Strategic Plan Committees Release Interim Reports

All members of the university community are urged to review the reports and provide feedback to advance GW.

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January 27, 2020

The George Washington University’s four faculty-led strategic planning committees on Friday released interim reports synthesizing months of community-generated ideas for GW’s future.

The interim reports include draft principles, metrics and recommendations for the four areas in which the university is focused: world-class faculty, high-quality undergraduate education, distinguished and distinctive graduate education and high-impact research.

Read the Interim Reports

The release of the interim reports marks a mid-point in the yearlong process to develop a strategic plan to guide the university’s direction over the next five years. Committees are requesting, by March 6, more community feedback, which will inform final recommendations submitted in May and before the strategic plan is presented for Board of Trustees approval in June.

Updates throughout the process will continue to be shared with the GW community over the spring semester, including at public forums with the committee chairs and Provost Brian Blake. The university will share details about the events as they are confirmed.

Information on the plan’s progress also will be shared each month at Faculty Senate, during February’s special meeting of the Faculty Assembly and at the February and May Board of Trustees meetings. A detailed timeline is available on the strategic planning website.

After the university formally launched the strategic planning process in September 2019, committees comprising faculty, students and staff began meeting, gathering information and holding public forums to collect feedback from as many members of the university community as possible. Hundreds of GW community members have attended forums and submitted comments and ideas online.

Committees also have collaborated closely with the Faculty Senate and its committees as well as the Board of Trustees-led Strategic Planning Task Force, providing status reports and other updates.

For more information on the strategic planning process and to share feedback, visit the strategic plan website.

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Strategic Planning Committees Give Updates at Faculty Senate

December 16, 2019

The chairs of four faculty-led committees presented on their current achievements, preliminary recommendations and next steps.

University Launches Formal Strategic Planning Process

September 16, 2019

President Thomas LeBlanc discussed the plan’s framework and path forward, and announced committees comprising faculty, staff and students who will help craft the plan.