Guiding Principles

Guiding principles developed through campus conversations during the 2012-13 academic year will be a reference point for all future steps in the planning process. UMBC’s strategic planning process will be:

missionRooted in reflection on UMBC’s vision and values
inclusiveBroadly inclusive, engaging participation of stakeholders, including shared governance groups
communicateCommunicated effectively to the campus
swotRich in analysis of the campus’s performance, as well as internal and external opportunities and challenges
dialogueOpen to dialogue about systemic strengths and weaknesses
decisionsClear about how decisions will be made
prioritiesSpecific in setting priorities and flexible enough to accommodate emergent opportunities
usmConnected with State and University System of Maryland priorities
perspectivesOpen to new and divergent perspectives
financeAligned with financial planning and fundraising