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Title: Created by: Diana Fruth

Academic Initiatives at the University of
Georgia 2009-20010
  • Created by Diana Fruth
  • Academic Initiatives
  • Coordinator

Program Goals
  • To help staff members become familiar with the
    breadth of academic endeavors in the Department
    of University Housing
  • To provide insight into the type of student
    attending the University of Georgia and living in
    University Housing
  • To help staff members become familiar with
    Department and campus resources

Who are our students?
  • 62 female 38 male
  • Fall 2008 freshman total 4,779
  • 93.4 retention rate from freshman to sophomore
    year (2007 data)
  • 79.7 graduate in 6 yrs. (2007 data)

Who are our students?
  • Fall 2008 First Year Students
  • 52 were in the top 10 of their high school
    graduating class
  • 85 were in the top 25 of their class
  • Average high school g.p.a. 3.79
  • 15 1st years from state other than Georgia

Who are our students?
2008-2009 first year students
Types of Academic Initiatives
  • Partnerships with other Departments, Units or
  • In-house programs
  • Academic/Classroom
  • The Department of Housing offers classes
    throughout the semester in the residence halls.
    The Department of Housing as well as other
    Departments teach the classes.
  • Staff Programming

In-House Programs
  • Brumby Buddies
  • Creswell G.O.L.D.
  • Creswell SMARTEES
  • Hill Community Study Money
  • Russell Experience
  • Alumni Visions

Brumby Buddies
  • The goal of Brumby Buddies is to foster greater
    interaction among students, staff, and faculty
    members outside of the classroom
  • They invite female faculty and staff members to
    interact with students on various neighborhoods
    through floor meetings, programs, etc.

Creswell G.O.L.D.
  • Creswell G.O.L.D., Generating Opportunities for
    Leadership Development is designed to offer
    leadership training to Creswell residents through
    participation in
  • Bi-weekly leadership programs, service-learning
    opportunities and mentoring with UGA Faculty,
    Staff and upper division student leaders
  • Students will develop and demonstrate their own
    leadership skills in organizations, groups, and

  • Starting Meaningful Academic Relationships To
    Enhance Every Students success or SMARTEES is
    comprised of three components increased
    faculty/staff/student interaction, recognition of
    academic achievement and continual reinforcement
    of academic resources.
  • Major Mondays
  • SMARTEES Party Newsletter
  • End of the year Faculty Staff Appreciation
  • Study Groups throughout the year

Hill Community Study Money
  • Study Money program is to reward students for
    studying and engaging in academic pursuits.
  • Instant recognition by hall staff through
    offering study money when they catch the
    student in academically purposeful activities.
  • Further recognition at the end of the semester in
    the form of larger rewards occurs through a
    Silent Auction.

Russell Experience
  • Russell Experience will focus on helping students
    assimilate into the University culture and social
    environment, as well as focusing on career
  • Student Success Series -programs will focus on
    study skills, time management, career
    development, etc.
  • Out to Lunch -speakers will be invited to speak
    about their profession or field of study during
    the lunch hour.
  • Russell Book Club Students will read a
    designated book and then meet to discuss the book
    with a faculty or staff member
  • Last Lecture -Students nominate their favorite
    professor each semester and ask them to give a
    lecture as if it were the last lecture of their

Alumni Visions
  • Alumni Visions is designed to provide tools and
    resources to ECV students for their transition to
    life beyond college.
  • Work with Career Center to provide resume
    building workshops and mock interviews.
  • Provide workshops on graduate school
  • Workshops on conducting research at graduate and
    undergraduate levels.
  • Invite alumni back to campus to talk about their
    professional lives.
  • Workshop on how to live balanced lives.

Partnerships with Other Departments
  • Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
    Advising Centers in Brumby, Creswell
  • and Russell Halls
  • Partnership between Housing and Franklin College
    of Arts Sciences
  • Students with majors in the Franklin College of
    Arts Sciences that live in Brumby, Creswell and
    Russell halls will receive class advisement in
    the Advising Center located in each high-rise

Partnerships with Other Departments (cont.)
  • Franklin Residential College
  • Partnership between Housing and Franklin College
    of Arts Sciences is housed in Rutherford Hall.
  • Franklin College of Arts Sciences students live
    together and plan events and programs.
  • Dr. Doug Toma, the FRC Dean lives in Rutherford
    Hall with his family Linda and Jack.
  • FRC Advisor office located in Rutherford.

Partnerships with Other Departments (cont.)
  • French Spanish Language Communities
  • Partnership with Housing and Romance Languages
  • Located in Mary-Lyndon Hall
  • Participants must be proficient in either French
    or Spanish.
  • While talking with hall mates, participants agree
    to speak only in French or Spanish.
  • Graduate TAs in French and Spanish live in
    Mary-Lyndon with the students.

Partnerships with Other Departments (cont.)
  • Honors Magnet
  • Partnership with Housing and the Honors Program
  • Located in Myers Hall
  • First year Honors student may choose to live in
    the Honors Magnet
  • Programming geared to Honors students are offered
    in Myers Hall
  • Honors Advisor office is located in Myers

Partnerships with Other Departments (cont.)
  • Division of Academic Enhancement
    Satellite Office
  • Partnership between Housing and the Division of
    Academic Enhancement
  • Located in Brumby Hall
  • Coordinates free tutoring in Brumby, Creswell and
    Russell for students in Writing, Chemistry and
  • Will conduct programs for staff members on a
    variety of topics (Ex. time management, how to
    study more effectively and test taking)
  • Open to all students, not just students living in
    the residence halls

Partnerships with Other Departments (continued)
  • Freshman College Summer Experience (FCSE)
  • Partnership with Housing and the Division of
    Academic Enhancement
  • Located in Russell Hall
  • Allows first year students to begin their college
    careers in the summer term.
  • Classes are geared to aid the students in their
    transition to college.

Partnerships with Other Departments (cont.)
  • Russell Academic Center
  • Was developed in partnership with the
    Vice-President for Instruction Office and Housing
  • Two wireless classrooms
  • Wireless study environment that is open to all

Partnerships with Other Departments (cont.)
  • Visiting Scholars Program
  • Sponsored with the Center for Humanities and Arts
    and Housing
  • Visiting Scholars stay in the Brumby apartment in
    exchange for presenting a program for residents
    in Brumby
  • Open to all students across campus

Partnerships with Other Departments (cont.)
  • Reed Army ROTC Super Suites
  • Partnership with Housing and Army ROTC
  • Army ROTC students reside in two super suites in
    Reed Hall

Partnerships with Other Departments (cont.)
  • Office of International Education and the Housing
    Assignments Office work together to accommodate
    students participating in the Study Abroad
    Program and international students studying at
  • Early release from housing contracts if the
    student will be studying abroad
  • Housing spaces are reserved for international

Partnerships with Other Departments (cont.)
  • Creswell Learning Communities
  • Developed in partnership with the Vice-President
    for Instruction Office
  • Housed in Creswell Hall
  • Each Learning Community (LC) will include 20
    students, 1 Peer Advisor and 1 Lead Instructor
  • Students will take 3 classes together fall
    semester and 1 class spring term

Partnerships with Other Departments (cont.)
  • One World Multicultural Residential Community
  • The One World Multicultural Community is a
    residentially-based program designed to provide
    experiential opportunities for students to
    develop and appreciate the value of
  • Monthly dinners with invited speaker to present
    and discuss a selected topic
  • Monthly organizational meetings for committee
    work and student discussions.
  • Attend and sponsor events across campus.

Partnerships with Other Departments (cont.)
  • Spanish Immersion Program
  • Provide an opportunity for intensive language
  • Students live with the Spanish Language faculty
    and participate in a variety of experiences
    speaking only Spanish.
  • Sponsored only during summer session II.

Final Thoughts
  • The Department of Housing is committed to
    enhancing the Academic Experience of our
  • We are constantly evaluating our programs and
    services to best match the needs of the students.

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