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We partner to advance the public good.

Our future is tied to and interconnected with our local, state, national, and international partners. We will create and sustain partnerships that allow our research to have impact locally and globally, our education to prepare students for civic engagement and impact, and our service to create solutions for a more equitable, sustainable, and resilient world.

Goal 1

Expand our impact through strategic research partnerships with local, state, national, and global stakeholders.

  • Create more flexible structures for collaborative, multidisciplinary research, and creative activities that are responsive to grand challenges and state priorities.
  • Accelerate collaboration within the national capital region to ensure our scholarship has an immediate and meaningful impact on policy and practice.
  • Realize the possibilities of “MPowering the State” in partnership with the University of Maryland, Baltimore to strengthen and serve the state of Maryland through collaborative and transformative research and instruction.
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Goal 2

Catalyze innovation and entrepreneurship for inclusive economic development.

  • Improve the vitality of the state of Maryland by growing and supporting the next generation of diverse innovators, creators, entrepreneurs, artists, and small businesses.
  • Facilitate the transfer of technology and commercialization of our greatest discoveries.
  • Coordinate and grow our innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem on campus and in the Discovery District.
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Goal 3

Enhance the economy, educational outcomes, social justice, quality of life, and civic engagement of our neighbors and neighborhoods through relationship-building and ongoing commitment to partnerships.

  • Ensure our university is an engaged and responsive partner with the city of College Park, Prince George’s County, and the state of Maryland as together we seek to improve the quality of life and full participation of our citizenry.
  • Grow and strengthen our partnerships to enhance the PK-20 educational ecosystem for the state.
  • Create opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and alumni to become involved in state and local civic engagement.
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Strategic Programs and Initiatives

The University of Maryland Strategic Partnership: MPowering the State (MPower) is a collaboration between the state of Maryland’s two most powerful public research engines: the University of Maryland, Baltimore and the University of Maryland, College Park — to strengthen and serve the state of Maryland and its citizens.

  • Professorships: The MPower Professorship Program recognizes, incentivizes and fosters collaborations between faculty in Baltimore and College Park, bridging research and scholarship between institutions to foster innovation that will impact the citizens of Maryland and beyond
  • Seed grants: These grants promote cross-university research by creative teams of investigators working across disciplinary boundaries and universities.

President’s Virtual High School Course Pilot: Calculus in PGCPS

This project offers free enrollment in UMD college calculus course to PGCPS students in order to both prepare students for success in high level college coursework and increase the number of PGCPS students, particularly students of color, who apply and enroll at UMD.

PGCPS/UMD Networked Improvement Communities Project

Building on the foundation of the PGCPS/UMD Improvement Science Collaborative partnership agreement (signed in January 2020) this project supports PGCPS efforts to advance student learning, equity, and school improvement using the strategies and principles of Improvement Science. The project is designing and implementing two Networked Improvement Communities to address challenges related to learning recovery and school improvement planning.

College Academies

The high school counselor college admission academy is under development and will provide school counselors with practical information and hands on experience to enable them to strengthen their ability to assist students through the college application process.

FEARLESSLY FORWARD IN PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE AND IMPACT FOR THE PUBLIC GOOD: THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND STRATEGIC PLAN  is a living document and will evolve and grow as we do. Please visit this site to follow our progress as we move fearlessly forward.

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