GSAS Strategic Planning Committee
In fall 2016, Fordham University initiated a three-year project to develop a Continuous University Strategic Planning (CUSP) process, resulting in the “Strategic Framework for Fordham's Future” that forms the guidepost for the University in imagining how to prepare and, when necessary, reinvent the University to ensure we remain on the frontlines of civic discourse—fulfilling our essential commitment to transformative teaching, research, and service the years ahead.
In its second year, this initiative focused on local planning by academic and administrative units. The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, through its Strategic Planning Committee (SPC), undertook focused strategic planning processes to delineate our school’s goals and specified the initiatives to accomplish them—all guided by and aligned with the University-wide Strategic Framework. In the second year, we transitioned to a new approach for the planning and budgeting process, which by year three will fully integrate local and University-level strategic planning, and align resource allocation with institutional priorities.