Strategy 2015: Institutional Goals
Academic Excellence: Provide distinctive academic programs that effectively prepare students to become leaders and productive citizens in the global community.
- Increase the number of programs that are nationally recognized for providing a demonstrably excellent education to a diverse population.
- Promote best practices in multiple modes of course delivery.
- Incorporate international/global concepts into the appropriate curriculum areas to expand the knowledge, awareness, and experience of our students.
- Become the nation's model for an effective, integrative approach to undergraduate transfer between institutions of higher education.
- Create a special GSU Community College team that works collaboratively with community college faculty and advisors to identify and implement best transfer and articulation practices.
- Strengthen our academic support for students needing assistance to succeed in their courses to improve retention and graduation rates.
- Increase to 1000 the number of students enrolled under dual-admission agreements with partner community colleges.
- Create partnerships to increase freshman/sophomore programming on campus with community college delivery.
- Articulate how we have been successful in increasing diversity and share these best practices with the higher education community.
- Increase campus full time equivalent (FTE) students from 4,475 (41,794 student credit hours (SCH)) in Fall 2007 to 7,000 (65,376 SCH) by Fall 2014.
- Develop and implement an enrollment management plan for the entire university.
- Develop a long term plan to increase the percentage of undergraduates.
- Develop and implement new support programs that increase student retention while sustaining successful activities and programs already in place.
- Develop and implement a comprehensive marketing and promotion plan.
- Promote interdepartmental development and cross-curriculum collaboration to develop, strengthen, and sustain emerging program areas.
- Develop and implement plans that address the needs of residential students.
- Enhance and maintain high quality graduate programs while exploring opportunities for new program development.