Key Initiatives

Signature Core Curriculum Icon Signature Core Curriculum

Faculty from every undergraduate department are collaborating on this effort to create a unique curriculum that models and develops socially conscious global leaders and citizens.

Strategic Plan Icon Strategic Plan

We are holding ourselves accountable to the bold blueprint of Forging the Future with rigorous metrics and dashboards that measure our success for all to see.

Community Engagement Icon Community Engagement

Through faculty and staff service, and service-learning courses, we are scaling up our support for Birmingham and beyond like never before.

UAB Grand Challenge Icon Grand Challenge

Our bold project – Healthy Alabama 2030 – will lift Alabama’s health rankings by harnessing faculty expertise and research, and student engagement to bring sweeping change statewide.

RCM Icon Responsibility Center Management (RCM)

The Provost is helping lead this initiative to introduce a new budget model that gives schools and departments greater control and incentivizes innovative, sustainable educational programming.

Campus Engagement Survey Icon Campus Engagement Survey

We are making UAB better by using survey data to enhance success and address concerns and opportunities at the school and department level through detailed action plans.

Enrollment Growth Icon Enrollment Growth

Data–driven strategies and close collaboration across campus allow us to recruit and retain top students, which has led to four years of record enrollment.

Global Engagement Global Engagement

UAB’s impact extends to every continent through research, education and service partnerships that spread our discoveries and share knowledge with the world.

Profiles & Scholars@UAB Icon Profiles & Scholars@UAB

These two new systems allow faculty to manage their accomplishments and activities, find cross–disciplinary collaborations and streamline publications and grants.

University-Wide Committees Icon University-Wide Committees

We are committed to shared governance, with student, faculty and staff representation in decisions on everything from strategic planning and safety to parking and transportation to campus pride initiatives.

APLU Icon APLU

UAB’s participation in APLU’s Powered by Publics: Scaling Student Success expands our culture of collaboration, improves college access, advances equity and increases degrees awarded.

EPIC Icon EPIC

The Educational Programs and Innovation Consortia (EPIC) seeks to streamline and assist in the process of developing UAB joint programs.