After several months of work and with the input of more than 1,000 people at the University, the strategic planning committee has defined the major areas of focus for the institution over the next five years.
The team shared the plan framework with various groups of University leaders last week, and soon will be conducting information sessions with students, faculty, staff and the community to review major components of the plan.
Areas of focus include:
• Student success and academic excellence;
• Research, scholarship and creative activities;
• Faculty, staff and alumni;
• Fiscal positioning and infrastructure; and
• Reputation and engagement.
The team also identified themes that cut across all of the areas of focus. Those include:
• Community engagement;
• Diversity and inclusion;
• Technology; and
• UT’s Health System.
In addition to the plan, the strategic planning committee is working on new drafts of the University’s mission, vision, values and purpose statements.
“It is exciting to see the plan taking shape,” said UT President Sharon L Gaber. “It’s clear that we have a lot of things we’d like to do, and we are anxious to get started on the plan.”
Students, faculty and staff will have an opportunity to review the plan and discuss the proposed goals in the information sessions planned for Tuesday, Feb. 28, and Wednesday, March 1; see the chart below.