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The University of Akron Strategic Plan

Promises and Aspirations​

Akron. A great American legacy city with a leading public urban research university. The energy of the city infuses everything we do. We’re building partnerships with a focus on innovation. A university for all learners with academic programs relevant to the future. We’re committed to building diversity, equity, and inclusion into everything we do. We are charting our path forward through a series of promises and aspirations.


Well-Being & Stewardship

To cultivate a culture and community where everyone can flourish and be responsible stewards of the University’s resources and infrastructure.


Academic Opportunity​

To establish The University of Akron as a lifelong learning partner, recognizing and valuing diverse learning experiences and combining traditional classroom experiences with innovative approaches.


Inclusive Excellence & Belonging​

To increase our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.​​


Research & Innovation​

To nurture research and innovation as the anchor public urban research university in Northeast Ohio.​​


Community & Connections​​

To proactively collaborate with our communities as a responsive and reliable partner to identify and meet the needs of the region and intentionally contribute to help economic and workforce development, and civic life flourish.

Aspirations and Key Results

OKRs the AKRon Way

It’s more than goal setting. We aspire to do more, be more, give more. Our aspirations will help UA rise to meet the future. Shaping our identity, opening our doors to everyone, strengthening our community. Aspire with us.