About the University

Environmental Scan

The purpose of the University of Illinois' environmental scan is to support and inform the strategic planning and strategy execution processes. A comprehensive environmental scan will allow the University to understand and respond effectively to changes in its environment.

The University of Illinois' environmental scan provides information on:

  • Demographics;
  • Higher education;
  • Economic and budgetary matters;
  • Research, technology, and economic development; and
  • The political landscape.

Each section includes related implications, opportunities, and challenges for the University of Illinois.