Strategic Plan Implementation

Following up on our marvelous Strategic Plan Convocation, it is time to roll up our sleeves and get to work. The strategic vision for Rutgers University-Newark is not just a statement of our values - it’s a call to action. In addition to continuing and substantial progress on capital development projects that will house creative places and spaces, four immediate action steps are planned for our immediate future, including: 

  • Unit-level strategic planning
  • Seed grant program
  • Study groups
  • Honors living-learning community planning

- Bonita Veysey, Interim Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives

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Update: March 2015

Seed Grant RFP 
Open to all Rutgers faculty and staff

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.”