Action Plan for the University Strategic Plan



2003 Action Plan - Context

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External Mandates

The first key feature is the general economic condition that indicates continuing pressure on the state budget. While we anticipate significant additional support from the workload portion of the formula for FY 04 budget, most of the increase will be absorbed through reductions in the State portion of the base budget and continuing operations to support the significantly increased number of credit hours. A second key feature is that the University System of Georgia (USG) is developing a strategic plan that will influence our priorities. In addition, USG has developed a number of benchmark indicators (see Table 20 for a list of peer institutions) that are to be reported annually.

Internal Commitments

The primary commitment is to support of instructional and strategic research programs that are aligned with Strategic Plan 2000. We will continue our progress in the development of systematic planning and evaluation mechanisms and processes within the institution.

Budget Considerations

Decisions will be guided by the following principles:

  1. For academic units, enrollment trends, program quality, external support, and research productivity should be considered.
  2. For non-academic cost centers in support areas, reduced support should be given to those areas with higher costs than comparable institutions and to those less effective/efficient or central to the strategic plan.
  3. For auxiliary units where revenues exceed projections, state funds may be shifted away from their support, dependent on auxiliary fund balances.

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