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Values and Principles to Guide the UMD Strategic Planning Process

The UMD Strategic Planning Process will strive to be characterized by:

Respect—sharing and hearing diverse ideas in a respectful manner

Future-oriented approaches—focusing on creating a vision for the future, not on the past

Inclusiveness—incorporating diverse perspectives, views, and ideas

Honesty—being honest in agreement and disagreement

Stewardship—using resources wisely; being sustainable

Student-centered perspectives—focusing on student needs in the planning process

Campus-wide perspectives—focusing on an all-campus planning perspective


Additional principles should be followed in planning activities, including that the process is:

Participatory—broad participation from internal and external stakeholders

Iterative—ongoing but with date-certain stages

Virtual—significant parts of the process occur on the Internet, and the process and
outcomes of the process are continually available on the Internet

Data driven—empirical data is analyzed as a significant part of the process

Focused on outcomes—end states for goals and activities are identified

Accessible—the planning process and products are available to everyone

Accountable—individuals involved in the planning process are responsible to the campus

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