The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Vol Vision: Pursuit of the Top 25


Who are we? Where are we going?

To be successful, any institution must ask these questions.

Vol Vision 2015 is UT Knoxville's answer.

Vol Vision is a roadmap as we take the journey to become a Top 25 public research university. UT Knoxville has set its sights on the goal ahead, and this is the framework that will help us realize our potential as the leading public institution of higher education in Tennessee and beyond.

Who are we? The mission and values of Vol Vision allow all UT Knoxville students, faculty, and staff to align their efforts and activities around a common vision for the university and our future.

Where are we going? By identifying our strategic priorities and metrics for success, Vol Vision will be realized through plans for action that address implementation, resource allocation, and program assessment.

Join us on our journey to the Top 25.


How did the Top 25 quest come to be?

In January 2010, the state challenged UT to become a Top 25 public research university in a decade. UT accepted this challenge, knowing that the journey will be as important as the end result. The improvements we make will:


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