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Help Define Areas of Distinction

Strategic planning workgroup seeks proposals to help focus the University's attention and efforts

March 3, 2010

The strategic planning workgroup "Areas of Distinction: Scholarship, Research, and Creative Work" wants you - faculty, students, and staff - to help define Northwestern's future in excellence.
With strength across a spectrum of disciplines, and increasingly at their intersection, Northwestern is positioned to lead in a number of fields. We have a responsibility to the members of the Northwestern community, to the Chicago region, and to the country to focus our attention and resources on select areas of distinction. Moreover, we aim to identify new areas of distinction with the highest potential impact.
How we identify these areas depends not only on our existing strengths but also on our unique ability to address global concerns and to contribute to global discourse. If you have an idea of what Northwestern should be leading, please fill out the one-page proposal which can be found on the strategic plan Web site.
Distinction Proposals are due by Thursday, April 8 and should be sent to stratplan@northwestern.edu. The strategic planning workgroup will review all proposals in this first round solicitation. Additional information will be requested during a second round consideration process.

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