Strategic Plan Implementation


Staffing for the New Mission Resources

Staffing for the New Mission Action Team-English (pdf)

Staffing for the New Mission Action Team-Español (pdf)

Staffing for the New Mission Action Team: Preliminary Recommendations (English)

Staffing for the New Mission Action Team: Preliminary Recommendations (Español)

Strategic Plan Implementation Update (April 27, 2015)

This is a great time for us here at Rutgers University-Newark! In the seven months since our Strategic Plan Convocation, the university community already has accomplished a great deal. Thanks to the time and effort of many students, staff and faculty, who have given so much of their time and effort, we are excited now to share progress being made on plans and activities to move forward in addressing our strategic priorities.

On April 22nd, we held two open forums to provide a full update, including reports on:

• Renovations and updates to wifi, classroom and common space,

• Plans for improving the student experience,

• Information on research and scholarship, including the reorganization of our research infrastructure, the Seed Grant program and the Initiative for Multidisciplinary Research Teams (IMRT),

• Recommendations from the Anchor Mission, New Professoriate, Leveraging Our Diversity, and Staffing for the New Mission action groups, and

•   Plans for the Honors Living Learning Community.

The information that was presented is reflected in the slide show available on this website. For some areas, this is the first step in a process of conversation with our Rutgers University-Newark community. For others, particularly renovations and structural plans, you should see changes happening through the summer.

In regard to the action groups, the preliminary recommendations, due to the Chancellor and her leadership team by May 1, will be vetted through the community in accordance with the differing schedules and needs of each of the action groups. For example, the Staffing for the New Mission group will be engaging their volunteer reviewers in the near future, and then expects to present their recommendations in June, while the New Professoriate group plans to engage the deans and the various faculties in longer conversations about recommendations that affect a broad range of concerns, including valuing, assessing and rewarding publicly engaged scholarship and tenure and promotion criteria. As we move forward, I encourage interested students, staff and faculty to engage with the chairs and members of these groups (listed in the slide show) about details and about ways to get involved.

Finally, the announcements of the recipients of the IMRT and seed grant awards are due to be released the first week of May! 


Bonita Veysey, Interim Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives

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May 2015:
RU-N Awards more than $4 Million in Seed Grants

Recipients of RU-N Initiative for Multidisciplinary Research Teams Awards Announced

April 22, 2015:
Open Forum Slideshow

Update: March 2015

Read RU-N's Strategic Plan

System-wide Strategic Planning

Background: The Process



Capital Development Projects

Track the development of 15 Washington, Hahnes Building, and Life Sciences II

Unit-Level Strategic Planning

Over the next few months, the leadership across RU-N will engage their units and each other in conversations about the implications of our strategic vision for their work, to identify specific ways their unit can bring this plan to life.

Seed Grant Program

The Chancellor has dedicated up to two million dollars per year to support an ongoing seed-grant competition focused on addressing specific priorities identified in this strategic plan. An RU-N-wide committee issued the RFP, will evaluate proposals, and recommend the most promising to the Chancellor and Provost for seed funding. Download the RFP and apply now.

Study Groups

Four priority areas have been identified where a deeper kind of reflection on our practices and opportunities is called for: The New Professoriate, Staffing for the New Mission, The Anchor Institution, and Leveraging Diversity

Honors Living-Learning Community

To recognize the ambitions of this strategic vision, the Chancellor’s Office will initiate extensive and intensive conversations across many units and stakeholders as we contemplate a cross-cutting initiative to plan for an honors living-learning community dedicated to the theme of “Local Citizenship in a Global World.”