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Hundreds Turn Out to Advance Roadmap

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Hundreds Turn Out to Advance Roadmap


School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin discusses engineering and technology at one town hall.

School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin discusses engineering and technology at one town hall.

The final of seven Roadmap Town Hall meetings concluded on Friday with hundreds of faculty, staff, and students attending one or more of the seven forums aimed at advancing the Roadmap to Our New Century and fulfilling the University of Miami’s aspirations of becoming the hemispheric, excellent, relevant, and exemplary university by its 2025 centennial.

“One hundred years is emblematic for a university because if you’ve made it to 100, it means you have the potential to be there for the long haul,” UM President Julio Frenk said.

Explaining why the University has embarked on this journey, the president noted that higher education is facing “disruptive challenges” as well as “unprecedented opportunities.” The Roadmap process has been an inclusive exercise designed by our community to enable the University to shape its future—one that will thrive in this environment.

“If we do that,” Frenk said, “we’ll not only celebrate our 100th anniversary, but we will be well poised to celebrate our 200th and 300th.”

The Roadmap Town Halls, which began on September 15 at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, moved to the Miller School and Coral Gables campuses over the next eight days. The purpose of the Town Halls was to discuss and refine the proposals that grew out of Frenk’s intensive University-wide Listening Exercise that began last fall and that led to a design process informed by a diverse group of members from the University community.

In the coming weeks, the Office of the President will discuss the Roadmap Initiatives with the Faculty Senate and Student Government before presenting them to the Board of Trustees.

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Join Us for a Roadmap Town Hall This Month


At the beginning of the summer President Frenk invited the University of Miami community to discuss, debate, and offer refinements on eight draft initiatives that will advance the Roadmap to Our New Century. The robust engagement on these initiatives over the last three months reflects a shared commitment to the future of the institution we treasure.

This month, as we prepare to move from consultation to implementation, the University community is invited to seven Town Hall meetings for a conversation with President Frenk and campus leaders about the proposals. This is an opportunity for all members of the UM community to share their thoughts as we transition to action. The Roadmap process began with an intensive University-wide Listening Exercise that involved voices from every corner of our institution. The results helped shape the charge of eight working groups which drafted the Roadmap initiative proposals released in June. This summer we have received further feedback and ideas. These September Town Hall meetings will help finalize the proposals as we shift toward carrying out these bold ideas.

Three Roadmap Town Halls on the Miller School and Rosenstiel campuses will focus on all eight initiatives. Four meetings on the Coral Gables campus will be split thematically, with two focusing on those initiatives that will most impact education and students and two concentrating on the initiatives that will enhance how we conduct research and pursue innovation.

Register for one or more of the Town Halls listed below through Eventbrite.

 

Town Hall Focus Date and Time Location
All Roadmap Initiatives Thursday, September 15
9 to 11 a.m.
RSMAS Auditorium
Rosenstiel School Campus
All Roadmap Initiatives Friday, September 16
7 to 9 a.m.
Lois Pope LIFE Center Auditorium, Medical Campus
Education/Students Tuesday, September 20
1 to 3 p.m.
Shalala Student Center Ballroom, Coral Gables Campus
Research/Innovation Wednesday, September 21
9  to 11 a.m.
Shalala Student Center Ballroom, Coral Gables Campus
Education/Students Wednesday, September 21
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Shalala Student Center Ballroom, Coral Gables Campus
All Roadmap Initiatives Thursday, September 22
4:45 to 6:45 p.m.
Lois Pope LIFE Center Auditorium, Medical Campus
Research/Innovation Friday, September 23
1 to 3 p.m.
Shalala Student Center Ballroom, Coral Gables Campus

 

Feedback on any of the Roadmap Initiatives can be submitted at any time through the website, by using #UMRoadmap on social media, or via email.

The Office of the President looks forward to seeing you in September. Thank you for your continued participation!

 

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Join the Conversation about the Roadmap to Our New Century: Access with Excellence

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Join the Conversation about the Roadmap to Our New Century: Access with Excellence


AccessThe Access with Excellence initiative, which is designed to ensure that students of all backgrounds have equal access to the many academic opportunities the University of Miami offers, includes enhancing student recruitment strategies, addressing student financial need, expanding access to unique academic opportunities for all students, and creating debt-reduction programs and support for financial literacy. Share your thoughts about this or any of the other seven Roadmap proposals and weigh in on the questions below via the Roadmap Initiative website, through the hashtag #UMRoadmap, or email.

  • Would these proposals adequately enhance access to the University of Miami?
  • Are there academic experiences beyond those identified that should be examined to ensure access for all students?

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Join the Conversation about the Roadmap to Our New Century: Problem-based Interdisciplinary Collaboration

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Join the Conversation about the Roadmap to Our New Century: Problem-based Interdisciplinary Collaboration


CollaborationThe Problem-based Interdisciplinary Collaboration initiative proposes new structural supports, leadership, systems, and financial support to maximize opportunities for all members of the University of Miami to work in collaborative teams on major global challenges in areas such as the environment, health, and technology. Share your thoughts about this or any of the other seven Roadmap proposals and weigh in on the questions below via the Roadmap Initiative website, through the hashtag #UMRoadmap, or email.

  • The proposals suggest several thematic areas for this effort. Are there other areas that could leverage UM’s strengths?
  • What are the best ways for UM to support interdisciplinary collaboration across disciplines? What should the University avoid doing that might hamper collaboration?

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Join the Conversation about the Roadmap to Our New Century: Hemispheric Innovation Hub

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Join the Conversation about the Roadmap to Our New Century: Hemispheric Innovation Hub


Innovation 2The Hemispheric Innovation Hub initiative, which outlines a vision for the University of Miami to be a catalyst for innovation, new ventures, and product development, proposes providing increased seed funding for startups, developing more facilities to support innovation, and building a team to leverage external resources and pave the way for developing innovative ideas. Share your thoughts about this or any of the other seven proposals and weigh in on the questions below via the Roadmap Initiative website, through the hashtag #UMRoadmap, or email.

  • How can UM best position itself as a hub for innovation throughout the hemisphere?
  • What existing services on campus should be expanded and how?

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