Building Our Academic Future
Gretchen B. Caughman, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, at GHSU and Carol J. Rychly, Vice President for Academic Affairs at ASU discuss the academic plans for the new university.
The proposed GRU 2013 academic calendars were approved by the Consolidation Action Team. Please follow this link for the following calendars.
I’m a rising junior at ASU, and will be in one of the first few graduating classes of the new school. What kind of immediate changes (within say, the next 4-5 semesters) can I expect to see?
Of course, the new university will have a name, and you will see fanfare surrounding that as we move to rapidly establish an identity for the new university. Nursing students will soon move to the current GHSU campus, and some programs may be added within that time frame. For the most part, we expect the student experience to be very similar to what it is now for the next several semesters.
How will the graduation ceremonies be handled for spring 2013? Will there be plans to have graduates from the two consolidated campuses graduate together, or will it be broken up?
We will have one consolidated exercise. The logistics are challenging, but students will graduate together.
As the combined university continues to grow, increased national and international recognition will benefit faculty, staff, students, and alumni. While it is very likely that additional programs will be offered, specifics have not yet been determined.