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Strategic Plan
Strategic Plan

Goal 1: UNO will be recognized as a student-centered metropolitan university.

As we strive to achieve our vision, students are always UNO’s key constituency. UNO commits to build and serve a diverse student body reflecting a dynamic metropolitan environment.

  • Sub-Goal A: UNO’s academic programs, advising, and support services will reflect the varying and evolving academic, career, and personal goals of traditional and non-traditional students.
    • Objective 1: Curricula will provide a strong academic foundation.
    • Objective 2: Student development, goal identification and attainment will be in the top tier of UNO’s peers.
    • Objective 3: Student’s ease of transfer into UNO from community colleges, four-year colleges and universities as well as international institutions will increase.
    • Objective 4: Distance education and other alternate delivery methods will increase accessibility and flexibility of academic programs consistent with student demand and resource availability.
  • Sub-Goal B: UNO students and graduates will be prepared for responsibility as active and productive citizens as demonstrated by their leadership, participation, and careers in diverse environments throughout the nation and world.
    • Objective 1: UNO’s intellectual, cultural, physical and social learning environment will foster pride, attachment, and participation of students, alumni, faculty, and staff.
    • Objective 2: UNO’s distinctive intellectual, cultural, physical and social learning environment will strengthen academic programs, leadership opportunities, self development, and growth for all students.
    • Objective 3: UNO students will measurably benefit from the opportunities in and interaction with the metropolitan environment.
    • Objective 4: Employer satisfaction with UNO graduates will increase significantly, as will graduates’ satisfaction with preparation and opportunities for employment.
  • Sub-Goal C: UNO will increase the educational opportunities for students from under-represented populations. UNO will:
    • Objective 1: Increase recruitment, retention, and graduation of students from under-represented populations.
    • Objective 2: Increase recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty and staff.
  • Sub-Goal D: UNO will increase its success in recruiting students desiring a metropolitan university experience. UNO will:
    • Objective 1: Increase the percentage of high school students in the top 10 percent of their graduating class who enter UNO.
    • Objective 2: Increase the percentage of high school students who consider UNO their first university choice.
    • Objective 3: Increase the percentage of post-baccalaureate students who consider UNO their first choice for graduate education.
    • Objective 4: Increase the percentage of non-traditional students who consider UNO their first university choice.
    • Objective 5: Increase the percentage of UNO enrollments in comparison with all higher education enrollments in the metropolitan area.
  • Sub-Goal E: UNO will foster an environment that attracts and develops students, faculty, and staff of diverse talents and backgrounds. UNO will:
    • Objective 1: Recruit and support underrepresented students from Omaha and the metropolitan region.
    • Objective 2: Design, maintain, promote and assess programs and services designed to recruit and develop student, faculty, and staff of diverse talents and backgrounds.
    • Objective 3: Demonstrate and assess a welcoming environment based on a community of learners and an appreciation of differences.