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.

UMKC Forward

The coronavirus crisis has brought into sharp focus a long-standing issue for UMKC. In recent years, the campus financial landscape has been one of tight budgets, narrow margins and low reserves. In this time of crisis, UMKC has an opportunity to fundamentally reimagine its mission as a public research university serving the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area and beyond.

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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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