FY2019: Year of Structure
We focused on building a strong foundation on which to grow the intellectual and research eminence of the University. Download the Vision 2025 Recap to learn more about our accomplishments to date.
The strategic plan for The Graduate School is called “Vision 2025” as it will serve as our roadmap for the next several years and beyond.
Vision 2025 builds upon existing pillars of The Graduate School and is anchored by the following purpose and mission statements:
The Graduate School enhances Northwestern University’s academic excellence and reputation by providing centralized support to current and prospective graduate students, postdoctoral trainees, graduate faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni. We promote a transformative educational experience for all graduate students and postdoctoral trainees at Northwestern University.
The Graduate School creates and communicates an intentional and adaptable educational infrastructure for a diverse population of graduate students and postdoctoral trainees in an accessible and equitable environment. We advocate for excellent graduate and advanced educational opportunities; cultivate a healthy, diverse, and engaged community; and connect graduate students and postdoctoral trainees with supportive communities and global opportunities.
In order to achieve our purpose and mission, our strategic approach at The Graduate School is to:
Current and prospective graduate students, postdoctoral trainees, graduate faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni with: