This Mission Excellence website is a central repository for documents and resources related to the University of Maine System’s transformational change efforts. These change efforts were first guided by the January 2012 Board of Trustees Goals and Actions, and more recently by the July 2014 Board of Trustees Strategic Outcomes and the Chancellor’s January 2015 One University for all of Maine document.

In May 2016 the Board of Trustees adopted a set of four primary outcomes to guide the work of strategic resource investment and allocation planning for the next five years.

Board of Trustees Primary Outcomes

  • Increase Enrollment
  • Improve Student Success and Completion
  • Enhance Fiscal Positioning of the University of Maine System
  • Support Maine through Research and Economic Development

In addition, the Board identified two Secondary Outcomes to supplement this work:

  • Academic Transformation
  • University Workforce Engagement

Key Performance Indicators related to investments in these priority outcomes are reflected in the UMS Board of Trustees Accountability Data Dashboard currently under development.


Please check back regularly for updated reports, recommendations and surveys. Feedback and comments are always welcome!


The Vision for the University of Maine System

“The University of Maine System is an integrated system of distinct campuses, centers, and other facilities operating in concert to provide high-quality educational undergraduate and graduate opportunities that are accessible, affordable, and relevant to the needs of Maine students, businesses, and communities. It drives economic development by conducting world-class research, commercializing valuable ideas, and partnering successfully with businesses and industries throughout Maine and beyond. It is the state’s most engaged and responsive institution working on behalf of all Maine citizens, communities, and institutions. It is Maine’s most important public asset.”

– Excerpt from BOT Strategic Outcomes Document

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