Professional Networks

The College of Arts and Sciences includes a variety of formal and informal groups focused on improving services in specific functional areas or professional clusters. Personnel engaged in communication initiatives, advisement and other student services, research support, budget management, human resources, and other areas met regularly, share resources, engage in planning, develop skills, and collaborate on common pursuits.

The College of Arts and Sciences Communication Professionals Network (CPN) is composed of staff and faculty in the college involved in providing communication services including the following:

  • Public/media relations
  • Graphic design and editorial services
  • Video and other electronic media development
  • Website management
  • External and alumni affairs

The CPN holds regular meetings that include training sessions, guest speakers, updates on current developments in this area, and opportunities for attendees to share best practices.If you are interested in joining, please contact Ann Claycombe at claycombe@gsu.edu.

The College of Arts and Sciences Student Services Network (SSN) is composed of staff and faculty in the college who provide a range of services for our undergraduate and graduate students, including the following:

  • Academic advisement
  • Recruitment and admissions
  • Internship and experiential learning support
  • Scheduling and curriculum development
  • Student information management
  • International programs support
  • Student communication

The SSN holds regular meetings that include training sessions, guest speakers, planning efforts, updates on current developments in this area, and opportunities for attendees to share best practices. Enhancing academic advisement services and improving retention, progression, and graduation rates are major areas of focus for the group.

This group is for anyone involved in purchasing or budget management in our departments and units. The Finance and Budget Resources group has built an extensive informational website.

University Training Links:

Organizational Development and Consultant Services
ODCS, which is part of Human Resources, provides an enormous variety of training, from certificate programs for office professionals and managers, to wellness classes in areas like yoga and meditation.

The Exchange
The Exchange is a one-stop shop for faculty and staff seeking software training or buying equipment. The exchange also loans out a variety of equipment, including video cameras, iPads and microphones, and has an in-house recording studio that staff can reserve and use.

Lynda.com
Lynda.com is an online, video-based technology training service that is free for Georgia State employees. Courses cover software ranging from Microsoft Office to Adobe Creative Suite to specialist software like Final Cut Pro.