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Strategic Planning Process

During the process of creating a draft of UMKC’s Strategic Plan, the Steering Committee and subcommittees reviewed several previous studies and reports about the university. The planning process also includes a timeline for presenting the draft to the entire UMKC community for review and feedback. These elements of the planning process are described below.

 

Background

Operating as one of four universities in the University of Missouri system, UMKC´s planning was framed by system-wide planning and goals, which are sanctioned by the UM Board of Curators. In addition to system-wide objectives, UMKC’s current Strategic Planning process was informed by several previous internal and external self studies and evaluation reports. Among these were Life Sciences Task Force (Danforth Report), UMKC Trustees’ Initiative, Blue Ribbon Task Force ("Time to Get It Right" and "Time to Get Things Done," reports), and the Provost’s Academic Commissions.

The Process

Beginning in October 2008, UMKC initiated a Strategic Planning process. The Strategic Planning Steering Committee, chaired by Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Gail Hackett, had 27 members representing the breadth of UMKC constituents: faculty, staff, students and community members. The names of the Strategic Planning working groups, which began meeting in December 2008, reflect UMKC’s historic mission areas and several other broad objectives important to UMKC’s mission: Undergraduate Education/Student Success; Life/Health Sciences; Visual/Performing Arts; Urban Vision/Community Engagement; Diversity/Campus Climate; Science and Technology; and Economic Development.

In early March 2009, the UMKC Strategic Planning working groups submitted their reports to the Steering Committee. These findings were compiled into a single, comprehensive report by a writing team, made up of faculty and staff. In order to solicit and encourage campus-wide participation in the review of the draft, the Provost and members of the Steering Committee scheduled a series of meetings, including Town Halls on both campuses, during the month of April 2009. Based on responses from these meetings and the web site, a final version of the Strategic Plan’s Goals and Objectives was completed in October 2009.

Steering Committee Members

Name Representation Title

Chrisanne Arnold

Staff Council

Staff Council, Department of Environmental Health

Adam Brown

Law - Year 2 Student

School of Law Student, 2nd Year

Paul Cuddy

Medicine

Professor and Senior Associate Dean, School of Medicine

Karen Dace

Diversity

Deputy Chancellor of Diversity, Access, and Equity

Jennifer DeHaemers

Student Affairs

Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs

Lawrence Dreyfus

Biological Sciences

Dean of the School of Biological Sciences

Sandy Gault

Student Affairs

Director of International Student Affairs

Mary Pat Henry

Conservatory

Professor, Conservatory of Music and Dance

Mary Lou Hines Fritts

Academic Affairs

CIO and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Bridgett Johnson

SGA President

Student Government Association President, Arts & Sciences, Political Science Major

Troy Lillebo

Advancement

Liaison to the UMKC Board of Trustees

Patricia Marken

Pharmacy

Professor, School of Pharmacy

Meghann Martens

Nursing student

School of Nursing Student, Freshman

Sarah Morris

Communications

Assistant Vice Chancellor, University Communications

Nancy Murdock

Education

Chair and Professor, Department of Counseling                                                & Educational Psychology

Bonnie Postlethwaite

Libraries

Librarian IV - Associate Dean of University Libraries

John Purk

Dentistry

Associate Professor and Director, Department of Dental                   Instruction

Walt Rychlewski

Bloch School

Visiting Professor, Bloch School of Business

Jim Sheppard

Philosophy

Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy

Bob Simmons

Admin/Finance

Assistant Vice Chancellor, Administrative Affairs & Campus                Facilities Management

Michael Strait

Pres, Staff Council

President of Staff Council and Director of Academic                      Assessment

Steve Stroud

Athletics

Associate Director, Department of Intercollegiate Athletics

Lisen Tammeus

Advancement

Development Director, Alumni and Constituent Relations

Jeff Thomas

Law

Associate Dean, School of Law

Kevin Truman

Computing & Engineering

Dean of the School of Computing & Engineering

Mel Tyler

Student Affairs

Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs

Thad Wilson

Nursing

Associate Dean, School of Nursing

Hugh Zimmer

UMKC Trustee

Chairman of Zimmer Co.

Ex-Officio
Name Representation Title

Larry Bunce

Institutional Research

Director of Institutional Research Assessment and Planning

Gary Ebersole

Faculty Senate

President of the Faculty Senate, Professor & Chair, Department                          of History

Leo Morton

Chancellor's Office

Chancellor of UMKC

John Readey

UMKC Trustees

Chair of the UMKC Board of Trustees

 

Steering committee meetings

Meeting date Minutes  Other

10/31/08

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11/21/08

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12/05/08

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01/30/09

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02/20/09

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03/06/09

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03/20/09

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05/01/09

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Reports

Academic Unit Strategic Plans

Town Halls and Feedback

Meeting date Feedback Meeting

04/02/09

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Academic Chairs/Directors Meeting

04/07/09

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Faculty Senate

04/08/09

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Student Government Association

04/09/09

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Volker Campus Town Hall Meeting

04/10/09

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Health Sciences Campus Town Hall Meeting

04/13/09

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Volker Campus Town Hall Meeting

04/17/09

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Health Sciences Campus Town Hall Meeting

04/20/09

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Leadership Summit

04/30/09

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Touchstone Group

05/06/09

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Staff Council

Additional Feedback

 

Sub-committees:

Life and Health Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

Undergraduate Education/Student Success

Urban Vision/Community Engagement

Diversity/Campus Climate

Science and Technology

Economic Development