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Strategic Priorities

Provost Kathleen Hagerty is leading efforts to strategically realize the University’s goals for enhancing the undergraduate academic experience, articulating a vision for global engagement, and enhancing the faculty climate and experience throughout their entire lifetime at Northwestern. 

Academic Calendar Advisory Group

Charged with advising on the implementation of approved calendar changes and possible additional opportunities to enhance the Academic Calendar, a faculty-led workgroup concluded this work in 2019. Learn more.

Deans Review Process

To ensure that school strategies are aligned with University priorities and carried out effectively to further enhance Northwestern’s growing prominence and impact, the University has implemented a review process for school deans. Learn more.

Undergraduate Student Lifecycle

An Undergraduate Student Lifecycle Committee that is charged with developing recommendations for change to better support students who identify solely or jointly across first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented minority (URM) identities. Learn more.

Undergraduate Task Force

The Faculty Task Force on the Undergraduate Academic Experience engaged with faculty and student colleagues, School leadership, and administrative leaders across the University to identify opportunities to enhance and strengthen the undergraduate academic experience of Northwestern students. Learn more.

University Resource Planning

The University Resource Planning Process closely ties our institutional priorities and school/unit strategies with our operating and capital resource allocation process. This process is grounded in the pillars of the University’s strategic plan and builds upon the strong foundation of school/unit collaboration with university leadership. Learn more.