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Strategic Vision

We will create a new strategic vision together.

In the face of unprecedented challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, our campus community has been resilient, innovative, and adaptable. We have found new ways of delivering a centuries-old promise to the people of Tennessee, and we will continue to evolve as this moment, and all those that come after it, demand.

Now more than ever, the landscape of higher education is shifting, presenting new challenges and opportunities. The needs of our students and our state are changing quickly. Technology is creating new demands on our workforce, access to education and information is rapidly evolving, and the virus is changing the way we interact with one another and the world around us.

Meeting this moment will require the courage to take risks and make bold decisions. Together, we will craft a vision that will lead this institution and the state of Tennessee into the future.

Every one of us has a unique perspective. You recognize needs and opportunities in your classrooms, your laboratories, your offices, and the communities you serve. We need your insights—your vision—to help guide us.

If we want to continue to be the flagship university that Tennesseans need, then we must step forward to set a bold vision that will help us meet the challenges of our time.

Together, we can accomplish far more than any of us could imagine on our own.

Draft Working Document

As part of the strategic visioning process, the executive and visioning committees created draft mission, vision, and goals for discussion in spring and summer 2020. Based on community feedback and input in fall 2020, these drafts were refined and strategies and tactics were added to each goal.
Read the Latest Draft


Meeting Dates

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville strategic visioning process is being facilitated by Academic Leadership Associates, LLC.