Strategic Plan: Together Duke

Strategic Plan: Together Duke

Together Duke, our university’s new academic strategic plan, was approved in May 2017 and is now in the process of being implemented university-wide. The university’s overarching vision for the next decade is to “grow, connect, and empower diverse and inclusive communities of excellence to enhance the creation, delivery, and translation of knowledge for a rapidly changing world.” We will attain this vision through programming and activities that support three core themes, outlined below. Duke’s strength is that its most enduring success, and most exhilarating innovations, have come from the ideas conceived, nurtured, and implemented by our community. Together Duke captures these ideas for our time.

Visit the Together Duke website to view the full plan, as well as the history, goals, and current initiatives.

Theme 1: Inquiry and Discovery

We will:

  • renew our emphasis on fundamental inquiry and discovery across campus
  • provide faculty with new avenues of support for research
  • invest in technologies and research spaces to allow world-class science to flourish at Duke
  • extend collaborative efforts, constructive criticism, and community input

Theme 2: The Duke Opportunity

We will:

  • provide all students a transformative educational experience
  • promote the wider application of the best pedagogical innovation
  • adopt models for collaborative learning across all University learner platforms
  • create an ethos of community-based learning that can be extended to all scholarly inquiry across the campus
  • ensure all students have the right to inclusion, respect, agency, and voice in the Duke community

Theme 3: Global Engagement, Locally Grounded

We will:

  • address issues that cross borders while strengthening our traditional emphasis on place-based engagement
  • work with local communities across the globe to meet 21st-century challenges
  • inform work on related problems at local, national and global levels
  • embody engagement as a two-way street, in which society and the academy learn from mutual encounters