FACULTY/STAFF PROGRAMS & RESOURCES
You can learn more about faculty and staff programs and resources below.
Counseling & Wellness
Georgia State offers a variety of health and wellness programs for our faculty and staff.
The office of Employee Development and Wellness Services (EDWS) is a Human Resources unit responsible for oversight of Faculty and Staff Assistance (FASA), the internal Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Work/Life Resources, and integrated Worksite Wellness Program geared toward serving Georgia State University faculty, staff, retirees and eligible dependents.
[email protected] | 404-413-3342
FASA is a special benefit offered at no cost to Georgia State faculty, staff, retirees, and eligible dependents. FASA offers professional, private and confidential services providing emotional support for managing work and life situations.
Confidential telephone or video counseling is available by calling 404-413-3342. Emergency assistance is available for crisis situations 24/7/365 by calling 404-413-3357.
Services offered include:
- Short term counseling
- Crisis management services
- Supervisor/departmental consultations
- Educational training workshops, seminars, webinars
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Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) is an online platform that is available at no cost to Georgia State faculty and staff. TAO may be accessed 24/7/365 and utilized in the following ways:
- Self-screening assessments
- Mindfulness Library (self-guided meditation)
- Video conferencing (individual, group)
Click the button below to use the rich resources of TAO.
EDWS provides supportive health and wellness activities, classes and services. Special programs include Wellness on Wheels Outreach (onsite, virtual), First Thursdays Health Screenings (onsite, virtual), and Tobacco Cessation (onsite, virtual).
Guided Mindfulness Meditation & Yoga, and Fun Fitness Friday virtual classes are recommended for physical activity, relaxation and stress reduction, and, they are offered at no cost on a regular basis.
“Wellness on the Web” webinars are offered at no cost on a variety of topics, such as:
- Stress Management
- Managing Finances
- Healthy Eating
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Diversity Education Planning Services
Georgia State’s offices of Human Resources Administration and Opportunity Development/Diversity Education Planning offer the following services and “right now” resources to assist in Georgia State’s response to diversity, equity, and inclusion-related matters.
As we assist employees and managers during these difficult times, take note of the many services available to you and your academic units and divisions. Many of the services listed below are ongoing, but can be customized to fit your academic unit and division needs. While we have an immediate need for trainings and interventions, these services should become an ongoing part of your learning and development offerings.
Contact the offices listed below for assistance or to ask questions regarding the offerings. Share this list with managers and guide them through getting the assistance they may need. We are here to help you with these sources and recommendations.
Some general recommendations include:
- Conduct a virtual college/division town hall to explain how processes and policies for addressing discrimination are to be managed.
- Engage in outreach to all members of the community, reminding everyone of GSU’s commitment to equity and inclusion.
The Office of Diversity Education Planning (ODEP) promotes an inclusive campus environment where all community members feel they belong. Through its partnerships with Georgia State departments and Atlanta-based businesses and organizations, ODEP provides training and programming to develop a culturally competent and inclusive workforce to serve the Georgia State and metro Atlanta communities. Workshops or trainings can be customized for your specific college or division. The ODEP Office can also assist with facilitated dialogues.
Lyndell Robinson – [email protected] | 404-413-3350
Helpful Reading from ODEP:
How to Move From Non-Racist to Anti-Racist, by Alexandria Love, Berrett-Koehler Publishers.
About ECRC Training & Compliance
The mission of the Office of ECRC Training & Compliance is to educate the University community and monitor compliance by providing engaging sessions and appropriate reviews to create an inclusive respectful environment. Workshops or trainings can be customized for your specific college or division.
Upcoming Related Events at Georgia State
External Opportunity: From the American Association for Access, Equity & Diversity -- Professional Development and Training Institute (PDTI)
PDTI programs are designed to enhance legal knowledge and technical administrative skills in equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and diversity to ensure that EEO/AA/Diversity professionals remain current in issues affecting their fields.
Courses for PDTI's Certified Affirmative Action Professional Program take place several times a year. Click here to learn more. Further details about upcoming events for March and April will be posted here soon.
The Office of ECRC Investigations & Hiring is a subset of the Office of Opportunity Development and is responsible for investigating AA/EEO related complaints, including discrimination and sexual harassment, monitoring faculty and staff hiring procedure, and developing and implementing the University’s Affirmative Action Plan. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, prohibits discrimination in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment, based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin.
Discrimination & Bias Concerns/Complaint Processes
If a student, staff or faculty member has a concern of discrimination or bias then please have the individual to contact the Office of AA/EEO Investigations & Hiring by completing the attached Initial Intake form: https://hr.gsu.edu/service-centers/aa-eeo-investigation-and-hiring/informal-complaint-intake-form/ once the form has been returned to the email address: [email protected] a member of the Office of AA/EEO Investigations & Hiring will contact the individual within twenty-four (24) hours, Monday through Friday to schedule a mutually agreeable date and time to discuss their concerns.
If the individual does not wish to file a formal discrimination complaint, the Office of AA/EEO Investigations & Hiring will work with the individual to obtain an informal resolution to their concerns by providing additional campus resources to include: Office of Employee Relations, Office of Ombudsperson, Office of Diversity Education & Planning and Office of AA/EEO Training and Compliance to address their concerns.
Workshops, Webinars and More
The National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity offers a range of services including workshops, webinars and more.
Georgia State University is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD).
NCFDD is an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community for over 83,000 faculty, post-docs, and grad students, dedicated to supporting academics in making successful transitions throughout their careers. The organization offers workshops, professional development training, and intensive mentorship programs that provide concrete, empirically tested strategies for increasing productivity, and pays special attention to the challenges faced by underrepresented faculty.
Georgia State faculty, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows are eligible enroll in a free sub-account to access the center’s online resources on topics such as increasing writing productivity, prioritizing and managing time, cultivating mentors, securing external funding, and maintaining work-life balance.
For more information on how to sign up, visit the Office of Faculty Affairs at https://faculty.gsu.edu/for-faculty/ncfdd/.
Difficult Conversations in the Classroom
At the beginning of an unprecedented fall semester, Georgia State put together resources that can help in the classroom with difficult conversations -- from the global pandemic, distressing social and racial unrest in a national reckoning over injustice and violence against people who are Black, indigenous or are people of color (BIPOC), the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, and the aftermath of the previous, divisive election year. Combined, students are hurting, need help, and need to be heard.
University Senate Cultural Diversity Committee
The University Senate Cultural Diversity Committee advises and makes recommendations to the University Senate on matters regarding cultural diversity, including equal treatment, ways in which the campus climate might be made more supportive of diversity, including in the recruitment and retention of faculty and staff, and more.
Staff Council is dedicated to providing service and fostering effective communication within the university community to make Georgia State the best possible place to work.
Staff Council works to facilitate communication of staff issues among all sectors of the university and advises the university president and campus administrators on matters that have a major effect on staff. Staff Council plays an important role in shaping policies and procedures related to staff.
Access and Accommodations Center
The Access and Accommodations Center’s (AACE) seeks to create an accessible community where people are assessed on their ability, not their disability. AACE also strives to provide equal access to students with disabilities and provide individuals with the tools they need to accomplish their educational and career goals.
AACE collaborates with administrators, faculty and staff to ensure reasonable and appropriate accommodations for students with disabilities are provided. AACE offers the appropriate auxiliary aids and services to assist otherwise qualified persons in achieving access to its programs, services and facilities.
Women at Work
The goal of the Women at Work Series is to generate new knowledge for Georgia State staff, create more informed and business-savvy citizens, and provide an additional professional development option for the university community. Students also participate in the series, which allows them to network, enhance their presentation skills and knowledge base, and seek mentors. This series has become a tool to educate, motivate and empower those who participate.
Office of Faculty Affairs
The Office of Faculty Affairs provides supportive infrastructure and programming to recruit, appoint, retain and support faculty members and to help them achieve their full potential.
The Office of Faculty Affairs provides support in the following areas:
- Faculty-related policies and procedures such as those related to appointment, leaves, and promotion and tenure;
- Faculty development programs, workshops and fellowships, many of which are offered through our outstanding Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning;
- Leadership programming for university administrators and department chairs; and
- Management of Georgia State's awards process to recognize outstanding faculty through a range of university-wide and system-wide awards.
International Partnerships and Agreements (IPA)
IPA is responsible for facilitating partnership development, overseeing partnership support and establishing partner outcomes at Georgia State. Its mission is to is to excel and lead partnership engagement to achieve distinction in globalizing the university. Through initiating partnerships, coordinating agreements, hosting delegation visits and promoting international funding opportunities, IPA helps to advance Georgia State’s global connections.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Georgia State
Dr. Rihana S. Mason, Ph.D.
Research Scientist, College of Education & Human Development
Co-PI, Diversity Database