JUNE 2016

It's FASET Season...
by Dr. Steven Girardot, Associate Vice Provost
It seems that as soon as we say "goodbye" to one class, it's time to get ready to welcome another. While other schools call this "New Student Orientation," we, at Tech, call it the "Familiarization and Adaption to the Surroundings and Environs of Tech"-otherwise known as FASET. As we quickly head into FASET season I want to thank all of you in advance for the hard work and effort that you put into this program. While OUE doesn't run FASET, we play a very critical role in welcoming our new first-year (class of 2020!) and transfer students to their new academic environment; their curriculum and faculty; and to all of the academic programs and services that we offer in OUE.
Whether it's the engaging plenary and breakout sessions we lead, creative resource fair tables and displays we setup, or "swag" that we give away, we're representing OUE and Georgia Tech to a brand new set of students and their families. And with the many questions we'll answer at parent breakfasts, advising/registration sessions, and open houses, we will all have a chance to make a positive impression on our students and parents who are joining our community.
As we move through the summer, please continue to work closely with Cory Hopkins on all things FASET. In addition, if you are relatively new to Georgia Tech, I encourage you to sit in on a session or two, it's a great way to learn more about the entire campus. The next FASET session is June 15-16. You can view the schedule of events by clicking the button below. 

Keynote Event: Advancing an Integrated, Comprehensive Approach to Climate Resilience 
with guest speaker Shamar Bibbins,
Program Officer, Environment, The Kresge Foundation 

We invite you to join us on Wednesday, June 8th, at 7:00pm in Clough Commons, Auditorium 144 for a keynote event sponsored by the Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain, the College of Design and the College of Engineering, in conjunction with the INSS Georgia Tech Satellite Conference.

OHR: Changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act

Georgia Tech's Office of Human Resources has been at work clarifying potential changes for Tech employees regarding the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Dr. Chris Reaves is now the permanent Director of CAE. Since stepping into the interim role over a year ago, Chris has done an exceptional job leading CAE. The continued success of the Georgia Tech InVenture Prize, and the creation of the ACC Inventure Competition, are just a few examples of the center's accomplishments under his leadership. In his role, Chris will continue to provide leadership for UROP, as well as all programs within CAE, and he will serve as a member of the vice provost's leadership team.    
Dr. Lacy Hodges has recently been promoted to Assistant Director of CAE for Academic Transition Programs. She will continue to manage GT 1000, the newly-created GT 2000 course, and Project One. She will also assist CAE's director, Chris Reaves, with the center's programming and operations.

Beatriz Hegidio has been a part of the Center for Academic Success for several years. She re-joined the center on a part-time basis in August of 2015, working as a Learning Specialist and also assisting the Center for Academic Enrichment with the ACC Inventure Prize competition. As of July 2016, she will be returning as a full-time Learning Specialist in CAS. She is currently spending the month of June with the Oxford Study Abroad program.  

Dr. Steven Girardot has been elected as a member of the Faculty Executive Board representing the Academic Faculty of Services & Central Administration. His three-year term will start at the beginning of the Fall 2016 semester. (The board functions as the executive body of the Faculty and guide the activities of the Faculty, their representative bodies, and their committees.)

Dr. Joyce Weinsheimer recently completed her appointments in OUE as Interim Director of CAS and Special Assistant to the Director.  However, she is not going too far. She has joined the Center for the Enrichment of Teaching & Learning (CETL) as their new Director. We want to thank her for all she has done for CAS and OUE and look forward to continued partnerships between CETL and CAS.
Francisco Castelan, Pre-Health Advisor for C2D2, Francisco Castelan was a featured presenter in the May 18 American Dental Education Association (ADEA) webinar on how students can make the most of the pre-health advising relationship for successful dental school applications. Details are available HERE. Francisco is currently busy getting ready for the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP) conference June 15-19. Francisco is a co-chair for this national, biannual event.

Dr. Michelle Tullier was recently featured in an interview by widely-known career and recruiting site, Monster.com. The interview focuses on Michelle's career advice to students who are transitioning from college to the "real world" and how they can overcome the steep competition that awaits them. You can read the full article HERE
Upcoming Events/Dates
JUNE 8-10 | Paths to Social Sustainability Conference 
Hosted by CSLS (LINK)
JUNE 9 | Faculty Learning Community Deadline (LINK)

JUNE 13 | Brown Bag: Keys to Building Resilience (LINK)

JUNE 15-16 | FASET Summer First-Year Students

JUNE 20 | Classes Begin for Late Short Summer

JUNE 22 | GT 1000 Instructor Training

JUNE 30 | Work Green Pilot Program Ends

FASET 2016
First-Year Sessions
1. Thursday, July 7th and Friday, July 8th
2. Monday, July 18th and Tuesday, July 19th
3. Thursday, July 21st and Friday, July 22nd
4. Thursday, July 28th and Friday, July 29th
5. Monday, August 1st and Tuesday, August 2nd
6. Sunday, August 14th and Monday, August 15th
7. Tuesday, August 16th and Wednesday, August 17th

Transfer Sessions
1. Monday, July 25th and Tuesday, July 26th (Pilot two day Transfer FASET)
2. Thursday, August 18th

Exchange Session
Thursday, August 18th

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