UGA Gwinnett Campus Policies and Procedures
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Faculty and staff who are teaching or working at the Gwinnett Campus will need an access card to use the drop-in faculty prep area or to enter the building during other-than-normal operating hours. Cards must be requested in advance by an academic unit by sending the faculty or staff member’s name and position to the Academic Affairs staff, UGAGwin@uga.edu. Please allow three days for the cards to be activated. Cards must be picked up personally by the faculty or staff member in Room 223, Office of Academic Affairs. Faculty who are teaching only one semester should return access cards at the end of the semester.
Intellicenter Building entrance
A card reader is located on the north side of the main building entrance. This entrance should be used when entering the building during non-standard operating hours. The standard operating hours for the building door to be unlocked have been set by the landlord.
Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
UGA space in the Intellicenter building
The main reception areas of the UGA space in the Intellicenter Building are listed below. Hours apply except during the weeks of final exams, semester break and official holidays. During the normal schedule you should be able to enter the main floor of the Gwinnett Campus without the access card, but may need the card to open classroom doors. Faculty who teach classes will need to have an access card to open classrooms and use the faculty prep area. Access to the second floor administrative offices is set to coincide with business operating hours of Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. After these hours, you will need to use your access card to enter the administrative area.
Front Desk Hours
Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Faculty and staff should make every effort to schedule classes and meetings during the campus normal hours of operation:
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The Gwinnett Campus is closed on all UGA celebrated holidays and may announce closings during inclement weather that causes unsafe travel to the Gwinnett location. The campus may modify staffing hours during finals week and semester breaks depending upon scheduled events.
Security are on site Monday – Saturday. IT and facility staff are either physically on site or on call.
All requests for classroom / schedule changes should be made through your departmental contact person. If you do not know who your contact person is, please call the academic affairs office at 678-985-6802 for this information.
Instructors often have students working together on projects and need breakout space for students to work. Students may break out in the public areas, but should not move to other classrooms without reserving space. If a meeting room is open and not scheduled, students may use these spaces as well.
UGA University Council policy requires faculty members to provide a syllabus for each course that they teach. Please review your syllabi to see that they meet the UGA policy guidelines [pdf].
The University of Georgia class attendance/absence policy is followed at the Gwinnett Campus. The Gwinnett departmental coordinator, assistant or academic affairs office should be notified of an unexpected absence, so notices can be posted for students.
Additionally, please note that the Office of Student Affairs does not play a role in excusing student absences, such as verifying student documentation for routine absences or religious observances. The decision to excuse an absence, allow make-up work, or reschedule or make up an exam is solely the prerogative of the instructor.
Faculty may park in either parking lot of the Intellicenter Building. There is no additional charge for parking and a parking decal is not needed.
New faculty who expect to receive mail at Gwinnett should inform their department coordinator. Senders of mail should be instructed to add the department name to the address line, so mail can be sorted accordingl
Information on campus closing or class cancellations is posted on the UGA Gwinnett Campus home page and reported on metro-Atlanta radio and television stations. Schedule changes or cancellations on the UGA main campus do not necessarily mean that UGA Gwinnett Campus classes are cancelled or affected. If you do not have access to radio or internet, you may call 678-985-6802 and listen for a recorded message about schedule alteration.
Academic Affairs has established a listserv, GWINNETT-NEWS, for dissemination of important information to faculty, staff and administrators who are associated with Gwinnett programs. This list is not a discussion list and serves a function similar to the Athens campus ARCHNEWSFACSTAFF. This list will be used to disseminate important information regarding the Gwinnett Campus and programs.
Please click here to read the policy on unattended children at the Gwinnett Campus.
Animals are prohibited inside all campus facilities, except in areas where academic pursuits require their presence (e.g., animal science, veterinary medicine, etc.) or in cases where the animal serves a disabled person (e.g., guide dogs).
UGA Gwinnett Campus Faculty Resources
Gwinnett classes are all equipped with the most up-to-date audio-visual technology including smart-podiums, projectors, screens, VHS and CD/DVD players. Several rooms have video-conferencing capabilities and digital recording capabilities.
All new faculty should contact the Gwinnett IT staff to arrange for training in using the classroom AV and IT equipment. Send requests for training to the Gwinnett Helpdesk.
The Gwinnett Campus has two computer instruction classrooms that may be reserved for courses that require computer instruction. The UGA Educational Technology Center (ETC) provides technology support for these two classrooms. First-time faculty users must contact the ETC staff at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a userid in the computer classroom system and basic training information on using the computer classroom.
Flexible workspace is available to faculty based upon their needs and time spent at Gwinnett. A drop-in faculty prep area with computer workstations and tables to use personal laptops is located in the Gwinnett Campus East Wing on the main floor, Room 125. Combination lockers are also available to faculty to use on a drop-in basis to store belongings while in class. Because others may use the lockers on alternate days, faculty members should remove personal items before leaving the campus. Faculty members who need assigned workspace on a semester basis should contact the academic affairs office at 678-985-6802. Shared workstation space is available in the second floor administrative area.
Administrative and support personnel are generally available from 8:30 a.m.– 5:30 p.m., Monday–Friday. The colleges listed below have administrative support personnel at the Gwinnett Campus.
|Terry College of Business||678-985-6811|
|College of Education||678-985-6771|
|College of Pharmacy||678-985-6809|
|School of Social Work||678-985-6790|
IT staff are either physically on site or available on call after these hours and during normal operating hours on Saturday. To ensure that you receive the fastest response for IT assistance, all requests should be sent by email or voice message to the Gwinnett Helpdesk. Voice messages are automatically transferred through the unified messaging system into email so the IT support person on call will receive your call for assistance. If you do not receive a response within 10 minutes for classroom assistance, please check with the front desk assistant.
Information about IT policies and procedures can be obtained from the Gwinnett helpdesk.
Should you need assistance from a facility manager during class, you may call the facility coordinator or the front reception desk.
|David Kirkindoll, Facilities Manager||678-985-6766|
|Front reception desk||678-985-6801|
The library is located on the first floor, across the lobby from the bookstore. The library offers access to all electronic journals and databases open to any UGA student or faculty, as well as standard Microsoft Office® programs and internet searching.
|Ben Hall, Librarian||678-985-6798|
The Gwinnett Campus Bookstore, operated by Follets is located in room 102, next to the front reception desk. The bookstore sells books, supplies, gift items and UGA apparel. The bookstore hours are Monday-Thursday from 3-7 p.m. Faculty may order textbooks to be sold by the Bookstore and should follow the same timeline as in Athens for placing orders.
|Jim Dwyer, UGA Bookstore Director||706-542-7214|
Faculty may request UGA ID cards through the Office of Student Affairs in room 153.
|Dr. Teresa Raetz, Director of Student Affairs for Extended Campuses||678-985-6767|
UGA's Gwinnett Campus occupies 60,000 square feet of the Intellicenter Building on Sever Road.
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