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By 2018, UMSL will increase the annual number of degrees conferred by 20% through an enriched UMSL experience with enhanced relationships and more research and community engagement integrated into student learning to fulfill our metropolitan land-grant mission.

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Best-In-Class Metrics

Rank in Academic Analytics among small public research universities



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Rank in Academic Analytics among small public research universities

As a critical anchor institution in the St. Louis region, we will advance our reputation through current and new community partnerships. By incorporating those partners into our research and curriculum, we expect to increase student retention and engage more alumni and donors. We will find and work with partners to replace any lost federal research funding.

Number of degrees conferred to underrepresented minority students




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Number of degrees conferred to underrepresented minority students

We will enhance the campus identity by creating an UMSL experience with a more student-friendly environment. We will hire and retain high-quality faculty and staff to conduct research and design new programs. Strengthened programs will respond to emerging career opportunities, minimize credits to degree, and recruit and retain new undergraduate and graduate students at levels above our urban peers. Low-enrollment courses and programs will be targeted for revision or elimination.

Strategy Metrics

Number of degrees conferred



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Number of degrees conferred

By 2018, UMSL will increase the number of undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees conferred by 20%. Academic units will partner with admissions to strengthen our recruitment and retention efforts to increase freshmen enrollment, while also designing program delivery approaches especially for adult degree-completion students and graduate students in order to increase the number of degrees conferred.

Increase in research funding for collaboration with community organizations or corporations




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Increase in research funding for collaboration with community organizations or corporations

As a critical anchor institution in the St. Louis region, we will advance our reputation through current and new community partnerships. By incorporating those partners into our research and curriculum, we expect to increase student retention and engage more alumni and donors. We will find and work with partners to replace any lost federal research funding.

First-year retention rates



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First-year retention rates

Academic units will partner with admissions to strengthen our recruitment and retention efforts to increase freshmen enrollment, while also designing program delivery approaches especially for adult degree-completion students and graduate students in order to increase the number of degrees conferred. We will increase our investment in scholarships to fulfill our access mission and meet our goal.

Six-year graduation rates



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Six-year graduation rates

We will enhance the campus identity by creating an UMSL experience with a more student-friendly environment. We will hire and retain high-quality faculty and staff to conduct research and design new programs. Strengthened programs will respond to emerging career opportunities, minimize credits to degree, and recruit and retain new undergraduate and graduate students at levels above our urban peers. Low-enrollment courses and programs will be targeted for revision or elimination.

Accountability Measures

Headcount enrollment



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FTE enrollment



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Student diversity



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Total degrees awarded



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Development of annual fundraising



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Full Plan

To view full plan details for UMSL, visit: strategicplan.umsl.edu.

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Contact Information

Planning

Glen Cope, Provost
Phone: (314) 516-5373
Email: copeg@umsl.edu

Judith Walker de Felix, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Phone: (314) 516-5898
Email: jwdfelix@umsl.edu

Paulette Isaac-Savage, Associate Provost for Planning and Assessment
Phone: (314) 516-5303
Email: EPIsaac@umsl.edu

Financials

James M. Krueger, Vice Chancellor for Managerial and Technological Services
Phone: (314) 516-6539
Email: jimkrueger@umsl.edu

Metrics/Dashboard

Larry Westermeyer, Director of Institutional Research
Phone: (314) 516-4010
Email: larry_westermeyer@umsl.edu