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UKIT Strategic Plan 2009-2014

Strategic Plan 2009-2014

University of Kentucky Strategic Plan

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The University of Kentucky is a public, land grant university dedicated to improving people’s lives through excellence in education, research and creative work, service, and health care. As Kentucky’s flagship institution, the University plays a critical leadership role by promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development, and human well-being.


The University of Kentucky will be one of the nation’s 20 best public research universities.


  • Integrity
  • Excellence
  • Mutual Respect and Human Dignity
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Academic Freedom
  • Shared Governance
  • Work-life Sensitivity
  • Civic Engagement
  • Social Responsibility


UK students sitting outside The five goals of this Strategic Plan identify the principal areas of activity in which the talents and resources of the University will be invested over the next five years. 

Goal 1: Prepare Students for Leading Roles in an Innovation-driven Economy and Global Society 

Goal 2: Promote Research and Creative Work to Increase the Intellectual, Social, and Economic Capital of Kentucky and the World Beyond Its Borders

Goal 3: Develop the Human and Physical Resources of the University to Achieve the Institution’s Top 20 Goals

Goal 4: Promote Diversity and Inclusion

Goal 5: Improve the Quality of Life of Kentuckians through Engagement, Outreach, and Service

Information Technology Strategic Plan


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Information Technology will provide innovative support for the University of Kentucky in its quest to be one of the nation’s Top 20 universities in teaching, research, healthcare, cultural enrichment, and economic development.


To deliver technology services and support at a level recognized as world-class. 


  • Excellence
  • Leadership
  • Collaboration
  • Innovation
  • Mutual Respect
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Social Responsibility
  • Shared Governance

UKIT Strategic Plan

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UKIT Strategic Plan Metrics

  • Goal 1 – Help improve student success and patient outcomes
  • Goal 2 – Improve workstation labs and classroom facilities
  • Goal 3 – Exploit disruptive technology for cost/benefit gain
  • Goal 4 – Adjust research computing model to support growing research programs and utilize new technology
  • Goal 5 – Digitize content, automate and improve processes
  • Goal 6 – Use collaboration and governance for advantage
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