Dr. T.J. Arant, provost and senior vice president for Academic and Student Affairs, recently spoke to the Sept. class of Glance Gwinnett participants. The program includes interactions with community leaders and a tour of Gwinnett. Arant highlighted the unique relationship that the college has with the county and discussed programs that have been developed to address the economic needs of the community GGC serves.
Dr. Jennifer H. Stephens, deputy chief of staff, recently had an article published in the Planning for Higher Education Journal. The article titled “Eight Themes in Strategic Planning: Reflections from a Year of Focused Learning.” Recognizing the changing dynamics in strategic planning, the article discusses how higher education leaders are using strategic planning to move their institutions forward to remain relevant in today’s highly competitive and fast-moving environment.
University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley recently named Merri Brantley, director of External Affairs, to the College 2025 Initiative Working Group. The group has been charged with increasing the number of college graduates from Georgia’s public colleges and universities by 2025.
Dr. Binh Tran, assistant professor of information technology, was primary author on the paper, “Challenges in IT Education relating to Generation Z students," published in the recent Vol. 8, No. 19 issue of the Journal of Education and Practice. The paper examines generational differences between the Baby Boomer, Generation Y, Millennial and Generation Z cohorts and explores faculty-student relationships between the former and latter generations. Teaching and learning preferences are examined and recommendations are presented for how information technology undergraduate education may most effectively connect with the Generation Z cohort.