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VISION 2020 The New Gold Standard of University Performance

VISION 2020 The New Gold Standard of University Performance. Fall 2011. Goals Provide the Framework to Achieve Mission, Vision and Strategic Aspirations. The University of Akron Vision. Goals.

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VISION 2020 The New Gold Standard of University Performance

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  1. VISION 2020The New Gold Standard of University Performance Fall 2011

  2. GoalsProvide the Framework to Achieve Mission, Vision and Strategic Aspirations The University of Akron Vision Goals …we will become a leader in globally competitive clusters of innovation and entrepreneurship, and will maximize human potential in a dynamic environment of inclusive excellence. Student Success Global Relevance Clusters of Interdisciplinary Distinction Collaborations and Partnerships Community and Campus Enhancement Measureable Success The University of Akron Mission …we shall create a better common future for our students and society by leveraging our region’s strengths, fostering economic and social vitality and pursuing innovative solutions to major challenges. Strategic Aspirations 40,000 student learners; 60% graduation rate; 80% placement rate; $200M research expenditures; $1B development portfolio; nationally recognized “The Akron Experience;” revitalized University Park district; leveraged investments with vital partners; increase diversity as part of inclusive excellence; UA the “go to” university for USO & OBR.

  3. Invvest AssuringExcellence Move $ to Maintain and Invest Invest Maintain Disinvest

  4. Assuring Excellence - Achieving Distinction (Research Clusters for Innovative Solutions) • Liberal Education Economic Development:Trans-Institutional Process Regional Solutions:Urban Life/Education • Human Condition • Partners:UPA, APS, SEI Partners: UPA, ABIA, Industry • Science & Technology Innovation Human Condition: Health Entrepreneurial: Advanced Materials & Sustainability • Partners: ABIA • Partners: ABIA, Industry Capitalizing on Internal Collaborations & External Partnerships

  5. Leadership Agenda Setting: Process of Achieving Strategic Aspirations November March May July August President’s State of the University Provost’s Future State of Academic Affairs University Council Board of Trustees Assessment Leadership Agenda Reset This process facilitates the ability to progress at a faster rate and to change course as warranted by opportunities and circumstances.

  6. Achieving Distinction Educated 21st Century-Skilled Workforce + Innovation = Economic Prosperity The New ‘Cluster Moment’:  How Regional Innovation Clusters Can Foster the Next Economy, Washington, D.C.:  Brookings Institution, September 21, 2010. National Economic Council, Council of Economic Advisers, and Office of Science and Technology Policy; The Whitehouse, Washington D.C.; February 2011.

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