Goal 1 – Promote Academic Excellence and Innovation

The University of North Georgia will promote academic excellence and innovation by supporting academic rigor; trans-curricular learning; global engagement; and technological innovation. The institution will provide the infrastructure to support the recruitment, retention, and development of high-quality faculty, staff, and students in support of these efforts.

Objective 1

UNG will provide a high quality, diversified academic environment that prepares graduates to succeed in a globalized, high-tech world.

Strategies

Strategy 1

Develop an academic master plan that supports high-impact practices and cultivates a broad spectrum of high quality undergraduate and graduate academic programs.

Strategy 2

Ensure the facilities master plan is tied to the academic master plan, to include quality learning environments, program expansion, information technology infrastructure, and sustainability.

Strategy 3

Cultivate high quality interdisciplinary programs that integrate innovative and emerging technologies, including distance learning.

Strategy 4

Examine the feasibility of new organizational structures that support academic excellence and innovation while enhancing existing innovative structures and signature programs.

Strategy 5

Promote diversity in recruitment, retention, and progression of faculty, staff, and students.

Objective 2

UNG will enhance academic excellence through comprehensive professional development programs for faculty, staff, and students.

Strategies

Strategy 1

Support faculty engagement in best practices related to the pedagogy of teaching, engagement, and discovery.

Strategy 2

Encourage and enable faculty research, creative activities, and grantsmanship.

Strategy 3

Promote student success with academic and student support programming and resources.

Strategy 4

Provide professional development and growth opportunities for faculty and staff.

Objective 3

UNG will become a leader in internationalized learning with an emphasis on globalization and the needs of an emerging civilian and military workforce.

Strategies

Strategy 1

Develop a more thoroughly internationalized curriculum.

Strategy 2

Promote international academic relationships and expand student, faculty, and staff opportunities to study abroad and participate in international exchanges.

Strategy 3

Enhance the development of modern and strategic language learning opportunities.

Strategy 4

Ensure the military education academic program meets the needs of the next generation of military officers and supports officer foundational competencies for effective leadership in complex and uncertain environments.