Strategic Vision for the University System
The University of Minnesota has embarked on a system-wide strategic planning effort to better align our resources and leverage our strengths as a system.
Charged in October 2016 by President Eric W. Kaler, a University of Minnesota System-Wide Strategic Planning Committee will develop a plan to benefit students and citizens across the state by embracing a system-wide perspective. Toward that end, they will focus on the following questions:
- Who are we as a university system? What are our collective strengths and commitments? What are the unique strengths of individual campuses?
- How do we ensure that the unique areas of strength are complementary and connected within the system?
- How do we ensure that the collective and unique strengths of our campuses, Extension, and Research and Outreach Centers are accessible to, and meet the needs of, students, faculty, Minnesota communities, and other stakeholders?
- What strategic intentions should guide short- and long-term planning, decision making, and resource allocation?
The plan is expected to articulate the common values, processes, and expectations across campuses, and how the unique strengths of each part of the system, including Extension and the Research and Outreach Centers, can strengthen what the University of Minnesota offers to the state of Minnesota, our region, and the world.