Goal 3 – Expand Engagement and Educational Opportunity

UNG will expand collaborations with local, regional, national, and global partners to increase community engagement and facilitate educational opportunity and economic, civic, and workforce development in northeast Georgia.

Objective 1

UNG will strategically coordinate, implement, assess, and enhance mutually beneficial engagement efforts related to community, government, business and industry, and other external constituents.

Strategies

Strategy 1

Enhance and coordinate all university components that facilitate mutually beneficial interaction with the community.

Strategy 2

Develop and sustain mutually beneficial partnerships to support and contribute to economic and community development.

Strategy 3

Maintain Carnegie Elective Community Engagement Classification.

Strategy 4

Align curriculum to support economic and workforce needs to attract and support high-tech industries.

Strategy 5

Promote institutional outreach in order to enhance research and development, consulting services, and workforce development.

Objective 2

UNG will increase educational opportunity for citizens in its region.

Strategies

Strategy 1

Develop a strategic enrollment management plan that preserves and strengthens the access mission, while also expanding undergraduate and graduate programs throughout northeast Georgia.

Strategy 2

Strengthen and expand K-12 partnerships to support college readiness, enrollment and completion.

Strategy 3

Facilitate the expansion of broadband access to all parts of Northeast Georgia to increase the ability to deliver distance learning instruction.

Objective 3

UNG will seek increases external support from government and private funding sources for programs and institutional priorities.

Strategies

Strategy 1

Develop and communicate institutional fundraising priorities.

Strategy 2

Increase revenue from grants and sponsored programs to support projects, programs, and priorities.

Strategy 3

Increase the institutional impact of Foundation endowment support through the initiation of a comprehensive capital campaign.

Objective 4

UNG will enhance regional educational opportunities and support programs for federal service, including military and non-military careers.

Strategies

Strategy 1

Develop credit and non-credit educational pathways that support military careers and government service.

Strategy 2

Leverage UNG’s status as a senior military college to enhance federal service opportunities for all students.

Strategy 3

Enhance education and support services for veterans.

Objective 5

UNG will enhance the “quality of life” in local communities and increase community involvement and support through intercollegiate athletics, cultural events and continuing education offerings.

Strategies

Strategy 1

Expand scholarly and academic programming and resources.

Strategy 2

Expand visual and performing arts programming.

Strategy 3

Examine building community through NCAA intercollegiate athletics.

Strategy 4

Enhance educational non-credit opportunities in the region.

Strategy 5

Create a welcoming campus environment for community members.