When UMKC adopted its first master plan for the 21st century in 2002, it was guided by the principles of unity and community. University leaders sought to ensure that all voices were heard. Input was gathered at open campus meetings with the Faculty Senate, Student Government Association, Staff Council and Facilities Advisory Committee. Looking outward, UMKC leaders met with more than 100 key community constituent groups. Surveys were conducted, forums were held, and advisory and steering committees were consulted.
The master plan that resulted was an in-depth study of how campus space could best be used to further UMKC’s strategic goals. The master plan was revised in 2005 and 2008 in a process that continued the broad internal and external public input. The 2014 update again builds on its predecessors in defining the future vision for the UMKC campus.