Vision, Mission, and Goals Statement
“The University System of Georgia will create a more educated Georgia, well prepared for a global, technological society, by providing first-rate undergraduate and graduate education, leading-edge research, and committed public service.”
The mission of the University System of Georgia is to contribute to the educational, cultural, economic, and social advancement of Georgia by providing excellent undergraduate general education and first-rate programs leading to associate, baccalaureate, masters, professional, and doctorate degrees; by pursuing leading-edge basic and applied research, scholarly inquiry, and creative endeavors; and by bringing these intellectual resources, and those of the public libraries, to bear on the economic development of the State and the continuing education of its citizens.
Each institution in the University System of Georgia will be characterized by:
A supportive campus climate, leadership and development opportunities, and necessary services and facilities to meet the needs of students, faculty, and staff;
Cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity in the faculty, staff, and student body, supported by practices and programs that embody the ideals of an open, democratic, and global society;
Technology to advance educational purposes, including instructional technology, student support services, and distance education; and
A commitment to sharing physical, human, information, and other resources in collaboration with other System institutions, the public libraries, state agencies, local schools, and technical colleges to expand and enhance programs and services available to the citizens of Georgia.
The University System of Georgia will ensure access to academic excellence and educational opportunities for all Georgians by:
Renew excellence in undergraduate education to meet students’ 21st century educational needs.
Create enrollment capacity to meet the needs of 100,000 additional students by 2020.
Increase the System’s participation in research and economic development to the benefit of a global Georgia. Enhance and encourage the creation of new knowledge and basic research across all disciplines.
Strengthen the USG’s partnerships with the state’s other education agencies.
Maintain affordability so that money is not a barrier to participation in the benefits of higher education.
Increase efficiency, working as a System.
In meeting these goals, the University System of Georgia will hold itself accountable to the citizens of Georgia for the effective and efficient use of every available material resource, new technology, and human insight and activity and will charge its collective intellectual power on behalf of the state.