The Academic Plan is a compilation of planning documents related to academic programs at the University. The plan is compiled annually and is intended to identify academic program initiatives for the subsequent five years. The plan includes the Board of Trustees vision for the University, university and college mission statements, the university strategic plan, and strategic plans and short-term objectives for each college. The plan also includes summaries of academic program reviews conducted during the previous year by the Academic Planning Committee to identify program strengths and actions for program improvement. The Academic Plan is reviewed by the Academic Senate and approved by the Board of Trustees before being submitted to the Illinois Board of Higher Education.