Initiatives 1998-2002 l Move from Tier 3 to Tier 1 in USNEWS Rankings l Membership in the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) l Additional State funding for the new mission as Georgia’s public liberal arts university
Changing Nature of GC&SU Faculty 84 new faculty hired for Fall 2002 178 faculty hired since 1996 95 veteran faculty Total Faculty = 273
l Interpretation is what make Institutional Research a profession.
Our society’s current predicament: l One of the discouraging discoveries of our disillusioning century is that science is neutral: it will kill for us as readily as it will heal, and will destroy for us more readily than it can build. How inadequate now seems the proud motto of Francis Bacon, 'Knowledge is power'! Sometimes we feel that the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, which stressed mythology and art rather than science and power, may have been wiser than we, who repeatedly enlarge our instrumentalities without improving our purposes. --The Lessons of History
l Merlin is a maverick, a born trespasser. l He is an intruder. His varied manifestations, triumphs, and sufferings entice us away from the fixed view of reality toward his wider scope.” Merlin and Wales: A Magician’s Landscape Michael Dames
lMlMerlin is one of Wales’s gifts to humanity. We seem to need him and therefore chose to keep his memory alive… lSlSince there is much in the current mood of postmodern ambiguities and multiple choices that echoes Merlin’s character, we may readily identify with him and come to share in his adventures. l Having lurked so long in civilization’s wings, he can now take center stage with confidence…