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Progress by Pathway - 2: Money and Management

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Money and Management – Optimize operating efficiencies and control expenditures within a financially sustainable business model, and seek new and entrepreneurial revenue sources
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Status
Identify appropriate metrics to reflect revenue and expenditure goals aimed at achieving financial health and sustainability
Click here to review Pathway 2 Reference Documents (PDF)
 Fall  Spring
Hire new Vice President for Enrollment Management X   Completed 7/1/12
VPEM development and implementation of the new Enrollment Management Plan:  Maine-Sizing the Flagship Future Link (VP Jung’s Enrollment Plan)  Fall Spring
VPEM development of centrally aligned college enrollment management plans Fall  Spring
Increase recruitment efforts to middle and high school students through Cooperative Extension 4-H Programs (3-year PRE-VUE grant funded)
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Fall Spring 
Improve annual student retention by 5% and graduation rates by 10% through such programs as uniform advising that enhance and/or establish a professional advising structure. CLAS PRE-VUE 3-year grant
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Fall   Spring
VPEM, VPAF and OIR collaborate in strategic analysis of financial aid during 2012-2013 to inform the Cabinet and set long-term directions for specific recruitment and retention recommendations related to affordability, access and merit Fall  Spring 
Creation of a plan to reinvest Indirect Cost Return dollars into identified faculty needs to enhance research productivity Strategic-Plan-2012(PDF) Fall Spring 
The Provost and VPAF will Identify an initial set of innovative and cost effective means for delivering administrative and academic services
Think Mission Excellence
Fall  Spring
Review, assess and revise UMaine organizational structures and focus.  The Cabinet will work with deans and faculty to discern optimal and efficient unit organizations staffing Fall  Spring
Review specific revenue options with the intent of identifying potential growth areas for sales and services; operating revenue to reach 10% of total revenue threshold by 2017. Fall  Spring 
Affirm newly aligned partnerships to develop an integrated UMaine Advancement Strategic Plan Advancement Draft Plan to be approved by the President (PDF)   Completed 1/1/13
Identify a plan for growing the percentage of private and capital gifts as a percent of total UMaine revenues from the current level of 10% to 15% by 2017 and integrate this plan into the annual operating budget Advancement PowerPoint Fall  Spring 
Working through the University of Maine System and Board of Trustees, develop and implement an appropriate gift fee to increase funding for ongoing and future development operations Fall  Spring
Complete In Progress Pending

Click here to review Draft Advancement Plan (PDF)
Click here to review Pathway 2 Reference Documents (PDF)

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Blue Sky Plan
Office of the President
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Orono, ME 04469
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The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
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