The Impact of the UUPP on Strategic Planning at Georgia State University

  • Ronald J. Henry Georgia State University
Keywords: Metropolitan Universities, Urban Universities Portfolio Project, Institutional Portfolios, Organizational Communication


This article discusses the impact of the Urban Universities Portfolio Project on strategic planning at Georgia State University, comparing planning processes conducted in 1995 and 2000. The 2000 process used the GSU portfolio as a data resource and campus-wide communications medium, enabling more informed, wider campus participation in shaping the plan. The portfolio also supported transitions to a semester calendar, new admissions practices, and revised approaches to program review and assessment of student learning outcomes.