UC Merced 2020 Visioning and Change Alignment Process

The 2020 Visioning and Change Alignment Process is a campuswide initiative that will help shape the future of UC Merced.


UC Merced's Challenge

UC Merced has made incredible progress over its first ten years. But as we begin our second decade, big changes lie ahead: 

  • Enrollment will approach 10,000 students
  • Significant numbers of additional faculty 
  • New buildings will double the physical size of our campus
  • Increases in the number of staff to accommodate campus growth 

Chancellor Leland and campus leadership believe that if UC Merced is to successfully adapt to these changes, we will require a clear, memorable, campuswide vision that describes what it will be like to teach, learn and work at UC Merced as we move toward 2020 and beyond.

Campus Visioning Summit:
 Thursday April 21st, 2016
8:30 am - 4 pm
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Past Events

In-person Staff Summit
Tuesday, March 8, 2016

8:30 am – 4:30 pm 
Gallo Gymnasium

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Virtual Summit Gathering for Staff
Tuesday, March 8 

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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In-person Faculty Summit
Wednesday, March 9, 2016

9:00 am – 5:00 pm
California Room

Invitations extended to Faculty by the Provost. 

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Virtual Summit Gathering for Faculty
Wednesday, March 9 

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Online Access from your desktop computer
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Asynchronous Summit

For five days, the presentations and major thematic questions were made available through a customized online tool to enable meaningful contributions at a time convenient for you. Online login access was open between March 21st and April 4th. 



Learn more about our Facilitators

This process is being graphically facilitated by The Grove Consultants International, leaders in this field.  

Project Timeline and Resources

More resources on the overall Change Alignment Process and its Timeline.