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UA Announces Refreshed, Next Phase of Strategic Plan

The University of Alabama has unveiled a refreshed strategic plan that builds on the accomplishments made under the original plan while expanding upon the objectives.

“Strengthened by the tremendous progress we’ve already made, this new forward-looking plan carries on the bold vision of our original plan,” said UA President Stuart R. Bell. “It allows us to dream bigger and achieve more.”

Titled Advancing the Flagship: The Next Phase, the plan presents a renewed road map for the University’s investment in academics, research and University community growth and engagement. The five-year plan will guide UA as it continues to have a positive impact on the state, the nation and the world. The plan will also serve as a foundation for new or revised strategic plans for divisions, colleges, departments and offices throughout UA.

Advancing the Flagship: The Next Phase, comes after months of work by the Advancing the Flagship Review Committee, which was announced in fall 2021 and included faculty, staff, administrators and students.

The University launched its original strategic plan, Advancing the Flagship, in 2016 to prioritize goals and strategies to support the University’s mission. The plan outlined four goals that centered around academics, research, diversity and inclusion, and support for faculty and staff.

In the last six years, the University has made great strides in addressing the plan’s original objectives and celebrated many successes. The plan’s effectiveness is underscored by the University’s academic and research growth, improved enrollment and recruitment strategies, and accomplishments that have made the UA community more diverse and successful than ever before.

The campus community can view the refreshed plan and track its progress on the Advancing the Flagship: The Next Phase website.