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Strategic Plan 2020-2025

ACES will be globally preeminent and locally relevant in addressing grand challenges related to food and agriculture, families and communities, and the environment.

We want your input
Please fill out our questionnaire

Our strategic plan is currently in development and this is your opportunity to provide valuable input.  We would like to hear from stakeholders in ACES: researchers, educators, staff, students, and alumni. This questionnaire is anonymous, and you may respond to any or all of the questions, as they pertain to your interests or perspectives.

More Than Meets the I

In setting priorities for the college, ACES Strategic Plan will be consistent with our brand “More Than Meets the I” - and will support our vision - ACES will be globally preeminent and locally relevant in addressing grand challenges related to food and agriculture, families and communities, and the environment.

Building on the college’s previous strategic plans and priorities, this collaborative planning process, during the fall of 2019, will inform our goals and direct our actions during the next five years. As you scroll down, please note that you may enter comments organized according the primary goals as articulated in the campus strategic plan.  Click here for other resource documents, such as the previous ACES strategic plan.  

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Campus Strategic Plan

The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences is committed to ensuring a vibrant future for our community of discoverers, learners, stakeholders, and beneficiaries.  As a vital part of the University of Illinois, the College of ACES is on track to produce a strategic plan that will align with “The Next 150” strategic plan of the Urbana-Champaign campus.

Strategic Plan Feedback

In addition to the ideas submitted through the online questionnaire, many ideas were generated at two strategic plan goal development sessions, involving about 120 faculty, staff, and students from across the College and our Extension organization. The ideas and responses are associated with the four goal development pillars. Click on any of the four goal pillars below to review the ideas associated with that goal.