Strategic Plan

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Why are we embarking on this journey? Vision 2035 fulfills our modern-day land grant mission through public education, improving the quality of life for Arkansans, helping to drive the state’s economy, and contributing service and expertise through outreach.

Our Vision

The College of Engineering will be the destination of choice that maximizes success, building the premier STEM workforce of the future.

Our Mission

We are an entrepreneurial engineering platform that provides a holistic educational experience, generates transformational and relevant knowledge, and grows the STEM workforce for Arkansas and the world.

Our Objectives

  • Double the number of high-quality engineering graduates at all levels
  • Double research productivity

Economic Impact

According to a study by Heartland Forward, “Doubling the number of graduates and research at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville College of Engineering over the next 15 years could add $3.9 billion annually to Arkansas’ economy.”

Vision 2035/150 Forward

Vision 2035 aligns with 150 Forward, the campus strategic plan developed by Chancellor Charles Robinson and his leadership team.

Pillar 1: Student Success – Initiate Lifelong Student Success Pillar 2: Research Excellence – Generate Transformational and Relevant Knowledge Pillar 3: Employer of Choice – Become the Destination of Choice


Stakeholder Interviews

More than 100 external and internal stakeholders were interviewed

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The Clear Message

  • Address the critical STEM shortage in Arkansas’ workforce
  • Develop a big, bold vision
  • Focus on integrating industry and academia

Essential Actions for Success

  • Acknowledge / Champion Vision 2035
  • Advocate Vision 2035 to stakeholders
  • Partner on unified messaging and mutual support
  • Advance a partnership with University of Arkansas Technology Development Foundation
  • Proceed building a detailed plan, determining needed resources, and establishing a timeline