MUS Strategic Plan
The Montana University System Strategic Plan is the primary planning document of the Board of Regents. The Plan sets forth an agenda for higher education in Montana by delineating the strategic directions, goals, and objectives that guide the Montana University System (MUS).
In July 2006, after several years of study, public dialogue, and internal deliberations, the Board of Regents approved the Strategic Plan. Since then, updates have occurred annually, including revisions to strategic initiatives as well as a refreshing of the data within each goal.
- Develop stronger business-university system partnerships for workforce training;
- Remove barriers to access for postsecondary education; and
- Expand distance learning programs and training.
The Strategic Plan is comprised of three primary goals that contain a series of sub-goal statements and objectives within each area.
Goal 1: Access & Affordability
Increase the overall educational attainment of Montanans through increased participation, retention
and completion rates in the Montana University System
Goal 2: Workforce & Economic Development
Assist in the expansion and improvement of the state’s economy through the development of high value jobs and the diversification of the economic base
Goal 3: Efficiency & Effectiveness
Improve institutional and system efficiency and effectiveness
Maintaining the high quality of our institutions and the education provided to our students is not listed as an explicit goal. This is because it is THE MOST IMPORTANT consideration for every goal and initiative of the Montana University System and is considered to be an integral part of every component of this strategic plan.