July 16, 2010 – The near-final draft of Tech’s new Strategic Plan is now available online [9MB PDF]. The first public draft that was posted in May has been updated to include several suggestions from the Tech community, including comments submitted through an online survey. Printed copies of the final plan will be available August 31, when President Peterson will officially introduce it to the campus community in an Institute Update at the Ferst Center.
The plan outlines five overarching goals that are designed to help take the Institute to its 150th anniversary in 2035. The process has been inclusive and comprehensive, with numerous town hall meetings, focus groups, “Days of Engagement” and other opportunities for feedback.
This fall various academic and administrative units will be asked to identify the ways in which they can help achieve the goals outlined in the plan. While many of the specific unit level action plans that will be used to address the strategies and accomplish goals have yet to be identified, this summer faculty, staff, administrators and others are working together in a number of exploratory groups to begin the process of thinking how the Institute might move forward with a short list of transdisciplinary big ideas identified in the planning process.
The strategic planning process is charting a new course for Georgia Tech to provide greater agility in a rapidly changing environment, enable the Institute to make the best investments today to prepare for tomorrow, and help the people of Georgia Tech to better serve the state, nation, and world through our education, research, innovation, and service.
The plan is designed as a living document, and as such, many other “big ideas” are anticipated in the months and years to come.
Strategic Vision Goals
- Be Among the Most Highly Respected Technology-Focused Learning Institutions in the World
- Sustain and Enhance Excellence in Scholarship and Research
- Ensure that Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Public Service are Fundamental Characteristics of Our Graduates
- Expand Our Global Footprint and Influence to Ensure that We are Graduating Good Global Citizens
- Relentlessly Pursue Institutional Effectiveness
Looking Ahead: Next steps in the strategic planning process
- August 2010: Final Strategic Plan printed
- August 31, 2010: New Strategic Plan introduced by Dr. Peterson at Institute Update in the Ferst Center. Printed copies available.
- Fall 2010: Faculty and administrative units invited to submit action plans that describe strategies they propose to meet goals in the plan.