The Office of Academic Affairs at the College of Public Health directs efforts in assessment and accreditation, curriculum processes, online learning, student services, and faculty affairs.

Students Services

The Office of Academic Affairs provides a full range of services and resources to support students and prospective students from application through graduation. The Office works with programs and departments both within the college and across the university to provide students with academic advising, course registration, and field experience opportunities, as well as connect them with student organizations, extracurricular experiences, and career development possibilities.

Course Planning and Support

The Office of Academic Affairs supports faculty members and instructors in their efforts to provide effective and innovative teaching through course planning and curricular initiatives.

Incomplete Courses:
If a student fails to complete a course during the registered semester, they must work with the instructor of record prior to the end of the term to complete an Incomplete Grade Form.  A copy should be kept by the student, instructor, and main office of departmental prefix.

Course Approval Process Automation (CAPA):
The College’s guidelines for CAPA course proposals and changes can be found here: CPH CAPA Guidelines [PDF].

Course Syllabi:
Current course syllabi can be searched using the following website: https://syllabus.uga.edu/Browse.aspx. Syllabi are also listed by prefix in the University of Georgia Bulletin, which is updated at the start of each semester and can be found online at http://bulletin.uga.edu. Click the “Courses” tab, and search by Course Prefix and Number to access the syllabi for the desired course.

All students in the College of Public Health enrolled in a classroom-based course will be provided with a course syllabus by the first day of class each semester. Syllabi will comply with the University established syllabus policy. The College’s current syllabus policy and development guidelines are available here: CPH Syllabus Policy [PDF].

College of Public Health Course Prefixes:
Public Health – PBHL
Biostatistics – BIOS
Disaster Management – DMAN
Environmental Health Science – EHSC
Epidemiology – EPID
Gerontology – GRNT
Global Health – GLOB
Health Policy & Management – HPAM
Health Promotion & Behavior – HPRB

CPH Degree Program Competencies:

College of Public Health Graduate Course Offerings by Term:

[NOTE: The course offerings listed here are not necessarily final, and are subject to change. Please, log into Athena for most current course offerings.]

Accreditation and Assessment

The Office of Academic Affairs leads the College’s efforts to maintain and improve the quality of the College’s academic programs, including the course evaluation system and efforts to improve the curriculum and assure the excellence of teaching and advising. The Office is responsible for matters related to the College’s accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), an independent agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit schools of public health and public health programs outside schools of public health.

Faculty Affairs

The Office of Academic Affairs also supports faculty hiring, promotion and professional development within the UGA College of Public Health.

Faculty Recognition – Annual CPH Faculty Awards:
Each year, three faculty members are recognized by the College for their exceptional work in teaching, research, and service respectively. The coordination of these awards is a collaboration of the CPH Offices of Academic Affairs, Research, and Outreach. Nominations are solicited from CPH faculty, staff, students and alumni each Fall.

Careers:
Available faculty positions at the College of Public Health can be found on the Faculty Jobs @ UGA website. Explore the unit and departmental positions currently available at the following links:

Faculty Affairs Resources:

Contacts

Dr. Mark Wilson
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor of Health Promotion and Behavior
105B Rhodes Hall, Health Sciences Campus
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
mwilson@uga.edu
Phone: 706 542-1221
Fax: 706 542-6730

Dr. Ivonne-Marie Berges
Director of Online Learning
105G Rhodes Hall, Health Sciences Campus
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
Ivonne.berges@uga.edu
Phone: 706 542-2738

Deborah Hadden
Administrative Specialist I
105 Rhodes Hall, Health Sciences Campus
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
dhadden@uga.edu
Phone: 706 542-2300
Fax: 706 542-6730

Heather McEachern
Student Services Director – Undergraduate Student Office
105D Rhodes Hall, Health Sciences Campus
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
cphadm@uga.edu
Phone: 706 542-3187
Fax: 706 542-6730

Pricilla Carter
Lead Academic Advisor – Undergraduate Student Office
305 Ramsey Center, South Campus
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
pcarter@uga.edu
Phone: 706 542-4380

Mumbi Okundaye
MPH Coordinator
105E Rhodes Hall, Health Sciences Campus
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
mumbi@uga.edu
Phone: 706-542-0059
Fax: 706 542-6730

Lindsey Whittaker
MPH Admissions Coordinator
105N Rhodes Hall, Health Sciences Campus
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
lindseyt@uga.edu
Phone: 706-542-0885
Fax: 706 542-6730

Nina Cleveland
MPH Practice Coordinator/Academic Professional
105F Rhodes Hall, Health Sciences Campus
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
ninac64@uga.edu
Phone: 706 542-3648
Fax: 706 542-6730