About the Office

The Division of Academic Planning and Strategic Initiatives includes many departments focused on education, healthcare, corporate and academic inclusion, and international initiatives that will enhance Augusta University’s position as a top-tier research university. From idea conception to implementation, the Division will be a resource to academic and administrative units as they assist Augusta University in realizing its vision, carrying out its mission, and breathing its core values.  

We hope the entire University community will take advantage of all the opportunities that Academic Planning and Strategic Initiatives offers as a way to create and sustain an environment conducive for excellence and growth through collaborative and diverse perspectives.

Our vision, mission and values

To be the comprehensive hub for the development and enhancement of new and existing academic programs and strategic initiatives that align with the mission of Augusta University, the University System of Georgia, the region and the nation, and that give dedicated attention to the inclusion of diverse perspectives necessary for institutional growth and impact. 

To advance the strategic direction of Augusta University through a commitment to:

  • new academic programs which meet the needs of students, the discipline/profession, and society at large
  • alignment of existing programs with trends in both higher education and the overall workforce
  • assessment of the feasibility of new and existing initiatives which maximize the strengths of Augusta University and position Augusta University for optimal impact in the higher education spectrum of Georgia as well as the community
  • diversity and inclusion as functions of excellence, fairness, and respect


  • Excellence
  • Collaboration
  • Strategic Activity
  • Equity
  • Distinctive Worth