Vision

The School of Science and Technology (SST) will become recognized in the region and the state for excellence in STEM education at an open access institution. SST faculty will provide effective and relevant courses and programs in science, math, and technology which are characterized by interdisciplinary learning, novel use of educational technology, and an active learning environment that stimulates critical thinking.

Mission

The School of Science and Technology is committed to providing an innovative outcomes-based learning experience for all students of Georgia Gwinnett College. It provides programs of study in biology, math, exercise science, and information technology that offer its students disciplinary and interdisciplinary courses, as well as practical and applied learning experiences that prepare them for post-graduate schooling or for positions of responsibility in education, business, medicine or government. The SST also provides general education experiences that produce graduates who demonstrate math, science, and information technology literacy, and that foster an understanding of the role of these disciplines in our society and in an uncertain and changing world. The School’s faculty maintain competency in their discipline and are knowledgeable of methods of providing innovative active-learning environments.

Operating Principles

The School of Science and Technology at Georgia Gwinnett College is committed to:

  • Providing students with programs and courses that are effective and relevant and serve their post-graduate goals.
  • The holistic development of students through student engagement both inside and outside the classroom.
  • Developing a faculty and staff who are collegial, innovative and student-centered.
  • Developing faculty that are committed to excellence in teaching, student engagement, scholarship, and service to the college, the community, and their discipline.
  • Developing innovative methods of teaching and student engagement in the STEM disciplines.
  • Continuous review, assessment, and improvement of programs and courses. 
  • Innovatively integrating active learning and technology into educational experiences.
  • Open communication between faculty, staff, and administration.
  • Using a “Leadership in Place” model which relies on faculty governance through collaborative decision-making. 
  • Building partnerships with its business and community constituents.