Georgia Highlands College is committed to comprehensive institutional planning that is strategically focused, systematic, and systemic with an emphasis on measurable learner-centered outcomes. Planning and assessment are continuous and participatory and include college- and unit-level planning, budgeting, and assessment processes. The purpose of planning and assessment is to continuously improve the College’s effectiveness and to produce more competent students. Moreover, the planning process should improve the institutional effectiveness of the College’s educational programs, student services, community relations, and institutional management. Through planning, the College will ensure that its policies, budgets, initiatives and decisions reflect its mission.