Consolidation Update, March 27, 2012

Proposed Mission, Vision, & Values Approved by Consolidation Working Group     

After using the feedback received from the ASU and GHSU communities, the Consolidation Action Team revised and submitted the following mission, vision, and values to the Chancellor’s Consolidation Working Group for approval.  The group unanimously accepted the proposed mission, vision, and values that are being sent to the Board of Regents for review at their May meeting.

Our mission is to provide leadership and excellence in teaching, discovery, clinical care, and service as a student-centered comprehensive research university and academic health center with a wide range of programs from learning assistance through postdoctoral studies. 

Our vision is to be a top-tier university that is a destination of choice for education, health care, discovery, creativity, and innovation.

Our Values:

Collegiality – reflected in collaboration, partnership, sense of community, and teamwork.

Compassion – reflected in caring, empathy, and social responsibility.

Excellence – reflected in distinction, effectiveness, efficiency, enthusiasm, passion, and quality.

Inclusivity – reflected in diversity, equality, fairness, impartiality, and respect.

Integrity – reflected in accountability, ethical behavior, honesty, and reliability.

Leadership – reflected in courage, honor, professionalism, transparency, and vision.

Organization Charts Approved by Consolidation Working Group

The Consolidation Working Group also approved the high-level organization charts proposed by Dr. Azziz and Dr. Bloodworth.  The group also unanimously accepted these recommendations.

First Drafts of Planning Documents Submitted by Work Teams

Work teams were provided with a structured outline of information needed to begin the work of consolidating functions for the new university.  Their first drafts were due on March 9th, and the CAT received 49 reports and provided initial feedback to the teams for their continued development.   The next version is due March 30th.

Questions and Comments Welcome
Help us develop and improve our communications about the consolidation.  We welcome your comments and questions.  They will help us as we continue to expand our communications efforts.

13 thoughts on “Consolidation Update, March 27, 2012

  1. Nice concise Mission Statement. But let’s cut out a few more unnecessary words…

    from
    Our mission…. with a wide range of programs from learning assistance through postdoctoral studies.

    to
    Our mission … with programs spanning learning assistance through postdoctoral studies.

  2. “Our mission is to provide leadership and excellence in teaching, discovery, clinical care, and service as a student-centered comprehensive research university and academic health center with a wide range of programs from learning assistance through postdoctoral studies.”

    Point for clarification: Sound to me the way it is worded, the academic health center (hosptial) is student centered. Shouldn’t we be patient centered? Thank you.

  3. I still think this description sounds too much like MCG.
    What is the school name going to be after we consolidate?
    I don’t want people asking me why I went to a medical school to get a degree in Professional Writing in the future.

  4. I think the use of “top-tier” in the vision statement is narrowly focused and can be vaguely interpreted. I would suggest modify this statement to read as such: “Our vision is to be a university that is recognized for excellence, and is a destination of choice for education, health care, discovery, creativity, and innovation.”

  5. ASU has a wide variety of classes and diplomas it offers. My question is how many of them will still be intact after this consolidation is complete? Will ASU become just a “preparation for medical school” university? I’d hate to see my alma mater disappear entirely under the GHSU umbrella not to mention see some of my professors be sent home.

    1. I am concerned as medical student that I will be attending an unknown state school. I hope Medical College of Georgia / Georgia Health Sciences University does not become Augusta State anything.

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