Dr. Joanna Kim/Professor of Music: We get to really know the student, and we get enough time to talk to the student and understand the student. I love that. As a faculty member here, we have that luxury of spending enough time with each student to give them the individual attention that they deserve.
Kyndal Hammock/Student: Here at GSC they know me by name and not by my social security number. It’s great. I feel like my whole learning experience is being enhanced by the smaller class sizes and people I have met.
David Spencer/Student: I’ve never run into trouble getting a teacher to help me with an assignment or answer questions. They go above and beyond to make the classes interesting and to help the students. You can really tell that the faculty and staff care about you here.
Jennifer Graff/Professor of Art: It’s about the student. It’s not about self-promotion. It’s about getting our students out there to have successful professional careers.
Narrator: Our faculty love to teach and it shows.
Dr. Johanna Rickman/Professor of History: The GSC faculty is very passionate about teaching and it shows. Every time I speak to my colleagues, they are very passionate about their particular topics. If you ask a professor about what they are doing in class, you might get a 15 minute response.
Panu: They love their disciplines, they love their students, and they love teaching. They love imparting that passion to their students.
Narrator: No matter the discipline, our faculty exemplifies the focus on student academic success.
Gina Reed/Professor of Mathematics: One of the things that struck me about GSC and made me want to be a part of the faculty was how passionate and concerned they were with student success.
Rickman: Something that I see every day with every person I talk to here is that they really want students to succeed. They want them to be successful.
Dr. Rick Kabat/Professor of History and Anthropology: We have a faculty that really cares and people who are dedicated to teaching and have dedicated their whole careers to teaching. That’s their focus.
Graff: We have clear expectations for the students that make it easier for them to succeed in any given class.
Garfield Anderson/Professor of Business Administration: Students are motivated and influenced to go out and possibly go beyond your plan and go out on their own. To me, that’s what is meant by student-centered learning.
Narrator: Students are encouraged to seek assistance outside the classroom by meeting with their faculty outside of class and by taking advantage of supplemental instruction through peer tutors or professional tutors in the Academic Computing, Tutoring and Testing Center.
Stephanie Llanes/Student: We have many resources on campus for students including the Math and Writing Labs in the ACTT Center, and the Foreign Language Lab in the Academic III building.
Reed: We encourage students to go to the ACTT Center and to seek the outside resources the college has available for them.
Staff Member: We have faculty here from 7 in the morning until 10 o’clock at night. Faculty is always available to help students.
Manee Moreno/Student: Faculty is always available for you. I have teachers who you can email at 11 o’clock at night and they respond within 5 or 10 minutes.
Narrator: Our students appreciate the teaching excellence of GSC’s faculty.
Sharma: As we grow because of our location in Northeast Georgia and because of our existing reputation, we are bursting at the seams. More and more students are voting by deciding to come to school here at GSC. In many instances, they are commuting all the way here when they have colleges and universities in their own neighborhoods. So, obviously, it is that reputation of excellence that draws them to GSC.