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.
- 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
- November, 2016: President Christopher L. Eisgruber and Dean of the College Jill S. Dolan have posted a response to the Report of the Task Force on American Studies
- November, 2016: President Christopher L. Eisgruber and Provost David S. Lee have posted a response to the Report of the School of Engineering and Applied Science Strategic Planning Task Force
- October, 2016: The Task Force on General Education has posted a report and is soliciting feedback.
- October, 2016: President Christopher L. Eisgruber has posted a response to the Report of the Task Force on Sponsored Research
- September, 2016: President Christopher L. Eisgruber, Provost David S. Lee, and Executive Vice President Treby Williams have posted a response to the Report of the Task Force on the Residential College Model
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