MBA Program | Farmer School of Business - Miami University
Wil Haygood presenting to a group of facilitators.

Supporting Miami's Teachers/Scholars

Faculty innovation and involvement are the very center of the new Miami Plan. Whether updating existing courses or proposing new ones, our ability to offer students engaging and meaningful opportunities to explore their passions and interests begins with our dedicated faculty. 

The Office of Liberal Education has sponsored two major initiatives to support faculty transitioning to the new Miami Plan.  Our MP Faculty Fellows program has been highly successful in facilitating “curricular ecology” reviews of programs and departments, as well as training faculty colleagues to be liaisons in the course submission and approval process.   to the On this page, faculty can find a variety of resources including up to date course proposal information, overviews of the Four Pillars, Student Learning Outcomes for each area of the plan and a semester-by-semester calendar for submissions and approvals. 

Because this is an ongoing process, we welcome any suggestions for further resources or improvements to these resources.

What do we want students to learn?

We can all agree that we want our students to be amazing designers, problem solvers, and researchers who can communicate in a variety of genres and platforms.  We all agree that we want our students to have the skills and contexts for their best possible futures - including their first steps in their professional lives.  And we can all agree that we want students who have the knowledge and empathy to succeed in our interconnected, interdependent, and international world.  

Thus the Miami Plan is central to our shared vision for students at Miami. The new MP offers both students and faculty exciting new opportunities, with refreshed learning outcomes and Miami’s unique curricular foci on Signature Inquiries and Global Citizenship. These new Miami Plan areas offer interdisciplinary and inquiry-based approaches to important topics and a range of hard and soft skills that employers, angel investors, and graduate programs are looking for.

It all begins with course design. Rather than forcing existing curricula and courses into the new Plan’s outcomes and Pillars, faculty and departments should engage a “curricular ecology” analysis of their programs’ offerings and leverage the Plan’s new opportunities for curricular renewal.