|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
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.
Vision 2012 newsletters
Other VISION 2012 publications
The Board of Trustees approved the VISION 2012 Strategic
Plan Framework on March 11, 2006. VISION 2012 culminates in 2012 on the
We will pursue ways of creating an engaging,
student-centered environment that promotes school spirit and
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
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
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
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
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
We will enhance the quality and relevancy of
community-oriented programs through increased collaboration with
education, business, health, human services, art, labor, and other