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Engage in the U’s Impact 2030 planning process

Your input is invaluable as we shape the future of our university. As a part of the Impact 2030 campus-wide strategic planning process, you are invited to share your thoughts and insights at listening sessions scheduled throughout April. The Impact 2030 planning process was launched in January. Read the recap here. The planning will take place in three phases with a new five-year strategic plan slated to roll out in early 2025:

  1. Diagnostics (spring 2024)
  2. Ideation (summer 2024)
  3. Detailed planning (fall 2024)

Each of the upcoming listening sessions is targeted to different audiences and tailored to themes that will allow participants to delve into specific areas that are integral to advancing the university’s vision and success. The guiding vision for Impact 2030 is to improve the lives of all Utahns and to advance a new national higher education model for delivering societal impact.

Please mark your calendar for the sessions that apply to you and help spread the word among your peers and colleagues—every voice matters. In addition to the listening sessions, surveys will be sent out to various groups across campus and online feedback can be submitted through May.

See below for dates and times for the upcoming listening sessions. Please note that you must have a uNID to register for the faculty, staff and student sessions. To learn more about Impact 2030, visit

Faculty and staff

Student enrollment and success
Wednesday, April 10 | 2-4 p.m. | Register here

  • Explore ways to improve student recruitment efforts and enhance support for student success and retention. Breakouts focusing on graduate and undergraduate students.

Faculty and staff retention, recruitment and well-being
Tuesday, April 16 | 1:30-3 p.m. | Register here

  • Share feedback on faculty and staff retention and recruitment challenges and discuss initiatives to promote employee well-being and satisfaction. Breakouts focusing on staff and faculty.

Community engagement, communications and marketing
Friday, April 19 | 1-3 p.m. | Register here

  • Provide insights on how we might strengthen our university's engagement with the local community and enhance how we communicate about the U externally. Breakouts focusing on community engagement and marketing/comms.

Advancing research
Tuesday, April 23 | 1-2 p.m. | Register here

  • Discuss strategies to enhance research growth, cross-collaboration and increase faculty research initiatives.


Thursday, April 11 | 2:30-4 p.m. | Register here

  • Students will be invited to provide feedback on the student experience, what they love about the U and where the U has room to grow.  Both undergraduate and graduate students are invited.


Wednesday, April 17 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Register here

  • Alumni will be invited to provide feedback on the U’s institutional strengths and where the university has room to grow.