Strategic Planning
Georgia Southern University

Strategic Themes

Promote Academic Excellence

  1. Enhance graduate education through the growth of strategic and sustainable high-caliber, academic programs; the revitalization of the College of Graduate Studies; and the development of an aggressive enrollment management model.
  2. Sustain and strengthen the University’s strong teaching ethos.
  3. Develop differential teaching workloads that allow our strongest teachers to focus on student learning in the classroom, while our strongest researchers model the conducting of scholarly inquiry and creative activity.
  4. Create scalable, high-quality, online learning programs and services.
  5. Increase transcultural opportunities and globalization of the curriculum.
  6. Gain Carnegie Elective Classification for Community Engagement.

Enhance Student Success

  1. Create a warm and welcoming environment for members of the military and veterans that address their specific needs.
  2. Aggressively and proactively increase student retention, progression, and graduation through multiple venues that engage our students in the academic community and ensure that they have the support needed to achieve their academic goals.
  3. Enhance the University’s general education program to instill in our graduates desired attributes.

Increase Research, Scholarship, and Creative Achievement

  1. Aggressively attract new talent to our faculty, including those who bring with them demonstrated research success.
  2. Develop a plan for becoming a Carnegie “high activity” research institution without compromising our recognized excellence in teaching and service.
  3. Identify cross-institutional collaborative opportunities.

Maintain Fiscal Sustainability

  1. Be ethical and accountable to all constituencies and be able to document accountability.
  2. Develop a long-term financial model that aligns with the institution’s mission and strategic vision.
  3. Ensure equitable compensation of the University’s faculty and staff.
  4. Update the Campus Master Plan.
  5. Grow the University’s green-campus initiatives.

Last updated: 11/19/2013

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