Unit Strategic Plans

Department of Athletics & Recreation

 As we approach the 150th anniversary of DU Athletics, it is important to not only look back on our history, but also to plan ahead for our legacy. Our strong foundation built on 150 years of success is an incredible opportunity to capitalize on our success of “One DU.” The University of Denver Division of Athletics and Recreation serves as an integral part of the institution and area community. 

College of Arts Humanities & Social Sciences

The goal of faculty and staff in Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences is to create a community that is rigorous, connected, real world, and grounded in creativity and scholarship, as well as to maintain the porous relationships we nurture with the people and institutions of the Denver Metro area and the broader global society.

Daniels College of Business

The Daniels College of Business, like the University of Denver (DU), is at a critical point in its long and rich history. Today, we have an unprecedented opportunity to selectively abandon past orthodoxies and to imagine, create and claim an enduring and exciting future. In a marketplace defined by extraordinary competitive pressures and profound demographic and technological shifts, the Daniels College of Business is uniquely positioned to seize upon these disruptions and to leverage our capacities as innovators, collaborators and thought leaders, thereby distinguishing ourselves in the management education marketplace.

Graduate School of
Professional Psychology

The ultimate purpose of a graduate school of applied psychology—the shared goal of faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends—is to strengthen people’s ability to lead fulfilling lives, to thrive, to manage challenges, heal wounds, and achieve aspirations. That in turn makes a fundamental contribution to building a healthy, productive society.

Human Resources & Inclusive Community

HRIC is committed to upholding DU’s reputation as a global leader in academics and research that serves the public good. HRIC takes a proactive role in creating an environment that respects the whole person. As a strategic partner of the University community, we will provide leading HR services and programs to attract, inspire and sustain excellence in our community. We offer exemplary services and implement innovative solutions that enable a world class workforce that empowers employees to maximize their potential. We strive to provide increasingly excellent human resources solutions, partnerships, and practices through a concrete, data-driven, and focused plan of action.

Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Since its founding in 1964, Korbel has challenged students to think independently and innovatively to create change. In the 2018 edition of Foreign Policy Magazine, Korbel was ranked 14th in the world in graduate programs for international relations. Korbel’s programs provide students the skills, knowledge, and expertise needed to become global leaders. Students hail from over 30 countries and enjoy an approximate 18:1 student/faculty ratio in the classroom with flexible course offerings. Korbel’s outstanding alumni include heads of state, foreign ministers, ambassadors, military chiefs of staff, nonprofit and corporate sector leaders, researchers, and academics engaged around the world.

Morgridge College of Education

Capitalizing on the momentum and existing resources of the College, we imagine a future for Morgridge that centers on preparing students for a dynamic professional world while simultaneously empowering the connection between academic knowledge and meaningful, reciprocal community impact. The world needs solutions; Morgridge will respond.

College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics

This strategic plan from the University of Denver’s College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics is aligned with DU IMPACT 2025, affirming DU’s mission to promote learning by engaging with students in advancing scholarly inquiry, cultivating critical and creative thought and generating knowledge. Our specific identity rests firmly with the notions of academic rigor and integrity and fundamental exploration of the ever-complex physical world.

Graduate School of Social Work

Through an in-depth stakeholder informed process, GSSW has imagined an ambitious future, which leverages its strengths and more deeply engages its communities. We invite you to join us as we build connections, mobilize our assets, and transform systems for greater impact.

Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science

The Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science (RSECS) proposes an aggressive strategic modernization plan for the next five years, consistent with and amplifying the University of Denver’s IMPACT 2025 Strategic Plan and reflecting increased demand at all levels for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) expertise. Over the next five years the Ritchie School will meet its mission of advancing technical and scientific knowledge and capabilities to improve quality of life for our global society by focusing its research and teaching on two Global Goals: Develop and Inspire Healthy Global Citizens and Create a Smart, Sustainable World.

University College

In 1938 the University of Denver had the progressive foresight to introduce University College programming to help working adults earn degrees by attending classes in the evenings and on weekends. On the eve of the 80th anniversary of University College’s introduction, we are poised to reaffirm this heritage of forward thinking for a new era in higher education. By implementing the initiatives outlined in this plan, University College will take a national leadership position by representing the Rocky Mountain region within the network of universities that house top-tier colleges of continuing and professional education.

University Libraries

The University of Denver Libraries connect students, faculty, staff, and the broader University community to knowledge in all forms.  Reflecting the University’s mission, we support teaching, research, scholarship, and creative endeavors by providing diverse resources and services for all stages of the information lifecycle. By so doing, we preserve our varied cultural heritage, facilitate lifelong learning, and inspire our students and faculty to question, contemplate, and engage.

DU IMPACT 2025 Unit Alignment

Review Unit goals, and how they align with the overall strategic goals of the University of Denver.