The development of the Old Dominion University Strategic Plan: 2009-2014 provided the University with the opportunity to review progress on its previous Strategic Plan and to chart a direction for the next five year period and beyond. This process garnered input from multiple constituencies including the Faculty, Board of Visitors, Students, Staff, and members of the external community.
Old Dominion University (ODU) is a comprehensive, multicultural, and student-centered residential university that enjoys tremendous advantages from its unique coastal location within a thriving metropolitan region adjacent to major maritime and military installations and within easy reach of the nation's capital.
The University has reaffirmed its commitment to a regular, data-based process of self-assessment and improvement, through the coordination of internal planning processes including academic planning, enrollment management, space and capital planning, and budget and resource planning.
Each assessment period ODU evaluates key themes and considerations to help improve the structure and functionality of the academics and campus life at ODU.
As enrollment at ODU expands developing a comprehensive plan for the University's future growth is becoming increasingly more important.
The quality of university life describes how the University's academic, administrative, cultural, physical and social environment impacts the quality of campus life.