Instructor: Dr. Stacy Rusnak
Cell Phone: 678-682-5574
The fastest way to connect with me is via GGC email. I am happy to set up a personal meeting with you, either online or face-to-face when possible. We may need to establish a time and place via email or by phone.
At any time you can contact me by email, text message or voicemail on my GGC cell phone. Communications received Monday through Thursday after 5pm EST will be returned by the next day. On the weekend or when I am away from campus (e.g. at a conference), my response may be irregular.
You should check your GGC email every day. When corresponding by email, I will communicate with you using only your GGC email. Due to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), I will not respond to emails from other domains (yahoo.com, gmail.com, hotmail.com, etc.).
When you email me, you should consider the email as official correspondence. As such, the email should not appear as a text message but should have proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
You should also check your Brightspace (Desire2Learn) course site every day.
If you have spoken with your instructor and s/he is unable to address a concern you have about the course, you may contact Dr. Danielle Williams, Chair of Faculty for CMAP. Email: email@example.com. Phone: 770-545-5635.
Due to the ongoing changes with COVID-19, please go to GGC’s Public Health COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions page for up-to-date information to follow fall semester. If you need to know specific COVID-19 student health information, please visit our Student Services/Health Services page.
Also, if you should feel sick at all, please stay home.
If you test positive at any testing site or facility, please self-report using the Student form at:
Self-reporting assists with internal tracing for reporting to the University System of Georgia. No identifier information will be sent, only aggregate data for the college. To help determine the risk of potential exposure to coworkers and others on campus, exposed individuals will be contacted by the Georgia Department of Public Health, and all tracing will be done by the GDPH in collaboration with the GGC point of contact.
When and if necessary, due to a positive COVID-19 case, face-to-face and hybrid classes may be put permantly or temporarily online per CDC guidelines.
Technology will be used to deliver content, provide resources, assess learning, and facilitate interaction, both within the classroom and in the larger learning community. This covenant provides a general guideline for the course. I reserve the right to make periodic and/or necessary changes to the covenant, including technology use and communication channels, in order to accommodate the needs of the class as a whole and fulfill the goals of the course.
All students at GGC need to have access to a computer. If you do not have one, computer labs are available on campus. A limited number of laptops are available for checkout from the GGC Technology Helpdesk; please contact me about this if necessary.
Students can access the course materials and grades via Brightspace (Desire to Learn).
Students should check GGC email regularly (at least twice a day).
Cell phones should be set on silent and stowed during class.
Laptop computers should remain off, except when they are being used for an in-class activity or for taking notes.
All completed assignments will be submitted through Brightspace (Desire2Learn). Unless otherwise specified, daily assignments must be submitted prior to class time. Major projects are due by midnight on the due date unless other arrangements are made.