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/make up an exam is solely the prerogative of the instructor.
DegreeWorks is a web-based tool that helps students and advisers monitor progress toward degree completion by formatting the degree requirements and completed coursework into an easy-to-read worksheet that shows how courses completed count toward degree requirements.
Use the UGA Bulletin to explore and compare majors, minors and certificates.
Nineteen classrooms seat from 15–90 participants at the Gwinnett Campus. Several large classrooms offer the popular case-style seating arrangement with tiered levels and fixed tables. Other classrooms can be setup with or without tables and chairs. All classrooms have touch control, electronic smart-podiums with ceiling mounted projectors and complete electronic peripherals. Classroom technology is available for video-conferencing and digital recording.
Ten meeting rooms are available seating from 4–12 participants, with two rooms offering video-conferencing capabilities.
A large activity room is the perfect setting for a reception, graduation ceremony, guest speaker or classroom. The room offers theater-style seating for 150 or round tables for 96 participants. The electronic technology is the same as in other classrooms. A large built-in buffet provides a location for caterers’ food. Caterers may also use the adjoining kitchen as a staging area for food for events.
Student Group Break-Out Space
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.
The Center for Teaching and Learning serves faculty, administrators and graduate teaching assistants in each of the university’s schools and colleges by coordinating a wide variety of programs and activities aimed at supporting and promoting excellence in teaching and learning.
The University Curriculum Committee, one of the standing committees of the University Council, is responsible for developing curriculum policies and procedures for the University of Georgia; reviewing proposed degrees, majors, minors, new courses, and course changes; and handling other matters related to curriculum.
The Educational Affairs Committee is a 13-member committee of the University Council that considers and recommends educational policies to the University Council and also hears student appeals on academic matters.
UGA’s online courses and programs provide learning opportunities in a format that expands the traditional classroom experience and allows flexibility for students who physically may not be able to attend a class on campus. Courses and programs are managed by the UGA schools and colleges in which the programs reside.
eLC-New, powered by Desire2Learn software, is the next generation online learning management system at the University of Georgia, and is jointly supported by Enterprise Information Technology Services and The Center for Teaching and Learning.
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. – 5:00 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 guards are on site Monday – Saturday. IT and facility staff are either physically on site or on call.
Class and graduation rosters, FERPA, registration dates, withdrawal and drop policies, advisement, data requests and other related information for faculty and staff are located with the Office of the Registrar.
All requests for schedule changes should be made through your departmental contact person and must be entered into the Banner system before a classroom can be reserved for the class. All requests for classroom changes, rescheduling missed or canceled classes, and special event space should be directed to Jill Rhoden, Events Coordinator for the Gwinnett Campus: firstname.lastname@example.org or (678) 985-6807.
Faculty and staff needing assistance with technology on the Gwinnett campus have two available resources.
Enterprise Information Technology Services (EITS) is the central information technology organization at the University of Georgia. The organization supports faculty, students, and staff at the University of Georgia with the goal of helping the UGA community utilize technology as a tool to enhance teaching and learning, research, and public service. This support is offered through collaborations with colleges, departments, and individual clients. For assistance with software, storage, email and calendar, accessibility and security, or any other service supported by EITS, click here.
Faculty and staff new to UGA also may refer to EITS' online guide for those new to campus.
Gwinnett classes are all equipped with the most up-to-date audio-visual technology including smart-podiums, projectors, screens, 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 at GWINemail@example.com.
IT staff are either physically on site or available on call 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.