Mayville State University
Strategic Plan

Goal Area: Optimize Financial Health
Objective: Develop financial modeling and processes that engage and communicate with stakeholders
  • Activity: Engage faculty and staff transparently in budget creation
  • Activity: Report financial information transparently
  • Activity: Develop revenue models that drive growth

Objective: Develop a sustainable human resource model that supports and values all employees
  • Activity: Create and implement professional development opportunities
  • Activity: Development of a comprehensive hiring/compensation model
  • Activity: Assess and revise job descriptions, duties, and compensation

Objective: Enrollment growth through retention and recruitment
  • Activity: Develop efficiencies and programming
  • Activity: Grow enrollment in needed workforce areas through data-driven decision making
  • Activity: Enhance the student experience through campus activities

Goal Area: Pursue an optimal learning, living, and working environment
Objective: Strengthening the University through internal and external relationship building
  • Activity: Maximize State Challenge grant through continued work with the Foundation
  • Activity: Expand Foundation development through donor relations
  • Activity: Renew commitment to our core values for the needs of contemporary higher education

Objective: Improve infrastructure
  • Activity: Further development of physical campus amenities
  • Activity: Further development of campus safety infrastructure
  • Activity: Old Main renovation/Building improvements to promote student success
  • Activity: Further development of stakeholder support for infrastructure improvement

Objective: Support the positive mental well-being of students, staff, and faculty
  • Activity: Identify and pursue additional resources to provide holistic mental health case work for students
  • Activity: Additional student, faculty, and staff training to support positive mental well-being
  • Activity: Promote activities that support positive mental wellbeing
  • Activity: Commit to open communication that promotes positive mental well-being

Goal Area: Engagement and Support for Student Success
Objective: Expand academic support opportunities
  • Activity: Prepare and submit grants specific to providing student academic support
  • Activity: Plan and implement additional study tables with academic support staff
  • Activity: Explore coordinated academic support for academically underperforming students
  • Activity: Develop holistic student experience for online students

Objective: Development of data collection, reporting, and analysis processes for improved student outreach, events, and engagement
  • Activity: Establish consistent processes to collect club membership and event participation information

Objective: Development of student life and campus event coordination
  • Activity: Develop processes for timely notification of campus events
  • Activity: Identify human resources to accomplish coordination of Student Life

Goal Area: Innovative and Flexible Programming to Impact Workforce Development
Objective: Academic Program Development
  • Activity: Identify 3 levels of academic program development and associated risk benefit (examples given below)
    Low investment, low risk/return: have resources in place currently
    Medium investment, medium risk/return: moderate resources in place
    High investment, high risk/return: little/no resources in place
  • Activity: Identify potential program(s) within each level to pursue over next 3-5 years

Objective: Industry partnership and relationship development
  • Activity: Engage partnerships in industries identified for potential program development
  • Activity: Maintain and enhance partnerships in existing program areas

Objective: Partnership development with regional Public Schools
  • Activity: Focus on existing and developing regional Career Academies
  • Activity: Focus on Education programming including early childhood, special ed, and secondary math and science
  • Activity: Develop opportunities to expand Education graduate programs

Objective: Articulation and Transfer Pathway Development with regional Community, Technical, and Tribal Colleges
  • Activity: Articulation reaffirmation and new articulation development
  • Activity: Alignment of relevant programs to MinnState Transfer Pathways tied to associated articulations
  • Activity: Development of Transfer Pathway (2+2) with NDUS 2 year programs
  • Activity: Develop transfer pathway and new articulations with regional Tribal Colleges