Over several months, we developed a comprehensive, well-vetted strategic plan toward 2020.
We invite continuing collaboration and support as we work to accomplish these 2020 strategic priorities:
Recruit, enrich, graduate and place undergraduate students who are prepared to enter the global community as lifelong learners and authentic leaders
Strengthen graduate education through an emphasis on excellence and improvement of the graduate student experience
Attract, retain, and recognize stellar faculty and staff who strive for excellence and proudly embody Volunteer values
Strengthen our capacity, productivity and recognition across our total portfolio of research, scholarship, creative activity and engagement
Develop a resource base for the future; continue transformation of campus infrastructure
Enhance diversity and inclusion to benefit our campus
From the identified strategic priorities, four top objectives were borne:
Get additional scholarships to help us gain a competitive edge in student recruiting
Secure additional internships for students while in school to gain experience and provide assistance to firms
Secure our resources in the Fab Lab by purchasing the building for $1.4 million. Once accomplished, the $90K lease will go to student scholarships
Expand our list of long-term industry partners to enrich the education of students and opportunities for faculty
All stakeholders in our enterprise, including students, faculty, staff, administrators, industry partners and alumni, contributed to the strategic plan, which will be adjusted over time as necessary according to the changing conditions of higher education and the professions we represent.