Planning Processes

Updating UMD's Strategic Plan and Integrating the Plan with MPACT

Spring 2017 - Data Collection

2017-18 - Strategic Plan Update

The Chancellor and Vice Chancellors reviewed data from the Spring 2017 collection processes and presented updated Strategic Plan drafts to the Strategic Planning and Budget (SPB) Committee, Chancellor’s Leadership Council, senior leadership team, Council of Deans and Academic Administrators, the Council of Student Life Directors, the UMD Student Association, Faculty Senate, and the Chancellor’s Advisory Board. Based on campus constituency input, the Chancellor approved the updated vision, values, and goals in December 2017 and set the foundation for developing initiatives during Spring 2018. Initiatives were provided by members of the Chancellor's Leadership Council; the Council of Deans and Academic Administrators; the Council of Student Life Directors; Faculty Senate; the Graduate Programs Committee; the Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Subcommittee; and the Campus Change Team. The Strategic Planning and Budget Committee endorsed the list of initiatives on April 27, 2018.  

2018-19 and 2019-20 - Objectives & KPIs 

Progress on the Strategic Plan update process was deliberately slowed while the University of Minnesota Presidential search was conducted during 2018-19 and while the Systemwide Strategic Plan was developed during 2019-20. In these two years, multiple groups across campus provided ideas for campus-level objectives and key performance indicators and processes were interrupted by COVID-19 emergency responses.

2020-21 - Integration with MPACT & Strategic Initiative Refresh

The University of Minnesota Systemwide Strategic Plan - MPact 2025 - with commitments, goals, action items, and measures was made available for comment October 2020. Following the Board of Regents approval of the Systemwide plan, UMD integrated the campus's Strategic Plan with MPACT and refreshed the strategic initiatives developed three years prior.