Emory University’s strategic plan, “Where Courageous Inquiry Leads,” has set our course for the past five years, serving as our roadmap to 2015. During this time the landscape around us has changed dramatically. But we can say one thing for certain about our experience so far: the national economic climate has become thinner, and the terrain of higher education has become rockier, but the constellation of goals by which we are guided remains our true north. We are still headed in the right direction, and we can continue with confidence on the path we have set for ourselves.
How has Emory’s long arc of growth and maturation been sustained and even accelerated over the past five years, as Emory began to implement the 10-year strategic plan forged by upwards of a thousand faculty, staff and students in 2004-2005? With dollars, decisions and daring bets, according to the University’s senior leadership.
Progress of Emory’s 2005-2015 strategic plan is monitored on an annual basis using tools and metrics developed at the onset of the plan, which was updated in 2009. At the mid-point of the 10-year plan, Emory is on track to achieve most of its goals. Here is a status update of strategic plan progress by goal.