University System of Georgia Strategic Plan
Strategic Goal Four:
Strengthen the USG’s partnerships with the state’s other education
The University System is part of a public education network. The quality of the University System depends, in large part, on the pipeline of students from K-12 systems. The USG has a significant interest in assisting the Department of Education with setting standards that lead to college success, as the USG has responsibility for ensuring the success of college students.
As a major source of classroom teachers, counselors, and other school leaders, the USG must play a leadership role in public education at all levels.
As a result of its strategic actions, the University System will work with all of Georgia’s education agencies to meet national and international benchmarks on student preparation and achievement.
Objectives of this goal include supporting the plans of the Alliance of Education Agency Heads to increase the high school graduation rate, decrease the high school drop-out rate, and increase post-secondary enrollment rates; to improve workforce readiness skills; to strengthen teacher quality, recruitment, and retention; to develop strong educational leaders, particularly at the building level; and to improve the SAT/ACT scores of Georgia students. In addition, the USG will create a closer working relationship with the Technical College System of Georgia.