Discovery Sessions involving stakeholders both internal and external to the University of West Georgia have continued this month as part of the institution's strategic planning for the future.

Hundreds of faculty, staff, students, alumni, donors, and other members of the UWG community have convened in virtual Discovery Sessions with members of the Strategic Planning Steering Team to gather input from cohesive, far-reaching and collective voices to guide what the university will become. So far, hundreds of stakeholders have participated in a Discovery Session, with open sessions for all faculty and staff offered this week.

The framework for the Discovery Sessions has been outlined by Dr. Brendan Kelly, UWG's president, and focuses on three pillars: Relevance, Competitiveness and Placemaking. Participants are sharing how each of these pillars is experienced by the UWG community currently – and how they can be experienced in the future.

Following Stage I (Stakeholder Engagement), the process will move to Stage II (Strategic Planning Prioritization). This will include the development and distribution of a survey to all of campus and members of the communities we serve; review of data gathered in Stage I by two planning teams (Academic Experience and Student Experience) in concert with the Strategic Planning Steering Team; and the delivery of summary reports to the institution’s leadership team.

Following Stage II, the final version of the strategic plan will be developed, submitted to the University System of Georgia Board of Regents for review, and, once approved, shared with campus/community stakeholders – all as part of Stage III, Strategic Plan Delivery.

The strategic plan that will guide the institution over the next decade and beyond will launch in early 2021.


UWG Discovery Session Zoom Group Meeting