NLM Mission

The New Learning Models 2030 Task Force (NLM 2030) will engage a broadly representative number of stakeholders and be a catalyst informing and preparing the System and its stakeholders for optimizations and profound transformations that will ensure the continued excellence of postsecondary education options for all Georgians. The Task Force is a 12-month initiative of the Executive Vice Chancellor’s office.

The Task Force will consist of a wide range of institutional stakeholders across students, faculty, administration, fiscal and support staff. It will draw on the knowledge, resources and guidance from across the System and will shape collaborative ventures and new initiatives promoting deeper and expanded teaching and learning opportunities. 

The NLM 2030 Task Force will be to build on and extend Georgia’s transformative agenda through a scenario-based strategic thinking planning process that will and define critical success factors and new business models needed to succeed in an evolving academic ecosystem and educational marketplace.  The Invent the Beyond scenario-based process will be led by NLM 2030 and supported by a resource team comprised of USG staff and associated project leaders.  The results of the process will be reported back to the System in spring 2015.  The report will identify the scenarios, critical success factors and new business model strategies the System and its institutions should incorporate into its strategic planning processes.

The New Learning Models 2030 Task Force is charged to:

  • Build a shared framework for strategic thinking that encourages diversity and sharper perceptions about change and opportunity for the University System of Georgia. 
  • Identify and analyze trends, uncertainties and critical success factors that will impact higher education instructional and business models over the next fifteen years. 
  • Identify, assess and recommend new business logic and models that promise success for emerging markets, stakeholders and innovations.
  • Use these findings to generate and evaluate strategic options to guide planning for, and increase the System’s ability to meet, the needs of all academic stakeholders in the year 2030.
  • Report these findings to the System in the spring of 2015.