Vision 2021

Students in University Yard

Vision 2021: A Strategic Plan for the Third Century of

The George Washington University

The GW Board of Trustees unanimously approved a new strategic plan for the university at its May 2013 meeting, capping an 18-month planning and development process that involved members of every sector of the GW community. The plan provides a framework for transformational progress over the next decade.

Four Major Themes Drive Future Growth

Vision 2021 centers on four themes: innovation through cross-disciplinary collaboration, globalization, governance and policy, and citizenship and leadership. Actions and initiatives in the plan link to one or more of these themes. Overall, the initiatives set forth in Vision 2021 will create a more unified undergraduate educational experience, spark new research, and expand GW’s contributions to the local, national, and global community.

In the coming months and years, the Office of the Provost will organize working groups to develop and implement the plan's major initiatives. Faculty, students, and staff will serve on these groups. The groups will focus on clusters of actions tied to key goals, such as creating new opportunities for cross-disciplinary programs. As Vision 2021 gains momentum, this plan will shape GW's future.

The Strategic Plan

Members of the George Washington University community are invited to view the Strategic Plan (PDF).

Planning for our Future

An Inclusive Process