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Vol Vision 2020 Sets Course for Next Five Years


Vol Vision 2020, the refreshed version of our campus’s strategic plan, received final approval from the Board of Trustees this summer, and we’re now ready for faculty and staff to help us put plans into action.

At this point, Vol Vision 2020 is a high-level document that provides a framework for future improvement in our five priority areas: undergraduate education; graduate education; research, scholarship, creative activity, and engagement; faculty and staff; and resources and infrastructure. It also adds a new priority area: diversity and inclusion.

As a first step in moving forward, we’ve created supporting implementation action plans, which outline initiatives that will help us achieve our goals, assign cabinet-level leaders for each, and provide high-level timelines.

This fall, leaders and working groups will be assigned to each of the six priorities to guide these campus-level actions. We’ll be asking colleges, departments, schools, and units to review and refresh their own strategic plans to align them with Vol Vision 2020. At each level, faculty and staff will determine their path to continued excellence and provide metrics to measure their success.

As we move forward, we’ll continue to engage the campus community for feedback and provide regular progress reports.

Please check the Journey to the Top 25 website for new updates, including a helpful summary of Vol Vision 2020. We’re also building a strategy dashboard for the website that should be in place soon.

As we look toward some major changes, including welcoming new campus leadership, Vol Vision 2020 will continue to serve as a roadmap—chronicling how far we’ve come and where we want to go.