One UND Strategic Plan
The University of North Dakota One UND Strategic Plan emphasizes seven main goals to accomplish by 2022.
As the Chief Opportunity Engine for North Dakota and our students, we strive to be the Premier Flagship University in the Northern Plains.
The One UND Strategic Plan is the product of a process that involved more than 900 individuals coming together to craft the future of the University of North Dakota. This plan is truly an illustration of One UND, touching all corners of the University: research, enrollment, online education, creation of 21st century programs, alumni relations, and so much more.
One UND Results
Results for each overall goal of the One UND Strategic Plan is available through Power BI. If you have difficulty accessing the One UND Strategic Plan 2017-2022 Results report or have questions regarding the results, please contact Chief Data Officer Amanda Moske.
One UND Goals
Provide a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation.
The challenge is to prepare students to be informed citizens equipped to navigate a rapidly changing employment landscape by providing an education grounded in the human experience, and designed to empower individuals to deal with complexity, diversity, and change. Through a liberal arts education, students prepare for success in a global economy and for informed citizenship, developing a sense of social responsibility, as well as strong and transferable intellectual and practical skills that help students think critically and analytically, work with and understand quantitative and other forms of information, communicate effectively in written and oral forms, and understand and effectively engage with people whose backgrounds and experiences are different from their own.
- The number of High Impact Practices (HIPs) completed by students will increase annually until we reach the goal of at least 3 HIPS in each student’s undergraduate career.
- Increase number of students declaring double majors, majors/minors, certificates and/or engaged in guided pathways.
Increase undergraduate, graduate and professional graduation rates.
A growing focus on the cost of higher education and student debt demands delivering value in return for students’ investment of time and money. This is best achieved by striving to help more students to graduate so they access the benefits of a degree.
- Increase to 34% - based on 2 percentage points higher than average of comparison flagship universities (CFUs).
Deliver more educational opportunity online and on-campus.
UND faces several challenges that hamper its ability to fully attract those who would benefit from the opportunities offered by our programs.
- 10% increase in student credit hours within online and graduate programs.
Enhance discovery at a level consistent with most research-intensive universities (Carnegie R1).
Delivering opportunity to North Dakota by diversifying its economy and addressing societal grand challenges demands through cutting-edge research.
- [$120] million – internal and external funding sources
Foster a welcoming, safe and inclusive campus climate.
As the nation evolves to a majority minority nation, it is imperative for the success of UND graduates and the university to be able to effectively engage in an increasingly diverse population.
- Increase to 34% - based on 2 percentage points higher than average of comparison flagship universities (CFUs) for diverse segments [identified in IPEDS].
- 10% increase in student credit hours within online and graduate programs for diverse segments [identified in IPEDS].
Meet educational needs of active duty and reserve military personnel, veterans and their families.
UND program offerings ideal for military personnel are underutilized due to a lack of being online or not having an articulation agreement with military branches facilitating acceptance of a precedent associates degree.
- 25% increase in credit hours earned by active duty military personnel, veterans and their families.
Attract support for the university by actively engaging alumni donors.
These strategic priorities require the support of alumni and donors to be fully achieved.
- Increase alumni contribution participation to 10% and achieve targeted fund raising goals set for each Dean, VP and President