Exceptional Undergraduate and Graduate Education

Progress

Our objectives and tactics lay out the steps we’re taking to drive progress. Each year, we will review our approach and launch new initiatives to ensure we’re responding to changing conditions and taking advantage of new opportunities. Each tactic is influenced by our core beliefs:
  • Reputation: Strengthening our reputation as a global research university
  • Rochester: Contributing to and benefiting from a just and vibrant city of Rochester and the Rochester Region
  • DEIAJ: Furthering our commitment to actionable and accountable growth in diversity, equity, inclusion, access, and justice.

Here are the tactics for the first year of our strategic plan (FY23–24).

Redesign an undergraduate, residential student experience to ensure inclusive and immersive learning that improves competency development, academic outcomes, a sense of belonging, and student wellness.

tactics

Leads:

  • Jeff Runner
    Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
  • John Blackshear
    Vice President for Student Life

Key collaborators:

  • Office of the President
  • Office of Provost
  • School deans
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Dean of Students

Core beliefs: Reputation; DEIAJ

Leads:

  • Jeff Runner
    Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
  • John Blackshear
    Vice President for Student Life

Key collaborators:

  • Office of the President
  • Office of Provost
  • School deans
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Dean of Students

Core beliefs: Reputation; DEIAJ

Lead:

  • David Figlio
    Provost

Key collaborators:

  • Office of the President
  • Office of Provost
  • School deans
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Dean of Students
  • Institutional Office of Equity and Inclusion

Core beliefs: Reputation; DEIAJ

Leads:

  • Sarah Mangelsdorf
    President
  • David Figlio
    Provost
  • Rob Alexander
    Vice Provost for Enrollment

Key collaborators:

  • Office of the President
  • Office of Provost
  • School deans
  • Dean of Students
  • Vice President of Student Life
  • Advancement and Alumni Relations

Core beliefs: Reputation; DEIAJ

Leads:

  • David Figlio
    Provost
  • John Blackshear
    Vice President for Student Life
  • Liz Milavec
    Executive Vice President for Administration and Finance, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer

Key collaborators:

  • Office of the President
  • Office of Provost
  • School deans
  • Dean of Students
  • Vice President of Student Life
  • Advancement and Alumni Relations
  • University Facilities and Services

Core beliefs: Reputation; Rochester; DEIAJ

Leads:

  • Jeff Runner
    Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
  • John Blackshear
    Vice President for Student Life
  • Melissa Sturge-Apple
    Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Education

Key collaborators:

  • Office of the President
  • Office of Provost
  • School deans
  • Dean of Students
  • Vice President of Student Life
  • Advancement and Alumni Relations

Core beliefs: Reputation; Rochester; DEIAJ

Leads:

  • Jane Gatewood
    Vice Provost for Global Engagement
  • Adrienne Morgan
    Vice President, Institutional Office for Equity and Inclusion, and Chief Diversity Officer

Key collaborators:

  • Office of the President
  • Office of Provost
  • Institutional Office of Equity and Inclusion
  • Office of Human Resources
  • Vice President of Student Life

Core beliefs: Reputation; Rochester; DEIAJ

Key collaborators:

  • University senior leadership
  • University Real Estate
  • Student Life
  • University Dining
  • University of Rochester Medical Center

Core beliefs: Reputation; Rochester; DEIAJ

Expand student success initiatives anchored in our goals for a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture in and out of our classrooms and learning experiences.

tactics

Lead:

  • David Figlio
    Provost

Key collaborators:

  • Office of the President
  • Office of the Provost
  • School deans
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Dean of Students
  • Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
  • Vice President for Enrollment Management

Core beliefs: Reputation; DEIAJ

Status: Complete

Leads:

  • Jeff Runner
    Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
  • John Blackshear
    Vice President for Student Life

Key collaborators:

  • Office of the President
  • Office of Provost
  • School deans
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Dean of Students

Core beliefs:  Reputation; DEIAJ

Leads:

  • Jeff Runner
    Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
  • John Blackshear
    Vice President for Student Life
  • Adrienne Morgan
    Vice President, Institutional Office for Equity and Inclusion, and Chief Diversity Officer

Key collaborators:

  • Office of the President
  • Office of Provost
  • School deans
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Dean of Students

Core beliefs:  Reputation; DEIAJ

Leads:

  • Jeff Runner
    Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
  • John Blackshear
    Vice President for Student Life
  • Beth Olivares
    Associate Vice Provost for Academic Equity

Key collaborators:

  • Office of the President
  • Office of Provost
  • School deans
  • Dean of Students
  • Vice President for Student Life

Core beliefs:  Reputation; DEIAJ

Strengthen existing, and develop new, graduate and professional program talent pathways.

tactics

Leads:

  • Jeff Runner
    Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
  • Jenn Mathews
    Associate Vice Provost for Academic Administration and Chief Assessment Officer
  • Melissa Sturge-Apple
    Vice Provost and University Dean for Graduate Education

Key collaborators:

  • Office of the President
  • Office of Provost
  • School deans
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Dean of Students
  • Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
  • Vice President for Enrollment Management

Core beliefs:  Reputation; DEIAJ

Leads:

  • Jeff Runner
    Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
  • Jenn Mathews
    Associate Vice Provost for Academic Administration and Chief Assessment Officer
  • Melissa Sturge-Apple
    Vice Provost and University Dean for Graduate Education

Key collaborators:

  • Office of the President
  • Office of Provost
  • School deans
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Dean of Students
  • Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
  • Vice President for Enrollment Management

Core beliefs:  Reputation; DEIAJ

Leads:

  • Melissa Sturge-Apple
    Vice Provost and University Dean, Graduate Education
  • Beth Olivares
    Associate Vice Provost for Academic Equity

Key collaborators:

  • Office of the President
  • Office of Provost
  • School deans
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Dean of Students
  • Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
  • Vice President for Enrollment Management

Core beliefs:  Reputation; DEIAJ

Further integrate global, local, and virtual experiential learning into undergraduate and graduate academic programs and student experiences to develop adaptable leaders and learners for future life and work roles.

tactics

Lead:

  • Jeff Runner
    Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education

Key collaborators:

  • Office of the President
  • Office of Provost
  • School deans
  • Dean of Students
  • Vice President for Enrollment Management
  • Vice President for Student Life
  • Vice President of Community Partnerships

Core beliefs:  Reputation; DEIAJ

Leads:

  • Jeff Runner
    Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
  • Jane Gatewood
    Vice Provost for Global Engagement

Key collaborators:

  • Office of the President
  • Office of Provost
  • School deans
  • Dean of Students
  • Vice President for Enrollment Management
  • Vice President for Student Life

Core beliefs:  Reputation; DEIAJ

Leads:

  • Jeff Runner
    Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
  • Shaun Nelms
    Vice President for Community Partnerships

Key collaborators:

  • Office of the President
  • Office of Provost
  • School Deans
  • Dean of Students

Core beliefs: Reputation; Rochester; DEIAJ

Amplify our strengths and better meet all student needs and interests by utilizing research-driven, innovative best practices in undergraduate educational delivery.

tactics

Leads:

  • David Figlio
    Provost
  • Tony Green
    Vice Provost for Academic Finance and Planning

Key collaborators:

  • Office of the President
  • Office of Provost
  • School deans
  • Dean of Students
  • Vice President for Enrollment Management

Core beliefs:  Reputation; DEIAJ

Lead

  • Jeff Runner
    Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education

Key collaborators:

  • Office of the President
  • Office of Provost
  • School deans
  • Dean of Students
  • Vice President for Enrollment Management

Core beliefs:  Reputation; DEIAJ

Leads:

  • Jeff Runner
    Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
  • Jane Gatewood
    Vice Provost for Global Engagement

Key collaborators:

  • Office of the President
  • Office of Provost
  • School deans
  • Dean of Students
  • Vice President for Enrollment Management

Core beliefs:  Reputation; DEIAJ

Progress on additional goals

Each goal has objectives and tactics that will lead the University into a future with Boundless Possibility.