Departments of Academic Affairs
- Academic Planning
- Academic Programs
- Economic Development
- Educational Access and Success
- Faculty Affairs
- Faculty Development
- Health Workforce Planning and Analysis
- Information Technology Services
- Research & Policy Analysis
- Student Achievement
- Student Affairs
Dr. Felita Williams
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Planning
Academic Planning is responsible for all aspects of academic planning for the System Office. This department provides leadership for the Academic & Student Affairs Handbook, the 30+ Regents Advisory Academic and Administrative committees.
Dr. Marci M. Middleton
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Programs
The Office of Academic Programs provides information on University System of Georgia academic programs, degree waivers, certificates, accreditation, and major disciplinary areas. In addition, this office provides information on University System of Georgia policies and procedures for new academic program approval and related matters. The Office of Academic Programs strives to enhance educational opportunities at the associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels by developing processes that are responsive to the economic, intellectual, and cultural needs of the state and the regions served by the 31 public institutions of the University System. The Office of Academic Programs works in conjunction with the Southern Regional Education Board’s Electronic Campus to provide access to programs and courses offered via several means of distance education and electronic delivery.
Mr. Mark Lytle
Vice Chancellor for Economic Development
Economic Development directs the economic development efforts of the University System of Georgia.
Educational Access and Success
Dr. Lynne Weisenbach
Vice Chancellor, Educational Access and Success
The Office of Educational Access & Success (OEAS) advances P-20 student success through transformative partnerships, practices, and research. OEAS leads programs structured around three broad areas: college access and completion; educator preparation, and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) within University System of Georgia (USG) institutions. It also facilitates faculty involvement in secondary school improvement and the transition from high school to college.
In support of the USG strategic goals, OEAS leads the USG efforts to (a) remove barriers to postsecondary education for all students and support their readiness to succeed; (b) improve retention and progression in order to increase postsecondary completion for all students; (c) foster excellence and innovation in USG educator preparation programs to produce highly effective educators to meet the needs of Georgia’s schools; and (d) facilitate and strengthen collaborative partnerships to develop grants, conduct research, disseminate knowledge and practice, and inform policy.
Dr. Linda Noble
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
The Office of Faculty Affairs provides overall coordination of Board policies and procedures related to faculty and for other faculty-related personnel matters. The Office of Faculty Affairs includes the Office of Faculty Development and the Office of Academic Programs. The Office of Faculty Development coordinates the Regent’s Teaching Excellence Awards, provides virtual and face-to-face system-wide professional development sessions for faculty and administrators, and works with campus leaders in faculty development to promote faculty and student success by encouraging the use of 21st century teaching and learning pedagogies. The Office of Academic Programs provides information on University System of Georgia policies and procedures for new academic program approval and related matters.
Dr. Michael S. Rogers
Assistant Vice-Chancellor of Faculty Development
The USG Office of Faculty Development promotes faculty and student success by encouraging the use of 21st Century teaching and learning pedagogies. The Office further supports success by helping institutions assist their faculty to be more effective in their teaching, scholarship and service.
Health Workforce Planning and Analysis
Mr. Ben Robinson
The Center for Health Workforce Planning and Analysis operates as the central point of responsibility for the University System’s efforts surrounding health workforce issues. The creation of the Center further recognizes the significant responsibility of the University System as the primary academic producer of health professionals and therefore its role in addressing health workforce shortages. The core mission of the Center is to assist in aligning the state’s education systems and inform policy and law to ensure that Georgia has the health workforce to meet the needs of its citizens.
Information Technology Services
Dr. Curtis A. Carver Jr. – biography
Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer
Information Technology Services (ITS) provides leadership to the University System of Georgia for technologies that support instruction, research, and service in higher education. ITS delivers comprehensive, mission-critical technology resources, services, insights, and solutions to students, faculty, and staff; the Board of Regents; the University System Office; the Georgia Public Library System; and Georgia residents.
Research & Policy Analysis
Mr. Leslie Caldwell
Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research and Policy Analysis
Research and Policy Analysis is the research arm of the Board of Regents, analyzing higher education and related state and national policy issues and their impact on the University System of Georgia. The research conducted by Research and Policy Analysis focuses on students, curriculum, and faculty.
About the Office of Student Achievement
The USG Office of Student Achievement is committed to student success. The office provides support and guidance for policies and initiatives that lead to the success of our students. Having a common core curriculum throughout the University System of Georgia has a huge impact on the ability of students to be able to be mobile and still complete degrees. The Office of Student Achievement provides oversight for core curriculum implementation including resolving issues, interpreting and enforcing Board policies and procedures related to the core curriculum, and working closely with the Council on General Education and the Regents’ Academic Advisory Committees in reviewing curriculum and student learning outcome proposals. The Office of Student Achievement is responsible for or involved in a number of other related initiatives which include, but are not limited to the following:
- Comprehensive Program Review in collaboration with the Regents’ Administrative Committee on Effectiveness and Accreditation RACEA
- Regents’ Test Exemption Process
- Transfer Articulation
- Learning Support
- College Completion
Dr. Joyce A. Jones
Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs
Student Affairs is responsible for advising the Chancellor and the Board of Regents on all matters affecting student life on the campuses of the 31 colleges and universities comprising the University System of Georgia. Student Affairs provides system-wide leadership and support in furthering campus efforts to provide for the intellectual, cultural, social, recreational, emotional and personal development of all students.