Structurally sound. Strategically designed.

As UMF moves forward to build a solid structural framework with new strategic initiatives, our mission remains the same—providing excellent and affordable public liberal arts and teacher education for students from our remarkable region, across the state of Maine — and beyond. In these complex times, a clear focus guides us in our daily work of connecting with and inspiring those hungry to learn.

Our current challenges demand bold action and an ambitious timeline. The University we’re collectively reimagining is already taking shape. This Strategic Plan looks to specific milestones and objective measures for each priority, building a foundation for what will follow these first three years.


Analyze Strategic Plan, form core committees, begin implementation of strategic priorities, including:

  • Conduct University-wide Organizational Design Review
  • Shift from 4-credit to 3-credit system to provide more choice and compatibility with other UMaine System universities
  • Develop comprehensive new Enrollment and Marketing Plan


  • Draft next year need-based budget
  • Design curriculum changes for new 3-credit system
  • Roll out new Enrollment and Marketing Plan
  • Implement new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan by Fall 2022


  • Employ multi-year budgeting
  • Develop and roll out new curriculum for Fall 2023
  • Begin assessing successful impact of goals, objectives and outcomes

Items Completed

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Items In Progress

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Contact Us

We intend for this Strategic Plan to be an open, inclusive and transparent endeavor. If you have questions, suggestions, or concerns please contact us:

Strategic Plan Implementation
University of Maine at Farmington
Merrill Hall
224 Main Street
Farmington, Maine USA  04938
tel  207-778-7256
fax  207-778-8189
TDD/TY  207-778-7244