University System of Georgia Strategic Plan
Strategic Goal Four:
Strengthen the USG’s partnerships with the state’s other education
Strategic Plan in Action
Increasing demand for high-quality, effective teachers for Georgia’s public schools. Georgia’s public schools do not have a sufficient number of qualified P-12 teachers to meet demand, or a sufficient number of ethnic minority teachers to reflect the student population, and they have extreme teacher shortages in mathematics and in the sciences.
Actions, Activities for Implementation, Baseline Measure & Targets
|Action||Activities for Implementation||Baseline Measure||2008 Target||2009 Target||2010 Target||2011 Target||2012 Target|
|Reduce teacher attrition, USG action: Two-year follow-up and mentoring of USG-prepared teachers, as set forth in the Regents’ Principles.||Share mentoring of new USG prepared teachers across institutions to maximize cost-efficiencies. Use the partner school model for supporting new teachers.||New teacher attrition rate for USG-prepared teachers compared to non-USG prepared teachers: 2005 Baseline. USG-prepared: 5% (compared to 14% for non-USG prepared).||Target||5%||5%||4%||4%||4%|
|Produce more mathematics and science teachers, USG action: STEM Initiative: Science and mathematics annual teacher production targets set, FY 2009-FY 2013.||Implement research-based activities designed to produce more and better science and mathematics teachers for the schools, which in turn will lead to increased preparation of K-12 students in science and mathematics.||Number of new USG-prepared science and mathematics teachers:|
|Middle-Grades Math. 2008 baseline = 191||NA||210||230||250||270|
|Middle-Grades Science. 2008 baseline = 193||NA||210||230||250||270|
|Mathematics. 2008 baseline = 131||NA||145||160||175||190|
|Science. 2008 baseline = 91||NA||100||110||120||130|
* Additional resources will need to be earmarked for teacher preparation within USG institutions to meet these targets.