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Bothered excellence—an exuberant restlessness of mind and soul, both Fordham’s distinctive advantage and our gift to the world.

Joseph M. McShane, SJ

A Plan to Implement Fordham's Strategic Priorities
2020-2025

At Fordham, strategic planning is an integrated enterprise. Both the University as a whole and each of its schools and divisions are working on exciting initiatives that meld our Jesuit mission and identity with the needs of the contemporary moment.  In 2019, the Board of Trustees accepted and endorsed a University-wide strategy for the period 2020-2025.

Advancing Bothered Excellence orients Fordham toward innovative forms of education, both inside and outside the classroom, accentuates our work in the sciences and associated fields, facilitates the work we do alongside our local communities, and enables us better to share with the world what makes Fordham distinctive.

The goals in Advancing Bothered Excellence emerge out of the six priorities of the University Strategic Framework, which Fordham adopted in 2016 and which continues to guide our planning today.  We invite you to explore how the University and all of its constituent areas are working together to achieve a new standard of excellence.

GOAL 1: HOLISTIC STUDENT DEVELOPMENT

Fuse tradition with innovation in order to prepare students eager and able to reshape the world.

Related strategic priorities:
Teaching and Learning Infused with Ethics and JusticeA Global PerspectiveA Diverse and Inclusive CommunityA Strategic and Agile Institution

GOAL 2: STEM PLUS

Excel across the natural, the applied sciences, and associated fields to responsibly engage 21st-century technologies to advance the human condition.

Related strategic priorities:
Teaching and Learning Infused with Ethics and JusticeStrategically Focused ResearchA Global PerspectiveA Strategic and Agile Institution

GOAL 3: WALKING WITH OUR COMMUNITY

Walk with our surrounding communities by building mutual partnerships, creating new knowledge, and providing broader access to a Fordham education.

Related strategic priorities:
Teaching and Learning Infused with Ethics and JusticeStrategically Focused ResearchThe Inspiration and Challenge of New York CityA Diverse and Inclusive CommunityA Strategic and Agile Institution

GOAL 4: NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION

Become nationally and internationally known as a model urban Jesuit research university.

Related strategic priorities:
A Global PerspectiveA Strategic and Agile Institution

Teaching and Learning Infused with Ethics and Justice Strategically Focused Research The Inspiration and Challenge of New York City A Global Perspective A Diverse and Inclusive Community A Strategic and Agile Institution