Academic Planning

Academic planning will yield a comprehensive academic plan that will define the kind of institution we want to be in regard to our academic programs; teaching excellence and innovation; academic advising; academic engagement programs and opportunities; and research, scholarly and creative activity. It is our opportunity to prepare for and shape our future. 

Find information and resources relating to Academic Planning and links how the overall Integrated Plan for the Institution including the Strategic Plan, Enrollment Plan, and Budget Master Plan.

Academic planning

2020 Academic Planning Objectives

  • Create a strategic resource allocation plan for Academic Affairs 
  • Provide a framework to advance our academic vision, mission, and values in the rapidly evolving landscapes of higher education and workforce needs
  • Create an Academic Plan that will guide decision-making in Academic Affairs 
  • Coordinate and connect strategic plans of academic colleges with university strategic plan
  • Shape the future of UA Little Rock as a vibrant urban university dedicated to transforming the lives of students and the community through engaged teaching and research
  • Provide pro-active strategic priorities that will ensure that UA Little Rock graduates are prepared for work, life, and engaged citizenship

Academic Planning Timeline

Date Task
  • February 2019
  • Institutional Effectiveness Committee (IEC) Strategic Resource Allocation Study Final Repor; recommends academic planning
  • July 2019
  • Deans’ Council Retreat on preliminary academic planning
  • October 2019
  • Deans’ Council Mini-Retreat on preliminary academic planning
  • December 2019
  • IEC recommends academic restructuring
  • January 2020
  • Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce special advisory groups
  • January – February 2020
  • April 2020
  • Convene Academic Planning Taskforce

Academic Planning Initiatives


Initiatives (Net ID Login Required)
  • Academic Plan (pending)