“At the University of Colorado Boulder, we accept both the public role and responsibility of a flagship, including the expectations of leadership, excellence in all we do, and commitment to the highest academic core values. We strive to promote the confluence of superb teaching, research, scholarship, creative works, and service that distinguishes a flagship university. In creating the following strategic plan, we have focused on our primary role as a national comprehensive research university. It is from this core identity that Flagship 2030 has evolved.”
The University of Colorado Boulder created the Flagship 2030 Strategic Plan in 2007. In 2008, a number of faculty/staff committees developed strategies for implementing the Core and Flagship Initiatives contained in the plan. The university then focused on specific action items and in December 2012 provided a report regarding its progress to date.
The University of Colorado 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.