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University Strategic Plan - NorthWEstern WILL

Northwestern's Strategic Plan, NorthWEstern WILL, builds on our current strengths and focuses our energies and resources on the most pressing issues that we are distinctively positioned to address. The structure of the plan encourages multidimensional approaches to achieving significant goals in four areas, or pillars, critical to the University's future.


The Pillars

Discover

Discover

We will work together through research and innovation to create solutions to problems that will improve lives, communities, and the world.

Integrate

Integrate

We will, more than ever before, integrate student learning with experiences in the world beyond the classroom.

Connect

Connect

We will close the gap between intentions and outcomes to connect individuals from widely diverse backgrounds and life experiences to a truly inclusive community.

Engage

Engage

We will, through strategic partnerships, engage locally, nationally, and internationally to heighten our global impact for the greater good.