized a need and decided to address the troubling situation of student hunger. We serve an average of 100 students per day. Contact Claudia Shamp, Director of Greek Life: cshamp@uga.edu

Resources for Teaching Students with Disabilities

Resources for faculty who are teaching students with disabilities. Contact Erin Benson, Director of the DRC: eew@uga.edu

Attend “An LGBTQ Primer, Creating an Inclusive Community” Workshop

The class discusses what it means to identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Queer (LGBTQ) and how to create a more inclusive culture within the UGA community for LGBTQ-identified students, faculty and staff. Sign up through Training and Development.

Request a Program – Recreational Sports

Request a Rec Sports program, e.g. the challenge course or a customized trip for your departmental student organizations or other small groups. Contact Lance Haynie, Associate Director for Programs: lhaynie@uga.edu

Request Consultations – Student Conduct

Request a consultation with a staff member from Student Conduct to learn more about classroom management and managing disruptive behavior.
Contact Rebecca Scarbro, Associate Director of Student Conduct: rcw34@uga.edu

Request a Workshop for your Faculty Group: Student Development

The goal of this workshop is to support faculty in developing an integrated curriculum that fosters student development and learning. Consider requesting this workshop if you are redesigning courses or entire curriculum maps. Contact Beate Brunow, Director of Academic Partnerships & Initiatives: b.brunow@uga.edu

Request a Training for your Faculty Group: Student Care and Outreach

Student Care and Outreach conducts trainings and educational sessions for various offices on campus by request. Contact Beau Seagraves, Associate Dean of Students for Student Care and Outreach: beaus@uga.edu

Attend Ethnic Nights ($)

ISL student organizations host evenings of culture that showcase a variety of global traditions, customs, performances, and culinary delights - a wonderful way to travel around the world without leaving Athens. Contact Justin Jeffery, Director of International Student Life: jsj@uga.edu

Service - Deepen your Impact

Deepen your impact across campus by engaging in our Student Affairs service opportunities. These opportunities allow you to share your passion and expertise with UGA students outside of the classroom. 
 

Serve as a Facilitator for LeaderShape (apply in fall semester)

LeaderShape® introduces student participants to various aspects and issues relating to personal and group leadership. Facilitators serve as the group’s resource, catalyst, and coach. Contact Jen Rentschler, Director of the Center for Leadership and Service: jenren@uga.edu

Share your Expertise with Impact Service Break (e.g. Public Health, Homelessness & Poverty, Environmental Justice)

The mission of the IMPACT program is to engage University of Georgia students in a week-long experiential service learning project that facilitates a deeper understanding of pressing social issues. Contact Jen Rentschler, Director of the Center for Leadership and Service: jenren@uga.edu

Serve as Hearing Administrator on Judiciary Hearings or Title IX Hearings (both require initial and annual training)

The staff/faculty member works with two members of University Judiciary, a student organization responsible for facilitating the formal hearing process, in the resolution of alleged violations of the Code of Conduct. Contact Barrett Malone, Director of Student Conduct: bmalone@uga.edu

Serve as a Mentor (requires initial 3 hour training)

A meaningful relationship with a faculty/staff mentor helps students develop a sense of purpose and a sense of purpose helps students persist and be successful in school. Contact Kristine Groft, Senior Communications Coordinator for University Health Services: kgroft@uhs.uga.edu

Serve as an Advisor for an International Student Organization (application, 2-year commitment)

These organizations help promote the ISL values of advocacy, building community, and cultural exploration. Contact Justin Jeffery, Director of International Student Life: jsj@uga.edu

Share your Expertise - Diversity Initiative

The UGA Greek Life Office strives to provide opportunities to better represent the diversity of students on our campus. Share your expertise on diversity and inclusion as a speaker or workshop leader. Contact Claudia Shamp, Director of Greek Life: cshamp@uga.edu

Serve as a Transition Coach for Student Veterans

The Student Veterans Resource Center (SVRC) offers student veterans access to Transition Coaches. Coaches are experienced faculty/staff who volunteer their time to help student veterans navigate their first semester at UGA. Contact Ted Barco, Director of the SVRC: tbarco@uga.edu

Support a Service Project with Multicultural Services & Programs

Collaborate with an MSP student organizations that regularly host community service projects, e.g. NAACP, BMLS, ICE and ABK. Contact Tiffany Smith, Senior Coordinator of MSP: Tiffanyrsmith@uga.edu

Serve as a Dawg Camp Namesake

Dawg Camp provides a foundation for a successful college experience. As a namesake, you are one of the first faculty contacts for these students in their early days at UGA. Contact Jen Rentschler, Director of the Center for Leadership and Service: jenren@uga.edu

Participate in Dawg Day of Service (August)

With a group or a class, join Dawgs Day of Service- UGA's largest annual day of community service. Contact Sarayfah Bolling, Senior Coordinator for Community Engagement: sbolling@uga.edu

Serve as an LGBT Faculty Mentor/Liaison

Faculty Mentors help identify LGBT specific resources within higher education and serve as a connection between their department, the LGBTRC and academia. Contact Rashad Small: rsmall@uga.edu

Host an LGBTRC Lunch with Leaders (provide funding or be a speaker)

The Lunch with Leaders program is an opportunity for students to have lunch and informal discussion with an out, LGBTQ-identified community leader. Contact Rashad Small, Senior Coordinator, LGBT Resource Center: rsmall@uga.edu

Serve as a Mentor for an International Student

Faculty Mentors serve as a link between International Student Life and academia, help identify specific resources for international students, and serve as a support network. Contact Justin Jeffery, Director of International Student Life: jsj@uga.edu

Serve as a Safe Space Facilitator (application)

The Safe Space program is a training for those who are interested in learning about gender and sexual identity, and how they can provide support and work toward being an ally for the LGBT community. Contact Rashad Small, Senior Coordinator, LGBT Resource Center: rsmall@uga.edu

Support the Campus Food Pantry (with departmental student org or your class)

UGA Students recognized a need and decided to address the troubling situation of student hunger. We serve an average of 100 students per day. Contact Claudia Shamp, Director of Greek Life: cshamp@uga.edu

Attend or Give a Presentation at Tea Talks

Co-present with students on a cultural topic at Tea Talks or join Tea Talks to discuss a diverse range of cultural topics. An assortment of tea and sweet pastries will be provided. Contact Justin Jeffery, Director of International Student Life: jsj@uga.edu

Serve as a Co-Advisor to the International Student Advisory Board (application, 2-year commitment)

The mission of International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) is to improve international students' experience at the University of Georgia by providing feedback and advice regarding programs and services on campus. Contact Justin Jeffery, Director of International Student Life: jsj@uga.edu

Funded Research Projects FY 2018

Examining Participation and Retention in Recreational Sports Ramsey Fitness Classes Using an Interpersonal Self-Regulation Framework

Dr. Michelle vanDellen, Assistant Professor, Psychology; LeeAnn Beam, Graduate Student in Psychology; Dr. Ellen Evans, Professor, Kinesiology; Student Affairs Partner: Recreational Sports

Keywords: physical activity, close relationships, social influence, self-regulation 

Read the Abstract

 

Returning to Learn after Concussion: A Phenomenological Investigation of University Student Experiences

Dr. Katy O'Brien, Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Special Education; Student Affairs Partners: Disability Resource Center; Office of Student Care and Outreach

Keywords: concussion, brain injury, academic adjustments, accommodations, return to learn

Read the Abstract

 

Impact of Studying on Vitamin D Levels among College Students

Dr. Jennifer Gay, Associate Professor, Health Promotion & Behavior, Institute of Gerontology; Student Affairs Partner: University Health Center

Keywords: Vitamin D; sun exposure; studying; physical activity; nutrition

Read the Abstract

 

Evaluating the Preliminary Efficacy of a Campus-wide Sexual Violence Prevention Social Media Marketing (SMM) Campaign at the University of Georgia

Dr. Deanna  Walters, Health Promotion & Behavior Instructor, Dr. Carolyn Lauckner, Assistant Professor, College of Public Health; Anne Marie Schipani-McLaughlin, MPH, Doctoral Student, College of Public Health

Keywords: Sexual violence prevention; bystander behavior, social media marketing

Read the Abstract

Funded Research Projects FY 2017

Concept Plans to Improve Water Quality at Lake Herrick

Jon Calabria, Ph.D.; Associate Professor, College of Environment & Design; Student Affairs Partner: University Housing and UGA Office of Sustainability

Keywords: water quality, sustainability, housing residents' perceptions

 

Parent-Child Relationships Across Students’ Transitions to College

Katie Ehrlich, Ph.D.; Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, the Center for Family Research; Anne Shaffer, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology; Student Affairs Partner: Academic Partnerships & Initiatives

Keywords: student transition-to-college, family context, psychosocial development

 

An Exploration of How the UGA Food Scholarship Affects Students’ Social and Financial Success in College

Georgianna L. Martin, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Counseling and Human Development Services; Student Affairs Partner: Tate Student Center

Keywords: food security, student success, adjustment, intervention assessment, scholarship programs

 

News from UGAToday:  Student Affairs Grants encourage innovative faculty research partnerships

Faculty Research Support Funds

A faculty member writes on a dry erase board while two other researchers look on.

The Division of Student Affairs announces the availability of FY20 funding to support research partnerships with University of Georgia investigators. The goal is to support research projects that can increase our understanding of elements of student success in a broad sense. If you are planning to pursue a research project that will investigate experiences of certain student populations (e.g. non-athletes with concussion, LGBT students, first-year students, etc.) or explore the impact of programs or experiences on student success, please contact our office to learn more about available research funding.

We're looking to support investigators whose projects:

  • Incorporate a Student Affairs facility as part of their primary research laboratories, or who partner with a Student Affairs department. Research that is conducted in partnership with University Housing, the University Health Center, the Ramsey Center, the Disability Resource Center, LGBT Resource Center, Multicultural Services & Programs, Student Veterans Resource Center or other Student Affairs programs and services would be eligible.
  • Address a question relevant to the mission of Student Affairs or to the connection between Academic and Student Affairs.
  • Assess local impact of Student Affairs’ units that conduct regular, programmatic service to the Athens area (e.g., Center for Leadership & Service, Office of Greek Life, etc.).
  • Partner with Student Affairs to evaluate program effectiveness and design strategies for various Student Affairs programs/services.
  • Connect Student Affairs and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
  • Address issues related to student success, broadly defined.

We encourage you to get in touch with Dr. Beate Brunow to discuss your ideas and questions.

 

Deadline

Research proposals are due by May 15, 2019.

 

Application

  • Please use this template for your application. Feel free contact Dr. Beate Brunow with questions about your submission or to establish connections to departments and directors in Student Affairs.
  • We provide funding in the range of $500 to $5,000. Funding will be for one fiscal year, unless otherwise specified.
  • Submit your application to Student Affairs Academic Partnerships and Initiatives.

Proposals are reviewed by Student Affairs Academic Partnerships and Initiatives and staff from the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs. Other individuals may be consulted as needed. Notifications about funding of research proposals will be sent out in June.

 

Reporting and Meetings

Interim report – a one-page progress report and interim budget report should be submitted by December 31, 2019. 

Final report –  a report not to exceed one page should be submitted by June 30, 2020.

Meetings - faculty PIs will attend three meetings with their respective Student Affairs collaborators during the 2019-2020 AY (August, December, March) to discuss research plans, progress, and results.

 

Publication Acknowledgements

Any publication (including presentations) resulting from funding or partial funding by this program should acknowledge that funding was received from University of Georgia Student Affairs Academic Partnerships and Initiatives. 

*This research was supported in part by the Department of Academic Partnerships and Initiatives in the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Georgia. 

Academic Partnerships and Initiatives

How can the Division of Student Affairs partner with you to support student success and your work as a faculty member at UGA?

Student Affairs seeks to create a more holistic student experience by advancing the integration of the student-centered work of faculty, academic and student affairs staff.

  • Teaching: Are you looking for ways to enrich your curriculum or do you have scholarly expertise that you would like to share with the diverse and large audiences that Student Affairs reaches? Learn more how you can enrich your curriculum by integrating Student Affairs events and programs.
  • Service: Are you looking for new, interesting ways to serve and deepen your impact at the university? Learn more about service opportunities for faculty.
  • Research: Do you have a basic research or applied project that would benefit from data gathered at, for example, University Housing residence halls? Learn more about our Faculty Research Support Funds.

In addition, Student Affairs provides professional development opportunities, has launched a Faculty Fellows Program, and helps you find the resouces you need to support your students.

 

DID YOU KNOW?

UGA Student Affairs is where over 8,000 students and their families call home: We operate 42 different residence halls and apartment/townhome buildings across campus. We partnered with local charities and diverted 57,600 pounds of unwanted items away from landfills as part of our sustainability initiative in 2015.

  • We serve over 22,000 unique patients at the University Health Center each year.
  • 200+ student veterans attend UGA and are served by our Student Veterans Resource Center.
  • We have 12 students serving as LGBT Ambassadors throughout UGA and the LGBTRC offers Safe Space trainings throughout the academic year.
  • Student Activities offered 170 student programs.
  • The Disability Resource Center not only serves students' needs at UGA, but offers Academic coaching and technology support as well.
  • Our UGACard office produced over 18,700 UGA IDs, 1,500 professional headshots, and 1,200 passport photos this past year.

Faculty Fellows in Student Affairs

Engaged Faculty + Engaged Students = Transformative Education

Engaged Faculty + Engaged Students = Transformative Education

What is the Faculty Fellows Program?

The Student Affairs Faculty Fellows Program is designed to enhance connections between curricular and co-curricular learning experiences. The Fellows Program highlights Student Affairs’ commitment to enhancing student learning through the creation of seamless academic partnerships and integrated, transformational, high impact learning experiences. The Fellows Program is a year-long faculty development program that provides an opportunity for selected faculty members to integrate co-curricular learning into their teaching (any setting focused on student learning) or service work. The fellows will serve as campus leaders in experiential learning and campus engagement. The program provides an opportunity for faculty to enhance existing and identifying new Student Affairs/Academic Affairs partnerships that enrich student learning.

All UGA faculty, tenure track and non-tenure track, are invited to apply. Fellows will receive a $600 professional development stipend.

 

University of Georgia Student Affairs

The Division of Student Affairs comprises 18 campus departments that are committed to inspiring students to engage meaningfully, grow intellectually, and build character so they will create thriving communities. During the 2016-17 academic year, student affairs departments hosted 34 faculty research projects, and 237 faculty members partnered on Student Affairs programs. More than 12,000 students completed over 360,000 hours of community service.

 

Faculty Fellows Program Goals

  • Fellows become familiar with Student Affairs’ learning framework, programs, and services.
  • Fellows develop and deepen relationships between student affairs and academic programs.
  • Fellows become a faculty leader for integrated learning and campus engagement.
  • Fellows enhance their own professional development by collaborating with various units on campus.

Requirements

  • Participation in a half-day retreat (date TBD).
  • Participation in monthly meetings

 

Questions? Contact Beate Brunow, Director of Academic Partnerships and Initiatives.

 

Engaged Faculty + Engaged Students = Transformative Education