This page contains archived information from the planning process to construct a strategic plan.
Academic Programs Committees
Focus: undergraduate programs (majors and minors) and General Education (by coordinating with the Liberal Arts Renewal Project).
Tanya Goette, Chair
Focus: graduate programs, enrollment, and delivery (on- and off-campus; online and face-to-face).
Anthony Boynton, Student Representative
William Fleming, Student Representative
Costas Spirou, Liaison to Graduate Council
Liberal Arts Renewal Project
Focus: (re)define/clarify what public liberal arts means at Georgia College and assist the Undergraduate Committee in the development of distinctive undergraduate initiatives.
International Education Committee
Focus: study abroad and international recruitment.
Academic Support Committees
Focus: Library services in a public liberal arts university that emphasize engagement among faculty, staff, and students.
Joe Mocnik, Chair
Altimease Lowe, Student Representative
Student Success Committee
Focus: outputs - progression and graduation; define the attributes/characteristics expected of GC graduates.
Carolyn Denard, Chair
Lauren Cryder, Student Representative
Focus: physical facilities across the main and satellite campuses of GC.
Mark Duclos, Co-chair
Michael Rickenbaker, Co-chair
Gretchen M. Ionta
Financial Resources Committee
Focus: budget, auxiliaries, grants and sponsored projects, and campus services.
Susan Allen, Chair
Charlie Faber, Student Representative
Outreach and Community Engagement Committee
Focus: ENGAGE, GIVE Center, and outreach units (e.g., School of Continuing and Professional Studies and the Science Education Center).
Artis Williamson, Chair
Simone Bridgeforth, Student Representative
University Advancement Committee
Focus: alumni, scholarships, annual giving, endowment growth, and capital campaign.
Monica Delisa, Chair
Makayla Hays, Student Representative
Campus Life Committee
Focus: co-curricular programs such as the arts, residence life, Greek life, student life, athletics, and intramurals.
Tom Miles, Chair
Ally Barys, Student Representative
Hannah Baumgarten, Student Representative
Charles Morgan, Student Representative
Student Quality and University Distinction Committee
Focus: inputs - new admits and GC distinctiveness.
Mike Muller, Student Representative
Focus: Faculty recruitment, retention, and productivity.
Ashok Hegde, Chair
Focus: Staff recruitment, retention, and productivity.
Ryan Greene, Chair
Other Archived Information
- Each committee should address the question: What would have to happen to make Georgia College the preeminent public liberal arts institution in the future?
- An overarching projection of the scenario in 10 years (2025) will be provided to the committees. Committees should consider this possible 2025 future while preparing a strategic plan to serve the university from 2016-2020.
- Committee chairs, as experts in their respective fields, should provide committee members with a seminal article or two on the future of their fields.
- Each committee will then be responsible for developing more specific future scenarios for their individual areas of responsibility.
- Each of the three university-wide committees (expectations for student quality and university distinction, faculty, staff) will include OIED representatives to ensure that diversity and inclusion are infused throughout the plan.
- All goals and objectives must be actionable and realistic. At the same time, the committees should strive to develop challenging goals to help the university progress toward becoming a preeminent public liberal arts institution.
- All goals and objectives must be measurable and will be measured on an annual basis. A dashboard of data will be created and compared with new data obtained each year and at the end of the plan in five years.
- The Steering Committee will be an ongoing, standing strategic planning committee that will ensure that the strategic plan is not static and that success in meeting goals is assessed on an annual basis and goals are modified as needed.
- During the planning process, the Steering Committee will facilitate once-a-month update sessions for the campus community and will utilize electronic communication and surveys of faculty and staff to garner input into the plan. Update sessions will be available to the campus community via WebEx.
- Once developed, the strategic plan and annual benchmarks will be available to the campus community on the Institutional Research web pages.
Subcommittee Charges, Report Template, and Reports
- Strategic Planning Subcommittee Reports
- Student Quality and University Distinction Subcommittee:
- Undergraduate Subcommittee: undergraduate_subcommittee_report.pdf
- Graduate Subcommittee: graduate_education_subcommittee_report.pdf
- International Education Subcommittee: international_education_subcommittee_report.pdf
- Library Subcommittee: library_subcommittee_report.pdf
- Student Success Subcommittee: student_success_subcommittee_report.pdf
- Facilities Subcommittee: facilities_subcommittee_report.pdf
- Financial Resources Subcommittee: financial_resources_subcommittee_report.pdf
- Outreach and Community Engagement Subcommittee: outreach_and_community_engagement_subcommittee_report.pdf
- University Advancement Subcommittee: university_advancement_subcommittee_report.pdf
- Student Life Subcommittee (formerly Campus Life): student_life_subcommittee_report.pdf
- Faculty Subcommittee: faculty_subcommittee_report.pdf
- Staff Subcommittee: staff_subcommittee_report.pdf