Join us for topical discussions about the future of our university
We’ve heard just over three thousand voices telling us what they see as the future of the university, and now we want to dig deeper. We need your help to shape, test and explore some of the common threads further.
Who will create tomorrow’s disruptive problems solvers?
The strategic planning process is making tremendous progress because of many of you. Over the first several weeks, just over three thousand people have participated in the discovery phase. It’s difficult to overstate the impact of the shared vision we are creating, which is made possible through your participation.
What We Heard on Jan. 29th
The Strategic Plan Discussion and Reception on January 29th was spirited and substantive. It was inspiring to see so much collaboration in such a big group.
Letter from the Co-Chairs
We are proud that President Robbins asked us to serve as co-chairs of the University of Arizona strategic plan process. We feel that this is our opportunity to give back to the place where we have both built our careers. The UA is already world-renowned and highly ranked in many areas of emphasis. However, now is the time for people across the university to come together to craft a focused roadmap that will allow us to address society’s grand challenges and prepare our next-generation workforce.
Letter to Campus Regarding the Strategic Plan
Shortly after I became president of the University of Arizona, I began talking about the need for us to work together, in a spirit of inclusivity and transparency, to create a strategic plan that will serve as the roadmap for our future.
Strategic Planning Update
A project of this magnitude needs outstanding leadership, and that is why I am pleased to announce that Dr. Elliott Cheu, Associate Dean of the College of Science, and Dr. Lisa Ordóñez, Vice Dean of the Eller College of Management, will serve as Co-Chairs of the strategic plan process.
Launching a Strategic Planning Process
I know. Seriously? Another strategic planning exercise? The short answer is “yes,” and I’ll say straight out that I’m totally behind this, and deeply engaged in it already. I write this Chair Talk to explain why I think this is exactly what the UA ought to be doing right now, how I believe the process is going to play out, and to describe how you can contribute your voice to the process.
Today, we launch our future
This morning, I was honored to present our Operational and Financial Review of the University of Arizona to our governing board, the Arizona Board of Regents. This meeting represented the launch of our strategic planning effort, which will continue over the next year through a broadly inclusive process involving the many different stakeholders of the University.
UA Strategic Plan Inclusivity and Transparency
Dr. Robbins on crafting a plan that will give us the strongest foundation from which to address society's grand challenges.
President Robert C. Robbins: Collaboration, tech keys to UA's future
University of Arizona President Robert C. Robbins is six months into his presidency and has been spending much of his time visiting faculty, staff and students within each college and developing a strategic plan that will outline the future of the university.
Deans named co-chairs of Robbins strategic planning initiative
UA President Robert C. Robbins has selected Elliott Cheu, associate dean of the College of Science, and Lisa Ordoñez, vice dean of the Eller College of Management, as co-chairs of the UA's strategic planning process
UA president starts process for new University 'roadmap'
UA President Robert C. Robbins has selected Elliott Cheu, associate dean of the College of Science, and Lisa Ordoñez, vice dean of the Eller College of Management, as co-chairs of the UA's strategic planning process.
UA president launches strategic planning, outlines goals
A strategic planning process designed to position the University of Arizona as a major player in a world dominated by the convergence of the physical, biological and digital sciences was launched Friday by UA President Robert C. Robbins in a presentation before the Arizona Board of Regents.
President Robbins outlines UA's future to regents
University of Arizona President Dr. Robert Robbins presented his first public operational and financial review to the Arizona Board of Regents on Friday, Nov. 17. Robbins, along with other UA leadership presented the board with their important goals for the future.
Phoenix Strategic Planning Event Draws 200
Nearly 200 people shared their thoughts about the University of Arizona's future during an interactive strategic planning event held on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus last week.
Strategic Planning Session Set for UA's Phoenix Campus
An important discussion to help create the University of Arizona's foundational roadmap for the future, hosted by President Robert C. Robbins, will take place on the Phoenix campus next week. Faculty and staff are encouraged to bring their ideas, questions, and hopes and dreams for a University that will lead in a rapidly changing world.
'Meetups' Will Take Deeper Dive Into Strategic Planning Ideas
Ten "meetups" will be held during the month of March to delve into the ideas that have emerged so far in the University of Arizona's strategic planning process.
UA Strategic Plan Draws Wide Interest on Campus
Nearly two-thirds of discussion groups at a Student Union event said that student focus will be a defining aspect of the University's impact over the next 10 years.
Interactive Strategic Planning Forum Draws 500 Participants
The concepts of community and innovation emerged repeatedly as 500 people gathered Monday in the Student Union Memorial Center to share their thoughts about the University's future with President Robert C. Robbins and the executive committee leading the strategic planning process.
Strategic Planning, Branding Discussed at Faculty Senate
The strategic planning process, the search for two senior vice president positions and branding were among the topics discussed at Monday's Faculty Senate meeting.
Robbins Calls on Campus Community to Help Shape the Future of the UA
Everyone who cares about the University of Arizona can and should participate in the strategic planning process, President Robert C. Robbins told classified staff and others during a meeting last week.