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Strategic planning begins round two

Staff Report

UNM will begin the second round of open forums on the strategic planning process this week, by inviting the public to comment on the latest consolidation of recommendations for University’s future.

Forums will be held daily on campus today through April 24. The decisions made via the strategic planning process will allow the University to develop a five- to 10-year plan for the University’s development.

Forums Schedule.

The Strategic Planning Task Force started with 19 working committees, numerous public brainstorming sessions and substantial public comment at a series of 26 forums held in December and January. The group now has narrowed the scope of the process and formed seven categories:

The planning category draws strategically on UNM’s resources, building integrated, coherent, disciplined activities to pursue a collective vision as an educational institution.

The New Mexico service category applies to the University’s education, research and service capabilities to advance the interests and aspirations of New Mexico and its people.

The diversity category emphasizes the value and benefit from the creativity, innovation, insight and excitement generated by the many dimensions of diversity that are the essence of the University and the state.

The climate category seeks to foster an academic climate that engages all elements of the UNM community in an exciting intellectual, social and cultural life.

The preeminence category calls for providing an environment that cultivates and supports activities of national and global preeminence and impact.

The resources category calls for the promotion of responsible, effective, strategic, accountable cultivation of human, financial and physical resources.

The management and administration category seeks to develop and sustain effective management systems and academic and student support functions.

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Committee memberships and more information on the planning process can be found on the Strategic Planning Web site, Copies of the reports will be posted on the Web site as soon as they are available. Public comment can be recorded at the site, sent via e-mail to or mailed to the Strategic Planning Task Force, Scholes Hall, Room 235.

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