Current Initiatives

  • Aspire Alliance IChange Network

    Building on the successes of programs that promote diversity among undergraduate and graduate students in STEM fields, the University of Georgia has joined a multi-institution alliance that is working to enhance faculty diversity and the use of inclusive teaching practices.

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  • Task Force on Academic Excellence

    The 23-member Task Force on Academic Excellence will help develop recommendations to enhance academic excellence at the University of Georgia, with an initial focus on the areas of research and graduate education. 

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Elevating Graduate and Professional Education

    The University of Georgia is continuing 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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  • Universities Studying Slavery Consortium

    The University of Georgia has joined the Universitites Studying Slavery Consortium to facilitate scholarly exchange and academic collaboration. 

    The University's participation in the consortium follows the November 2019 awarding of a grant to a 21-member UGA academic team to study the history of slavery at UGA from the institution’s founding in 1785 until the end of the Civil War in 1865.

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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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  • Great Commitments

    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:

    Healthier People
    A More Secure Future
    Stronger Communities

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  • Strategic Planning

    The 2025 Strategic Plan provides the roadmap for the University community and is grounded in three broad and mission-centered strategic directions:

    1. Promoting Excellence in Teaching and Learning
    2. Growing Research, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship
    3. Strengthening Partnerships with Communities across Georgia and around the World

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