University System of Maryland Strategic Plan
A Letter from Chancellor Perman and Regent Gonella
Strategic Plan Background, Planning Process, and Timeline
The USM BOR Strategic Planning Working Group is charged with leading the development of a new system strategic plan, in
consultation with the system community and other stakeholders. The resulting plan will serve as a blueprint for USM's future and
align new goals with current strengths. The USM has partnered with Huron Consulting Group to serve as objective facilitators of the process.
Strategic Planning will fundamentally address where we are, our vision for the future, a plan to achieve this vision, a process for monitoring our success, and the resources we will acquire and apply in the execution of this plan.
January - March
Baseline the Current State and Align on the Future Environment
- Stakeholder engagement
- Internal data analysis
March - May
Blueprint the Future State
- External environment analysis, benchmarking and SWOT
- Blueprint opportunities for new growth and impact
June - July
Walk the Future Back
- Development of set of emerging strategic options
- Prioritization framework
August - December
Develop the Path Forward
- Identification of priority initiatives
- Finalization of strategy and deliverables
- Present recommendations to BOR steering group
Strategic Planning Materials
Your Role in the Planning Process
As stakeholder engagement is a crucial part of the strategic planning process, Huron will conduct outreach to various groups
including the USM institutional presidents and their executive leadership teams, including the provosts and other vice presidents;
USM’s faculty, staff, and student advisory councils; USM alumni groups or their representatives; and other State
and regional political, business, and community stakeholder groups.
The USM welcomes community feedback during the development process of the strategic plan. Please fill out the form below to have your voice heard.