The University of Michigan Flint’s 2005-2010 Strategic Plan was the blueprint for a historic five-year period of record enrollment growth and new program development. The university grew from 6,422 students in fall 2005 to 8,138 in fall 2010, and added 10 undergraduate and 21 graduate programs, including three at the doctoral level. General education underwent comprehensive reform. The first residential housing opened for more than 300 students in 2008, and the university’s first capital campaign, Imagine: The University of Michigan-Flint Difference, raised more than $40 million.
Envisioning the next five years and beyond, this 2011-2016 Strategic Plan identifies 11 new priorities that build on the successes of previous years, renew the commitment to unfinished initiatives, and continue UM-Flint’s expansion as a premier regional institution where students, faculty, staff, and administrators are fully engaged across the campus and community. The first seven of the 11 priorities fulfill our three pillars of excellence in teaching, learning and scholarship; student centeredness; and engaged citizenship. The last four priorities target the institutional infrastructure that is the foundation for growth and innovation and that makes possible a campus-wide synergy of effort in reaching our strategic goals.