Vision and Strategic Plan Picture

Vision and Strategic Plan

As the University approaches the centennial of its creation in 2011, we envision a second century of great achievement. Our vision for the next 100 years is for SMU to accelerate dramatically its emergence among the premier private universities in the country.

The University’s vision of enhanced national distinction will be fulfilled by focusing on the four areas that define a great university:

  • student quality
  • faculty excellence
  • academic distinction
  • a unique campus experience

SMU’s goals in the coming century are to:

  • Enhance the Academic Quality and Stature of the University
  • Improve Teaching and Learning
  • Strengthen Scholarly Research and Creative Achievement
  • Support and Sustain Student Development and Quality of Life
  • Broaden Global Perspectives

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Enhance the Academic Quality
and Stature of the University

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Improve Teaching and Learning

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Strengthen Scholarly Research
and Creative Achievement

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Support and Sustain Student
Development and Quality of Life

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Broaden Global Perspectives

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