JULY 2017

SLS: UN Regional Sustainability Education Network

SLS, together with Emory University's Sustainable Initiatives Office, submitted an application to the United Nations to establish a Greater Atlanta United Nations University Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development (RCE). Click below to learn more about the four-month journey that brought together over 200 stakeholders.

What is Summer Session Initiatives at Georgia Tech?

Summer Session Initiatives at Georgia Tech, a unit within the Office of Undergraduate Education (OUE), promotes and nurtures curricular and co-curricular activities that benefit first-year, continuing and transfer students at Georgia Tech.

CAE: GT 1000 Instructors Training

GT 1000 is a one-credit hour, letter graded seminar course that has been part of Georgia Tech for over 30 years. The course is a great way to get students acclimated to life on our campus, but who teaches the instructors?

OUE: GTAAN Best Practices Conference Recap

On June 26th, the Georgia Tech Academic Advisors Network (GTAAN) hosted the 2017 Best Practices Conference. This year's conference title was "The Advising Arena: Championing Student Success."

CAS: Prepping for Tech Prep

Each summer, Tech Prep gives incoming students a chance to experience a Georgia Tech classroom and get a head start on their success.

C2D2: Updates

Fulbright review session; PGPP news; and Staff Recognition.

OUE: Presentation Skills Workshop Survey

This month we offered a "Presentation Skills" workshop facilitated by the GT Communication Center. If you were able to attend, please click the link below to take a short survey. We greatly appreciate your feedback! 

SLS: Staff Updates & Reorganization Information

Kristina Chatfield has recently been reclassified from Program Manager to Program & Operations Manager, effective July 1, 2017. This reclassification reflects the broader and higher-level responsibilities that Kris has taken on since SLS opened two years ago, as the initiative has grown.

In addition to this change, SLS is in the midst of the search process for a Service Learning & Partnerships Specialist, with final candidate interviews (schedule below) taking place on campus over the next two weeks. SLS will also be adding a Client Relationship Manager, which is a shared position with the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business in the Scheller College of Business.

Dr. John Mendoza-Garcia
Serving as a Bridge Between Students' Learning, Faculty Development, and Sustainable Communities
Tuesday, July 25, 11:00-11:45am
Clough Lounge (Room 205Q)
Dr. Sarah Brackmann
Transformative Partnerships: Promoting Sustainability Through Faculty and Community Empowerment
Friday, July 28, 11:00-11:45am
Clough Lounge (Room 205Q)
Dr. Ryan Z. Maltese
Creating Sustainable Societies: The Role of Cultural Competence, Social Responsibility and Servant Leadership in the Technology Age
Wednesday, August 2, 11:00-11:45am
Clough Lounge (Room 205Q)
Dr. Ruthie Yow
The Local, Regional, and Global Reach of Transformative Service Learning at Georgia Tech
Thursday, August 3, 11:00-11:45am
Clough Lounge (Room 205Q)
Summer Service Opportunity

C2D2 is embarking on a summer-long service opportunity to collect unused toiletries from hotels, and now they've extended the challenge to all of OUE. If you aren't planning on traveling, but would still like to get involved, you can purchase travel-sized toiletries and drop them off in C2D2's break room, located in the Bill Moore Student Success Center.. At the end of the summer, they will take the donations to the STAR program or the Atlanta Mission. For more information, contact Shannon Dobranski. 

  2017 Fall Semester New Students 
First-Year Sessions  
4. July 27-28
5. July 31-August 1  
6. August 13-14
7. August 15-16

Transfer Sessions 
1. July 24-25
2. August 17

Exchange Session 
Thursday, August 17 
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