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Envisioning the Future of UT Knoxville

In preparation for the strategic visioning process, an ad hoc committee of faculty and university leaders examined the changing landscape of higher education and analyzed the university’s prospects for the future.

The resulting document titled Envisioning the Future of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville is structured around a SOAR analysis. It is an examination of the strengths on which we can build, the opportunities inherent in those strengths, what we can and should aspire to accomplish, and the results those efforts might yield.



This document is intended to provoke thought and conversation. Read it and talk about it with your colleagues and peers. There will be formal opportunities this spring to provide feedback and engage in the process of creating new mission, vision, and values statements for the university.

Every member of our community is encouraged to be active participants in this work. We need everyone’s insights as we create a shared vision for the future of our university.

Feedback on the SOAR Analysis

Your voice is important to understanding the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Once you have read the SOAR Analysis, we ask that you please share your thoughts with the committees.

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