Volume 5, Issue 5 - October 19, 2020

Faculty & Student Scholarship
Dr. Anelise Farris, Assistant Professor of English, had her article "Imploring the System and Inhabiting Motherhood: Matters of [Re]Productivity and Disability in Mother of Invention" published in the most recent issue of the Journal of Mother Studies, No. 5.

Ms. Ed Hose, a post-baccalaureate student in Psychology, recently had her artwork exhibited in Ms. Magazine for the article entitled, "Ruth Bader Ginsburg Created the Playbook for Feminist Barrier-Breaking."

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Kaelyn Tyler, a biochemistry & environmental sciences double major, with a minor in Mathematics, recently received a $1000 travel grant to present her American Geophysical Union (AGU) poster and abstract. The grant allows $500 to be used toward school expenses (tuition, books, etc.) and $500 to reimburse lost work hours, technology, and similar items associated with presenting the poster.

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Emily Boyle, Lecturer of English, has involved students in her English 1102 Service-Learning course with St. Marys Elementary School in exploring how art creates community. Last spring, Coastal Georgia students helped deliver more than $500 worth of supplies Boyle purchased for SMES with her Service-Learning stipend. Many of those supplies will help SMES students design and build an on-campus community garden. This semester, Emily's ENGL 1102 class is virtually partnering with Dr. Ed Madden's Creative Writing in the Community course at the University of South Carolina to help SMES students write poetry about what they plan to grow. With a service-learning grant, Emily purchased copies of Valerie Worth's "All the Small Poems" for Costal Georgia and St. Marys Elementary School students to use to compose poems about nature. Coastal Georgia and USC students are virtually collaborating to deliver video lessons to St. Marys Elementary School students to help them with their work. St. Marys Elementary School students will illustrate their poems in art class, which Coastal Georgia and USC students plan to "publish" through posters or postcards and distribute throughout the community.

Cynthia J. Atwood, Lead Faculty/Criminal Justice, participated in the statewide Criminal Justice Association of Georgia's Annual Conference. The keynote speaker was Jason Armstrong, Chief of Police of the Ferguson, Missouri Police Department. Cynthia served as the moderator for a panel session entitled, "Contemporary Topics in Criminal Justice" and participated as a panel member in a panel discussion held for Undergraduate and Graduate Students entitled, "Careers in Criminal Justice".

Roscoe_Scarborough6Dr. Roscoe Scarborough, Assistant Professor of Sociology, will be attending the annual meeting of the Mid-South Sociological Association, which is being held virtually this year. He will be presenting a paper entitled, “Faculty as Non-Persons Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic.” The paper offers a micro-sociological interpretation of higher education faculty experiences in our new reality.

Dr. Claire Hughes, Associate Professor of Teacher Education, just had a chapter published, "Giftedness and Autism Spectrum Disorder," in W. Behrens, M. Fugate, & C. Boswell (Eds). Twice-Exceptional Children, pp. 215-242. Prufrock Press.


Virtual Coastal Scholars Showcase 2021
Call for Proposals (CFP) – Deadline: December 4, 2020

We encourage you to present your scholarly work at the third annual Virtual Coastal Scholars Showcase! The purpose of the Coastal Scholars Showcase is to provide opportunities for faculty and staff to present their scholarship/creative expressions to colleagues, students, and community members. We hope that in this collaborative environment, ideas for future scholarship can germinate as faculty and staff learn from each other’s experiences. This event will take place virtually. It will be free and open to the public, and we encourage you to invite your students to attend. Please mark your calendars and respond to the attached Call for Proposals.

There will be multiple modes of participation: 1) Presentation, 2) Performance, 3) Gallery walk, 4) Poster session, and 5) Panel discussion. In addition, faculty and staff are invited to have their publication citations added to the Coastal Scholars Institutional Repository.

Please Submit Proposals to Neda Moinolmolki (nmoinolmolki@ccga.edu) by December 4, 2020.

Questions about Coastal Scholars Showcase 2021 can be directed to Neda Moinolmolki (nmoinolmolki@ccga.edu).


2020-21 College Catalog

The current academic year online College catalog is now live - check it out!


Assessment Workshop

The October Assessment Workshop – Reliability and Validity in Assessment – will be held on Friday, October 30 starting at 2:00 pm via Zoom (see meeting information below). Please see the flyer below for specific information. Registration is not required but highly recommended, since it helps me plan better. You can click here to view the workshop flyer. Join Zoom Meeting at https://zoom.us/j/7511348200?pwd=VnFxd2hhdm82K28zb... Meeting ID: 751 134 8200 / Passcode: 6zMLeG

Assessment Helpdesk Ticket - Now Available!
An assessment ticket option is now available at the CCGA Helpdesk. You can select the specific category from the list based on your assessment question/issue. The Office of Institutional Effectiveness will respond to you and help you solve the problem as soon as possible. So, please remember to submit an assessment ticket whenever you have an assessment-related question!
Fall 2020 Enrollment Update

As of October 13, preliminary Fall 2020 enrollment stood at 3457 with an FTE of 2766. Official mid-term census data for fall enrollment will be released in mid-November. Coastal Georgia's student body continues to diversify. For fall 2020, 8% of students identified as Hispanic/Latino, 0.2% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2% Asian, 20% Black or African American, 0.2% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, 63% White, 4% two or more races, and 2% undeclared.

With an average age of 23, the College's student body comprises 69.5% female and 53.7% full-time students with 90% indicating Georgia residency, 9% out-of-state, and 1% out-of-country. Adult learners (25 years of age or older) and military/veterans account for 22% and 17%, respectively, of the total student body. High school dual-enrolled students total 443.

For more information on Fall 2020 enrollment, please reference our Fall 2020 Quick Facts located on the Institutional Data web page.


Study Abroad Update

Like many colleges and universities across the country, we will continue to follow guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the U.S. Department of State (DOS), and Georgia Department of Health & Environmental Control to assess study abroad risks for the 2020-21 academic year to protect the health and well-being of our students. Due to the continuing complications of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated travel restrictions, all student travel associated with Fall 2020 study abroad programs was cancelled.

Currently, USG Goes Global is planning for Summer 2021 programs to run on-site in the traditional study abroad faculty-led model. However, there is a chance that travel may not be possible to some or all program locations in Summer 2021 due to COVID-19. If that occurs, USG Goes Global is planning a virtual study abroad back-up plan for each program. This would mean that programs and courses would be conducted online and will include virtual study abroad elements such as guest lecturers from each study abroad location, virtual museum tours, virtual group activities, etc. and students will receive their expected course credit.

For more information about study abroad programs, please visit our updated study abroad web page at www.ccga.edu/studyabroad


Upcoming Events
  • October 21 - Attendance Verification Due by Noon (2nd Session)
  • November 24 - Last Day of Classes (Full & 2nd Session)
  • November 28 - All coursework completed
  • Final Exams - December 7-11
  • Final Grades Due by Noon - December 13
  • Fall Commencement - December 13 (3:00 pm)

Call for Contributions
If you would like to contribute an article, news item, or event notice for our newsletter, please contact Dr. Jim Lynch at jlynch@ccga.edu - Next issue: November 16.

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