Tech Tomorrow Strategic Plan 2019
This collaborative plan will provide the framework to further distinguish Tennessee Tech in the 21st century by focusing on our ability to adapt to rapid technological change, as well as by engaging the campus community in our shared priorities.
Ed LisicProfessor of Chemistry
Education for Life
Tennessee Tech provides education that unleashes the potential and passion within our students and prepares them for successful careers and culturally enriched lives. Tennessee Tech also provides educational opportunities, programs, credentials, and degrees to fuel the lifelong learning necessary for enduring achievement.
Jason BeachAssociate Professor of C&I
Innovation in All We Do
Tennessee Tech innovates in all we do, embracing and deploying our technological foundation in our education, research, service, and stewardship.
Ann DavisAssociate Professor of Accounting
Tennessee Tech is committed to optimizing resources and continuously improving effectiveness, efficiency, and return on investment for students.
Bedelia RussellAssociate Professor of Nursing Instruction
Engagement for Impact
Tennessee Tech fosters partnerships with government, business, and non-profit organizations to advance economic and workforce development, create and disseminate knowledge, serve the public good, and generate cultural impact.
Tennessee’s technological university creates, advances, and applies knowledge to expand opportunity and economic competitiveness. As a STEM-infused, comprehensive institution, Tennessee Tech delivers enduring education, impactful research, and collaborative service
Tennessee Tech will achieve national prominence and impact through its engaged students, dedicated faculty, and career-ready graduates known for their creativity, tenacity, and analytical approach to problem solving.
Harnessing science, technology and innovation to transform rural living.
Developing and supporting the success of rural areas throughout Tennessee in a way that can be replicated to help rural areas throughout the country and the world. Engaging every academic discipline in this effort, bringing expertise and collaboration to examine rural challenges in these areas. Faculty, students, staff and administrators are working on this Grand Challenge that will leverage the unique assets of Tennessee Tech.
I believe it’s time for Tennessee Tech University to stake claim to the value and vision faculty, staff, students and alumni know from experience: Tech is Tennessee’s best university for a real education for real people who seek real careers. We have the best educational return on investment in Tennessee. This is based on our affordable tuition, coupled with successful career placement for our graduates. As we shout that message with confidence, we must focus on anticipating and preparing for change. In his book “The Industries of the Future,” Alec Ross clearly points out in lay terms the changes we are about to experience due to technological achievements in genomics, robotics, codification of money and markets, cybersecurity, big data, and autonomous transportation. We stand in an ideal position to educate our students on the social, economic and historical impact of these technologies. This sets Tennessee Tech apart from most other universities. We must plan to take advantage of our position. That’s why this Strategic Planning Process is so important. It’s designed to capture the energy, information and innovation from our campus community and to share clear strategic direction across campus. I ask you to take part in the journey and forever be a part of taking Tennessee Tech to a stronger, higher place. We are Tennessee Tech!