Mission, Vision & Values

We will focus on student success and how that translates into a successful community.  We will strive for excellence in all we do.

Revisit Mission, Vision & Values

Our Mission:  The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is an engaged, metropolitan university committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service, and dedicated to meeting the diverse needs of the region through strategic partnerships and community involvement.

Where are students in our Mission Statement? 

How do you put meaning into being an Engaged Metropolitan University; how do you “feel” it, “see” it and “live” it. 

While our mission may remain the same, how do we clearly and boldly share the passion for what we do – we change lives, we transform communities.  And how do we get you to join us in the passion for excellence.

We need to look at the Values that Drive us Each and Every Day

Excellence, Diversity and inclusion, Sustainability, Ethics and Integrity, Service to our community.  Is there more? Are there other values that aspire all of us to greatness?   

How should we look at numbers over the next 10-20 years? 

Should the student population be 15,000, or held at 12,000 or grow to 18,000?

Because the answer is about more than a number; it is about the quality of the educational experience and equipping our graduates to meet the challenges here and elsewhere in the years to come. 

The question is: "Who are, and who do we want to be?"

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