• Policy Development

      Office of the Provost (Medical College of Georgia, 2014-07-25)
      1.01 Development and Promulgation of Academic, Research, and Student Affairs Policies
    • Faculty Appointment, Development, Promotion, & Tenure (FADPT) Policy: Institutional Guidelines for Faculty Review & Development

      University Faculty Senate; Georgia Health Sciences University (2014-04-25)
      7.13.4 Faculty Appointment, Development, Promotion, & Tenure (FADPT) Policy: Institutional Guidelines for Faculty Review & Development: This policy describes the annual review process for full-time and part-time faculty at Georgia Health Sciences University and includes procedures for establishment of a Faculty Development Plan based on the results of the annual review. It also describes the post-tenure review process and establishment of a Post-Tenure Development Plan. The policy includes a process by 'Mlich faculty can appeal annual review or post-tenure review decisions and includes the terms of contract and renewal notice for non-tenure faculty and personnel.
    • Policy for Suspension of Faculty for Violation of State or Federal Laws

      Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs; Georgia Health Sciences University (2014-04-25)
      7.26 Policy for Suspension of Faculty for Violation of State or Federal Laws:When a faculty member at Georgia Health Sciences University is charged with the violation of a state or federal law, or is indicted for any such offense, the President of Georgia Health Sciences University shall carry out a thorough review of the circumstances. This policy describes the process to be followed should the above occur as set forth by the Policy Manual of the Board of Regents, Section 803.1 0.04.
    • Policy for Research Using Human Subjects or Human-Derived Materials

      Office of Human Research Protection; Georgia Health Sciences University (2014-04-23)
      9.0400 Policy for Research Using Human Subjects or Human-Derived Materials: All research using human subjects or human-derived materials conducted by Georgia Health Sciences University faculty, staff, or students must obtain Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval prior to the initiation of any research activities that involves human subjects or human-derived materials.
    • Policy for Listing & Adding Personnel to an Animal Protocol

      Laboratory Animal Services; Georgia Health Sciences University (2014-04-23)
      9.0108 Policy for Listing & Adding Personnel to an Animal Protocol: Every investigator or individual who is working with animals on a research project must be listed as project personnel on that protocol. Any new investigator joining an existing project must be formally approved and added to the existing protocol
    • Policy for Responding To Allegations of Research Misconduct

      Vice President for Research Development; Georgia Health Sciences University (2012-10)
      9.07 Policy for Responding To Allegations of Research Misconduct: The purpose of this policy and procedures is to promote the integrity of research conduct on behalf of the Georgia Health Sciences University (GHSU or Institution) by its faculty, technical staff, residents, fellows, students, trainees, and individuals employed on a contractual basis by providing a process for close scrutiny of alleged research misconduct, for full protection of the rights of any person accused of research misconduct, and for the protection of any person who makes allegations under this policy in good faith. This policy is intended to carry out the Institution's responsibilities under the Public Health Service (PHS) Policies on Research Misconduct, 42 CFR Part 93.
    • General Institutional Admissions

      Office of Academic Admissions; Georgia Health Sciences University (2011-07-25)
      4.17 General Institutional Admissions Policy: This policy is intended as an institutional admissions policy for all colleges at the Georgia Health Sciences University. The Office of Academic Admissions in the Division of Enrollment Management processes applicant materials for the College of Graduate Studies, the College of Allied Health Sciences, and the College of Nursing. The College of Medicine (Georgia Health Sciences University) and the College of Dental Medicine each have their own admissions departments within their respective college.
    • International Education Study Abroad Policy

      Office of Outreach & International Education; Georgia Health Sciences University (2011-02-01)
      2.16 International Education Study Abroad Policy: All international education or study abroad programs for which students receive credit towards the fulfillment of their degree program at the Georgia Health Sciences University require institutional oversight by a designated institutional official (Director of Outreach & International Education). This includes programs administered by Georgia Health Sciences University faculty or staff and non-Georgia Health Sciences University-sponsored programs for which students receive academic course credit. The Director of Outreach & International Education is responsible for initial review and evaluation of credit-bearing proposals for international education/study abroad experiences and for initiating the appropriate approval process by the Provost or his/her designee, according to Board of Regents policy. The Director of Outreach & International Education will act as the primary contact and resource for the GHSU community on international education/study abroad concerns.
    • Campus Review Body Policy

      Campus Life Services; Georgia Health Sciences University (2010-05-27)
      6.09 Campus Review Body Policy: The Campus Review Body (CRB) is a centralized, institutional panel utilized at the President's discretion to review the due process afforded to a student Vllho has been sanctioned due to misconduct or academic failure, or by students vvith a grievance against a faculty for perceived infringement on their rights to freely express themselves. As necessary, the panel may hold any necessary hearings during the process to assist in rendering an appellate decision by the President.
    • Immunization Policy

      Student Health; Georgia Health Sciences University (2010-05-17)
      6.15 Immunization Policy: The specific minimum immunization requirements at Georgia Health Sciences University are established by Board of Regents policy, which is periodically reviewed and modified. The Board of Regents policy allows Georgia Health Sciences University to enhance these requirements with the concurrence of the Chancellor of the University System of Georgia. Georgia Health Sciences University's specific immunization requirements are also periodically reviewed and modified. With the concurrence of the President of Georgia Health Sciences University and Chancellor of the University System of Georgia, individual colleges may require additional immunizations. All entering Georgia Health Sciences University students must provide the Georgia Health Sciences University Student Health Service (Student Health) with sufficient evidence that they are fully immunized and/or have proof of immunity with serological titer against Mumps, Rubella (German Measles), Rubeola (Red Measles), Polio, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Hepatitis Band Varicella (Chicken Pox). Students are also required to have had a PPD (tuberculin test) within three months prior to the first day of class at Georgia Health Sciences University and annually thereafter.
    • Class Attendance Policy

      Registrar; Georgia Health Sciences University (2010-03-17)
      4.05 Class Attendance Policy: Regular, punctual attendance is expected of students in all classes at Georgia Health Sciences University and is counted from the first class meeting each term. Students who incur an excessive number of absences are subject to academic penalty. Specific attendance requirements may be established by the individual schools or programs at Georgia Health Sciences University as well as by the faculty for distance learning courses
    • Faculty Appointment, Development, Promotion, and Tenure (FADPT) Policy: Faculty Appointments

      University Faculty Senate; Georgia Health Sciences University (2009-12)
      7.13.2 Faculty Appointment, Development, Promotion, and Tenure (FADPT) Policy: Faculty Appointments: This policy describes procedures to be used for the appointment of faculty to Georgia Health Sciences University. Faculty appointments are initiated at the departmental or unit level. The chair or unit head makes a recommendation for appointment to the respective dean, who approves and forwards the request to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost, who approves and forwards it to the President for approval.
    • Policy for Establishing & Recommending Distinguished Faculty Titles

      Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs; Georgia Health Sciences University (2009-11-20)
      7.06 Policy for Establishing & Recommending Distinguished Faculty Titles: Distinguished Faculty Titles may be awarded to qualified faculty in recognition of distinguished excellence in research, teaching, and/or patient care. This policy describes the types of distinguished faculty titles that can be awarded at Georgia Health Sciences University and the procedures by which they can be awarded. These procedures and guidelines are in accordance with Board of Regents policies.
    • Intellectual Diversity Policy

      Academic Affairs; Georgia Health Sciences University (2009-11-17)
      2.04 Intellectual Diversity Policy: Georgia Health Sciences University is committed to nurturing intellectual diversity on the campus to ensure the robust nature of scientific discovery. At times, faculty will express personal opinions but should create an atmosphere for students to freely retain their own beliefs and treat with respect other opinions appropriately expressed. students should not be assessed, rewarded or penalized according to whether they share their faculty member’s opinion. The student must be provided an avenue to resolve any allegation that the aforementioned rights were prohibited
    • Faculty Appointment, Development, Promotion, and Tenure (FADPT) Policy: Emeritus Appointment

      University Faculty Senate; Georgia Health Sciences University (2009-11-06)
      7.13.8 Faculty Appointment, Development, Promotion, and Tenure (FADPT) Policy: Emeritus Appointment: At the time of their retirement from Georgia Health Sceinces University, members of the Corps of Instruction and Board-approved administrative officers may be considered for Emeritus status if they have served a minimum of ten years of continuous full-time service as a faculty member in the University System of Georgia, provided they fulfill the criteria described in this policy.
    • Academic Leave Policy

      Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs (2009-11)
      7.01 Academic Leave Policy: Faculty at Georgia Health Sciences University, from the Corps of Instruction, 'Nith greater than five years of continuous full-time employment, are eligible to apply for fully funded academic leave for the purpose of professional development and promoting scholarly work. Academic leave should last no longer than twelve months. This policy describes the process and procedures for applying for academic leave, either with or without pay.
    • Faculty Appointment, Development, Promotion, and Tenure (FADPT) Policy: Clinical & Adjunct Faculty Appointment

      University Faculty Senate; Georgia Health Sciences University (2009-11)
      7.13.7 Faculty Appointment, Development, Promotion, and Tenure (FADPT) Policy: Clinical & Adjunct Faculty Appointment:Clinical and adjunct faculty to Georgia Health Sciences University must be appointed following the procedures described in this policy. Clinical and adjunct faculty are responsible for fulfilling the duties as described for the position and are eligible for promotion as described in this policy.
    • Faculty Appointment, Development, Promotion, and Tenure (FADPT) Policy: Tenure Criteria & Procedures

      University Faculty Senate; Georgia Health Sciences University (2009-11)
      7.13.6 Faculty Appointment, Development, Promotion, and Tenure (FADPT) Policy: Tenure Criteria & Procedures: This policy describes eligibility requirements for tenure for full-time faculty at Georgia Health Sciences University, the criteria and procedures for the granting of tenure, and the appeals process.
    • Approval of Centers & Institutes Policy

      Academic Affairs; Georgia Health Sciences University (2009-10-28)
      2.02 Approval of Centers & Institutes Policy:: Under certain circumstances, Centers and Institutes are formed within universities to achieve specific objectives. This policy outlines the procedures by which a Center or Institute can be formed within the existing university structure at Georgia Health Sciences University, so that the Center/Institute complements institutional function while permitting the unique, harmonious, and effective operation of the Institute/Center. Any program at Georgia Health Sciences University using the terminology “Center” or “Institute” in its name must be approved by the President. In addition, this policy describes the organization and governance of Institutes and Centers at Georgia Health Sciences University
    • Awarding of Honorary Degrees Policy

      Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs; Office of the Provost; Georgia Health Sciences University (2009-10-28)
      2.03 Awarding of Honorary Degrees Policy:Georgia Health Sciences University, as a research university within the University System, may confer up to two honorary degrees per year.Recipients, who must be present to receive the degree, will be honored with a Doctor of Science degree, which will be conferred during the May commencement ceremony. Criteria for an honorary degree are an extraordinary contribution to Georgia Health Sciences University or extraordinary contribution in the area(s) of health care, health education, or medical science. This policy outlines the steps for selection of individuals for an honorary degree at Georgia Health Sciences University. Nominations for an honorary degree will be submitted to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost by faculty or Student Government Association. A Review Committee will select several candidates to forward to the President, who will submit one or two names to the Chancellor. The Chancellor will present these candidates to the Board of Regents for the final selection process.