Academic Affairs and Student Success

Academic Affairs Division

University System of Georgia and Gateways To Completion

Gateway courses are considered to be classes that are high-risk with high enrollment and are often the foundation level courses for an academic major. Success in foundation level courses, such as: accounting, biology, chemistry, math, writing and rhetoric, is a direct predictor of retention. Gateways to Completion (G2C) provides faculty and institutions with processes, guidance and tools to support redesign of lower division and/or developmental level courses..

G2C also includes a Teaching and Learning Academy and an Analytics Process Collaborative. University System of Georgia (USG) Faculty attend the Gateway Course Experience Conference and participate in the G2C Community of Practice meetings. There faculty/administrators network with like-minded institutions and reflect on and shape the body of scholarship on gateway course success.

The University System of Georgia is the only University System in the nation approaching this work from a System perspective. Cohort I began the three-year process in 2015. Cohort II launched in 2017.

What is Gateways to Completion (G2C)?

The Gateways to Completion program is an exciting initiative to help students enrolled in USG institutions achieve success early on in their academic career. “Developed with insight of a distinguished national Advisory Committee, the comprehensive G2C approach provides faculty with a structured, evidence-based course self study process with unparalleled advice and support from the nation’s leader in higher education student success.” The G2C process improves planning and offers engaging pedagogues, analytic tools, and expertise from the John N. Gardner Institute.

What is a Gateways course?

Cohort I

In 2015, ten USG institutions began a three-year collaboration with the John N Gardner Institute on Gateways to Completion:

East Georgia State College
Georgia Highlands State College
Georgia Southern University
Georgia Southwestern State University
Gordon State College
Middle Georgia State University
Kennesaw State University
South Georgia State College
University of West Georgia
Valdosta State University

Cohort 2

In 2018, the remaining USG institutions and eCore joined the collaboration with Gateways to Completion

Abraham Baldwin State College
Albany State University
Atlanta Metropolitan State College
Augusta University
Clayton State University
College of Coastal Georgia
Dalton State College
East Georgia State College
Fort Valley State University
Georgia College & State University
Georgia Gwinnett College
Georgia Highlands College
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia State University
Savannah State University
University of Georgia
University of North Georgia