The Purpose of Aspire 2020

Through the active involvement of faculty and administrative leadership in a structured planning process during the first half of this year, Aspire 2020 will lead to a decadal strategic plan for research and creative activity on the Norman Campus (including Norman Campus programs at OU-Tulsa). Some important activities already have begun (e.g., Proposal Development Center), and others are likely to begin during the planning process. This makes Aspire 2020 immediately relevant and demonstrates the administration’s support of the principles it embodies.

Institutional Goal

The Promise of Aspire 2020

  • A driver of fundamental culture change that will place OU on a new trajectory in research and creative activity
  • A road map for strategic investment that will assist in determining whether, how and when to pursue unexpected opportunities, and to create opportunities of our own
  • A framework to assist in supporting effective, continuous communication and collaboration
  • An easily understood message that conveys our aspirations and inspires, excites and ignites new levels of engagement across all segments of the University