August 1, 2006
Handbook is a
compendium of university-wide policies and procedures. In many
policies and procedures are the UWG efforts to enact policies and
that have been put in place by the University System Board of Regents.
instances, they reflect the collective judgments about prudent
faculty and staff that help to enhance our efforts of teaching and
research and creative activities, and service to the University, our
communities and our professions.
faculty and staff at the University
of West Georgia
make it possible for us to
advance our institutional theme Educational Excellence in a Personal
Environment. In a wide variety of ways, faculty give life to this
perspective – in their caring for the success of students,
in their willingness to
bring great levels of intellectual excitement to their own work, and
collaborative efforts, to share that same level of excitement to
students. From the senior levels of administration and faculty, there
commitment to teaching of undergraduate students – president,
vice presidents, deans, and department chairs alike. And that
from a belief that as an institution, each of us can contribute in our
to make student learning our personal concern.
the last several years,
the number of faculty-directed student projects has grown. This growth
from honors students who have long contributed to our unrivaled success
National Collegiate Honors Council – most student papers
accepted in six of the last eight years. Growth has come from campus
celebrations of research and creative activities on Research Day and at
Night, involving more and more students and faculty each year.
the years, these and
other activities have been called the Magic of West Georgia. And it is
make that magic possible.
With best wishes,
Thomas J. Hynes, Jr.
Professor of Mass