Strategic Plan

UND plans to lift research and discovery to a level consistent with most research-intensive universities (Strategic Plan Goal No. 4) by following by following seven action steps, laid out in the most recent Provost Forum.

Growing research, fostering inclusion

December 5, 2017

Latest Provost Forum reveals progress in UND Strategic Plan’s discovery and engagement goals

UND President Mark Kennedy leads discussion during recent cabinet-level meeting at which the goal captains for the One UND Strategic Plan presented their implementation teams’ latest accomplishments, laid out next tasks and ask for input from other cabinet members. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

North Dakota’s opportunity engine picks up steam

November 30, 2017

UND Strategic Plan leaders mark victories in enhancing learning, discovery and engagement

A Nov. 9 Provost Forum, hosted by UND Provost Tom DiLorenzo, included progress updates from Sherry Lawdermilt, project manager of Goal No. 6 (meeting the educational needs of the active-duty military, veterans, and their families) and Jeff Holm, project manager of Goal No. 3 (deliver more educational opportunities on campus and online).

Opportunity drivers

November 14, 2017

Strategic Plan project managers deliver plans to ignite military and online learning prospects

Chris Felege (above center) teaches biology students about invasive animal species in his classroom at UND. He is one the growing list of faculty, advisors and staff who are spreading the word: about Starfish: the future of communication and academic planning for UND’s next class of leaders in action. UND archival photo.

Many arms of Starfish support

October 31, 2017

UND faculty, advisors laud student success system for opening communication

First steps: liberal arts and retention

First steps: liberal arts and retention

October 31, 2017

Latest Provost Forum offers updates on UND Strategic Plan Goals No. 1 and 2

Powerful progress

Powerful progress

October 24, 2017

One UND Strategic Plan goal captains lay out early accomplishments of implementation teams

Jason Trainer (above), UND director of admissions, took time at the latest UND Provost Fora to explain how the work of the marketing and web teams correlates to increasing recruitment. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Marketing milestones

October 16, 2017

UND Provost Fora continue with updates on branding, web redevelopment and recruitment

Sherry Lawdermilt, UND director of administrative services technology, is a former Marine who grew up the daughter of a Marine, was asked by UND Provost Tom DiLorenzo to be a project manager to spearhead development of Goal No. 6 (meet the educational needs of the military), part of the One UND Strategic Plan. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Serving those who serve

October 12, 2017

Strategic Plan Spotlight: Marine veteran leads UND team tasked with meeting military education needs

Advisors of the One UND Strategic Plan ship commander and UND President Mark Kennedy – including the President’s Cabinet, Strategic Plan goal captains and student representation – were called together Sept. 25 for a final review of the full project charter. The document defines the objectives and scope of the plan and contains a framework for analysis of the plan’s costs, resources and risks.

Charted path

October 12, 2017

One UND Strategic Plan charter receives finishing touches, signed off on by President Mark Kennedy

Under a revised plan, the Center will have a set of new service lines focused on student experiential learning and internships, as well as support for entrepreneurs and new business ventures in the form of space, business planning, research support, mentorship, relationship building and more.

New era at Center for Innovation

October 10, 2017

Revamped mission offers path to stronger collaborations with campus, students and business community

UND President Mark Kennedy told a crowd of community and campus leaders at his annual Wake up to UND talk that, with its strong stratetic plan and marketing, UND can succeed and grow, despite the ever growing challenges facing higher education. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Brighter skies ahead

September 28, 2017

UND’s innovative spirit and working together will ensure success, said President Kennedy at annual ‘Wake Up’ talk

More action, brighter future

More action, brighter future

September 19, 2017

Campus open fora return with discussion of achievements and strategic plans for the future

When UND Provost Tom DiLorenzo set out to set up a new team in his office to spearhead implementation of the new One UND Strategic plan, instead of going after a bunch of new hires, he asked two deans, Hesham El-Rewini of the College of Engineering & Mines, and Debbie Storrs, College of Arts & Sciences, to join his office as quarter-time senior vice provosts. Then he invited applications for six more faculty fellows to work on special projects that connect to the strategic plan. That team (above comprises Grant McGimpsey, vice president of research & economic Development; El Rewini; DiLorenzo; Storrs; John Mihelich, professor of anthropology; Rebecca Rozelle-Stone;  
More than 20 faculty members applied for the six spots in the program.

Forward facing

September 5, 2017

Faculty fellows, vice provosts key players in Academic Affairs’ efforts to enact One UND strategic plan

During a Tuesday address to the University Council, UND President Mark Kennedy reviewed a long list of University successes of the past year and plans for the future, using the seven goals of the new One UND Strategic Plan as a framework. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

A year of good things, with more to come

August 31, 2017

In latest University Council address, Kennedy lauds resiliency and spirit of campus in face of challenges

UND has its eyes set on substantial online growth but the same goal is shared by many other universities across the country. A recent national survey of 66 university chancellors, presidents and provosts found that the expansion of online learning fell among their collective top five priorities for 2017.  Photo by Shawna Schill.

Online and onward

August 31, 2017

Strategic Plan Spotlight: Goal Three team develops roadmap for expansion of online opportunities