2001 Progress Report
Recruitment & Retention of Students | Undergraduate Experience | Graduate Experience | Academic Programs & Faculty | Connection to the Greater Community | Infrastructure/Support Improvements
Academic Programs & Faculty
US News & World Report ranked the J. Mack Robinson
College of Business flexible MBA program the best public program
nationally, fifth among all universities and in the top ten for
six consecutive years. US News & World Report ranked five
undergraduate programs in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business
among the best in the nation, including Insurance 2nd best, Electronic
Commerce 8th best, Real Estate 8th best, Management Information
Systems 13th best, and Management 26th best. US News & World
Report also ranked the Computer Information Systems graduate program
11th best in the nation. Computerworld ranked RCB among the top
"Techno?MBA's" in the country. SUCCESS ranked the Entrepreneurship
program 19th among public universities. Forbes ranked RCB the
best business school in the state and 11th in the top 20 best
regional universities for return on investment. The college ranks
among the top ten leading Executive MBA programs in the world
by Business Week. The Journal of Marketing Education ranked the
Marketing department 22nd best. The CPA Personnel Report ranks
the School of Accountancy 19th best graduate accounting program.
In the area of instructional technology, National Jurist Magazine
cited the College of Law as the 11th "most wired" law
school in the nation. Law student teams finished 5th in the National
Trial Advocacy Competition and 3rd in the William Daniel National
Mock Trial Competition.
The Philosophical Gourmet Report rated the M.A. program
in Philosophy as tied for third best in the nation among programs
that offer only the MA. The MA/JD program was rated as second
best in the nation.
US News & World Report ranked graduate programs in
the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies as 6th in Public Finance/Budgeting,
7th in City Management/Urban Policy, and 31st in Public Affairs.
Georgia State provided leadership in teacher education reform
for the state and metropolitan Atlanta. The Urban Education Center
initiated programs to train leaders in urban education. Reading
Recovery and Direct Instruction faculty addressed literacy concerns
in metropolitan schools. Project Dove and the Center for School
Safety helped area schools implement solutions to classroom behavior
Faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences and the College
of Education collaborated in designing and implementing teacher
preparation programs, with several undergraduate programs changing
from certification to pre-professional programs, which lead to
undergraduate degrees in content areas, alternative preparation
master's programs, and then certification. This collaboration
resulted in innovative cross-discipline science courses for future
science teachers, which will enable them to understand connections
among different science disciplines and to prepare more broadly
in scientific fields.
The Professional Education Faculty started the GSU Teaches
Georgia program, which provides accelerated, summertime preparation
for provisionally certified teachers in fields with teacher shortages.
In the fall following their summer coursework, these students
serve as teacher assistants in area schools under the supervision
of experienced, well-qualified teacher-mentors. Demand for this
program far exceeded capacity.
Georgia State advanced in technology across many academic disciplines.
Yamacraw funding for new faculty positions enabled expansion of
course offerings in Computer Science, in particular in wireless
technology and digital signal processing. Yamacraw-related companies
participated in on-campus information sessions to inform students
about current issues and career opportunities in computer science.
An indication of support for academic programs through library
acquisitions is given in Table 16.
Faculty Support & Development
An outcomes analysis of internal grants programs is being made
to decide how best to allocate these funds. Recommendations of
two task forces on advancement of women and on recruitment and
retention of under-represented faculty have been refined by various
Senate committees and are being implemented. Efforts continue
to be spearheaded by Senior Faculty Associates dedicated to each
area and working on behalf of the Provost office. Table 17
indicates faculty diversity.
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