In 2013, Vanderbilt University launched an Academic Strategic Plan designed to shape the future of higher education. The plan, comprised of four pillars which intentionally intersect in scope and vision to promote the Undergraduate Residential Experience, Trans-Institutional Programs, Education Technologies and Healthcare Solutions, is guided by the following goals:
The pursuit of excellence in education by offering experiences that merge the advantages of a liberal arts college with those of a world-class research university
The pursuit of excellence in scholarship, creative expression and research that address important problems and questions facing our community, our country, and the world
The leveraging of the synergies between discovery, learning and service across our entire community of scholars and learners to seek accomplishment and seize opportunities
Transparency and accountability to all of the University's constituencies
This website details the importance of the Academic Strategic Plan and spotlights many of the initiatives that have been realized since the plan moved into its "action phase" in August 2014. These initiatives are wide ranging in nature and demonstrate the value of the plan created for the university and the world at-large.