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Strategic Plan

2020-2025 Strategic Plan - Why now?

A five-year 2025 strategic plan is needed by the college to:

  1. Set a bold vision and a roadmap on how to get there
  2. Replace the current strategic plan which ends in 2020
  3. Be dynamic and accountable, with measurable key performance indicators
  4. Be transparent about where we are and where we are going
  5. Achieve our commitment to diversity and inclusion
  6. Identify fundraising goals for the next five years
  7. Provide criteria for allocating money, hiringand space management priorities
  8. Meet accreditation standards for the College and academic programs
  9. Help departments and units in FACS align with the directions set by the College and University
  10. Go boldly into the next 100 years of FACS beginning now, with a five-year plan through 2025!

What we've done

1. Created the timeline

We've mapped out three phases of planning on our timeline:

  1. Discovery: October - December, 2019
  2. Develop Goals, Targets and Measures: January - April, 2020
  3. Completion of the College Plan: May - October 2020

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2. Named our planning team

Teaching and Learning

Research, Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Community Partnerships

Patti Hunt-Hurst (chair)

Lynn Bailey, FDN (chair)

Allisen Penn (chair)

Melissa Landers-Potts, HDFS

Assaf Oshri, HDFS

Diane Bales, HDFS

Rob Pazdro, FDN

Jamie Cooper, FDN

Joan Koonce, FHCE

Sheri Worthy, FHCE

Sophia Anong, FHCE

Yoo-Kyoung Seock, TMI

Cara Simmons, SSAC

Noel Card, HDFS

Zo Stoneman, IHDD

Gajanan Bhat, TMI

3. Planned our forums

Wed. Nov. 13 and Thurs. Nov 14, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Georgia Center for Continuing Education Rooms K/L

4. Surveyed stakeholders

We've surveyed student leaders, advisory board members, and alumni board members.

What next?

Read UGA's Strategic Plan 

Don't have time for the full document? Read the Overview and the Unit Planning Process.

2010-2020 Strategic Plan

The 2010-2020 Strategic Plan provides the blueprint for action around the seven strategic directions of the university's Strategic Plan 2020.

Seven Goals

  1. Build on excellence in undergraduate education by increasing student involvement, enhancing academic advising, providing the learning environment necessary to ensure that programs of study are relevant to today’s needs, extending student recruitment to reflect a diverse student body and recruiting the best and brightest students.
  2. Build on excellence in graduate education by increasing funding, providing flexible course offerings, and establishing collaborations across colleges.
  3. Invest in current and emerging areas of research excellence in Georgia and the world.
  4. Serve the citizens of the state of Georgia through educational programs and community partnerships.
  5. Improve faculty and staff recruitment, retention and development.
  6. Enhance the physical and technological environment and capabilities to meet the needs of our students, faculty, staff and constituents.
  7. Improve stewardship of natural resources and advance the college’s dedication to sustainability.

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The college is governed by a set of Bylaws, Policies and Procedures, and several committees. The Faculty Advisory Committee advises the Dean and associate deans and the Staff Council provides a sounding board for staff to communicate to the college and university administration. 

The Organizational Chart of the college and the Dean’s Unit identify the leadership of the college.

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