Faculty Hiring Initiatives
Strategic hiring initiatives have enhanced the learning environment for students and enabled the recruitment of faculty members who advance UGA's Great Commitments of Healthier People, A More Secure Future, and Stronger Communities.
Affordable Course Materials Grant Program
A growing body of literature shows that the use of free online textbooks and other open educational resources can help keep students on track toward graduation by improving grades and pass rates, as well as reducing costs for students.
Students at the University of Georgia now have more than 150 opportunities to earn both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in five years or less through an innovative linked-degree program known as Double Dawgs.
Elevating Graduate and Professional Education
The University of Georgia has launched 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.
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.
Input from faculty, deans and other administrators, as well as the use of multiple data analytics tools, has illuminated three broad signature research themes, also known as Great Commitments, at the University of Georgia:
A More Secure Future
The University of Georgia aspires to expand its positive impact on lives and communities throughout the state of Georgia, across the nation, and around the world. To continue moving the University toward this aspiration, President Morehead has charged a Strategic Planning Committee comprised of deans, faculty, staff, students, and alumni to develop a five-year strategic plan ranging from 2020 to 2025.