Georgia Health Sciences and Augusta State Universities are one step closer to consolidation following a decision today from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The regional accrediting body voted to approve the consolidation at its annual meeting in Dallas. The consolidated university will be named Georgia Regents University. Read more…
The following high-level organization charts for the new university were included in the prospectus recently sent to the SACS Commission on Colleges. They reflect only the senior administration organizational level as required for the prospectus. More comprehensive charts will be distributed as reporting relationships are approved and verified at department and unit levels.
The Substantive Change Prospectus was been submitted to the SACS Commission on Colleges on September 26th. This is the document that the Commission will review to determine its approval of the consolidation at its annual meeting in December 2012. The commission acknowledged receipt of the document on September 27th.
Recent items from the Consolidation Action Team:
- The Strategic Planning Council is in the process of evaluating goals and objectives prior to circulating a first draft of the proposed plan for feedback.
- Reviewed feedback from the Consolidation Working Group on the draft prospectus, and recommended additional revisions. Final draft to be sent to SACS COC no later than October 1.
- Received updates on efforts to unify the HR employee records system. Process is well underway.
- Received updates on space planning. The facilities team is on track to provide a plan by early December.
The next open forum is scheduled for October 15.
- An initial draft of the prospectus was provided to the Deans on Friday. The University System of Georgia consultant is also providing input, and we are continuing to refine the document.
- Consolidation progress by the numbers:
- 54 Work Teams
- 30 sub-teams
- Engagement of more than 300 work team members
- 70 planning documents developed & continually updated with analysis, deliverables, and timelines
- More than 700 documents filed
- More than 500 work team meetings held
- Policy crosswalk completed with 21 teams providing input
- 86 versions of organization charts submitted and reviewed by the Consolidation Action Team
- More than 200 status reports provided
- More than 550 tasks reviewed through the University System of Georgia Consolidation Tracker
- Held 10 Open Forums on consolidation
- Two sessions of Change and Transition Management held for Work Team leadership, and additional sessions are being scheduled for faculty and administrators.
- In order to accommodate guests with the limited seating available for the spring commencement ceremony, students graduating in December must participate in the December ceremony. They will not have the option to take part in the spring ceremony.
- December commencement ceremonies for 2013 will be held in the Bell Auditorium. Subsequent May and December ceremonies will be held in the James Brown Arena.
- Names submitted to BOR – The Consolidation Working Group presented its final three choices for the name of the new university to the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. The Regents are expected to make the final naming decision at their August meeting.
- Prospectus status – The CAT reviewed drafts of the faculty and financial sections of the prospectus in preparation to deliver a complete draft to the Deans on July 27.
- USG Facilities site visit – The University System of Georgia Real Estate and Facilities office toured ASU and GHSU, and met with our Facilities Work Team on July 11 and 12 to gain a better understanding of the existing resources and future needs of the consolidated university. This was the beginning of an ongoing dialog to inform plans for infrastructure to support the growth of our academic, clinical and research enterprises.
- Fees – The CAT endorsed a proposal from the Tuition & Fees Work Team for discussion with the Student Government Associations.
- Jag Card – The uniform identification and access card for students, faculty, and staff will be called the Jag Card.
- College names- The process of determining a name for the new university continues, but the names of our degree-granting colleges have been determined:College of Allied Health Sciences
College of Dental Medicine
College of Education
College of Graduate Studies
College of Nursing
College of Science and Mathematics
James M. Hull College of Business
Katherine Reese Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Medical College of Georgia
- ID badges – To facilitate interaction between faculty, staff and students, and to provide access to buildings and resources, identification badges will be required at all campus locations.
- Policy reconciliation – Work team co-chairs should respond to the policy reconciliation questionnaire by Friday, June 22. If you have questions, please contact ASU-GHSU_CONSOLIDATIONPROJECT@georgiahealth.edu
- Prospectus status – Drafts of several sections of the SACS prospectus are in progress, and we are on track to deliver a complete draft to the Deans on July 27