Strategic Plan
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Goal: Student Success

Goal: Student Success - Provide distinctive learning experiences that foster lifelong success

Offer academic programming that successfully increases student learning

  • Expand the depth and quality of the educational experience
  • Create course-based bridges to success
  • Strengthen the Helen Hardin Honors Program
  • Expand the use of technology to enhance instruction and learning

Increase and promote academic programming that critically engages cultural/social/intercultural differences

  • Increase faculty and staff involvement with diversity programming
  • Incorporate the rich diversity of the University into the curriculum

Enhance university-wide undergraduate and graduate recruitment efforts

  • Target recruiting and capacity for "high need" disciplines
  • Expand tuition-paying graduate enrollments
  • Target recruitment of special populations
  • Expand modes for delivering academic programs
  • Enhance affordability through financial aid and restructuring tuition

Increase student persistence and timely graduation

  • Enhance Academic Advising
  • Continue to expand special persistence programming
  • Increase student engagement with the University
  • Expand Educational Support Programming (ESP)

Enrich educational experience through regional, national and international engagement

  • Build student success programs based on the advantages of being in Memphis, the “Memphis Extras”
  • Expand engaged scholarship and community service projects

Strengthen student connections to the University community

  • Enhance campus connectedness through intentional physical design
  • Increase the number of students participating in key co-curricular activities and programs
  • Increase graduate assistantships and student employment and internship opportunities on campus

Emphasize learning experiences that develop students and alumni into leaders in their professions and communities

  • Expand career preparation programming and participation
  • Expand leadership programming

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Defining Our Future: University of Memphis Strategic Plan

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