June-July 2006 - Volume 5, Issues 6&7
                  
Savannah State University
CONTENTS

Fall Institute ..

Customer Service ..

In the Spotlight ..

Workshops Program ..

COST Fund ..

ABET Reaccreditation

Dear Alumni ...

University News

Quotable Quotes!


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Savannah State University (SSU), along with other University System of Georgia (USG) schools and all state agencies, will join Governor Sonny Perdue in the new statewide "Customer Service Improvement Initiative" set to launch on August 1, 2006.

Savannah State University President Dr. Carlton Brown has appointed Dr. Sandra McCord Best, Director of Human Resources, to serve as the University's "Customer Services Champion" to launch, guide and manage improvements that will make campus services "Faster, Friendlier and Easier" to access.

"We recognize there is always room for improvement in our processes, and that includes our responses to our clients: current students, potential students, alumni, parents, and each other," said Dr. Brown. Ultimately, enhanced customer service attitudes and practices will have a positive impact on student enrollment and retention, employee productivity, alumni interactions and more."

"Improving the customer service culture at Savannah State has been on our radar screen for a number of years" Dr. Best said. "The statewide focus on customer service is a good time to establish accountability measures that will help move us in the right direction to become "Faster, Friendlier, and Easier."

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Dr. George Williams, Dean of Graduate Studies & Sponsored Research, Retires!

Dr. George N. Williams has retired from his position as the Dean of Graduate Studies & Sponsored Research at the end of June 2006. Dr. Williams, Professor of Chemistry, has served Savannah State University for more than 30 years shouldering positions like Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Associate Dean of College of Sciences & Technology before taking over as the Dean of Graduate Studies and Sponsored Research. His distinguished services in the area of teaching, research & grantsmanship, development of graduate programs, and community service will always be remembered by the College of Sciences & Technology and Savannah State University community.

We wish Dr. George Williams all the BEST !

For New faculty:

Technology Tool Kit for Advising
Friday, August 4, 10:00 to 12:00, Whiting Hall, Room 104 (Dr. Judith Edwin & Mr. David Booze)

Human Resources - Overview of Personnel requirements and benefits Package (Optional)
Friday, August 4, 2:00 to 3:30, Whiting Hall, Room 104 (Ms. Pauline Harris & Ms. Carolyn Fletcher)

SmartThinking
Tuesday, August 8, 9:00 to 10:30, Whiting Hall, Room 104 (Mr. Reid Yanchar, Consultant)

Developing the Teaching Portfolio
Tuesday, August 8, 10:45 to 12:00, Whiting Hall, Room 123 (Prof Rosalind Kent)

Study Abroad
Wednesday, August 9, 9:00 to 10:00, Center for Leadership and Character Development (Dr. Cornelius St Mark)

When Students Report Personal Problems:
Wednesday, August 9, 10:30 to 11:30, Center for Leadership and Character Development (Dr. Shinaz Jindani, Dr. James Williams & Ms. Jacqueline Awe)

Enhancing Library Research Skills
Wednesday, August 9, 2:00 to 4:00, Asa H. gordon Library - Lobby (Ms. Louis Wych, Mr. Hunt Luke & Ms. Barabara TenBroek)

Enhancing Your WebCT Courses
Thursday, August 10, 9:00 to 11:00, Whiting Hall, Room 104 (Mr. Danny Martin & Dr. Emily Crawford)

(Contact: Ms. Estee Snowden, Academic Affairs, Tel: 9123 356-2204, Email: snowdene@savannahstate.edu)

For ALL Faculty and Staff:

SmartThinking
Tuesday, August 8, 9:00 to 10:30, Whiting Hall, Room 104 (Mr. Reid Yanchar, Consultant)

How to Deliver Exceptional Customer Service
Tuesday, August 8, 10:00, Whiting Hall, Chan Auditorium (Ms. Marilyn Parker, Consultant)

Some Essential Concepts and Practices to Secure Both Personal and Organizational Information
Tuesday, August 8, 10:30, Jordan Bldg, Room 148 (Dr. Robin Snyder & Prof Reginald Leseane)

How to Deliver Exceptional Customer Service
Tuesday, August 8, 1:00, Whiting Hall, Chan Auditorium (Ms. Marilyn Parker, Consultant)

How to Deliver Exceptional Customer Service
Tuesday, August 8, 3:00, Whiting Hall, Chan Auditorium (Ms. Marilyn Parker, Consultant)

Study Abroad
Wednesday, August 9, 9:00 to 10:00, Center for Leadership and Character Development (Dr. Cornelius St Mark)

When Students Report Personal Problems:
Wednesday, August 9, 10:30 to 11:30, Center for Leadership and Character Development (Dr. Shinaz Jindani, Dr. James Williams & Ms. Jacqueline Awe)

Enhancing Your WebCT Courses
Thursday, August 10, 9:00 to 11:00, Whiting Hall, Room 104 (Mr. Danny Martin & Dr. Emily Crawford)

Contact:
Business & Finance: Ms. Dianne Williams (wiliamd@savannahstate.edu)
Student Affairs: Ms. Leila Robinson (robinsl@savannahstate.edu)
Institutional Advancement: Ms. Sheri Saleem Scott (saleems@savannahstate.edu)
Office of the President: Ms. Jessica Green (greenj@savannahstate.edu)
Academic Affairs: Ms. Estee Snowden (snowdene@savannahstate.edu)
CLASS: Ms. Kimberly Thomas (kthomas@savannahstate.edu)
COBA: Ms. Salina Davis (daviss@savannahstate.edu)
COST: Ms. Berenice Scott (scottb@savannahstate.edu)

COST Fund Needs YOUR Donation!

Engineering Technology Programs Getting Ready for Reaccreditation By ABET

Our Engineering Technology degree programs (Civil Engineering Technology and Electronics Engineering Technology) are accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission (TAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

ABET, the recognized accreditor for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology, is a federation of 28 professional and technical societies representing these fields. ABET currently accredits some 2,700 programs at over 550 colleges and universities nationwide.

Seeking reaccreditation, a self-study report has been submitted to the ABET, and the ABET Team is expected to visit the Savannah State University campus during November 2006. In its pursuit of seeking reaccreditation, the Department has been the beneficiary of the full guidance, support and encouragement of the University President, the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Dean of the College of Sciences and Technology, and all the other units of SSU.

The goals of the Department and the program educational objectives and program outcomes of the two engineering technology degree programs are as follows:

GOALS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY

The Department is committed to:

  • establishing a culture of academic excellence in the field of engineering technology education, and to foster new and innovative approaches in preparing students to become competent and creative professionals with knowledge and skills needed for fulfilling the employment needs of today and of the future.
  • developing and maintaining a faculty dedicated to excellence in teaching, continuously exposed to current developments in technology, and in constant pursuit of improving professional expertise.
  • actively contribute to student recruitment efforts, to attract well-qualified high school graduates, to provide advising and supervision, and to promote communication with alumni.

PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES:

As integral components of the Department of Engineering Technology, the Engineering Technology Programs adopt the following educational objectives. These educational objectives for the program are designed to educate and improve the ability of students to become competent and creative professionals contributing effectively for fulfilling the employment needs of today and of the future. Theses objectives are:

Objective 1

“To ensure that the graduates apply their knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering and technology and demonstrate competency in identifying and analyzing technical problems, problem solving, design of systems, application of modern tools, and maintain technical currency and a creative approach in their engineering practice.”

Objective 2

“To prepare the graduates with abilities to advance through their professional career by demonstrating their ability to function in multidisciplinary teams, ethical responsibilities, professionalism, and desire for advanced specialization in other technical or non-technical fields.”

Objective 3

“To prepare graduates who will be able to express themselves effectively in both oral and written communication, understand social responsibilities, appreciate diversity, commit to continuous improvement, and maintain professional competency through life-long learning.”

POGRAM OUTCOMES:

The educational objectives of the programs are prescribed and achieved to ensure the following outcomes:

  • The graduate will have the engineering competence with ability to identify and analyze engineering problems and to apply knowledge, techniques and skills in creatively designing and maintaining systems for solving those problems
  • The graduate will have a good understanding of mathematics, science, technology, engineering, and computational methods and an aptitude for life-long learning for continuous improvement and to solve current and future problems at the regional and global level
  • The graduate will develop an ability to conduct experiments, analyze the data for engineering applications, and ensure quality control
  • The graduate will have the ability to function in multidisciplinary teams, assume soceital and ethical responsibilities, communicate effectively, and contribute to the advancement of the art and science of engineering technology
Dear Alumni! .... Please Help Us in Recruitment!

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University News

Savannah State University’s College of Business Administration (COBA) will offer a Master’s degree program in Business Administration (MBA) beginning Fall 2006.

Quotable Quotes ......!

"(Education is) A succession of eye-openers each involving the repudiation of some previously held belief." - George Bernard Shaw

"They say that we are better educated than our parents' generation. What they mean is that we go to school longer. They are not the same thing." - Douglas Yates 

"The things taught in colleges and schools are not an education, but the means of education." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

This monthly e-Bulletin, ‘SciTech’, will provide you with the latest information about the College of Sciences and Technology of Savannah State University. It will also include selected highlights from the world of Sciences and Technology.

Please send your comments/contributions to next e-Bulletin to jay or Berenice Scott before 15th of each month.

Dr. Babajide Familoni
Dean, College of Sciences and Technology
P.O. Box 20019, Savannah, GA 31404
Tel: 912 356 2349
Fax: 912 356 2432
Email: familoni@savannahstate.edu