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Strategic Planning at UMD

In 2011, UMD created a Strategic Plan containing a refined mission, vision, statement of core values, and goals for the university. The new vision, used to define a manageable set of action steps aligned with the goals, focused on students learning and growing through experience, critical inquiry, and interaction with other learners. Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2011 strategic planning process, and helped make those documents strong.

Because those documents were established to provide a guideline for moving UMD forward over a few years, a process to review and update the Strategic Plan began in January 2017. Our current planning process continues in a collaborative manner, involving the input of our campus stakeholders. The updated plan provides a renewed focus on the six institutional goals, include measures for each goal, and establish new strategic initiatives to further advance UMD toward future successes.

UMD's Mission Statement

The University of Minnesota Duluth integrates liberal education, research, creative activity, and public engagement and prepares students to thrive as lifelong learners and globally engaged citizens.