Master Plan 2023
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Master Plan provides a vision for the dynamic physical transformation of the institution’s three campuses. The development of the master plan was informed by the University’s three-fold mission and strategic vision. Its goals include providing high quality educational opportunities for learners at all stages; creating a more just and sustainable world through research, scholarship, and creative work; and supporting local, state, and national communities through the University’s land grant mission. Intended to guide investments in the University’s built environment for the next decade, the Master Plan includes recommendations that are coordinated with requirements set by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC), which oversees higher education activities within the state.
Through a rigorous engagement process with a large cross-section of stakeholders, five distinct planning principles emerged. These principles inform the vision for the physical campus and align with the University’s commitment to support its students, faculty, staff, alumni and other stakeholders in the Tennessee community. The five planning principals are:
- Connectivity: Support the land-grant mission by providing strong internal and external campus connections.
- Volunteer Experience: Create a welcoming, vibrant and mixed-use campus setting.
- Interdisciplinarity & Research: Create interdisciplinary communities supported by core facilities that catalyze innovation and leverage partnerships.
- Sustainability & Natural Systems: Prioritize resource conservation and environmental practices that promote an equitable campus and mitigate the social impacts of climate change.
- Growth: Support growth to fulfill the UT Knoxville mission and vision and transform the campus.
Joe Johnson Drive Existing and Proposed