Initiatives

  • Elevating Graduate and Professional Education

    The University of Georgia is rolling out an initiative to increase the enrollment of graduate students by offering new funding opportunities, innovative interdisciplinary programs and a wider array of professional development opportunities.

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  • Experiential Learning

    UGA will soon become the nation's largest public university to ensure that each of its students engages in hands-on experiences--such as an internship, study abroad, service-learning or research--that enhance learning and position them for success after graduation.  The Experiential Learning requirement goes into effect in fall 2016 for all incoming and transfer undergraduate students.

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  • Women’s Leadership Initiative

    UGA has launched an initiative to enhance the representation of women in leadership roles on campus. The Women’s Leadership Initiative is addressing issues such as recruitment and hiring, career development, work-life balance and leadership development.

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  • Expanding the Research Enterprise

    UGA is undertaking a large-scale effort to streamline and enhance the way that grants for research and other sponsored projects are managed, with the ultimate goal of boosting faculty productivity. Changes introduced include improved coordination between pre- and post-award units, increased training and other customer service measures.

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  • Recruiting World-Class Faculty

    President Jere W. Morehead and Provost Pamela Whitten recently announced two new hiring initiatives for the 2015-2016 academic year. An initiative to reduce class sizes by creating more than 300 new course sections will bring a total of 56 new faculty members to campus this year, and up to eight new faculty members with expertise in informatics will be hired to build upon the university's strengths in this emerging and interdisciplinary field.

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  • Strategic Plan

    Through an inclusive, University-wide effort, the University of Georgia 2010-2020 Strategic Planning Committee examined the strategic framework of the University and identified seven strategic directions to focus institutional development. Building on the framework of those seven strategic directions, the original plan was updated and approved by the University Council in 2012.

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