In 2010, Georgia Health Sciences formulated the framework, structure, language and vision enabling the university to optimize its role as Georgia's health sciences university and academic health center. The Enterprise-Wide Strategic Planning (ESP) initiative launched an enterprise-wide process of engagement, self-appraisal and needs assessment in August 2010.
The ESP Task Force was charged with producing information in 90 days that would help to guide and focus the initial efforts of the new administration while supporting the development of a long-term strategic initiative. Task force members identified problems and future-focused solutions within the primary pillars of educational excellence, research growth, clinical integration/development and workforce development. The process engaged myriad leaders, students, faculty, staff and the community throughout the enterprise.
ESP Task Force members solicited and used enterprise-wide feedback to identify and address strategic short-term needs. Its progress and activities were publicized regularly via a website, print articles, videos, presentations, email, posters and other means of communication. The university's President, also the Chief Executive Officer of the Health System, communicated the Task Force's efforts broadly.
With the momentum, energy and ideas generated by ESP, the enterprise has moved on to a longer-term planning process: Transformation 2020.
The momentum behind Augusta University has created the opportunity for what we strongly believe can be the next great American university.
This Strategic Plan is our map outlining the initial steps of this journey, and these first steps are critical. [Learn More...]