Implementation & Assessment

In spring 2010, the Implementation Committee for the Academic Strategic Plan (ICASP) was created to guide implementation and assessment of the plan. In fall 2011, the committee's charge was broadened and the name appropriately changed to the University Strategic Directions Advocacy Committee (USDAC). The overall purpose of USDAC is to develop processes for assessing the level the engagement by each academic program with the University's Strategic Plan, UM 2020: Building a University for the Global Century. To develop relevant processes, USDAC includes two subcommittees:

Strategic Directions Engagement Subcommittee

The essential charge is to develop and implement a process to assess the degree of engagement of University programs with one or more elements of the University’s Strategic Issues:

  • Partnering for Student Success
  • Education for the Global Century
  • Discovery and Creativity to Serve Montana and the World
  • Dynamic Learning Environment

Programs of National Distinction Subcommittee

The essential charge is to develop a process to identify academic programs of national distinction.

Members of the University Strategic Directions Advocacy Committee (USDAC)

  • Reed Humphrey (Committee Chair), Chair, School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science
  • Mark Dean, Director, School of Theatre and Dance
  • Denise Dowling, Associate Professor, Department of Radio-Television
  • Brian French, Program Coordinator, Undergraduate Advising Center
  • Nancy Hinman, Professor, Department of Geosciences
  • Andrew King-Ries, Associate Professor, School of Law
  • John Matt, Assistant Professor, Department of Counselor Education
  • Michael Mayer, Professor, Department of History
  • James McKusick, Dean, Davidson Honors College
  • Kitte Robins, Community Representative
  • Diana Six, Professor, Department of Ecosystem and Conservation Sciences
  • Jeff Edmunds, Student Representative
  • Klaus Uhlenbruck, Chair, Department of Management and Marketing
  • John Walker, Associate Professor, Department of Industrial Technology

More Information

View the full Academic Strategic Plan

Comments and questions about the Academic Strategic Plan may be directed to the Office of the Provost.

Office of the Provost
The University of Montana
(406) 243-4689

Also, please contact the Office of the Provost if you would like to receive a hard copy of the Academic Strategic Plan brochure.

ASP Brochure

Strategic Planning at UM

Please visit the Planning Assessment Continuum website to learn more about UM's planning, budgeting, assessment and implementation processes.