Five priorities for action serve as the organizing principle for UM's Strategy Playbook. Each priority has associated objectives and strategies that guide actions and provide a foundation for assessment.
For a more detailed version of UM's strategic priorities for action, see Priorities for Action 2021-22 (PDF document)
Place student success at the center of all we do
In all of our decisions and actions, we will put the success of our students first. We will maintain an intense focus on student retention, persistence, and success through graduation and beyond.
Drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research
Our curriculum, pedagogy, and research will evolve and adapt to best prepare our students to succeed in a dynamic, uncertain world.
Embody the principle of "Mission First, People Always"
People make UM successful. We will focus on people’s growth and learning, and on fostering a diverse and inclusive campus.
Partner with place
We benefit greatly from our natural setting and our connection to our community, state, and region. We will both use and strengthen that asset through collaborative learning opportunities, research, and service.
Proudly tell the UM story
We are an institution the world needs to know about. Not just to bring new students here, but also to ensure that people understand the incredible work that happens at UM every day and the transformative impact UM has on students and society.