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Griz Career Network Shifting Focus of Alumni Relations a Key Strategy for UM

April 18, 2024

The University of Montana is pursuing strategies to ensure that students increasingly gain and recognize value from their UM experience. A key element of the strategy is a shift in how UM's Alumni Relations Office serves former students. Read more

Provost Adrea Lawrence speaking at the UM Democracy SummitDemocracy Summit Engages Campus in Dialogue and Design

April 4, 2024

The UM Democracy Summit on March 27 featured 28 events and 40 presenters focused on preparing students to be active participants in a democratic society. Read more

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Banner Modernization Project Starting To Pay Dividends

March 7, 2024

The goal is to update UM's Banner software and architecture, fix and improve current Banner processes, systems and interfaces, and introduce new systems connected to Banner that will increase efficiency and capabilities for employees and students. Read more

UM students enjoy a concert in the Adams Center

How Pearl Jam and Pink Fit Into UM Strategy

February 22, 2024

The concerts are one manifestation of a strategy UM is pursuing to maximize use of facilities like the football stadium and Adams Center for events that position campus as a hub for community and statewide engagement. Read more

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UM Learning Assistant Stories

February 8, 2024

Learning Assistants help transform courses into an active-learning environment where students, LAs, and faculty all work together to understand core concepts on a deeper level.  Read more

Students in lecture hallUM Democracy Project to Host Summit on March 27

January 25, 2024

The campus-wide Democracy Summit will feature student-led activities, faculty voices, creative approaches to participatory dialogues, and performances. Read more

 Main HallFlagship Fund Call for Proposals

November 30, 2023

The University of Montana invites proposals for the UM Flagship Fund.This year, we invite proposals for one-year grants of up to $10,000 to build the University’s internal capacity to better utilize generative artificial intelligence (AI). Read more

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UM Preparing for Accrediation Visit

November 16, 2023

Every seven years UM prepares an accreditation report and hosts a site visit from a team of evaluators representing the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). The seven-year report is being prepared now. The site visit will be in April 2024. Read more

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Building a Vibrant Campus Experience

November 2, 2023

Thousands of UM students are benefitting from the connecting and transforming experiences Karen Schlatter helps facilitate. Read more


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Game Design and Esports Building Momentum

October 19, 2023

Media Arts assistant professor Michael Cassens acted on two ideas in 2019. He started a game design and interactive media degree program and created an esports club. Today, more than 400 UM students are engaged in those programs with momentum growing. Read more

UM veteran at graduationVeteran Student Enrollment Driven by Bold Vision

October 4, 2023

UM's enrollment growth this fall was fueled in part by a 20 percent jump in military veterans. That favorable trend should continue as UM pursues a bold vision to become the most military friendly university in the nation. Read more

Students working on laptopsExploring the Frontier of Generative AI at UM

September 21, 2023

UM faculty and staff are building a deeper understanding of the use of AI and sharing their expertise through venues like the Office of Organizational Learning and Development’s professional development sessions. Read more

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UM Strategy Workshops Available to All Departments

September 7, 2023

UM departments can schedule facilitated workshops to advance strategic thinking and planning in alignment with the University's annual strategy playbook. Read more


UM campus from aboveShare Your Thoughts on UM's Strategic Priorities

August 24, 2023

The campus community is invited to share feedback about UM's "Playbook" for the coming year. Read more