Key Points of the Planning Process

  • 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.