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1 1April 13, 2014

2 Progress since last meeting Strategic Goals Timetable Next Steps 2 TODAY’S DISCUSSION April 13, 2014

3 The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation and the world. The University’s mission carried our on multiple campuses and throughout the state is threefold: Research and Discovery Teaching and Learning Outreach and Public Service From the University of Minnesota Board of Regents Policy, last amended UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA MISSION April 13, 2014

4 FOUNDATIONAL COMMITMENTS To academic freedom, supporting open intellectual inquiry and free expression and meeting the responsibilities entailed by such freedom To trustworthiness and honesty, maintaining individual and institutional integrity in all we do To respect for each individual To diversity and inclusion To public engagement, partnering with our communities locally, nationally, and across the world To excellence in the fulfillment of our mission GUIDING PRINCIPLES We collaborate, consult and cooperate We encourage bold, innovative and creative responses to the challenges of today and tomorrow We promote access to our teaching, research and service We are accountable to the State of Minnesota, to our publics, and to one another for the fulfillment of our mission, demonstrating that we are responsible stewards of public funding and public trust 4 UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA VALUES April 13, 2014

5 The University of Minnesota – Twin Cities will be pre-eminent in solving the grand challenges of a diverse and changing world In pursuit of this vision we will: Use our depth and breadth to capitalize on our exceptional students, faculty, staff and on our location in a vibrant metropolitan setting to generate and disseminate new knowledge and insights. Create an educated populace able to identify, understand, and solve demanding problems. Leverage the power of divergent paths to knowledge and creativity in order to address grand challenges. Partner with the communities and people of the state of Minnesota to benefit the common good. 5 VISION April 13, 2014

6 Strategic Planning Update April 13, 2014 Build an exceptional University where grand societal challenges are addressed Support excellence and, with intention, reject complacency Aggressively recruit, retain, and promote field-shaping researchers and teachers Pre-eminent in solving the grand challenges of a diverse and changing world Establish a culture of reciprocal engagement, capitalizing on our unique location 6

7 1.Build an exceptional University where grand societal challenges are addressed a.Educate, cultivate, and empower leaders to foster institutional and societal change b.Target resources that will build capacity to harness the University’s depth and breadth to address grand challenges c.Prepare students who can uniquely contribute to solving grand societal challenges d.Transform curricula in a way that combines grand challenges with disciplines e.Coordinate and leverage research in institutionally cross-cutting areas of strength 7 GOALS THAT SUPPORT OUR VISION April 13, 2014

8 2.Support excellence and, with intention, reject complacency a.Establish incentives for creative disruption and accept productive tension b.Increase efforts to empower individual initiatives c.Streamline rules and regulations d.Set and measure goals for meaningfully diversifying experiences 8 GOALS THAT SUPPORT OUR VISION April 13, 2014

9 3.Establish a culture of reciprocal engagement, capitalizing on our unique location a.Better leverage our location for the mutual benefit of the University and the community; contribute to and benefit from a vibrant and enriching economic, creative, social and intellectual environment b.Clearly define and embrace what it means to be a land-grant research university in the 21 st century 9 GOALS THAT SUPPORT OUR VISION April 13, 2014

10 4.Aggressively recruit, retain, and promote field-shaping researchers and teachers a.Build a pipeline to recruit and retain the best and brightest field-shaping teachers and researchers b.Support their work with needed infrastructure and a culture of high expectations c.Reduce barriers to productive transdisciplinarity and advance transinstitutional partnerships d.Accelerate transfer of knowledge for the public good 10 GOALS THAT SUPPORT OUR VISION April 13, 2014

11 11 MANAGING THE PROCESS CompleteFour goals agreed in principle Identify initiatives to support goals WIP for March BOR Share progress to date with stakeholders Align College and Unit plans Assign teams to develop action plans for initiatives Approval by BOR Internal stakeholder dialogues Prepare launch strategy Go public with stakeholders/ Execute February-MarchApril - MayMay- AugustSeptemberSeptember  Visioning Discovery Goals Plan Alignment/ Feedback Final Plan Promote/ Execute Complete April 13, 2014 Issue Teams Identify Supporting Initiatives Phase 1Phase 2Phase 3 We are here

12 12 PHASE TWO: FIVE ISSUE GROUPS THAT WILL DRIVE THE PLAN April 13, Grand Challenges Curriculum What does it take for the University to build a curriculum focusing on solving society’s grand challenges? Renee Cheng, Professor, College of Design Carissa Schively Slotterback, Associate Professor, Humphrey School of Public Affairs 2. Grand Challenges Research How does the University apply its research toward solving grand societal challenges? Al Levine, Liaison for Special Initiatives, Provost's Office Joe Konstan, Professor, College of Science and Engineering Reuben Harris, Professor, College of Biological Sciences 3. Reject Complacency How does the University change the culture in ways that support excellence and, with intention, reject complacency? Jakub Tolar, Associate Professor, Medical School Chris Uggen, Professor, College of Liberal Arts 4. Engagement How does the University better leverage its location and establish a culture of reciprocal engagement for the mutual benefit of the University and the community? Liz Lightfoot, Professor, College of Education and Human Development Catherine Squires, Associate Professor, College of Liberal Arts Amelious Whyte, Assistant Dean, Office of Student Affairs 5. Recruit/Retain Field-shapers How do we go about aggressively recruiting and retaining field-shaping faculty and researchers? How does transdisciplinarity shape our institutional planning in the arena of faculty responsibilities? Will Durfee, Professor, College of Science and Engineering Tim Kehoe, Professor, College of Liberal Arts

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