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Strategic Plan Executive Summary - June 28, 2019

Summary of Recommendations


#1-Establish Honors College
#2-Enhance cross-unit curricular collaborations
#3-Cultivate cross-disciplinary research
#4-Position Miami as a teaching & learning national resource
#5-Develop a curricular “innovation lab” for experimentation
#6-Renew partnership between academics & residence life
#7 Redesign our student academic advising system


#8-Improve infrastructure to support research & scholarship
#9-Improve faculty culture for involvement in externally funded research
#10-Improve approach to how faculty resources are allocated to align with strategic initiatives
#11-Enhance student retention strategies
#12-Substantially increase endowment to support scholarships
#13-Provide necessary resources to Miami students studying abroad or away
#14-Enhance the relationship between Miami and the city of Oxford
#15-Review recommendations from existing Sustainability Committee and align with plan


#16-Reorganize academic structure
#17-Transform the Global Miami Plan
#18-Redesign curricular process
#19-Complete curriculum review: undergraduate
#20-Complete curriculum review: graduate
#21-Develop master plan for e-learning
#22-Create plan for revenue-generating graduate degrees & certificates
#23-Revise program review goals and process to align with strategic plan


#24-Establish ongoing Strategic Planning Committee
#25-Establish Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee
#26-Coordinate facilities planning with strategic plan
#27-Improve allocation of resources to align w/strategic plan priorities
#28-Develop strategic enrollment management plan
#29-Clearly define and market Miami strengths
#30-Enhance external visibility of research

A Commitment to Implementation

Change is difficult for both human beings and organizations. It requires more than agreement on priorities and action steps. Our community must commit to meaningful change. Throughout the planning process, we often heard about barriers created by a Miami culture that was resistant to change. Frequently, our first administrative reaction goes to why an idea cannot be implemented, rather than asking why it is important, and if so, how we can make it happen. We began our planning process by emphasizing Miami’s position of strength. In fact, as we complete this document, we have seen news about our large and accomplished incoming Class of 2023. This success is a good thing, which will allow us to continue to invest in our future. But that should not conceal our long-term reality: Miami must adapt to future challenges faced by higher education across the nation. We believe this strategic plan is a step in that direction.