The Honors College strategic plan for 2013‐2016 identifies four goals and a number of supporting initiatives formulated to become a national model for public Honors Colleges.
ONE: Recruit and enroll diverse, high-achieving students who seek the benefits of an academic community that prepares them for a lifetime of achievement.
- Develop a comprehensive recruitment and scholarship plan targeting high school and current Georgia State University students.
- Develop a comprehensive marketing and branding plan for internal and external communities.
- Initiate an application process for the Honors College.
TWO: Develop inventive educational experiences that provide students a competitive edge in their future endeavors.
- Increase the quality, consistency, clarity and support for current honors courses.
- Partner with other colleges, academic departments, and programs to develop creative curriculum and signature experiences.
- Enhance undergraduate research and publishing opportunities.
- Create experiential learning opportunities in Atlanta, Washington, D.C. and internationally.
- Identify and develop candidates for prestigious national scholarships.
THREE: Engage students, alumni and the community at large to create affinity and build investment in the Honors College.
- Significantly increase communications with alumni and involve them in the life of the Honors College.
- Create targeted signature events (e.g., Founder’s Lecture Series and annual Honors College service event).
- Establish a donor recognition program.
- Establish a student, faculty and alumni recognition program.
FOUR: Create the appropriate infrastructure to support the new Honors College and its strategic plan.
- Conduct an assessment of operational efficiency/effectiveness and staff roles and responsibilities.
- Develop and reclassify existing staff and add positions to support key initiatives.
- Create an Honors College Executive Committee and faculty affiliate program.
- Automate data access, control, reporting and the scholarship application process.