The University has developed the Roadmap to Our New Century http://president.miami.edu/roadmap/index.html, which outlines the vision for our future.
The University of Miami's mission is to educate and nurture students, to create knowledge, and to provide service to our community and beyond. Committed to excellence and proud of the diversity of our University family, we strive to develop future leaders of our nation and the world.
We are absolutely committed to freedom of inquiry: the freedom to think, to question, to criticize, and to dissent. We pursue the value of excellence in our research and educational missions with the single-mindedness that only great commitments deserve. We provide our students with the foundations for ethical citizenship and service to others, a respect for differences among people, and a commitment to high standards of thought and communication. We also prepare them for rewarding lifelong careers and imbue in them a continued and permanent desire for the study of knowledge and the search for truth.