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2009-2010 Gainesville State College Catalog 
2009-2010 Gainesville State College Catalog [Archived Catalog]

2009-2010 Gainesville State College Catalog

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Gainesville State College

The University System of Georgia

P.O. Box 1358
Gainesville, Georgia 30503
Telephone 678-717-3639
Fax 678-717-3643


Gainesville State College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097: Telephone number 404-679-4500) to award the Associate Degree and a limited selection of Baccalaureate Degrees. Its Business Division is nationally accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs for the offering of the Associate Degree in Business Administration and Education. The Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies and the Certificate of Paralegal Studies are approved by the American Bar Association.

Gainesville State College is an institutional member of the American Council on Education, American Association of Community Colleges, Georgia Association of Colleges, College and University Personnel Association, National Association of College and University Business Officers, National Association of College Auxiliary Services, American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, and Southern Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.

Special Notes


The statements set forth in this catalog are for informational purposes only and should not be construed as the basis of a contract between a student and this institution. While every effort will be made to insure accuracy of the material stated herein, Gainesville State College reserves the right to change any provision listed in this catalog, including but not limited to academic requirements for graduation, curricula, course offerings, and academic regulations without actual notice to individual students. Every effort will be made to keep students advised of such changes. Students should refer to our web site at www.gsc.edu for the most recent update of our catalog.


E-MAIL POLICY As of January 1, 2005, GSC officially recognizes the use of the College assigned e-mail account as a mechanism for official communication within the College. The College has the right to expect that such communications will be read in a timely fashion. Official e-mail communications are intended only to meet the academic and administrative needs of the campus community. As steward of this process, the Office of Information Technology is responsible for directing the use of all student, faculty, and staff official e-mail. This policy applies to all faculty, staff, and students at GSC. (Reference: Official GSC Email Policy)

Expectations about Use of E-mail Students, staff and faculty are expected to check their e-mail on a frequent and consistent basis in order to stay current with College-related communications. Students, faculty and staff have the responsibility to recognize that certain communications may be time-critical. Failure in the proper management of e-mail accounts is not an acceptable excuse for missing official College communications via e-mail. (Reference: Official GSC Email Policy)

The academic and administrative policy of the College subscribes to the non-discrimination provision of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which states: “No person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity” of Gainesville State College. Gainesville State College also adheres to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 in that it does not discriminate on the basis of handicap in regard to admission, employment, and access to programs or activities.

Additionally, Gainesville State College subscribes to provisions as outlined in The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as revised and/or amended. Accordingly, Gainesville State College will not discriminate in employment, admissions, programs, or services with regard to any position for which the applicant, employee, or student is qualified and will make reasonable accommodation for physical and mental limitations.

The academic and administrative policy of the College also subscribes to the non-discrimination provision of Title IX of the Higher Education Act of 1972, which states: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity” of Gainesville State College.

Gainesville State College complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of the 1974 “Buckley Amendment,” by affording students certain rights with respect to their education records. This Act requires that Gainesville State College not disclose information contained in education records without the student’s written consent, except under conditions specified in the Act. Refer to the Policies and Procedures section in the Academic Information chapter of this catalog, or go to www.gsc.edu/registrar/ for more information concerning the College’s responsibility for FERPA compliance.

Authorization for access by anyone to student records covered by this Act must be made in writing by the student and addressed to the Gainesville State College Registrar.

Assessment Testing


As part of GSC’s ongoing efforts to improve curriculum, instruction, and student learning outcomes at the college, students are assessed through standardized tests, course specific assessments such as surveys, projects, and reports, and other types of surveys and assessments. These include, but are not limited to, tests required for admissions and placement, course tests and exams, course evaluations, standardized assessments required for program or certificate completion, student opinion surveys, and graduate surveys. Students should be aware that in the interest of the institution, the educational programs of the College, and the ability of the College to meet the needs of the students, their participation is necessary and expected.


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