Gateways to Completion (G2C)

What is Gateways to Completion?

Gateways to Completion (G2C) is an evidence-based process for improving student learning and success in high-enrollment courses that have proven to be important gateways to students completing their studies and continuing to graduation. The three-year G2C process includes planning, implementing, and refining gateway courses based on evidence collection. The process includes examining academic course components as well as other points at the university to find ways to ensure students have the best chance of achieving academic success in their first year at the university while mastering their coursework.

Perimeter College and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning are leading the initiative within a framework supported by the University System of Georgia and developed by the Gardner Institute, a national nonprofit leader in helping colleges and universities increase student learning and success. G2C is designed to provide faculty who teach gateway courses with new processes and evidence-based guidance to redesign teaching methods aimed at improving student success. The program emphasizes helping students learn an academic growth mindset by embracing challenges and persistence.

The companion initiative to G2C is the Momentum Year initiative, which focuses on first-year student core areas that help determine overall success in the student’s college career. CETL is also leading a faculty teaching and learning community on the Momentum Year.

The four courses the process begins with include English 1101, MATH 1001, MATH 1111 and POLS 1101.

Dr. Tristan Denley, Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer for the University System of Georgia, provided an overview of the significance of gateway courses during Momentum Morning.

Course Committees

English 1101

Kari Miller
Course Committee Chair

Shane Bruce
Armida Gilbert
Lauri Goodling
Lynn McGill
Euguenia Novokshanova
Rebecca Weaver

MATH 1001

Donna Brouillette
Course Committee Chair

Cynthia Box
Susan Keith
Rusandica Manole
Nikita Patterson

MATH 1111

Andrea Hendricks
Course Committee Chair

John Beatty
Lauren Frazier
Ginny Powell
Sharon Weltlich

POLS 1101

Tamra Ortgies-Young
Course Committee Chair

Patrick Elliott
Crystal Garrett
Adam Stone
George Vargis

Steering Committee

Program Chairs

Julian Allen, Senior Director of Learning Innovations, Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
Charles Fox, Associate Dean of English, Perimeter College

Steering Committee

Tracy Adkins
Donna Brouilette
Otto Burianek
Laura Carruth
Amy Coleman
Laura Edmunds
Audrey Goodman
Andrea Hendricks
Ken Johnson
Justin Lonsbury
Chad Marchong
Kari Miller
Valerie Miller
Crystal Mitchell
Tamra Ortgies-Young
Doug Ruch
Michael Stewart
Brad Tucker
Pam Moolinaar-Wirsiy