A Campus Master Plan responds to the policy directions set by the University and the changing needs of the students and faculty in this educational environment. The campus strategic plan is used to guide this Master Plan.
The existing UT Martin Master Plan serves as a blueprint for rational building expansions and site improvements that preserve and renew existing facilities and reinforce the positive aspects of the campus. The following overarching goals of the existing 2010 Master Plan Update remain valid:
- Define current and future facility needs, including renovations, expansions and new buildings that enhance the quality of academic programs and support campus community life issues.
- Develop facilities to support UT Martin’s mission of enhancing the educational, cultural and economic life in the region and serving as a focal point for a range of programs and services.
- Provide an overall impression of quality in all aspects of the campus, allowing UT Martin to recruit and retain the highest quality students and faculty.
- Provide a variety of options for housing to attract and maintain students while supporting and promoting a sense of community interaction on campus.
The University has implemented a comprehensive plan to recruit and retain students who will flourish in the high-quality undergraduate and graduate education programs offered. Recruitment efforts include attracting students from West Tennessee and beyond to encounter the UT Martin experience, including the vision of an engaged living-learning environment. Construction and renovations are underway to improve the existing facilities.