Strategic Plan

Tennessee State University


University Modified Strategic Plan 

Year One Progress Report - Strategic Plan

Year Two Progress Report - Strategic Plan

Year Three Progress Report - Strategic Plan

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Attract, Prepare, and Graduate Scholars to Change the World

  • Grow undergraduate and graduate enrollment
  • Develop innovative approaches to retain a diverse student body
  • Improve graduation attainment performance
  • Expand online academic programs that address the diverse needs of students and constituents
  • Establish a comprehensive on-boarding process inclusive of orientation, tutorial support, advisement, registration, and other academic and student support services
  • Provide students access to experiential learning, research, and engagement opportunities

Cultivate an Organizational Climate that Promotes Collaboration, Continuous Improvement, and High Performance

  • Build and enhance a culture that utilizes and supports assessment, accreditation, compliance, and strategic planning
  • Improve customer service and enhanced quality and responsiveness to internal and external demands
  • Enhance technology infrastructure to provide the various communities technological resources needed today
  • Improve institution-wide operational and organizational effectiveness improvement and efficiency initiatives

Create a Transformative Educational Environment that Impacts Middle Tennessee and Beyond

  • Align academic programs to build and expand partnerships with the fast-growing technology, healthcare, music-related, and other businesses in the Nashville Metro region
  • Enhance coordinated efforts internally and externally to improve engagement with all stakeholders
  • Enhance partnerships with the business community to enhance overall operations of the University and the palcement of graduates
  • Cultivate a climate of interdisciplinary research and creative activities for all stakeholders.

Generate Revenue and Capacity to Reinvest in Strategic Priorities

  • Strengthen the University's fiscal position to enhance and diversify current and new revenue streams
  • Increase and offer competitive scholarships by 10% per academic year
  • Enhance the research output of personnel (faculty and graduate students), Ph. D. programs, and facilities to sustain R2 research status and pursue R1 classification

Promote, Strengthen and Sustain Academic Excellence in Teaching and Learning

  • Attract and retain talented and highly qualified faculty and staff
  • Create and enhance the professional development of faculty and staff through a coordinated approach