Office of the

UMKC’s Strategic Plan is the road map that we will follow on our journey to deliver transformational undergraduate and graduate education; solve grand challenges via discovery; and enhance social, cultural, health and economic prosperity.

Student Success

The Provost's office is currently developing RooSTRONG, a new model that is a signature initiative for student success. UMKC's model asserts a vision for student success that is personalized, engaging and data-informed from a student's first interaction with UMKC through transition into a career or academia. RooSTRONG strives to address the whole person and identify ways to integrate academic initiatives that encourage progress and persistence with co-curricular initiatives designed to provide student-specific support. Roo STRONG will track each student and their journey through UMKC in a holistic continuum that will provide support and services to increase student potential on their road to graduation and beyond.

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General Education

The General Education Program at UMKC is designed to provide students with an opportunity to enhance their capacity for intellectual inquiry and discovery, critical reasoning and effective communication.

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Institutional Accreditation

Institutional accreditation aids quality and demonstrates accountability for UMKC. It is a process of critical self-analysis that incorporates all of our schools and departments and plays a vital role in student success and learning.

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Academic Portfolio Review

Academic portfolio review is focused on supporting the University's investment decisions by providing a framework and tools that allow deans, department chairs, faculty and administrators to understand how our resources are deployed to support the teaching and learning enterprise and what our return on investment is in terms of educational quality and student success. The goal of academic portfolio review is to best align our mission with academic program opportunities to create efficient operations in keeping with our unwavering commitment to ensure our university resources support our students and serve our community.

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Academic Innovation