The documents listed below are posted in an effort to preserve historical record. While Flagship 2030 is our current strategic plan and the basis for decision-making, the information in these historical documents may help in understanding our past.
Flagship 2030: Serving Colorado, Engaged in the World
In November of 2006 the campus embarked on a strategic planning process culminating in Flagship 2030: Serving Colorado, Engaged in the World, which was approved by the Board of Regents in November, 2007.
Six fundamental questions were addressed as a starting point for the plan:
- What will our graduating students need to know and be able to do in the year 2030?
- To what needs of the year 2030 will our research, scholarship, and creative efforts respond?
- What will the State of Colorado need from us in the year 2030?
- What should our relationship with the Boulder community be in the year 2030?
- What kind of university community will we aspire to be in the year 2030?
- What kind of financial and operational models will CU-Boulder need in order to succeed in 2030?
The planning process has led the campus to a new shared vision for transforming CU-Boulder into one of the nation's leading public research universities.
“The University of Colorado at Boulder will become a leading model of the "new flagship university" of the 21st century—by redefining learning and discovery in a global context and setting new standards in education, research, scholarship, and creative work that will benefit Colorado and the world.”