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U of A: Points of Distinction

  • Distinguished nationally and internationally for its first-rate degree offerings, rigorous curriculum and compelling areas of specialization at both the Undergraduate and Graduate levels. [Note: Every program has been scrupulously reviewed, course by course, acclaimed field authorities identified and selected by the institution's Council for Academic Excellence in consultation with international bodies dedicated to scholarly output in education]
  • Development of a new Division of Student Affairs, with a student-centered approach to departments and services.
  • Every course, in addition to focused content, underscores (a) enhanced communicative competence; (b) honed critical thinking skills; and (c) significant development of global awareness and understanding.
  • Distinguished faculty: Internationally-recruited -- all with notably high-pitched credentials. No less noteworthy; every approved or appointed faculty member has a record of markedly successful university experience; a scholarly / professional agenda of merit; and a salient, unwavering commitment to student success.
  • A high-profile cadre of program directors and administrative leaders (many members of whom are internationally acclaimed scholar-teacher-leaders) oversees and ensures the quality of all programs.
  • The university is structurally organized into seven schools (or colleges) within which discipline- relevant programs are offered and overseen by senior field authorities and by specialized members: the School of Business Administration and Managerial Science; the School of Computer and Information Science; the School of Criminal Justice and Law; the School of Educational Leadership; the School of Health Science and Healthcare Administration; the School of Human Resource Management; and the School of Continuing and Professional Studies.
  • Development of a new Division of Student Affairs, with a student-centered approach to departments and services.
  • Student Orientation Services offers Online Tour, to familiarize students with the Learning Platform.
  • Establishment of Academic- and Needs-Based Georgia Scholarship.
  • Commitment to, and promotion of, student engagement via social networking (Twitter, Facebook...) - with specific program and subject (or course)-specific Discussion Boards on Facebook.
  • Strong student support services that enhance the 24/7 learning environment available to students, thus fostering learning and maximizing academic success.
  • A first-rate, proprietary Learn Center (and Learning Platform), which is unique in that it boasts sophisticated features, technical options and learning resources while remaining extremely user-friendly.
  • A self-paced hybrid model, which permits those who need extra time that leeway, while, simultaneously, allowing those who wish to move more rapidly through their courses the option to do so.
  • The Provostial Fellow Program and the annual Thesis Competition are two of several initiatives which recognize and reward excellence in academic performance.
  • The institution has established a recognized five-part book-publishing collection, The University of Atlanta Monograph Series, formally approved by, and registered with, the Library of Congress. Books published hi the series will appear, as per the author-publisher agreement, online, in print or hi both formats (with separate ISSN serial numbers distinguishing each). The five sub-series with the collection: 1) Management Studies; 2.) Healthcare Administration; 3.) Educational Leadership; 4.) Legal Studies and Jurisprudence; and 5.) Applied Critical Theory
  • The University has established an exciting online journal: Virtualities: International Review of Distance Learning (sanctioned by the Library of Congress: ISSN # 1941-7373). Inaugural volume to appear Fall 2011. Call for papers appears on numerous websites and is already eliciting much positive attention and interest on the part of both prospective contributors and eager readers.
  • The University Trustee engaged hi development of international online consortium. While in its early stages, this outreach movement has already proven effective and has yielded both interest and attention. As the initiative develops, reports will appear on the University's website.
  • A notably well-informed team of Admissions Officers is prepared, able and eager to assist prospective students through the entire enrollment process: from initial inquiry through formal admission to official student status. A valuable asset to students.
  • By its diversity and cross-national emphasis, the University has become an enriched, value-added repository for expanded learning, wherein internationalization and cross-cultural exchange flourish.
  • Finally, the University of Atlanta prides itself on its modes of difference, by which it stands apart: distinctive in quality, devoted to the individual learner, contemporary in content and presentation, attuned to the issues of the day and to the needs of prospective students world-wide, seeking always to set each program participant on an intellectual journey into the future, yet committed unrelentingly to the core values that have always underpinned, and continue to underpin, the fundaments of higher education.