For a general introduction to VISION 2012, we invite you to visit the Plan Overview. This summary introduces you to our guiding principles and the four strategic areas of focus that comprise VISION 2012.

For more detail about VISION 2012, you may wish to view the Plan Framework. This area of the site details our development process and the revisiting of our mission, vision and core values. The four areas of focus are featured at length with the strategic goals, operational objectives and the measurable outcomes that comprise each area of focus.

A detailed map for the journey ahead

VISION 2012 is an ambitious strategic plan, about the hopes and aspirations of UVI and the U.S. Virgin Islands themselves. It also serves as a dynamic blueprint for our future. As you read about how we will achieve our goals, try, as we have, to focus on the great journey ahead.

VISION 2012 will guide us toward becoming an exceptional U.S. institution of higher education dedicated to student success, committed to excellence, and pledged to enhancing the social and economic transformation of the U.S. Virgin Islands. And every journey begins with a single step.
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2012 Spotlights

The Board of Trustees approved the VISION 2012 Strategic Plan Framework on March 11, 2006. VISION 2012 culminates in 2012 on the University's 50th anniversary.

We will pursue ways of creating an engaging, student-centered environment that promotes school spirit and institutional pride.

Student success can only come with increased retention and graduation rates,
which we will focus on during this strategic plan period.

Our increased communications capacity will serve us well as we seek to increase annual giving targets and insure capital campaign objectives are appropriately linked to institutional, student, and academic needs.

We value learning and scholarship for our students, our employees and the community. We recognize the importance of personal growth and seek to continuously learn as an organization while being responsive to our changing environment.

Integral to UVI's strength, our core values embody the principles, ideals, and beliefs of students, faculty, staff, administrators, and trustees. They form the foundation for all that we do.

We promote the growth and development of faculty and staff through ongoing training and professional activities. We advocate high standards of performance for students, faculty and staff while creating a supportive environment that encourages individual and group success.

As our first core value states - students first. That overarching commitment compels us to seek ever-higher degrees of excellence for our students. As part of VISION 2012, UVI will offer high quality outcomes-based academic programs that are flexible and responsive.

Over the next several years, we will reward superior performance and foster individual and group success through advancement of compensation strategies and investment in training, professional development, and cross-functional activities.

For UVI to continue to develop its capacity as a leading institutional resource for the Caribbean and provide outstanding educational opportunities for the communities we serve, we will need to be a nimble and fiscally sound operation.

UVI is committed to serving the U.S. Virgin Islands with programs and resources designed to strengthen both the University and the Territory. We will continue addressing critical issues for improving public education in the Territory through our work with the Virgin Islands Department of Education.

We believe optimal results are best achieved by collaborating with employees to solve problems and reach solutions. We advocate planning and joint goal setting to advance the mission and vision of the University.

Good communication depends on good information flow, and is part of our effort to improve our institutional systems. To that end, we will be enhancing the University-wide information and data flow by upgrading internal communications infrastructure systems.

Over the next several years, we plan to accredit all of our professional programs and develop internal standards to assess the quality of programs consistent with best practices. We will increase enrollment by enhancing recruitment, registration, and enrollment related services.

To make this a more "customer-focused" institution, we will work to enhance customer service delivery and improve operational results through redesigning administrative and educational processes.

We will assess and enter markets for UVI products and services that might have the potential to provide significant new revenue. To meet internal and external demands, institutional goals and cost reductions, we will implement improved financial management systems.

We will enhance the quality and relevancy of community-oriented programs through increased collaboration with education, business, health, human services, art, labor, and other community sectors.