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University Advancement

Unifying Goal: Promote a vibrant learning and discovery environment that produces extraordinary student and scholarly outcomes.

Objective 1: Prepare students for success at Miami and beyond through a liberal and applied education emphasizing inquiry-based experiential learning that integrates many disciplines.

Metric 1: Miami will achieve a six-year graduation rate of 85% and a four-year graduation rate of 75%.

Strategies:

  • Raise $10 million annually for scholarship support by creation of a scholarship matching program created in conjunction with Enrollment Management.

Challenges and Opportunities:

  • Raising the funds in a “post-campaign” period that is marked by donor fatigue and donors establishing pledges to other non-profits they support.

Metric 2: Within one year after graduation, 90% of graduates (excluding those enrolled in graduate or professional school) will be employed.

Strategies:

  • Promote and provide linkages to large corporations and small businesses through alumni connections to enable internships for current students.

Metric 3: Upon graduation, 80% of students who apply to graduate or professional school will receive at least one offer of admission.

Strategies:

  • Raise $10 million annually for scholarships to enable less student undergraduate debt thus making graduate school a more viable option.

Challenges and Opportunities:

  • Raising the funds in a “post-campaign” period that is marked by donor fatigue and donors establishing and paying off pledges to other non-profits they support.

Objective 2: Immerse faculty, undergraduate, and graduate students in research and creative scholarship that forms a vital part of the learning experience.

Metric 4: Continue to increase the quality and impact of scholarship or creative performance.

Strategies:

  • Raise $5 million annually in faculty support through a redesign of a matching program to incentivize donors to support this initiative.

Challenges and Opportunities:

  • Donor fatigue that characterizes a post campaign environment.
  • Articulation of the need for faculty support to our alumni base.

Metric 5: Upon graduation, all Miami students will have participated in a research (40%) or a similar experiential learning activity (100%), e.g., fieldwork, field or clinical placement, service-learning, public or private sector engagement, performances, and other applied learning activities.

This metric is not applicable for University Advancement.

Objective 3: Engage students with substantive co-curricular and internship opportunities that augment their learning and establish a strong foundation for lifelong success, growth, and adaptability.

Metric 6: 75% of Miami students will complete an internship before they graduate.

Strategies:

  • Create a “Careers Partners Program” to solicit gifts from key corporations to support the Career Services as well as internships for our students.  By 20/20 we expect to annually engage with 32 corporations through this program in coordination with the Farmer School of Business.

Challenges and Opportunities:

  • Economic uncertainly causes corporations to adjust their philanthropic support.

Metric 7: 95% of Miami students will have two or more co-curricular experiences before they graduate.

Strategies:

  • Raise $2 million to provide support for students engaged in co-curricular activities through donor identification and targeted solicitations.

Challenges and Opportunities:

  • Articulating the need to a donor base that is accustomed to supporting student attendance through Miami and co-curricular activities.

Objective 4: Offer flexible pathways to and through the University, including interdisciplinary, e-learning, and multiple degree options, to help students achieve timely and cost-effective completion.

Metric 8: 20% of our students will graduate with multiple degrees, majors, or co-majors, and 5% will graduate with a combination bachelor and master's degree.

This metric is not applicable to University Advancement.

Metric 9: 60% of degree programs can be completed in three years or less through curriculum revision and by using different pedagogical approaches and modes of delivery.

This metric is not applicable to University Advancement.

Metric 10: Increase the online and hybrid credit hours to 10% of the total credit hours.

This metric is not applicable to University Advancement.