Campus News

Regents adopt strategic plan, approve new ‘function and mission’ policy

At its regular monthly meeting on Aug. 14, the board of regents adopted a strategic plan for the University System of Georgia.

The cornerstone of the new plan is Gov. Nathan Deal’s and USG’s Complete College Georgia initiative. The plan has three “strategic imperatives” that help organize the board and system’s efforts around the college completion effort, as well as other key goals of the regents. These imperatives are: academic excellence and degree completion; economic development and world-class research; and accountability, efficiency and innovation. The full strategic plan is at

The regents also approved a new “Institutional Function and Mission Policy” that will have a significant and long-term effect on the types of programs and services offered by all 31 public colleges and universities in Georgia.

The new policy requires institutions to develop programs and plans that support their mission and the sector in which they are placed, as determined by the regents as part of overall system goals.

The regents will look at four areas in determining both the mission and sector of the 31 institutions. These are: the institution’s current academic programs of study, access and admissions selectivity, geographic area of responsibility and emphasis on research, teaching and service.