In February 2016, Princeton University issued a strategic planning framework that identifies key goals and major priorities for the University and that will serve as a guide for allocating University resources and prioritizing new initiatives. The framework is a major milestone in a strategic planning process that has been organized around a set of key questions about challenges and opportunities facing the University.
- February, 2017: President Christopher L. Eisgruber has posted a president's letter: The State of the University, February 2017 (.pdf)
- January, 2017: President Christopher L. Eisgruber and Provost David S. Lee have posted a response to the Report of the Woodrow Wilson School Self-Study and Strategic Review Committee
Letter from the President
In January 2014, the Trustees of Princeton University launched a strategic planning process to guide the University as it makes choices about how best to pursue its teaching and research mission. The goal of this process is to create a flexible, iterative and practical framework for allocating University resources and prioritizing new initiatives.
The strategic planning process is organized around four "key questions," each of them with many important subsidiaries.
- How best can Princeton sustain teaching and research excellence that makes a difference in the world?
- What new academic initiatives should Princeton pursue to address long-term issues of fundamental importance?
- What must we do to make service central to the mission of the University?
- How can Princeton enable more undergraduate and graduate students to contribute to the world?
For more information about strategic planning at the University, I invite you to browse the information on this website and ask that you return often, as information will be updated as planning proceeds. I look forward to providing periodic public updates on our work and I encourage members of the University community to share questions, comments or ideas throughout the process.
All best wishes,
Christopher L. Eisgruber '83