The 2030 Action Plan provides the framework for UWM to advance student success and fulfill our mission as a research and access institution that enhances and improves the quality of life for all in southeastern Wisconsin.
The 2030 Action Plan includes eight priorities focused on success for UWM and our students. The work involved in developing these goals is detailed in the 2030 Implementation Team Final Report (Spring 2021).
Implementation Teams were formed around each of the eight priorities and have worked continuously towards their goals since the report publication in 2021. Please click on any of the priorities below for summaries of work completed over the past two academic years.
Based on work accomplished to date, initiatives that were part of the Becoming Student Centric/Moon Shot for Equity, Increasing Diversity and Inclusion, Aligning and Engaging Workforce, Updating the Budget Model, and Growing Endowment have transitioned into on-going actions incorporated into university operations. The Revising Curriculum team is expected to complete their work (through governance approvals) in Fall 2023; after this time the work would likely transition to a new work group to facilitate implementation. The Redesigning the Research infrastructure team have institutionalized their actions with a recommendation for a new work group to address implementation of recommendations relating to faculty workload. Finally, the Reassessing Unit Alignment team has completed their work with the newly aligned colleges active July 1, 2023.
See the 2030 Action Plan Status Update and Recommendations report here (October 2023).
Over the next academic year, the 2030 Action Plan will be evaluated and reviewed in the context of current and emerging issues facing UWM to develop recommendations for the next phase of our work.
Please click on any of the priorities below for more information about each implementation team.
2030 Action Plan Priorities (2021-2023)
Becoming a Student-Centric University and Moon Shot for Equity
Provide student-centered services and supports that result in student success in the form of retention and graduation for all students
Revising the Curriculum
Offer a core curriculum that is focused on student needs, features the development of lifetime skills and abilities, and reduces the time needed to complete a degree
Increasing Inclusion and Diversity
Commit to UWM being an institution in which diversity, equity and inclusion penetrate our culture and inform campus-wide actions
Aligning and Engaging our Workforce
Make cultural and policy changes to aid in the advancement, career success and other support of UWM employees
Reassessing Unit Alignment
Reduce the number and composition of college-level units
Redesigning the Research Infrastructure
Change our research infrastructure to support the shifting needs of investigators across UWM
Updating the Budget Model
Develop budget adjustments that preserve unit incentives and accommodate institutional change
Growing the UWM Foundation Endowment
Grow the endowment to $500 million to enable priorities