The Georgia Health Sciences University (GHSU) Faculty Manual is compiled for the Faculty by Academic Council. Its purpose is to provide information to current and incoming faculty regarding the Georgia Health Sciences University. This manual contains summaries of many policies pertaining to faculty. The complete content of these policies are found in the Academic, Research, & Student Affairs (ARSA) Policy Library or Administrative Policies and Procedures , as indicated. The original policies should be consulted for greater detail.
The Georgia Health Sciences University, chartered in 1828 as a single academy to provide
instruction in "several branches of the healing art," is a major academic health center
and health sciences research university. The Georgia Health Sciences University which consists of schools of Allied Health Sciences, Dentistry, Graduate Studies,
Medicine, and Nursing and an affiliated health care system is the only academic institution
in the State of Georgia dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.
As a unit of the University System of Georgia the state' s public system of higher education the Georgia Health Sciences University shares with other research universities the following core characteristics:
a statewide responsibility and commitment to excellence and academic achievements having national and international recognition;
a commitment to excellence in a teaching/learning environment dedicated to serve a diverse and well-prepared student body, to promote high levels of student achievement, and to provide appropriate academic support services;
a commitment to excellence in research, scholarship, and creative endeavors that are focused on organized programs to create, maintain, and apply new knowledge and theories; that promote instructional quality and effectiveness; and that enhance institutionally relevant faculty qualifications;
a commitment to excellence in public service, economic development, and technical assistance activities designed to address the strategic needs of the State of Georgia along with a comprehensive offering of continuing education designed to meet the needs of Georgia's citizens in life-long learning and professional education;
and a wide range of academic and professional programming at the baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral levels.
The mission of Georgia Health Sciences University is to lead Georgia and the world to better health by providing excellence in biomedical education, discovery, and service.
To be a globally recognized research university and academic health center, while transforming the region into a health care and biomedical research destination.
Georgia Health Sciences University values collaboration, compassion, diversity, excellence, innovation, integrity, and leadership. For more information related to GHSU's mission, vision, and values, see Transformation 2020.
GHSU Mission, Vision, and Values pending approval from Board of Regents
Office of the President