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The Virginia Tech Difference: Advancing Beyond Boundaries

The Virginia Tech Difference: Advancing Beyond Boundaries

The university strategic plan, developed in collaboration with the Virginia Tech community, guides steps toward achieving our Beyond Boundaries vision.

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Our strategic plan, guiding us a generation into the future.

THE VIRGINIA TECH DIFFERENCE: ADVANCING BEYOND BOUNDARIES

In the spirit of the continuous planning process, the first evaluation of the university's strategic plan took place in Fall 2019. The March 2020 edition of the university's strategic plan reflects the updates presented to the Board of Visitors at the November 2019 meeting.

AN INCLUSIVE PROCESS

The An Inclusive Process document provides details of the strategic planning process and current initiatives of the university's strategic plan.

THE STRATEGIC PLANNING DASHBOARD  

Virginia Tech’s new Strategic Planning Dashboard offers a shared tool designed to show continuing progress toward achieving milestones in the university’s strategic plan. 

STRATEGIC PRIORITIES

Our university has four strategic priorities that include: Advance Regional, National, and Global Impact; Elevate the Ut Prosim (That I May Serve) Difference; Be a Destination for Talent; and Ensure Institutional Excellence.

CORE VALUES

Virginia Tech embraces four core values: Diverse and Inclusive Communities; Knowledge and Innovation; Opportunity and Affordability; and Excellence and Integrity.



WHAT OUR COMMUNITY SAID


ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY STRATEGIC PLAN

The university strategic plan, The Virginia Tech Difference: Advancing Beyond Boundaries, was developed in collaboration with faculty, staff, students, and alumni across our colleges, institutes, offices, and campuses, and shaped by partners and employers.

The Virginia Tech Difference: Advancing Beyond Boundaries guides initial steps to achieving our long-term Beyond Boundaries future as a comprehensive research land-grant university by affirming our vision, mission, and core values; defining university priorities; and outlining goals and initial milestones to achieve each priority.

The Strategic Affairs team has worked with leadership within the Office for Inclusion and Diversity throughout this process to ensure alignment between the Office for Inclusion and Diversity's strategic planning efforts and the integration of the campus’ diversity plan within the university strategic planning framework. The Office for Strategic Affairs will continue to collaborate and partner with the Office for Inclusion and Diversity to ensure continued alignment.

The Office for Strategic Affairs will continue to collaborate and partner with colleges, institutes, offices, and units in the development of unit-level strategic plans as part of the continuous planning process.


THE PLAN IN ACTION

The Virginia Tech Difference: Advancing Beyond Boundaries reinforces our university's established strengths and serves as a university-level guide for colleges, institutes, offices, departments, and units as they develop their respective strategies and plans to advance institutional priorities. 

The university strategic plan has been adopted by Virginia Tech since its unanimous approval by the Board of Visitors on June 3, 2019.

Our vision, mission, core values, and strategic priorities are already being put into action in efforts at the university. Visit the Office for Strategic Affairs Media Webpage to learn how.

Request a digital presentation on the university strategic plan.