ERIC Number: ED405765
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
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Toward a State of Learning (Achieving the Vision III). Strategic Planning for the University of Maryland System.
Maryland Univ. System Administration, Adelphi.
This report provides an overview of the challenges facing the University of Maryland System (UMS) institutions in the coming years and of strategic planning efforts that administrators and faculty must take to meet these challenges. By the year 2002, UMS will need to increase enrollment by 20 percent, increase productivity by 20 percent, and generate a 20 percent net increase in income from sources other than government funds and student tuition. UMS institutions will need to build on institutional strengths, identifying particular strengths on which they plan to build to position themselves strategically for the 21st century and to enhance the quality of their services. They will need to strengthen institutional collaboration to expand educational opportunities, reduce unproductive duplication, and achieve economies of scale that institutions acting independently cannot match. They will also need to strengthen institutional revenues, especially from non-state sources and "paying customers" in the private sector. Finally, UMS institutions will need to strengthen information technology infrastructure to extend distance learning capabilities, expand access for place-bound students, and improve the efficiency and quality of both academic programs and administrative services. The expected outcomes of these initiatives for the UMS system and the state of Maryland are noted. (MDM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ. System Administration, Adelphi.