The Challenge 2000 report provided a series of performance goals and objectives for Tennessee Higher Education during the 1990's. This report was framed around six goals dealing with improvements in higher education instruction, research and public service. Each of these goals had specific, quantified benchmarks for achievement.
The Challenge 2000 series of performance reports summarized the status of various benchmarks of higher education across the state. The report was presented annually to the Joint Select Oversight Committee of the General Assembly. The series of reports were regularly requested by outside sources such as the Southern Regional Education Board, other state higher education agencies, and state legislative assemblies.