As announced by Chancellor Muñoz in a message to the university, we have started the process of creating UC Merced’s first-ever campus-wide strategic plan – a map that will guide us to 2030 and the university’s 25th year of operation.
Toward that goal, Zoom meetings have been scheduled to give DFA staff an opportunity to express your ideas and thoughts about the Imagine 2030 initiative. Your contributions will:
- Help identify what will distinguish us as a research university and a UC campus
- Identify the high-level initiatives/strategies the campus will undertake to advance the goals
- Inform revisions to the goals
There are four meetings, with DFA units assigned to one of them. This will reduce the size of each 60-minute meeting and, combined with breakout sessions, make it easier for your voices to be heard.
Auxiliary Enterprise and Fiscal Innovation: Tuesday, Dec. 8, 9-10 a.m.
Center of Institutional Effectiveness, Human Resources, Financial Planning & Analysis, and the Finance & Administration Support Team: Thursday, Jan. 14, 10-11 a.m.
Supply Chain and Shared Services: Monday, Jan. 25, 10-11 a.m.
Business and Financial Services: Friday, Jan. 29, 9-10 a.m.
If you are unable to attend a meeting, or if you come up with an idea after one, you can contribute directly at the strategic planning website. The site includes a place where staff can post their thoughts. All contributions are anonymous.
In just 15 years, UC Merced has risen to national prominence for its success in student outcomes, particularly among first-generation students and those from underrepresented backgrounds. Imagine what we can accomplish in another 10 years. We urge you to join these meetings and share your ideas in support of our campus’s continued evolution.
Take care and be well,
Assistant Vice Chancellor and DFA Chief of Staff
Associate Chancellor and Chief of Staff to the Chancellor
Interim Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice Chancellor/Provost for Academic Planning and Budget