Monday, June 6, 2016

UI system question settled for now

Too big to be a single university, too small to be a system.

An identity crisis of sorts has dogged the University of Illinois for years as it grew to include three very different campuses in Urbana, Chicago and Springfield.

A new "Strategic Framework" settles the issue, at least for the next 10 years.

The fifth line of the new strategic plan refers to "the University of Illinois System" — with a capital "S" — including "two world-class research universities with extraordinary depth and breadth, a top-ranked regional liberal arts university in the state capital, and an expansive health care training and services enterprise."

The story was reported by the Champaign News-Gazette on June 4, 2016.

Read the full article online.