Coastal Vision 2021 - Charting a New Direction


The College of Coastal Georgia has seen a tremendous change over the past five years. The initial strategic master plan, 2020 Vision, provided the road map as the College of Coastal Georgia made the successful transition from a two-year community college to a four-year state college with trail-blazing rapidity. But as rapid as that change has been, the landscape of higher education in Georgia is shifting faster than the sandbanks along the St. Simons Island beach.

During the 2014-15 academic year, the College of Coastal Georgia has undergone an inclusive, rigorous and synergistic strategic planning process, including an environmental scan and SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis, as well as a series of focus groups with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, including alumni, community, College Foundation, and K-16 constituents.

Through thoughtful deliberation and reflection, five strategic themes (Student Enrichment, Academic Excellence, Institutional Distinction, Leadership through Community Engagement & Partnerships, and Sustainability & Organizational Development) were formulated to serve as key pillars with foundational strategic goals and objectives to support the College’s mission, vision and core values.

The end result of this planning process is a new strategic plan, Coastal Vision 2021*. The plan provides Schools, departments, and offices on both the Brunswick campus and Camden Center a guide for navigating through planning and resource allocation decisions.

The new strategic plan sets a dynamic pathway to the future for the College of Coastal Georgia in becoming a college of choice, providing associate and baccalaureate degree programs, accentuated by strong leadership, exemplary student development, and worthwhile community linkages to the cultural, economic and social well-being of the local community, southeast Georgia and beyond.

*Approved by the Strategic Planning Committee and President's Cabinet on April 30 and May 5, 2015, respectively.


STRATEGIC THEMES

THEME A – STUDENT ENRICHMENT

The College of Coastal Georgia is a community of scholars that engages students in intellectual, cultural, social, personal, and professional growth. The institution maintains a safe and nurturing environment that supports and encourages students to participate in curricular and co-curricular activities that promote intellectual curiosity, student success, and engaged citizenship.


THEME B – ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

The College of Coastal Georgia is a community committed to cultivating a culture of discovery in teaching and learning for students, faculty and staff that is rigorous, inclusive, engaging, interdisciplinary, and global.


THEME C – INSTITUTIONAL DISTINCTION

Increase and enhance the College of Coastal Georgia’s visibility and reputation for an experiential and supportive approach to learning that prepares graduates for community engagement as well as professional and personal success.


THEME D – LEADERSHIP THROUGH COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT & PARTNERSHIPS

The College of Coastal Georgia works in partnership with key stakeholders within the region, including educational support groups, not-for-profits, governmental agencies and economic development organizations, to enhance cultural experiences and raise community-wide awareness of the value of an educational system. Engagement and partnership within the region provide learning experiences for students and create an educational structure, which can drive the institution and the region forward.


THEME E – SUSTAINABILITY & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Sustainability calls for the College of Coastal Georgia to efficiently use its resources – human, physical and financial – to ensure the future success of the institution. With limited resources and competing needs, it is imperative that the institution create strategies that make the most effective use of its resources.



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