Strategic Planning Timeline


July 2021

  • The University of Maine System (UMS) Board of Trustees charges Chancellor to develop UMS Strategic Plan

 

September 2021

  • Request For Proposals (RFP) released for strategic plan consulting services
  • Chancellor presents initial process and timeline recommendations to Board
  • UMS Board Ad Hoc Strategic Planning Committee formed
  • UMS Strategic Planning website launches (and to be continually updated) with Chancellor message to UMS community
  • First draft NECHE Unified Accreditation Self Study shared with UMS community

 

October 2021

  • Strategic planning consultant selected
  • UMS Strategic Planning Core Leadership Team formed

 

October- November 2021

  • Chancellor fall campus visits/strategic planning charge shared and early input sought

 

Late Fall – December 2021

  • UMS Strategic Planning Core Leadership Team working with consultant to identify stakeholder groups for input
  • Early 2022 input-gathering sessions scheduled
  • UMS VisionPoint strategic communications brand and market perceptions analysis work

 

Winter/Spring 2022

  • Stakeholder strategic planning input-gathering (focus on UMS internal stakeholders)
  • Continued work revising NECHE Self Study based on UMS community feedback
  • May 2022 – Comprehensive report to UMS Board on early alignment between strategic planning input-gathering and NECHE Self Study
  • Chancellor spring campus visits/strategic planning workshops

 

June 2022

  • UMS NECHE Self Study finalized/submitted

 

Summer 2022

  • Continued stakeholder strategic planning input-gathering (focus on UMS external stakeholders)
  • UMS Executive Steering Committee work with strategic planning consultant and UMS Board Ad Hoc Strategic Planning committee to review stakeholder input and begin framing tenets/pillars of strategic plan

 

Fall 2022

  • Chancellor fall campus visits to preview draft tenets/pillars of strategic plan
  • NECHE Comprehensive Evaluation Site Visit to UMS/all universities
  • UMS Strategic Planning Core Leadership Team, working groups, and consultant work on drafting strategic plan and incorporating input from NECHE site visit team debriefing

 

January – March 2023

  • Draft UMS Strategic Plan shared with UMS community for final feedback
  • Draft UMS Strategic Plan previewed for UMS Board and State of Maine stakeholders (e.g., Governor, Legislature)

 

Late spring/early summer 2023

  • Chancellor spring campus visits
  • NECHE meeting regarding Unified Accreditation site visit and letter report confirming unified accreditation and five-year focus items

 

Summer 2023

  • UMS Executive Steering Committee work with strategic planning consultant and UMS Board Ad Hoc Strategic Planning committee to finalize UMS strategic plan in alignment with NECHE Unified Accreditation comprehensive evaluation report

 

Fall 2023

  • Public presentation of UMS Strategic Plan, including UMS Board adoption