Roadmap Process

In his inaugural address on January 29, 2016, President Julio Frenk outlined ideas to propel the University of Miami toward its greatest aspirations by its 100th anniversary -- just ten years from now. President Frenk shared four defining visions for UM's future: to be the hemispheric university; the excellent university; the relevant university; and the exemplary university.

The Roadmap to Our New Century Begins

The process to guide the UM community toward these aspirations -- the Roadmap to Our New Century -- builds upon ideas and questions shared during the intensive, university-wide Listening Exercise that concluded in fall 2015 and proposes areas of enormous potential for the University.

Working Groups Explore Key Areas of Potential

Immediately following the inauguration, small working groups of faculty, staff, and students were convened to further explore the areas and propose specific actions in each. The working groups conducted research, examined best practices at other universities, collected data and consulted with groups and individuals across UM as well as with leading external experts.

Review Working Group Roadmap Initiative Papers and Share your Ideas

The draft Roadmap initiative papers are designed to generate conversation across the institution about these areas of action. At the link below you will find copies of the papers and a comment board to share your ideas and learn what other people think.

Each of the draft Roadmap initiative papers can be found here.

Next Steps in the Process

The Roadmap initiative drafts are now available for review and comment. Members of the University of Miami community are encouraged review the papers and share feedback through the comment board on this website.

Beginning in September, another series of town hall meetings will be held on each campus to engage all UM constituencies in further conversations about these ideas. Register to attend a Roadmap Town Hall meeting here.

During the next academic year, the path toward implementation of the Roadmap will be charted. Final proposals will be channeled through our regular governance mechanisms involving the Faculty Senate and the Board of Trustees.