Action Plan for the University Strategic Plan



2002 Action Plan - Priorities

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

Infrastructure/Support Improvements

Improve Traffic Safety Measures

A Traffic Safety subcommittee of the Senate P&D committee will investigate, and report recommendations for, short and long term solutions to pedestrian and vehicular safety issues at key pedestrian crossings adjacent to campus buildings. A report to the Senate will be submitted within calendar year 2002.

Management Administrative Information Infrastructure

Migration of administrative information systems from legacy programs to a client-based environment will continue. Increased focus on improved services for students is a central theme of GoSOLAR (Georgia State On-Line Access to Records) that includes the migration of SIS to Banner with an expected completion date of December 2002. Initial implementation will be for Fall 2002.

Improvements will continue to upgrade the number and quality of media-equipped classrooms and library and computer lab workstations. A management Decision Support System will continue to be developed. The multi-year plan to bring all buildings up to industry standards for network connections will be continued, as funds are available, as part of the foundation for improved access to and communications with information resources.

Improved Performance of Administrative Units

The first cycle of Administrative and Support Unit Assessment will be accelerated. In addition, managers need to be trained and held accountable for staff performance and unit effectiveness and to incorporate quality improvement principles such as respect for ideas and people and use of facts to guide management decisions. Use of the web as an information tool will be increased and updated policies and procedures will be made readily accessible via the web. Quality of facilities in public areas impacts recruitment - a comprehensive plan will be established to upgrade selected high profile areas.

Comprehensive Campaign

The campaign has been extended to December 31, 2002. The goal has been raised from $75 million to $125 million and includes our challenge to raise $25 million for a new teaching laboratory building.


Office space for faculty, staff, and graduate students is in short supply. Priority will be given to renting and/or reconfiguring office space as an interim measure. A study will be undertaken to investigate long-term solutions for critical office space needs. Funds are needed to complete build-out of the Wachovia building that is scheduled for completion in spring 2003. Also funds are needed to renovate existing space such as that vacated in the Sports Arena and to convert some less-desirable classroom space in Sparks Hall into office space.

The Aderhold Learning Center is under construction and on schedule to be occupied for fall 2002 classes. A private developer is building housing on the edge of campus with 500 beds for married students, graduate students, and international students. This housing will be programmed by Georgia State and is scheduled to be ready for occupancy for fall 2002.

A long-range plan, with criteria, will be developed for the Major Renovations and Rehabilitation budget. A queuing process will be established for preventive maintenance and for major and minor facility modification projects.

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