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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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Strategic Initiatives 2008 - 2013

Vision and Mission Statements

Vision Statement - The University of Louisiana at Monroe strives to distinguish itself in preparing students for meaningful lives and service to humanity by excelling in student-centered learning – turning vision into action.

Mission Statement - The University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM) is a teaching and research university whose mission is successful education of both undergraduate and graduate students and delivery of services that support economic development, especially to employers and communities in its region. ULM uses a traditional admission process based on courses completed, GPA, and standardized test scores.

1. Audiences - ULM is responsible for serving:

a. Residents of the northeast region of Louisiana who have completed high school and are seeking either a college degree or continuing professional education;

b. Two-year college transfer students, particularly those from Louisiana Delta Community College;

c. Regional employers, both public and private, including school districts, health care providers, local governments, private businesses and community agencies seeking technical assistance and applied research;

d. Economic development interests and entrepreneurs in the region;

e. The state, in targeted efforts such as the production of professional pharmacists and small business development; and

f. The area community, by providing a broad range of academic and cultural activities and public events.

2. Array of Programs and Services

a. Arts and sciences programs appropriate to a university with a predominantly undergraduate student body.

b. Baccalaureate and master's programs in the professional fields of communications, criminal justice, education, social work, nursing and allied health, and business.

c. Doctoral programs in curriculum and instruction, marriage and family therapy, and pharmacy.

d. Support for area K-12 schools seeking college general education courses for advanced students and assistance in ensuring that their graduates are college- and career-ready.

e. Services specifically designed to meet the needs of regional economic development.

3. Special Programs/Features

a. Comprehensive allied health sciences, including pharmacy and toxicology.

b. Unique programs in atmospheric sciences, gerontology, and marriage
and family therapy.

c. Biomedical research, especially in the basic pharmaceutical sciences and supporting disciplines.

d. Agricultural sciences, including agribusiness and a concentration in
food safety toxicology.

e. Workforce and economic development services including:

  • the Louisiana Small Business Development Center
  • the Northeast Louisiana Small Business Development Center
  • the Center for Business and Economic Research
  • the Small Business Risk Management Institute, and
  • the BBA in Risk Management and Insurance.