Nationally Distinctive, Locally Relevant
CCI’s Vision: To develop highly engaged students, staff, and faculty who inspire the Volunteer spirit through service and leadership across communication and information disciplines.
On October 22, 2021, the Board of Trustees unanimously approved the University’s new strategic vision. The vote was an endorsement of the tremendous care, thought, and innovation that people across campus invested in crafting a shared vision for UT’s future. With approval of the University’s new strategic vision, the College of Communication and Information’s strategic planning process began.
In May 2022, the plan was unanimously approved college wide. The vote was an endorsement of the tremendous care, thought, and innovation that people across the college are invested in crafting a shared vision for CCI’s future.
Uniquely positioned at a flagship land-grant Research 1 university, the College of Communication and Information:
- Provides a rigorous education in a supportive academic environment that inspires our students to engage in the social, scientific, and professional challenges of our time and future
- Serves Tennessee through research, teaching, service, and engagement that enhances the well-being and vitality of the state and its residents
- Commits to excellence in diversity, equity, inclusion, and community as core tenets in developing future Volunteers
- Lives this mission through its world-class people and programs and with the support of a passionate alumni base that spans the globe
Strategic Plan Goals
Goal 1 – Innovative Academic Programs and Enrollment
Provide high-quality, innovative, equitable, and accessible academic opportunities that reimagine the land-grant mission by improving access to education, enhancing degree pathways, increasing enrollment, and promoting student success – where student success is the responsibility of all
Goal 2 – Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity
Raise the College’s national/international scholarly profile through high-impact disciplinary and interdisciplinary research, scholarship, and creative work that creates a more just, prosperous, and sustainable future
Goal 3 – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Faculty/Staff Recruitment
Progress and sustain a nurturing College culture where diversity, equity, inclusion, and community are enduring sources of strength and core tenets in developing the next generation of Vols
Goal 4 – Collaboration, Adaptability, and Innovation
Empower and sustain a culture of collaboration, adaptability, and innovation across the College and with campus partners, disciplinary colleagues, and industry leaders