Foresight 2020

In September 2010, the Kansas Board of Regents approved a 10-year strategic agenda for the state’s public higher education system. Entitled Foresight 2020, the plan sets long-range achievement goals that are measurable, reportable, and ensures the state’s higher education system meets Kansans’ expectations.

Six years of reporting are now available to review progress on Foresight 2020 goals and objectives.  A redesign of the overall strategic plan structure in 2012 reduced the number of strategic goals from six to three, but retained many of the original measures. In 2015 and 2016 minor modifications were made to the structure of the progress report and several updated metrics were added.

The three strategic goals of Foresight 2020 are: 

  1. Increase Higher Education Attainment Among Kansans
  2. Improve Alignment of the State's Higher Education System with the Needs of the Economy
  3. Ensure State University Excellence  

IMAGE LINK Foresight Overview  Foresight 2020 Strategic Plan - Summary Overview (January 2017) (pdf)


Progress Reports

Sixth Annual Foresight 2020 Progress Report (January 2017)

*Appendix files were reloaded to the site on 2/9/17; only formatting changes were made.

Additional information referenced in the report and available on this website:

Fifth Annual Foresight 2020 Progress Report (January 2016)

Fourth Annual Foresight 2020 Progress Report (January 2015)

Third Annual Foresight 2020 Progress Report (January 2014)

  • Presentation - made to the Kansas Board of Regents (pdf)
  • Print Report - written report on Foresight 2020 progress; includes appendices (pdf)
  • Supplemental Notes - includes additional explanation on data and initiatives presented throughout the report (pdf)
  • Glossary - defines terms used throughout the report (pdf)

Second Annual Foresight 2020 Progress Report (January 2013)

  • Presentation - made to the Kansas Board of Regents; includes updates on metrics (pdf)
  • Print Report - written report on Foresight 2020 progress (pdf)
  • Appendices - includes institution level data on student demographics, retention, graduation, credential production and employment in Kansas post graduation (pdf)

First Annual Foresight 2020 Progress Report (January 2012)

  • Presentation - made to the Kansas Board of Regents; includes update on tasks and measures as outlined in the inagural Foresight 2020 Strategic Plan (pdf)
  • Print Report - written report on Foresight 2020 progress (pdf)