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University-Wide Themes & Initiatives

To enable the greatest leveraging of the multiplicity of our University-wide strengths and resources, the school and unit programs for preeminence will interconnect by and through University-wide themes and initiatives. We have identified several opportunities for such transformational interdisciplinary contributions, and others will be developed:


Theme 1. Strengthening Faculty Distinction

Faculty development

Tenure and promotion

Recruitment and retention


Theme 2. Ensuring Highest Student Quality and Enhancing the Student Experience

Recruitment and financial aid

Engaged scholars

Curriculum and pedagogy

Emory's diverse student scholars will be grounded in the arts and sciences and ready for significant achievement with a portfolio of skills and values tested in community involvement. Students will be challenged to engage the public, address societal issues as they develop the skills and attributes of critical thinkers and citizens.


Theme 3. Creating Community - Engaging Society



Professional and leadership development

Emory will be the preferred employer for faculty and staff and first choice - a destination - for students. 


Theme 4. Confronting the Human Condition and Human Experience

Religions and the human spirit

Race and difference

Global health


Theme 5. Exploring New Frontiers in Science and Technology

Neuroscience, Human Nature and Society

Predictive Health and Society

Computational and Life Sciences

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