Planning Strategically for Future Success
Planning as effectively as possible for the success of students yet to be born is no simple task — but it is work that defines the ethos of Georgia Tech.
Georgia Tech students share their vision for what the Institute could and should be in 2040.
“The Commission’s role is ... to consider the ideas, experiments, and novel ways of organizing that can inform future strategy.”
‘Discovering the Drivers of Change in Higher Education’ Report
Fashioning A Strategic Path Forward
The critical work of envisioning Georgia Tech’s future and laying a foundation for long-term success was advanced significantly this year.
The Commission on Creating the Next in Education (CNE) — launched by Provost Rafael L. Bras in fall 2015 to explore education innovation — is an initiative of the Educational Innovation Ecosystem, a coordinated effort of Institute units dedicated to the adoption of new and innovative educational methodologies. Through a multi-phased approach, CNE is looking at the Institute’s current methodologies and approaches, benchmarking best practices in higher education (including issues of delivery and accessibility), and making recommendations for a plan that will maximize Georgia Tech’s strengths, and position the Institute as a transformational leader amongst research institutions.
CNE has released “Discovering the Drivers of Change in Higher Education,” the first in a series of reports that will provide a window into the Commission’s findings and activities.
“The mid-21st century is well beyond Georgia Tech’s current planning horizon,” the report’s executive summary states. “The Commission’s role is not to engage in premature planning but rather to consider the ideas, experiments, and novel ways of organizing that can inform future strategy. CNE will develop roadmaps that describe the events and forces that led Georgia Tech to its current point and peer into possible futures for the Institute and higher education in general.”