2001 Progress Report
Recruitment & Retention of Students | Undergraduate Experience | Graduate Experience | Academic Programs & Faculty | Connection to the Greater Community | Infrastructure/Support Improvements
Connection to the Greater Community
Georgia State expanded global partnerships and international programs
in all six colleges and schools. The College of Arts and Sciences,
the J. Mack Robinson College of Business, and the College of Education
sent delegations to Egypt to discuss establishment of a Georgia
State campus in Cairo. The College of Arts and Sciences launched
exchange agreements with East China Normal University and the
Xinghai Conservatory of Music in China, Yarmouk University in
Jordan, and Kyoto University in Japan. Faculty from Modern and
Classical Languages and African-American Studies visited Cuban
universities to plan the first study abroad opportunities in Cuba.
A group visited Tsinghua University in Beijing on its 90th anniversary
and put into place an exchange agreement that is already active
with visits to Georgia State by faculty and a student.
The J. Mack Robinson College of Business participated in the
founding of the Global eCommerce Master's (GEM) program, the first
international master's program in Electronic Commerce. Georgia
State was the only university in the US in this consortium, which
also included Athens University of Economics and Business, Copenhagen
Business School, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Norwegian Schools
of Economics and Business Administration, and University of Cologne.
The joint MBA program with Cairo University produced its first
The College of Education, through the United States Education
for Democracy and Development Initiative, worked with the University
of Botswana in the areas of gender equity and instructional technology.
The College also worked with the Suez Canal University to professionalize
education for children and adults with special needs. Through
the European Teacher Education Network, Georgia State faculty
and students participated in instructional exchanges.
The College of Health and Human Sciences initiated collaboration
with Koc University and Amerikan Hastanesi Hospital in Turkey
to offer training programs and student exchanges in Respiratory
Care. Faculty from the Department of criminal justice participated
in scholarly exchange activities in Israel with the Georgia International
Law Enforcement Exchange, in South Africa with the Scholar Exchange
Program, and in Switzerland with the European Society of Criminology.
The College of Law summer program in international commercial
arbitration expanded to include Warsaw, with nearly 50 students
visiting arbitration courts in major cities in Central and Eastern
The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies received United States
Agency for International Development (USAID) funding to bring
35 Indonesian students to Georgia State for the master's program
in Economics. The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies and the
J. Mack Robinson College of Business received USAID funding to
create the Ronald H. Brown Institute in concert with the University
of Pretoria. The Brown Institute will contribute to the private
sector economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa by strengthening
the skills of people already in business and providing training
for students aspiring to enter the business world.
Collaboration between the Berufsakademia Baden-Wurteemberg and
the Cooperative Education program at Georgia State resulted in
23 students being placed in international cooperative education
work assignments in Germany.
Internally funded international initiatives are listed in Table
State and Local
The Bio-Bus program in the College of Arts and Sciences expanded
with the addition of a second bus. NSF has provided three-year
support so school children and teachers could spend more time
in the mobile laboratories during visits to Georgia schools. The
Bio-Buses participated in the Inner City Games and thereby offered
creative outlets for children in disadvantaged neighborhoods.
Several departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, including
Geology, Modern and Classical Languages, and Music, hosted major
workshops for school teachers in those fields. The Georgia Science
Olympiad program relocated to Georgia State from Emory University.
Georgia State joined Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia
in hosting the Fall 2000 Internet2 meeting as a member of the
Southern Crossroads (SoX) regional gigaPoP consortium. As part
of this program, a "virtual" performance at the Georgia
State Rialto Theatre was staged with performers at various locations
around the country performing with the musicians on stage at the
Rialto Theatre via a 2.4-gigabit connection to the Abilene Internet2
network, only the second such high speed connection in the world.
Georgia State also expanded community and service partnerships
with metropolitan Atlanta and state agencies and organizations.
The College of Arts and Sciences held the second annual Jimmy
and Rosalyn Carter Partnership Award program to honor outstanding
public improvement collaboration between a Georgia college or
university and a community group. The dinner speaker was former
Vice President Al Gore.
The Psychology department received funding to house the National
Latino Research Center on Domestic Violence. Nutrition students
worked with the Atlanta Community Food Bank, Good Samaritan Health
Clinic, Grady Hospital and Outpatient Clinics, and Project Open
Hand-Atlanta. The School of Nursing partnered with the Georgia
Health Foundation and the Moultrie Health Department to bring
health promotion and disease prevention activities to migrant
farm workers and their children.
The College of Health & Human Sciences received funding to
expand Project Healthy Grandparents, a community service program
that supports families in which children are being raised by grandparents.
The Hasbro Children's Foundation has funded the National Center
on Grandparents Raising Children that will focus on policy, education,
and program replication.
The College of Law completed groundwork for the first Legislative
Clinic, which will place law students with committees of the state
legislature to conduct legal analyses of issues facing the committees.
The Consortium on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution worked with
the Atlanta Public Schools to train Georgia State students to
teach conflict resolution to students, administrators, teachers
and parents. College of Law students and Master's of Taxation
students from the J. Mack Robinson College of Business participated
in the Tax Clinic, which serves low-income persons involved in
disputes with the Internal Revenue Service. A faculty member from
the Department of Political Science supervises legislative interns
from the colleges of Georgia for the General Assembly and another
one directs the Latin American Program of the Carter Center.
The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies provided leadership
in state water policy development, including the Flint River initiative
with Albany State University, Coastal Rivers initiative with Georgia
Southern University, and the metropolitan Atlanta water quality
initiative. Of particular note was the Flint River Drought Protection
Auction conducted by the Andrew Young School Policy Studies, which
resulted in the retirement of more than 31,000 irrigated acres
at a cost of $4.5 million. The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
was also active in planning for rural health care delivery and
in developing strategies to support Georgia grandparents raising
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