Visiting Committees

In 1982, the University of Miami Board of Trustees established visiting committees to study various aspects of academic life.  Presently there are 13 visiting committees collaborating with each school and college, the library, and athletics.

Members include trustees and other knowledgeable alumni, industry and community leaders, and distinguished academic scholars and leaders.  The goals of these visiting committees are threefold: i) to provide the dean or unit director with on-going input and feedback on the strategic plan for the unit; ii) to help the school or unit leader to secure the resources necessary for the success of the strategic plan and ensure measurable progress towards the plan’s goals; and iii) to provide the Board and the appropriate Standing Committee with regular updates on the progress of the unit.  Visiting committees meet approximately once a year.