CU Denver 2030
The 100 Days of Listening report serves as the foundation for CU Denver's strategic planning process. With the report's initial discoveries in mind, we turn our attention toward creating a vision and strategy to differentiate CU Denver and realize our full potential as a public urban research university.
With our sights set on who we want to be in 2030, we welcome all members of the Lynx community to share their boldest ideas. In the months ahead, we encourage everyone—faculty, staff, students, alumni, donors, employers, community partners—to help develop and refine a shared vision that will focus our work and propel the institution forward.
Building on the foundational themes of the 100 Days of Listening, we will move forward in three distinct phases to define and deliver our strategic plan to the University of Colorado Board of Regents in June 2021. To fulfill this goal, we will employ design innovation methodologies to open our minds to new ideas and perspectives that might not exist in our current framework of thought.
Our approach will enable us to imagine our university's future through meaningful engagement with the Lynx community, even in a virtual world, and motivate us for the real excitement—implementation.
This phase will consist of campus dialogues to explore at a high level the question of who we wish to be as a public urban research university in 2030. We will use these conversations to identify the most important attributes of our identity and ambitions to inform Phase 2.
December 2020 – January 2021
Working groups will engage major cross-cutting themes and generate innovative ideas to amplify our impact and take the university to greater levels of success. These groups will engage the community for input and recommendations on their work.
January – April 2021
Valuing the input of the campus, we will synthesize the big ideas from the working groups into a cohesive strategy that will guide CU Denver into the next decade. The resulting strategic plan will be presented to the Board of Regents in June 2021.
April – June 2021
Martin Dunn, dean of the College of Engineering, Design and Computing, will lead the strategic planning effort. Additionally, a steering committee of 10–12 individuals from across CU Denver will guide our efforts. As chairs of the Phase 2 working groups, members of the steering committee will lead an inclusive process to further engage the Lynx community and generate innovative ideas related to cross-cutting themes.
Committee members will be announced in the coming weeks.
Membership of the working groups will be determined in collaboration with the chairs of each group. An open call for nominations to join the working groups will be announced in December. If you would like to receive information about the working group nomination process, please click the button below to stay connected.
During her first 100 days at CU Denver, Chancellor Michelle Marks listened to more than 1,000 students, faculty, staff, and friends of the university. In this report, discover the themes that emerged from those conversations.