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The report from the Task Force on Student Learning and Success includes 12 recommendations to continue UGA’s commitment to excellence in undergraduate education. (Photo by Peter Frey)

President’s Task Force on Student Learning and Success presents recommendations

The University of Georgia’s Task Force on Student Learning and Success has delivered its final report to President Jere W. Morehead. The report includes 12 recommendations designed to advance the institution’s long-standing commitment to excellence in undergraduate education.

“I want to thank the members of the task force for their hard work and dedication to student learning and success,” said Morehead. “I look forward to discussing with the campus community opportunities for making their recommendations a reality at the University of Georgia.”

The task force, co-chaired by Vice President for Instruction Rahul Shrivastav and Vice President for Student Affairs Victor Wilson, was charged last February with taking a fresh look at the university’s undergraduate learning environment to identify new opportunities to further enhance the educational experience for UGA students—inside and outside the classroom. The task force submitted its final report Dec. 1, 2017.

“The overarching goal of the task force was to develop clear strategies that could be implemented in the near term to elevate our world-class learning environment to the next level,” said Shrivastav, “and I am confident that we accomplished that goal.”

The 20-member committee, which included senior faculty and administrators from a number of schools, colleges and units, provided 12 recommendations that were organized into three broad objectives: evolving the curriculum, enhancing teaching and learning, and expanding student support and mentoring.

“What excites me the most about these recommendations are the many opportunities they reveal to integrate what happens inside the classroom with what happens outside the classroom,” said Wilson. “The end game, of course, is to create a comprehensive and cohesive learning environment for our students.”

A full copy of the report is available for review at