Vol Vision 2020 is the strategic plan for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Our goal is simple but ambitious—to establish UT as a top-tier public research university.
Vol Vision 2020 focuses on six priority areas: undergraduate education; graduate education; faculty; research, scholarship, creative activity, and engagement; resources and infrastructure; and diversity and inclusion. It also emphasizes the Volunteer Difference—the unique strengths that set us apart from our peers.
This site serves as a record of our journey—where we have been, where we are now, and where we intend to go. It shows that our progress has made a tremendous difference on campus.
We have already made great strides in improving our students’ experiences while making new discoveries and engaging with local and global communities, and our leadership in innovation and economic development has made a significant difference for the citizens of Tennessee.