The University of Tennessee at Martin’s strategic plan is a carefully constructed guide to the future framed within the University of Tennessee System Strategic Plan approved by the Board of Trustees in June 2012. Using the UT plan as the overarching guide assures alignment with Tennessee’s educational priorities and performance funding as well as the UT System’s performance goals.
The UTM plan uniquely encourages creativity and innovation from the academic and administrative functions to shape strategies and goals that drive their performance within the framework of both UTM goals and the University System’s goals. The plan uses data-informed assessment of performance and the budgetary review process to assure purposeful use of institutional resources.
As part of assuring transparency to planning and budget decision-making, the current year’s results of goals and budget submissions by all units are publicly presented below.
Increase the number, quality and diversity of students graduating from the UT System and benefitting from its distinct educational portfolio to produce at each campus and institute the most capable and best prepared workforce for society.
Raise the UT System’s academic quality, stature and impact through educational excellence and student achievement across diverse populations.
Drive educational excellence and student performance, and ensure a “best in class” student population.
Establish a System mechanism to ensure campus/institute accountability for faculty quality and productivity.
Develop and coordinate collaborative and innovative academic programs that build on the unique capabilities of the System’s campuses and institutes and drive key outcomes and standards.
Develop a support mechanism for System research efforts that solve critical problems and issues, expand economic development and enhance quality of life in Tennessee, the nation and the world.
Design and implement a strategic business plan for expanding research to harness the power of the UT System's substantial research enterprise and increase its visibility and impact.
Engage members of the UT System community in outreach, engagement and service to improve communities and the quality of residents in Tennessee, with emphasis on economic development.
Articulate clearly the role of the UT System in community outreach and engagement and engage all campuses/institutes in this mission.
Promote and measure alumni and student engagement and outreach that benefits the people and communities of Tennessee.
Systematically invest in the UT System’s infrastructure and rigorously implement support mechanisms and practices that demonstrate understanding and commitment to the campuses and institute’s strategic goals and ensure that the University’s aspirations and goals are realized through effective and efficient delivery of the “right” services.
Catalyze and support collaboration across the UT System and with external partners, including removing policy and procedural roadblocks, to strengthen the impact of the University of Tennessee System as greater than the sum of its parts.
Define a System Administration approach to a service culture that is modeled by the System Administration and support campus and institute strategic goals with services, information and data.
Implement Employer of Choice standards across the UT System.
Create a “culture of communication” throughout the UT System through an improved internal communications program – both between the System and the campuses and institutes and the campuses and institutes with each other – that regularly informs the UT community about System goals, processes and services through multiple channels.
Collaborate with campuses and institutes to define the facilities and space necessary for an environment of excellence in research, education and outreach.
Extend diversity initiatives throughout the System for faculty, staff, students and cultural/community life.
Promote awareness and advocacy for the University of Tennessee System and its distinctive contributions to improving the education, economic development and quality of life of the citizens of Tennessee.
Implement an integrated System marketing/communications plan that supports all the goals of this Strategic Plan and advances the UT System and each of its campuses and institutes; determines key data sets and/or commission the research needed, including public opinion surveys, to establish benchmarks and set targets for communications, marketing and advocacy efforts.
UT System Strategic Plan
The System Strategic Plan establishes a vision and direction for five years (2012-2017), with clearly defined goals to ensure good stewardship and purposeful use of resources.
Campus Budget Decisions
Current year results of goals and budget decisions by all university units.
Enrollment Management Plan
A comprehensive approach to integrating the University’s programs, practices, policies, and planning related to recruiting, progressing, and gradutating students into successful careers and satisfying lives.
Campus Master Plan
A refinement of the 2010 Master Plan which provides a 20-year planning horizon. The plan identifies actions to meet the vision, goals and objectives of UT Martin.