GOAL 1: Instructional Excellence & Student Success
The University of Mississippi is committed to expanding its investment in a culture of continuous improvement that fuels an environment where all students succeed.
GOAL 2: Graduate Education
A vital Graduate School provides advancement opportunities to existing students and attracts new kinds of students to the university. To support quality and growth for our graduate offerings, we will identify areas for growth and engagement within the Graduate School and dedicate resources to building those out.
GOAL 3: Community-Engaged Partnerships
Community-Engaged Partnerships Community engagement advances the university’s mission, while benefting society through the discovery, development, and dissemination of knowledge that ultimately improves the lives of individuals and communities.
GOAL 4: Athletics Excellence
Ole Miss Athletics fulfills its purpose of cultivating a vibrant athletics culture through community engagement and commitment to excellence. To be an effective agent of change and positive community impact, UM Athletics programming must be grounded in integrity, academic excellence, competitive success, and inclusion.
GOAL 5: Embrace New Areas of Expertise and Engagement
As an institution of higher learning, the university is tasked with preparing its graduates for challenges and opportunities that may not yet exist. To deliver on that promise, UM will commit resources to support new degree programs and make data-informed decisions on expansion in areas of study that are responsive to innovation and the advancement of knowledge, as well as the evolving needs of our students, our state, and the region.
GOAL 6: Impactful, Innovative Research and Creative Achievement
The University’s academic reputation is founded upon the creativity and groundbreaking scholarship of our outstanding faculty and, increasingly, UM students. It is our obligation to commit resources to activities and endeavors that focus on empowering individual and collaborative scholarship and magnifying its impact.
GOAL 7: Prepare Graduates for Careers of the Future
At the University of Mississippi, our students hone their career skill set inside and outside of the classroom. Through intentional design and organic learning community engagement, the entire UM experience becomes a dynamic incubator that invigorates exploration and prepares students for future success.
GOAL 8: Support Economic Development and Innovation through Industry Engagement and Community Partnership
Throughout its history, the University has produced leaders equipped with the skills to drive positive change and expand access to economic opportunities. We will continue to magnify ways in which the university supports economic opportunity in the state of Mississippi and beyond.
GOAL 9: Alignment of Resources to Maximize Organizational Efficiency and Effectiveness
In service of maintaining our institutional excellence over time, we must commit to alignment of organizational resources that will maximize our overall efficiency and effectiveness. This means clarifying and aligning existing roles and accountabilities to foster clear, effectual communication, boost efficiency, and minimize components of our infrastructure that impede collaboration and creativity.
View the full Strategic Plan (PDF) for more information and details for these priority focus areas, strategic goals, and supporting objectives.