Campus Landmarks Outline



Four Students smiling.

The UT Martin experience is one that cannot be replaced, and we intend to maintain a reputation as the premier four-year university in the region. This strategic plan will provide a clear direction to help us be all we can be.


(select a timeframe below to see items for that period)

Phase 1: Project Launch June-September 2017
Initial planning and announcement
Develop website
Form and invite Steering Committee
Conduct focus groups (internal and external)
Draft initial stakeholder engagement report

Phase 2: Data Analysis & Strategic Directives September-October 2017
Develop and affirm complete project plan
Chancellor & Leadership Team synthesize focus group data and redefine process; forms high-level strategic directives
Affirm project roles - Leadership Team, Steering Committee, etc. Form mission sub-committee
Form mission sub-committee
Conduct environmental scan (internal and external)
Incorporate external data (trends and best practices, regional economics, UT System strategic plan, peer benchmarking)
Reengage faculty - complete engagement input & refresh engagement report
Communicate per the project plan (focus on project redirection and extension)

Phase 3: Goals and Engagement November 2017-February 2018
Steering Committee charged; assess data; draft high-level strategic goals
UT System Board of Trustees (briefing)
Task Forces formed and charged
Build out draft strategic framework - tactics, metrics, resources needed, performance goals
Midpoint check-in/teleconference
Communicate per the project plan (updates)

Phase 4: Draft Strategic Plan and Business Plan February-April 2018
Steering Committee meets - task forces present; SC finalizes first plan draft
Leadership Team reviews, affirms
Develop draft business and resource plan framework
Communicate per the project plan (updates)

Phase 5: Stakeholder Engagement & Final Draft Plan April-May 2018
Broad stakeholder engagement
Draft implementation framework (with Year 1-2 priorities)
Steering Committee finalizes plan/recommends to Leadership Team
UT System Board of Trustees (briefing)
Communicate per the project plan (updates)

Phase 6: Final Strategic Plan & Implementation Launch May-June 2018
Leadership Team finalizes plan, implementation plan (with Year 1-2 priorities and accountabilities), budget, dashboard
UT System executive approval (alignment with System plan)
UT Board of Trustees approval
Implementation and change management activities launched

University of Tennessee at Martin: Chancellor Dr. Keith Carver.

The University of Tennessee at Martin has been a fixture in the West Tennessee educational landscape since its founding as a private institution in 1900.

I often wonder if those local, state and university officials who worked out our charter could have imagined what this institution would eventually become. From our roots as an outpost for the Knoxville campus – we've grown into our own comprehensive university with 6,700 students and multiple locations across West Tennessee.

We honor the traditions from the past, but today's educational landscape requires that we cast an eye to the future. We need to focus on being good stewards of our resources, provide students with a quality educational product, and be active contributors to the state, region and beyond. We are housed in West Tennessee, but our impact is regional, national and international.

Today we embark on a five-year strategic plan. This plan will engage our campus and external communities in our future, highlight our priorities and provide clear methods to measure our progress.

I hope that you'll check back on our progress over the next several months. It'll be an exciting journey.

Come fly with us.