Systemwide Strategic Planning
The distinctiveness of the University’s five campuses and the comprehensive and distributed nature of the System allow the University of Minnesota to be greater than the sum of its parts. Each campus has a distinctive history and strategy for contributing to the University’s mission and vision in the way that best serves its students, the region, and the state. Together, the Crookston, Duluth, Morris, Rochester, and Twin Cities campuses contain a rich variety of academic departments and degree programs, all of them essential components of the University System.
In fall 2017, President Kaler charged a Systemwide Strategic Planning Oversight Committee (SPOC) to lead the development of system priorities in focus areas that align with the University’s mission and Systemwide Strategic Framework: Teaching & Learning (PDF); Research & Discovery (PDF); Outreach & Public Service (PDF); Medicine & Health (PDF); and Supporting the Mission (PDF).
This work will build on last year’s efforts to develop the framework (PDF), approved by the Board of Regents in June 2017. While the first phase highlighted ways to better connect, leverage and align the System’s distinctive statewide resources, the 2017-18 efforts will focus on the development of an academic program investment strategy and a long-term financial framework. Kaler has asked the SPOC to promote diversity and inclusive excellence across all focus areas in development of the Systemwide Strategic Plan.