Strategic Plan

UND already has a strong online foundation in a myriad academic disciplines. Now under a new agreement with online education giant Pearson, UND can quickly build a presence in other areas with explosive growth potential and do it in a way that promotes both existing and new programs. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

Strategic Plan only a click away

February 1, 2018

UND launches one-stop online resource for One UND Strategic Plan highlights

With new UND Director of Athletics Bill Chaves coming on board in March and a reset of the department’s financial situation, there’s renewed energy in the Hawk’s Nest and an opportunity to soar higher and farther. UND Archives.

After 2017 pivot, UND Athletics set to soar

January 23, 2018

Fighting Hawks more than ever ready to build on athletic and academic successes

Banding together for a better campus

Banding together for a better campus

January 18, 2018

Designers share updated building and street concepts with UND Coulee to Columbia Committee

The University of North Dakota partnered with design firm Sasaki to craft a "preferred vision" for campus planning over the next 30 years. The plan is only a draft to spark discussion; many elements are subject to change. Image courtesy of Sasaki.

Masters of planning

January 16, 2018

University of North Dakota unveils 30-year campus vision supporting One UND Strategic Plan

UND Campus Prevention & Education Coordinator Peggy Jo presents information about CVIC at UND during UND resident assistant training on Jan. 4. Peggy Jo’s new role on campus is raising awareness about services and resources and providing outreach and training surrounding sexual violence, healthy relationships, and bystander intervention. Photo by Jacki Lorentz/UND Today.

CVIC at home at UND

January 12, 2018

Community partner enlisted to educate campus on sexual violence prevention and healthy relationships

Julia Zhao (right) and Hui Pu were among the 10 UND research teams awarded funding to hire a postdoctoral associate for a two-year period. The 10 awardees were chosen from 39 research proposals – up from the 31 submitted in the program’s first year. Jackie Lorentz photo/UND Today.

Postdocs on lock

January 12, 2018

Second round of postdoctoral seed funding highlights Grand Challenges and fostering research culture

UND Alumni Association & Foundation CEO DeAnna Carlson Zink talks at the latest Provost Forum about work she's spearheading to evaluate and refine the effectiveness and impact of alumni engagement activities, as part of the new One UND Stratetic Plan implementation. Image courtesy of  Sam Melquist.

Forum focuses on fiscal health

January 9, 2018

New fundraising and budget strategies to stave off potential future economic challenges dominate end-of-year discussion

UND's President Mark Kennedy and his Executive Council gathered a group of campus leaders to revise the University's mission statement, which was written in 1991. The new mission statement will be shorter, sharper and more aligned with the strategic priorities of the institution.

On a mission

December 14, 2017

UND reexamining Mission Statement with eye toward changes that express new Strategic Plan’s strength and promise for the future

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