Action Plan for the University Strategic Plan



2001 Action Plan - Priorities

Recruitment & Retention of Students | Undergraduate Experience | Graduate Experience | Academic Programs & Faculty | Connection to the Greater Community | Infrastructure/Support Improvements

Connection to the Greater Community

Part of the outreach activities in co-reform of educator preparation and connecting with schools includes development of a BioBus and significant strengthening of partner school relations with the Grady cluster of Atlanta Public Schools. The Literary Scholars program, based at Walden Middle School, was awarded the A+ Award for Innovative Collaborative Programs.

An "Into the Streets" initiative was extended from one week to the entire fall semester. "Into the Streets" is a national program designed to introduce students to volunteering through hands-on experience in an area of their choice. The Office of Community Service-Learning organizes it.

The city transferred responsibility to the university for Woodruff Park in April 2000.

On November 15, the University celebrated the first Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Partnership Award for Campus-Community Collaboration at an award ceremony. At the event, attended by more than 500 people, Aunt Maggie’s Kitchen Table, a community resource center in Macon operated in partnership with Wesleyan College, was named as the winner of the inaugural award. The Carter Partnership Award honors collaborative projects in which Georgia colleges and universities work together with community groups to address critical areas of public need.

Base funding of an Eminent Scholar position in Law was completed.

The university was awarded a $5 million grant from USAID to set up and operate a Ron Brown Institute in South Africa for training students in entrepreneurship and business methods. The grant is jointly to the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies and the Robinson College of Business.

Alumni Affairs has established alumni chapters in a number of cities.

A committee to examine the criteria involved with national rankings such as those in US News & World Report was established.

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