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.
To answer these questions effectively, a variety of board committees and campus task forces have been gathering data and formulating recommendations about topics that are important to the planning process. While some of these committees and task forces have completed their reports, others are still hard at work. The University's planning process continues to seek broad input from the Princeton community. Princeton students, faculty, staff, alumni, families and friends are invited to share feedback through an online form available through this website.
- July 2016: President Christopher L. Eisgruber and Provost David S. Lee have posted a response to the Task Force on the Future of the Graduate School report.
- July, 2016: President Christopher L. Eisgruber and Dean of the Faculty Deborah Prentice have posted a response to the Future of the Natural Sciences at Princeton University report.
- April, 2016: President Christopher L. Eisgruber and Dean of the Faculty Deborah Prentice have posted a response to the Future of the Humanities at Princeton University report.
- March, 2016: The Task Force on Regional Studies has posted a report and is soliciting feedback.
- March, 2016: The Task Force on Statistics and Machine Learning has posted a report and is soliciting feedback.
- February, 2016: The Task Force on The Residential College Model has posted a report and is soliciting feedback.
- February, 2016: President Christopher L. Eisgruber, Dean of the Faculty Deborah Prentice and Executive Vice President Treby Williams have posted their response to the Service and Civic Engagement final report.
- February, 2016: The Committee on the Future of Sponsored Research has posted a report and is soliciting feedback.
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