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Strategic Plan 2021-2026

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Email from President’s Office (Sept 23, 2020)

Dear faculty and staff,

The University is in the process of developing its 2021-2026 strategic plan, which will guide its actions and goals for the next five years. 

The next step in the protocol for approving the plan calls for faculty and staff town-hall-style Zoom meetings hosted by Dr. Stewart. During these meetings, faculty and staff will have an opportunity to share their feedback on the most recent draft of the strategic plan, which was distributed in August and is attached to this email.

Dr. Stewart will host meetings on the following dates and times. Please click the appropriate link to join one of the meetings:

Tuesday, Oct. 6 – 9:30 to 11 a.m.: Staff strategic plan town hall –

3:30 to 5 p.m.: Faculty strategic plan town hall –

Wednesday, Oct. 7 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Faculty strategic plan town hall –

2 to 3:30 p.m.: Staff strategic plan town hall –

Thank you in advance for your participation in this important process.  We look forward to your questions, input and participation.  

President’s Office

UM 2021-2026 Strategic Plan Timeline

Year Month Event Goal
2018 November-January President holds Town Hall Meetings Review Mission and Vision Statements
Review 2015-2020 Strategic Plan accomplishments to date and incomplete/partially complete items
Solicit items for consideration in 2021-2026 Strategic Plan using SWOT
2019 January Strategic Planning Committee (SPC) conducts Mission and Vision Review using information from Town Hall Meetings Determine if any revisions will be recommended
2019 February-March SPC reviews suggestions from Town Hall Meetings, Unit Plans, and other data. Identify themes for Strategic Plan and begin draft
2019-2020 April-April Draft Work as a whole or in subgroups (based on themes) to complete draft and assessment plan
2020 April Summary Information Provided to Board of Trustees
2020 April-May Draft and Review Continue drafting and share for review by Chairs and Deans.
2020 June Draft and Review Incorporate suggestions from Chairs and Deans. Continue drafting and share for review by Staff
2020 July-August Draft and Review Incorporate suggestions from Staff and prepare Complete Draft for use at Faculty Convocation with Themes, Objectives, Goals, and Assessment Plan
2020 August Review by Faculty Collect feedback at Faculty Convocation
2020 September Draft Incorporate feedback. Complete draft for online dissemination to all constituents by early September
2020 Early to Mid-September President holds Town Hall Meetings for Full Review of Draft by Constituents Collect feedback for final draft. Include online feedback option (especially for off-campus constituents). Online meeting with BOT held by President’s Office.
2020 November-January Final Draft Incorporate suggestions from constituents
2020 September-October Prepare Draft for BOT  Due to BOT by October 15.
2020 November BOT approves final draft
Implementation to begin January 2021

1Strategic Plan Online Survey

Strategic Planning Committee