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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.
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 are linked to one or more of these themes. Overall, the initiatives set forth in Vision 2021 will create a more unified undergraduate educational experience, enhance research initiatives, especially those with a cross-disciplinary approach, and expand GW’s contributions to the local, national, and global community.
In the next few months, task forces will be chartered to begin the implementation phase. These groups will focus on clusters of actions such as those that contribute to a more unified and rigorous undergraduate experience and those that enhance cross-disciplinary research.