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In June 2002, the Board of Regents adopted the University of Hawaii System Strategic Plan. The vision set forth in our plan was predicated on the Native Hawaiian practice of sharing diverse, but finite, resources for the benefit of all and grounded in a unifying mission, an overarching commitment to a culture of excellence and performance, and a set of principles intended to guide the evolution and transformation of the system. Our plan was developed with wide participation of constituencies throughout the University.

During the 2007–08 academic year, the University community and its public revisited the strategic plan. Participants broadly affirmed our strategic goals and the values underlying our goals. They recommended we better differentiate system and campus roles, and establish clear and measurable outcomes to assess performance and progress. Participants agreed that articulating our plan in terms of the higher education needs of the state adds a valued dimension and reaffirms our University’s commitment to serving the state. Based on these recommendations, the University developed this companion piece to our plan which assigns strategic outcomes and performance measures to be accomplished by 2015. This update will guide the future priorities of the University and inform our budget planning process for the next three biennia.

Performance measures assigned to each strategic outcome demonstrate our willingness to be held accountable and enable us to effectively assess our progress. The goals we have set for 2015 are stretch goals, and challenge us to reinvent ourselves. We use quantitative measures to provide evidence of our efforts, but acknowledge that many of our core values—academic rigor and excellence, integrity and service, aloha and respect—while not addressed here, are central to our mission.

Our commitment to increasing the educational capital of Hawaii aligns with the Hawaii P-20 Council goal of 55 percent of Hawaii’s working age population possessing a college degree by the year 2025 and reflects a coordinated vision of our state’s future. The P-20 Council, comprised of leaders in education, business, government, labor, and community, share our belief that all of Hawaii’s residents deserve a high quality education. As the state’s sole public institution of postsecondary education in Hawaii, we will strive to do our part to reach the 55 percent goal. The University of Hawaii is committed to improving the social, economic, and environmental well-being of current and future Hawaii generations.