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Implementing the Plan

NorthWEstern WILL was developed through an inclusive process engaging faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Implementation of the plan has been similarly inclusive, as the plan's success required input and action from University leaders and the entire Northwestern community.

Because some initiatives benefited from being catalyzed outside of existing structures, a Catalyst Workgroup was created in April 2012. This group was comprised of faculty, deans, and administrators, and played a central role in facilitating the implementation of strategic initiatives that span across the University. Furthermore, the workgroup moved forward priority areas of the plan by addressing strategic issues, identifying potential gaps and overlap in implementation efforts, and tracking progress.

The workgroup was chaired by Sandy Goldberg, Professor and Chair of Philosophy, and was supported by the Office of Change Management and the Office of Administration and Planning.