University Goals

Student Success: Provide distinctive learning experiences that foster lifelong success

  • Offer academic programming that successfully increases student learning
  • Increase and promote academic programming that critically engages cultural/social/intercultural differences
  • Enhance university-wide undergraduate and graduate recruitment efforts
  • Increase student persistence and timely graduation
  • Enrich educational experience through regional, national and international engagement
  • Strengthen student connections to the University community
  • Emphasize learning experiences that develop students and alumni into leaders in their professions and communities


Research and Creativity: Cultivate the scholarship of discovery, integration, application, and teaching to advance knowledge and enhance society

  • Encourage local, regional, national and international partnerships in research, the arts and commercialization
  • Encourage and support research and scholarship that critically engages cultural/social/intercultural differences
  • Position personnel and resources to develop research and creative strength


Access and Diversity: Promote and sustain an accessible, vibrant community that values diversity

  • Cultivate a respectful and intellectually stimulating campus environment
  • Maximize access to academic programs
  • Increase the representation of historically underrepresented groups


Partnerships: Cultivate relationships which link the mission of the University to external communities

  • Expand productive sustainable community alliances
  • Develop and sustain the interest, commitment and participation of alumni and friends
  • Enhance visibility of the UofM locally and nationally
  • Increase giving to the UofM to support its mission


Campus Culture and Service Excellence: Create a campus culture that advances shared governance and sustains and supports operational and service excellence

  • Enhance campus shared governance and transparency
  • Enhance collaboration, cooperation and communication across campus
  • Encourage and support the professional development and engagement of faculty and staff
  • Increase the efficiency of the University's operations
  • Create a service-oriented campus culture in all units
  • Be responsible stewards of our resources - physical, financial and technological


Sense of Place: Develop an inviting, sustainable campus setting

  • Create a welcoming and identifiable campus
  • Provide a safe and secure campus environment for all faculty, staff, students and visitors
  • Collaborate with neighbors and businesses to advance sense of place
  • Provide leadership to identify and implement environmentally sustainable practices on campus and in the community
  • Adopt innovative ways of realizing the campus master plan