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Archive of posts filed under the strategic planning category.

Cancilla Appointed as Vice Provost for Online and Distance Learning

UMKC has chosen Devon A. Cancilla, Ph.D., as Vice Provost for Online and Distance Learning.  Cancilla has served as Dean, Business and Informatics, at American Sentinel University; and Director, Scientific Technical Services at Western Washington University, where he led the development of WWU’s Integrated Laboratory Network.  He attended the University of Iowa, where he earned […]

Dr. Kim McNeley Appointed as Coordinator of Undergraduate Advising

We are pleased to announce that Associate Vice Provost for University College Dr. Kim McNeley has been appointed as Coordinator of Undergraduate Advising.  Dr. McNeley’s title will reflect this added responsibility as the Associate Vice Provost for University College and Undergraduate Advising. As part of her new role, Dr. McNeley will begin working with campus […]

What is the Strategic Plan?

The Strategic Plan is a comprehensive plan of action for the future of UMKC as a university.  In 2008, the Strategic Planning process began with a steering committee and sub-committees reviewing studies and reports about UMKC and identifying core goals of our University based on our vision and mission.  These goals include: Placing student success […]

UMKC Releases Downtown Arts Campus Studies

A series of reports commissioned by the university have been released that highlight the potential benefits of relocating UMKC arts programs to downtown.  These studies were conducted after a downtown arts campus was named one of the “Big 5” goals for Greater Kansas City.  The studies concluded that a Downtown Campus for the Arts for […]

Coming Soon: The University College

In the fall of 2012, the University College, designated to help incoming undeclared or exploratory students, will launch!  Located in the Student Success Center, the University College will connect students with key support services and ultimately enable them to have more interactions with faculty and staff from the various colleges throughout UMKC.  Faculty and staff […]

Groundbreaking of the Miller Nichols Library Learning Center

Thursday, April 12, 2012 marks the groundbreaking of the new Miller Nichols Library Learning Center.  The Learning Center will include a 350-seat auditorium, two 200-seat lecture halls, and two 100-seat classrooms along with an expansive lobby for gathering and collaborative learning.  This marks Phase II of the Miller Nichols Library Classroom Building Addition, which was […]

University College Prepares to Open in Fall 2012

Why create a University College at UMKC?  The persistence rates of undeclared first-time, full-time students averages 55%, as compared to 74% for all UMKC first-time, full-time freshmen, and falls significantly below the 80-85% UMKC goal for first-time, full-time freshmen (Fall 2008, Fall 2009 and Fall 2010).  Similarly, the persistence rates of undecided-transfer students average 63% […]

Consultant Report and Council Review of the Life-Health Sciences

This week the Life-Health Sciences Advisory Council released the consultant report in regard to UMKC’s research and economic development.   The external review was conducted by Dr. Shangraw, Jr. of Arizona State University and Dr. Marchase of The University of Alabama at Birmingham who visited UMKC on November 7, 2011.  In the consultant report released this […]

The UMKC Capital Campaign

We are excited about the official launch of the $250 million Capital Campaign.  By working toward empowering students to achieve, attracting and retaining outstanding faculty, and creating facilities that enhance learning in our students, we are following our vision to become a model urban research university.  The Star’s November 8, 2011 editorial says UMKC is […]

Transforming Student Learning Environments through Course Redesign

On Monday, October 31st from 4:00-5:00 in the FaCET Suite, Miller Nichols Library (Room 225), Carolyn Jarmon, Ph.D., Vice President of the National Center for Academic Transformation (NCAT), will be discussing: improving student learning and reducing instructional costs using information technology replicating the successes of 100+  institutions currently engaged in  in course redesign methodology and models that […]