To improve postsecondary education policy and practice in the state, region, and beyond, in order to:

  • produce the highest quality policy-relevant research;
  • educate both scholars and practitioners capable of producing and applying such research;
  • provide expertise to help guide postsecondary policy formulation and implementation;
  • promote the highest quality teaching in Georgia's colleges and universities;
  • support the scholarship and activities of first-rate public service and outreach; and
  • ensure that the Institute of Higher Education will be regarded as the model of excellence in higher education, recognized for its integration of teaching, research, and outreach.