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Our Path Forward

UConn is on the rise. Over the last two decades, together we have revolutionized the State’s flagship public university. With the physical transformation of our campuses and the continual growth in enrollment and academic excellence, we have solidified our place as a national top 25 public university. From unprecedented growth in research funding and alumni giving to ever-increasing growth in the diversity of our community, we are poised to continue our upward trajectory. It is our unwavering commitment to excellence, always striving to improve not just the lives of our students, but of communities locally, nationally, and globally, that will guide us forward. The results of our strategic planning process will serve as a compass to guide our collective efforts, to harness our energy, and accelerate our momentum to achieve greatness.

A Call to Action

In 2021, the Office of the Provost was charged with leading UConn’s next strategic plan, to build upon UConn's prestige as a great public research flagship university, uplifting the minds and spirits not only of its own students, but of surrounding communities, the state, and beyond.

Together we will do this by tackling three key priorities for transformation:

  • Doubling research and scholarship
  • Providing Life-Transformative Education to every UConn student
  • Becoming a more powerful engine for the State of Connecticut

Together, We Vision

We are committed to community engagement to inform our strategic planning process. During the 20-21 academic year the Provost's Office is leading multiple workshops to generate ideas, foster collaboration, and harness the collective ideas of faculty, staff, students, and alumni. These sessions are held at the University level, with teams and departments, and include individual conversations. Together we are charged with envisioning “UConn at its best self” and identify what activities and values need to be present in order to make progress towards the University's three pillars of change.

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Our Mission

The University of Connecticut is dedicated to excellence demonstrated through national and international recognition.  As Connecticut’s public research university, through freedom of academic inquiry and expression, we create and disseminate knowledge by means of scholarly and creative achievements, graduate and professional education, and outreach. Through our focus on teaching and learning, the University helps every student grow intellectually and become a contributing member of the state, national, and world communities.  Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, we embrace diversity and cultivate leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in our students, faculty, staff, and alumni.  As our state’s flagship public university, and as a land and sea grant institution, we promote the health and well-being of Connecticut’s citizens through enhancing the social, economic, cultural and natural environments of the state and beyond.

— Adopted by the Board of Trustees on April 11, 2006 and amended on June 20, 2006

UConn Land Acknowledgement Statement

The land on which we gather is the territory of the Mohegan, Mashantucket Pequot, Eastern Pequot, Schaghticoke, Golden Hill Paugussett,  Nipmuc, and Lenape Peoples, who have stewarded this land throughout the generations.  We thank them for their strength and resilience in protecting this land, and aspire to uphold our responsibilities according to their example.

Source: UConn Native American Cultural Programs