UAB's Plan for the Future

Vision:  An internationally renowned research university - a first choice for education and health care.

Mission:  UAB is a research university and academic health center that discovers, teaches and applies knowledge for the intellectual, cultural, social and economic benefit of Birmingham, the state and beyond.

I:  Transforming Undergraduate Learning
We will provide a student-centerd, collaborative learning experience to prepare diverse students for rewarding careers and lives that benefit society and our regional and global economy.

II:  Transforming Graduate and Professional Education
We will offer exceptional graduate and professional programs that prepare diverse students to lead, teach, conduct research, provide professional services, become the prominent scholars and societal leaders of the future, and contribute to our region's prosperity.

III:  Research and Scholarship
We will expand UAB's capability to discover and share new knowledge that benefits society, spurs innovation, fosters the region's economic development, and further positions UAB as an internationally renowned research university.

IV:  Service to Community and State
We will partner with our community and state to improve education, health, quality of life and economic development.

V:  Community/Financial Support
We will partner with the larger community to garner financial and other support to achieve our common goals.

VI:  Living/Learning/Working/Environment
We will create a consumer friendly, positive, supportive, and diverse environment in which students, faculty and staff can excel.

Approved by the Board of Trustees February 6, 2004