Core Areas

The core areas of Top Tier 2.0 their strategic objectives, tasks, and indicators of achievement express the mission of the university. The core areas describe in broad statements what UNLV plans to accomplish and reflect the values that are shared by faculty and staff. Evaluation of the metrics associated with the indicators of achievement will demonstrate how effectively UNLV is carrying out its mission.

The university recognizes the importance of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement, as well as Infrastructure and Shared Governance in all aspects. These foundational goal areas are measured and monitored as part of the strategic plan. The culture of philanthropy and alumni connection is key to everything we do, and an improved infrastructure and a healthy shared government model are pivotal in order to accomplish the goals within the six core areas. The university continually develops and leverages the conditions necessary for success, which includes enhancing our financial stability, creating lifelong alumni, improving our infrastructure and management of resources, meaningful faculty engagement in shared governance, and the capacity for informed decision-making.

Core Areas

  • Advance Student Achievement
  • Bolster Research, Scholarship, Creative Activity
  • Create UNLV Health
  • Stimulate Socio-Economic Development
  • Foster Community Partnerships
  • Promote Social Justice, Equity, and Inclusion

Foundational Core Areas

  • Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement
  • Infrastructure and Shared Governance

We will evaluate our success as a leading research university by our progress on the measures established in each area. As a measure of overall university effectiveness and progress, UNLV will prepare, implement, and disseminate a progress card.

More information is available on the UNLV Top Tier Strategic Plan website.