2001 Action Plan - Priorities
Recruitment & Retention of Students | Undergraduate Experience | Graduate Experience | Academic Programs & Faculty | Connection to the Greater Community | Infrastructure/Support Improvements
Connection to the Greater Community
Part of the outreach activities in co-reform of educator preparation
and connecting with schools includes development of a BioBus
and significant strengthening of partner school relations with
the Grady cluster of Atlanta
Public Schools. The Literary Scholars program, based at Walden
Middle School, was awarded the A+ Award for Innovative Collaborative
An "Into the Streets" initiative was extended from one
week to the entire fall semester. "Into the Streets"
is a national program designed to introduce students to volunteering
through hands-on experience in an area of their choice. The Office
of Community Service-Learning organizes it.
The city transferred responsibility to the university for Woodruff
Park in April 2000.
On November 15, the University celebrated the first Jimmy and
Rosalynn Carter Partnership Award for Campus-Community Collaboration
at an award ceremony. At the event, attended by more than 500
people, Aunt Maggie’s Kitchen Table, a community resource
center in Macon operated in partnership with Wesleyan
College, was named as the winner of the inaugural award. The
Carter Partnership Award honors collaborative projects in which
Georgia colleges and universities work together with community
groups to address critical areas of public need.
Base funding of an Eminent Scholar position in Law was completed.
The university was awarded a $5 million grant from USAID to set
up and operate a Ron Brown Institute in South Africa for training
students in entrepreneurship and business methods. The grant is
jointly to the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies and the Robinson College of Business.
Alumni Affairs has established alumni chapters in a number of
A committee to examine the criteria involved with national rankings
such as those in US News & World Report was established.
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