The University of Toledo’s Path to Excellence

Strategic Plan

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Strategic Planning Co-Chairs
Laurie Dinnebeil, distinguished professor and department chair, Early Childhood and Special Education
Anthony Quinn, associate professor and assistant dean for Diversity and Inclusion, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

strategicplanning@utoledo.edu

Introduction

The University of Toledo Strategic Plan provides a roadmap for UT to follow for the next five years as it approaches its 150th anniversary in 2022. This plan was developed over the academic year with the input of more than 1,000 stakeholders, from students to the Board of Trustees. We held more than 150 sessions with faculty, staff, students and the public.

As the plan evolved, so did our thinking. We learned about the University. We identified strengths and opportunities. We learned what was working and where improvement was needed. We even revised our mission, vision and values to better reflect the narrative we were hearing. It was truly a grassroots effort.

This plan complements several other plans already developed in recent years at UT: the Strategic Plan for Diversity and Inclusion, which seeks to raise awareness of the benefits of diversity and to enhance diversity in all of our constituent groups; the Multiple-campus Master Plan, which builds on the beauty of our current campuses to upgrade and enhance our facilities; and the Strategic Enrollment Plan, which aims to attract students with a passion to succeed at UT.

With our fundamentals now covered, our challenge is to execute on our plans. We have identified metrics for each of the desired outcomes in our Strategic Plan, and have named the unit or leader responsible for each outcome’s success. All of our colleges and functions are working on ways to operationalize this plan, and they will be held accountable.

Funding for the initiatives outlined in this plan is contingent on the strategic reallocation of existing resources. We don’t have new money to put toward this change so we have to reprioritize. We are excited to have this plan as our roadmap, and we are racing toward our sesquicentennial with great passion and enthusiasm.

Last Updated: 7/14/17