In December of 2014, I announced that the University was embarking on a strategic planning process under the leadership of chair Susan Lozier (Nicholas School of the Environment) and vice chair Noah Pickus (Kenan Institute for Ethics/Sanford School of Public Policy). A strategic planning steering committee was named and charged with gathering broad community input on the direction of Duke’s academic mission, developing a white paper from that input on which the Duke community will comment, and then formalizing a strategic plan that will guide the university in the years ahead. The first phase of the process – the listening phase – was conducted over the spring semester. The committee worked diligently to solicit input from various constituencies across the campus through meetings and meals. My thanks to everyone who has participated in the process thus far.
The committee has assembled the information it has collected and is now working to create a document of key themes, which will be shared with members of the Duke community this fall for comment. At that time, information on how to access the document and submit comments will be posted on this site.
I am grateful to the committee for its fine work and look forward to providing the Duke community with the opportunity to read the document and provide comments this fall.
James B. Duke Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology