Foresight 2020

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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.

Four 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. 

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  

Download: Foresight 2020 Summary Overview - last updated January 2014 (pdf)

Progress Reports

Fourth Annual Foresight 2020 Progress Report (January 2015)

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

Third Annual Foresight 2020 Progress Report (January 2014)

  • Presentation - made to the Kansas Board of Regents (pdf)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Report - written report on Foresight 2020 progress (pdf)