In 2020, Georgia State University is heading toward the end of the 2011-16/21 Strategic Plan period and is preparing to map out the next decade at one of the nation’s most innovative universities in student success, teaching, research and scholarship.
Never before has a university come so far, so fast. We are not the same in 2020 as we were in 2010. The ambition shown in the plan, written and approved in 2010, defined our decade and pushed us to become a national model in all that we do.
And that these successes occurred as the university dealt with the aftermath of the Great Recession, and the major challenge of consolidation with an open access institution that was unexpected at the start of the decade, demonstrates Georgia State’s resilience, adaptability, resourcefulness, and creative spark.
At the end of the 2010s, the Office of the Provost and the Office of Institutional Effectiveness took stock of Georgia State’s progress under this highly successful 10-year strategic plan. As we start a new decade, we are proud to share the details of the institution’s successes through a new progress report.
The Georgia State 2011-16/21 Strategic Plan Update provides compelling details of the university’s transformation, details that are key to understanding Georgia State’s new identity and direction as achieved by this roadmap and told by data gathered toward the end of 2019.
You can download the report at the following link: https://strategic.gsu.edu/files/2020/02/Strategic-Plan-Report-Fall-2019-bt-jsc.pdf.
In the progress report, you will find more details about student success innovations – from the Panther Retention Grant to meta-majors – along with growth in graduate and professional programs, a significantly elevated research profile, expansion in the creative industries and arts, and support for a wider global outlook.
The 2011-16/21 Strategic Plan defined Georgia State in the 2010s. We hope that you enjoy reading this report, and look forward to upcoming conversations and consideration about the possibilities for Georgia State to lead in disrupting and redefining higher education during the 21st century.
Our innovation does not end here.
— Jeremy Craig, Communications Manager for the Office of the Provost, February 2020