The University of Kansas is charting a path toward recognition as a top-tier public international research university.
Bold Aspirations is the strategic plan for KU, comprising individual plans for the Lawrence and Edwards campuses and for the medical center.
The strategic plan sets out the new, higher expectations we have for ourselves as a university and the priorities that we will pursue. It guides our decisions on everything from the creation of a vibrant new general education curriculum to engaging more faculty members in scholarship and research. Our university's strategic plan shapes our budget priorities and guides us as we focus on our primary mission: educating leaders, building healthy communities, and making discoveries that change the world.
Updates on the actions we are undertaking to implement the strategic plan are being tracked.
We are using specific metrics to measure our progress on each of the six goals.
You can learn more about the Strategic Planning process here and view work groups reports, steering committee meeting minutes, and town hall meeting videos.
An important aspect of our planning was a university-wide study, Changing for Excellence, that the Huron Consulting group is leading to recommend ways we can transform KU's business and administrative processes.
Bold Aspirations builds on the strategic initiative planning that began in November, 2009 when Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little created three task forces to identify strategies for advancing the University of Kansas in the areas of research engagement and student recruitment, retention and success. The planning process was called "Charting the Future".
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