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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 While Flagship 2030 is our current strategic plan and the basis for decision-making, the information in these historical documents may help in understanding our past.

Strategic Plan for Academic Affairs (1996)

Quality for Colorado (2001)

Strategic Planning

Flagship 2030

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:

  1. What will our graduating students need to know and be able to do in the year 2030?
  2. To what needs of the year 2030 will our research, scholarship, and creative efforts respond?
  3. What will the State of Colorado need from us in the year 2030?
  4. What should our relationship with the Boulder community be in the year 2030?
  5. What kind of university community will we aspire to be in the year 2030?
  6. 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.”

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