A Strategic Plan for Miami's Future

The volatile higher education landscape has become fiercely competitive as a result of multiple factors: declining numbers of high school graduates; reduction of state subsidy; concerns of the general public about the price and value of a college degree; aggressive recruiting tactics from peer institutions, with significant discounting to attract top students; the development and expansion of online learning opportunities, particularly from for-profit universities; and a perception among employers that new graduates are not adequately prepared for the 21st century workforce. All institutions are facing significant financial pressures, and some have responded by closing their doors or merging with another institution, while others have made deep cuts to longstanding programs.

To assure a healthy and prosperous future, Miami University is creating a comprehensive, mission-driven, and sustainability-centered strategic plan, offering the opportunity to do the following:

  • Promote self-understanding, mutual engagement, and renewal of our fundamental commitments to our students, our community, our state, and the larger society
  • Identify our present strengths and shortcomings with humility and honesty
  • Declare our aspirations for the future with dedication and confidence

Welcome from the Steering Committee Co-Chairs

Bob Applebaum and Julia Guichard invite you to participate in the strategic planning process. All Miamians are encouraged to contribute to the work of the Steering Committee and to engage through upcoming listening sessions and open forums.

Read their invitation »

2020 Plan

Miami University has reached all of the goals contained in its last strategic plan, Miami 2020. Those goals included: more partnerships, advanced retention rates, enhanced diversity, more multiple majors, and more study abroad. Together, we have accomplished all of those goals, a remarkable two years ahead of schedule. Miami is a stronger university, more connected than ever, and well-positioned for the future. Congratulations to all Miamians for these successes.