Scholarship, discovery, and innovation are at the heart of Illinois' local, national, and global impact. We will drive new frontiers by attracting and retaining a diverse group of faculty, students, and staff endowed with creativity and intellectual depth and breadth. Modern infrastructures, streamlined processes, and enriching interdisciplinary and convergent work will advance the university's mission.
With a solid academic core, Illinois will deliver on the fundamental promise of a public university—to teach students and to pioneer the science and the art of learning. This is transformative knowledge—for the individual and, collectively, for the world in which we live and work.
When the core foundations of unabashed discovery combine with transformative learning and teaching, the outcomes are no longer measured simply in degrees or in citations. They are seen in how the world is changed for the better through contact with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The university lives up to its land-grant mission in many ways, and we will better organize, enrich, and value these contributions as we reach out to our local, regional, national, and global communities.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has stewarded its land-grant mission and accompanying financial, human, technology, and infrastructure resources while tackling significant budgetary challenges. We need to continue to refine, coordinate, and structure our financial framework to manage all of our resources effectively and develop new lines of revenue to support our human resources, infrastructure, operating budget, and strategic initiatives. To create this framework, we must streamline our processes, reduce redundancies, and improve the quality and quantity of services throughout campus.