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Welcome to Our UMBC: A Strategic Plan for Advancing Excellence

With this plan, our UMBC community focuses on strategic steps toward the next level of inclusive excellence. The plan honors our founding commitment to serve the citizens of Maryland and welcome people of all backgrounds into the life of the university. It builds on our achievements as a selective, public research university strongly connected with the economic and civic life of the Baltimore region and the State of Maryland.

The plan is directional and broad, providing a focused, complementary set of goals, strategies, and recommendations to guide faculty, staff, students, and alumni as we further UMBC’s evolution as a nationally and internationally recognized public research university. The plan addresses four focus areas selected by the UMBC community as fundamental elements of academic excellence: