Members of Drexel’s faculty are working on a new strategic plan to be implemented in 2012 with the goal of improving the university as a whole, President John Fry announced via email May 12.
The Drexel University Strategic Plan: 2012-17 is being coordinated by Fry, his senior vice presidents, Provost Mark Greenberg and Vice Provost Janet Fleetwood, and is set to launch in early 2012.
Fry has begun holding open forums with different University constituencies, aiming to address the opportunities and challenges the University will experience in the near future.
In addition, he has called upon various task forces to focus on specific areas of improvement, such as academic quality and innovation, research, student life and community partnerships.
In the email announcement sent to students, Fry further explained the value of the “five broadly representative” task forces.
“Each task force has been charged with elucidating the essential, game-changing questions that face higher education, and Drexel, in the coming decade and beyond,” Fry wrote.
The reports from the five task forces are due later this month and will provide the necessary data for phase two of Fry’s comprehensive plan.
“Faculty, professional staff, and students will then work together to solidify Drexel’s vision for the future and take the next important step toward refining our goals and the strategies for achieving them,” Fry wrote.
Phase two calls upon additional task forces to create a strategic agenda for how to implement findings, estimate costs and assess data.
“By next winter, our year-long efforts will culminate in the dissemination and launching of the [strategic plan],” Fry wrote.
For more information about The Drexel University Strategic Plan: 2012-17, visit the strategic planning website.