Emory is not only working to build strong schools and academic, research, and major operating units, but is also focusing attention on five strategic themes, which link to the success of the schools and units and align with one or more of the University's goals. Themes are supported through several initiatives that touch every corner of campus, and are being implemented in concert with the school and unit plans.
The themes leverage Emory's multiple strengths and provide opportunities for positive, transformative impact on Emory's community and the broader world. The strategic themes recognize faculty, student, staff, alumni, community resources and needs, while at the same time delineating an intellectual agenda that drives the reputation of the University.
As indicated in the framework, each theme has three or four associated major University-wide initiatives. Initiatives describe the specific means through which the University will accomplish its goals. Each school, academic, research, and major operating unit is central to the implementation of each of the strategic themes and play a major role in forming and advancing the University-wide initiatives.
Faculty members are a central and essential resource for achieving our vision of an inquiry-driven, ethically engaged, and diverse intellectual community. Through teaching, research, and service, scholars and teachers of all ranks and disciplines leave an enduring imprint on those whose lives the university touches. To strengthen faculty distinction, Emory must invest in and grow its faculty from within. Learn more.
The second theme, Enhancing Highest Student Quality and Enhancing the Student Experience, is about students. Creating and investing in a signature education for undergraduate students is a vital component of the strategic plan, and Emory will produce socially conscious leaders with a portfolio of skills that are proven and value tested in community involvement. Learn more.
Emory will be the preferred employer and first choice - a destination - for staff and faculty. This is the focus of the third theme, Creating Community - Engaging Society. Learn more.
As we look to Emory's future, we are guided by the human past. From the early days of recorded history, human beings have had to reconcile war and peace, beauty and destruction, creativity and chaos, innovation and decline, wealth and inequality, life and death. Learn more.
In the 21st century, science and technology are going to change radically, with dramatic impact on the world and the human condition. Where Courageous Inquiry Leads will address this in three specific ways, expressed as initiatives under the central theme of Exploring New Frontiers in Science and Technology. Learn more.