- BUILD COMPLEX SYSTEMS EXPERTISE: Establish UVM as the premier source of expertise in complex systems methodologies through continued faculty development (e.g., via seminars, reading clubs, workshops, and research collaborations), new faculty hires with complex systems expertise, and increased cooperation and collaboration across campus and beyond in complex systems endeavors.
- BUILD COMPLEX SYSTEMS COLLABORATIONS: Leverage existing strengths at UVM through high quality funded collaborations between complex systems researchers and UVM researchers in various application domains across campus, and promote collaborative relationships in complex systems research between UVM and industry, government, and other universities and complex systems institutions nationwide.
- TECH TRANSFER: Promote technology transfer of complex systems solutions that promote economic development within the State of Vermont and the United States, including promotion of spin-off businesses and STTRs, and serve as a resource for policy makers nationwide in order to promote the development of effective policies based on system-wide understanding.
- CENTER DEVELOPMENT: Seek to become a UVM Center according to section 159.1 of the Officer's Handbook, and ultimately seek to become a National Science Foundation-sponsored Engineering Research Center (NSF-ERC).
- CURRICULUM: Develop graduate curricula (courses, graduate certificate, and possibly eventually a graduate degree) in complex systems concepts and methodologies to serve UVM graduate students across campus.
- GRAD STUDENT FUNDING/RECRUITMENT: Actively seek sources of funding for graduate fellowships in complex systems research in CEMS, through federal research grants, an NSF IGERT, and industrial support, and recruit excellent graduate students interested in studying complex systems.
- WEB PRESENCE: Establish and maintain a high visibility, informative, and user-friendly web presence for the Center that serves to (a) attract top students and faculty, and (b) connect potential collaborators with UVM complex systems researchers.
NOTE: This is a living document, which will evolve as our vision, mission, and strategic goals adapt in response to changing needs and capabilities.