Class Description

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Title: Keys to UGA: Public Service and Outreach Orientation (New)
Instructor: Paul J. Brooks, Pharm.D., Ed.D. Associate Vice President for Public Service & Outreach    
Location: via Zoom
Keys to UGA: New Faculty Academy (NFA) event for November is an online orientation from the Public Service and Outreach (PSO).

Most people in the state of Georgia have never been on the University of Georgia (UGA) campus. They know of UGA because they see its presence and impact in their communities.

During the Public Service and Outreach (PSO) orientation for new faculty, participants will learn about one of the largest, most comprehensive university-based outreach programs in the world. Participants will gain an appreciation for the connection between UGAs academic excellence and rise in national rankings and its historic land-grant and sea-grant mission to serve all the people of Georgia.

At the end of the session, faculty participants will understand: The breadth, scope and impact of UGAs presence in the state. How PSO works to address critical locally-identified needs and opportunities in Georgia, including protecting the natural environment, improving access to and quality of healthcare, improving workforce development, and improving quality of life indicators. Ways that UGA faculty can engage in applied research and instruction that advance their careers by partnering with PSO units.

The session will include a brief overview of the eight public service units and their work to create jobs, develop leaders and address critical challenges in communities across the state. The program will also highlight PSO collaborations with academic faculty.

Examples of academic-outreach partnerships that lead to broader impacts. Examples of community-engaged research opportunities. An overview of specific academic faculty development programs will include the Engaged Scholar Award, Service-Learning Fellows, PSO Student Scholars and the New Faculty Tour. While this is part of the New Faculty Academy, all faculty and staff are welcome to attend.