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University Retreat 2017

This one-day retreat comes at an important moment as we continue implementation of the strategic plan across the university. During the retreat, we will discuss actions and investments supporting progress towards our early priorities in the strategic planning focus areas. In addition, our Vice Presidents and Deans will guide conversations about work within their respective colleges and divisions in support of strategic initiatives to advance excellence at UMBC.

University Vision

Our UMBC community redefines excellence in higher education through an inclusive culture that connects innovative teaching and learning, research across disciplines, and civic engagement. We will advance knowledge, economic prosperity, and social justice by welcoming and inspiring inquisitive minds from all backgrounds.

University Retreat Agenda

Wednesday, August 23

8:30-9:15 a.m.

TBD

Registration and Continental Breakfast

 

8:45-9:15

TBD

Welcome Session for First-Time Retreat Participants
9:15-10:40

University Center: Ballroom

Opening Plenary:  Excellence is Never an Accident

  • Welcome and opening remarks
  • Table discussion: Tracking document feedback
  • Connecting planning and resources
  • Opening Session Wrap Up
11:00-11:45

UC 312, CASTLE, Chem Discovery Center, UC 115 & TBD

Note: Tickets for the session will be distributed at registration on a first-come, first-served basis.

ADVANCING EXCELLENCE: Strategic Initiatives in Colleges, Undergraduate Academic Affairs, and the Graduate School

Breakout conversations – Hosted and facilitated by Deans and VPs with selected colleagues:

  • CAHSS
  • CNMS
  • COEIT
  • Undergraduate Academic Affairs
  • Graduate School
Noon-1:15 p.m.

UC 312, CASTLE, Chem Discovery Center, UC 115 & TBD

Note: Tickets for this session will be distributed at registration on a first-come, first-served basis.

ADVANCING EXCELLENCE: Strategic Initiatives in Academic Affairs and Administrative Divisions

Breakout conversations with lunch – Hosted and Facilitated by Deans and VPs with selected colleagues:

  • Academic Affairs
  • Research
  • Admn & Finance and DoIT
  • Student Affairs
  • OIA
1:15-1:45

UC Plaza

Flying Fruit Fantasy Break
1:45-2:45

TBD

Thinking in Time – Wind in Sails & Anchors

Strategic thinking is always “thinking in time,” connecting the past with the present and linking this experience to the future.  This session will explore the relationship of our past and present, as well as the gap between the current reality and our intent for the future.

3-4:30

TBD

Inclusive Excellence + Social Justice: Constructive Dialogue Across Differences
4:45-5:15

TBD

The Art of Transformation:  Inclusive Excellence + Baltimore

How can we apply UMBC’s central value of inclusive excellence to advance health, education, and economic equity in Baltimore?

5:15-5:30

TBD

Retreat Wrap-Up Remarks: Special Guests, Provost, President
5:30-6:30

TBD

Social Hour