Roudebush Hall
Roudebush Hall, home of Miami's administrative offices

University Advancement

Foundational Goal 2: Promote a diverse culture of inclusion, integrity, and collaboration that deepens understanding and embraces intercultural and global experiences.

Objective 1: Attract and retain a diverse community of students, faculty, staff, and administrators.

Metric 18: Grow the diversity of our students, faculty, and staff.

Strategies:

  • Raise approximately $3 million annually in need based scholarships to support growing student diversity.
  • Raise approximately $500K a year in faculty support to assist with increasing faculty diversity.
  • Continue efforts to diversify the University Advancement staff.

Challenges and Opportunities:

  • Miami’s historic applicant pool and rural environment.
  • Evolving legal status of raising funds for diversity.
  • Communicating effectively to donors the need for diversity.

Objective 2: Create an environment where our people live, learn, and work cooperatively with those of widely varied backgrounds, beliefs, abilities, and lifestyles, moving beyond boundaries to welcome, seek, and understand diverse peoples and perspectives.

Metric 19: 75% of Miami students will report that they feel welcome and have had significant and meaningful interactions with diverse groups.

Strategies:

  • Continue to create an inclusive and supportive environment for our student employees (approximately 4 each semester).

Objective 3: Achieve cultural competency among members of the Miami community by immersing them in domestically and globally relevant learning experiences.

Metric 20: By the time of graduation, 60% of Miami students will have studied abroad or studied away.

Strategies:

  • Raise approximately $200K annually for student support for study abroad and or study away programs.

Challenges and Opportunities:

  • Finding specified prospects that enjoyed study abroad or away when they were undergraduates.

Metric 21: All Miami students will have a curricular or co-curricular cultural learning experience, (e.g., intensive community engagement, service learning experience, intercultural or global learning requirement) by the time they graduate.

Strategies:

  • Raise $2 million by 2020 to support students involved in co-curricular activities.

Challenges and Opportunities:

  • Communicating the need in lieu of our focus on undergraduate, endowed scholarship support.

Objective 4: Expand, virtually and physically, Miami's global involvement.

Metric 22: All faculty and staff will engage in meaningful, globally diverse cultural activities (e.g., volunteer or community engagement, course or workshops on global and intercultural topics, professional training on diversity issues, regular interaction with diverse groups, participation in cultural events) within the past 24 months.

Strategies:

  • Work to connect our ex-pat alumni during oversea alumni sponsored trips, development travel and alumni events such as the 45th Anniversary of the Luxembourg Campus.
  • Utilize campus partners who travel internationally to connect with our international alums.
  • Implement training sessions within University Advancement to improve global proficiency.

Challenges and Opportunities:

  • Deploying development staff resources effectively to foster and nurture connections with international alums.

Metric 23: Miami will expand, virtually and physically, by 50%, its international partnerships to increase its impact on the global stage.

Strategies:

  • Work to connect our ex-pat alumni during oversea alumni sponsored trips, development travel and alumni events such as the 45th Anniversary of the Luxembourg Campus.
  • Utilize campus partners who travel internationally to connect with our international alums.
  • Implement training sessions within University Advancement to improve global proficiency.

Challenges and Opportunities:

  • Deploying development staff resources effectively to foster and nurture connections with international alums.