Strategic Plan

We are fulfilling our mission by cultivating greater global engagement across all faculty, staff and students at UT, increasing strategic global collaboration with partners, and communicating the importance of UTIA’s global work.


We target these Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) as our framework for grand challenges:


Our goal for the future is to increase our efforts in these three areas in order to have a greater impact not only across campus, but also in addressing the issues facing agriculture around the world. Learn more about the tactics we are using to achieve our objectives below!

  1. Develop a network of strategic partnerships across the University of Tennessee, the US, and the world
  2. Assist UTIA faculty to secure funding, lead, participate in and implement innovative international projects

  1. Tell the story of global engagement at UTIA
    • Disseminate lessons learned from projects to new partners and populations
    • Meet with donor agencies and partners, nationally and internationally
    • Communicate to UT, its partners and alum
    • Develop robust online media presence plus web and print publications
  2. Recognition of faculty and students
    • Internal awards
    • Nominate for and highlight external awards and honors