Based on focus group and interview results, it is clear UMR currently lacks a cohesive identity. The essence and elements are present—a non-traditional institution with multifaceted partnerships, concentrated expertise in the biomedical and technology fields, targeted opportunities that will impact Minnesota and resonate with citizens, community engagement, and cutting-edge research—but UMR needs to crystallize these elements into a whole. The slate is relatively clean when this is coupled with ample room for building awareness and familiarity for UMR’s existence, programs, and purpose. As a result, UMR is in a unique position to create the identity it envisions for its future.
Conway, Tricia; Hagen, Ann; Hill, Andrew; Mullan, Caitrin; Todd, Jeremy.
Positioning Rochester: Identifying Elements That Will Influence and Impact the Positioning of the University of Minnesota-Rochester and Southeastern Minnesota.
University of Minnesota.
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