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Progress Report

The University community worked at a rapid pace from March 2005 through June 2006 to develop strategic plans for the Unversity as a whole (Stage 1); for the three University campuses, University Administration, University of Illinois Alumni Association, and the University of Illinois Foundation (Stage 2); and for each school, college, and major administrative unit (Stage 3). Four of the key priorities that emerged from this multi-stage planning process are to:

  • Develop UIUC into the nation’s preeminent public research university.
  • Develop UIC into the nation’s premier urban public research university.
  • Position the U of I Medical Center and health sciences colleges for the next quarter century.
  • Develop UIS into one of the nation’s top five small, public, liberal arts universities.

Realizing each of these priorities will be dependent upon effective strategy execution at all levels of the University, which in turn requires effective and creative leadership, adequate resources, and appropriate accountability mechanisms. The strategic plan progress report is a key component of these efforts. This report — developed collaboratively and with input from many individuals and groups across the University — includes data and other information regarding the context for plan execution and key accomplishments and progress toward the strategies and goals underlying each of the five priorities. In addition, information is presented on the University’s effectiveness in securing the necessary resources for plan execution through “the Compact”, as well as a prospective look at plans, opportunities, and challenges for the coming year.

Additional information regarding plan execution and process may be found on the campus strategic planning websites (UIUC, UIC, UIS).