University System of Maryland Strategic Plan: What’s New for 2018


In 2010, the University System of Maryland (USM) launched a 10-year strategy to increase the state’s economic competitiveness -- and thereby improve Maryland residents’ quality of life -- by increasing college completion rates, fueling the state’s innovation economy, adopting new ways of teaching, reducing costs and achieving efficiencies, and elevating USM’s national and international eminence.  After taking office as USM chancellor in 2015, Robert L. Caret led a mid-term update of the plan.

“The USM through 2020: A Renewed Vision for Powering Maryland Forward” revises several original goals and creates a new initiative to support campus equity, diversity, inclusion and civic engagement.  This update precedes the development of a new strategic framework, which is expected to be unveiled in 2020.  An analysis of the USM’s progress meeting goals originally set in 2010 is available at the USM Scorecard



2018 Update Executive Summary: