School engineers strategic plan from wide input

March 5, 2004 1:29 p.m.

In an effort to launch their academic enterprise into the very highest national ranks, leaders at Princeton's School of Engineering and Applied Science have held 11 two-day workshops, taken ideas from nearly 800 participants, brainstormed with outside experts and compiled reports that lay out scores of possible initiatives and opportunities.

And they want more.

Now six months into its strategic planning process, the engineering school is soliciting further input to refine the ideas that have emerged so far and shape them into a final plan, which is scheduled to be completed this semester. The reports from the 11 workshops are available online .

In addition, engineering dean Maria Klawe and other leaders of the strategic planning process are traveling the country to host four "mini workshops" aimed at informing alumni of their efforts and soliciting further input. The regional visits are taking place in Boston, Seattle, San Jose and Washington, D.C. (For details and times, see the above Web site.) They also are holding one-on-one talks with many faculty members throughout the engineering school.

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