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STRATEGIC PLAN 2008 - 2013

A Message from the President
Vision / Mission Statements
Core Values
Definition of Terms
Time for Action
University Planning Council
President's Home Page
Strategic Plan Home


Overarching Goal: Sustaining a Culture of Excellence

Goal 1: Enhance the Culture of Faculty Excellence

Goal 2: Enhance the Culture of Staff Excellence

Goal 3: Enhance the Academic Learning Environment

Goal 4: Enhance Student Growth and Success

Goal 5: Maintain Fiscal Stability

Goal 6: Strengthen Relationships with ULM Constituencies

Goal 7: Deliver an Effective Operating Environment


Steering Committee
Drafting Team
Subcommittee 1
Subcommittee 2
Subcommittee 3
Subcommittee 4
Subcommittee 5
Subcommittee 6


2008 Strategic Plan (full version)
2008 Strategic Plan (short version)
2003 Strategic Plan - Level I
2003 Strategic Plan - Level II
2003 Strategic Plan - Level III
Progress Report (2003 - 2004)

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Seek the TruthRoadmap for the Future: Excellence in Action

Strategic Initiatives 2008 - 2013

From the President

Dear Colleagues and Friends:

This Web site contains the “Roadmap for the Future: Excellence in Action” Strategic Plan for The University of Louisiana at Monroe and will serve as our roadmap for the next five years. While the strategic plan developed in April 2003 provided valuable guidance at the time, many things changed rather dramatically over the last few years. It was time for new ideas and new directions. For this reason, a new strategic plan steering committee was formed in September 2007.

Credit for this strategic plan goes to the faculty and staff who formed the Strategic Plan Steering Committee, chaired by Dr. Ken Clow. I would especially like to thank the drafting committee members who produced the strategic plan framework and first working document. Further credit goes to the large number of faculty and staff who worked on various subcommittees to refine the goals, strategies, and objectives. Finally, credit goes to our Vice-Presidents, Division Heads, and Deans who spent considerable time evaluating and refining the Strategic Plan.

With the completion of this phase of the strategic plan, I have asked the Steering Committee to transition into a committee that continually monitors our progress. The Committee has been charged with developing benchmarks for each objective and for charting progress toward meeting each one. For objectives that we are meeting, we will celebrate. For objectives we are not meeting, we will investigate why, then decide on what action should be taken. The Strategic Plan should be a living document that will truly guide this great institution.

To those who have served in the past, I again thank you for your work. To those who are serving now and will serve in the future, I request your best efforts to help advance ULM. And to each reader, I challenge you to use your time and talents to the fulfillment of this Strategic Plan as we strive to make ULM a stronger and better institution dedicated to excellence.

Nick J. Bruno
Dr. Nick J. Bruno