In February 2016, Princeton University issued a strategic planning framework that identifies key goals and major priorities for the University that will serve as a guide for allocating University resources and prioritizing new initiatives. The framework is a major milestone in a strategic planning process that has been organized around a set of key questions about challenges and opportunities facing the University.
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Princeton encourages faculty and senior staff to pursue new initiatives and opportunities that will advance the quality of instruction, enhance intellectual resources, and/or contribute to knowledge. Such projects may require funding beyond what is available through the University budget. To support external funding efforts, the University will review and prioritize projects, and, in many cases, assist in their success by making available the resources of University Advancement.
Advisory Councils play an important role in assessing the mission and effectiveness of academic departments, and in advocating on behalf of those departments. Advisory Councils can provide excellent opportunities to engage alumni and other interested prospective donors in the work of academic departments, many of whom bring professional or a vocational expertise. When alumni and other potential donors serve as participants on Advisory Councils, it may create opportunities to educate them regarding the financial needs of the department, ask for their support and/or enlist them as fundraising volunteers on behalf of the department. The Office of Development works to advise departments in planning fundraising initiatives, and to engage alumni and others as potential donors. Please contact the Office of Development prior to any fundraising activity.
The Special Task Force submitted its recommendations in May to President Eisgruber, who has issued his response. The University has funded and begun implementing the task force's recommendations.
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Princeton University has nearly 400 classrooms — a significant number. The Classroom Design Committee convened for the express purpose of examining the effectiveness of the design of these classrooms for teaching needs in both traditional and emerging modalities of learning on campus.