DRAFT: Five-Year Strategic Goals for the College of Science

– Expand Academic Experiential Learning to Create a Distinctive Scientific Education

– Cultivate World-Leading Science PhD Programs

– Create Distinctive Professional Programs in Science

– Build Excellence in Core Areas of Research

– Become a Model for Interdisciplinary Research Excellence

– Stimulate Impactful Diversity and Inclusion Practices

– Implement Internationalization in Education and Research

– Advance a Safety-First Culture

– Promote and Support a Culture of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

– Construct Social and Professional Networks to Foster Success

Expand Academic Experiential Learning to Create a Distinctive Scientific Education

  • Expand classroom experiential learning to create a distinctive scientific education
  • Provide the opportunity for all undergraduates to be involved in research
  • Increase flexibility for students, and lessen the time to degree
  • Optimize the portfolio of classes for non-science majors
  • Expand and enhance co-op experiences

Develop World-Leading Science PhD Programs

  • Offer five-year, fully-funded PhD programs
  • Develop distinction in experiential PhD education
  • Provide graduate training in and across emerging fields
  • Increase external graduate fellowships and training grants
  • Implement best practices for student mentoring

Create Distinctive Professional Programs in Science

  • Optimize and scale existing programs
  • Develop new programs for emerging markets
  • Leverage Northeastern’s global network to maximize programming
  • Develop Plus One programs
  • Increase flexibility for stackable credentialing

Build Excellence in Core Areas of Research

  • Hire exceptional faculty in areas of strength, impact and emerging excellence
  • Develop core facilities that enhance research
  • Optimize research support in both the development and management stages

Become a Model for Interdisciplinary Research Excellence

  • Promote innovative faculty appointments
  • Facilitate multi-investigator projects and the development of key research centers
  • Build strategic partnerships with companies, hospitals and foundations

Leanne Barrett, S’16, talked about her co-op at the annual College of Science co-op expo. Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

Stimulate Impactful Diversity and Inclusion Practices

  • Recruit and retain a faculty, staff, and student body that reflects the diversity in society and the global differences in cultures
  • Ensure that all faculty, students, and staff feel welcome, included, and supported with equal access to university resources and opportunities
  • Prepare students for fulfillment and success in a diverse society and global community
  • Positively impact the communities in the neighborhoods surrounding our campuses

Implement Internationalization in Education and Research 

  • Make global opportunities for learning and research more accessible and flexible
  • Increase the number of international co-op placements
  • Develop science-centric partnerships with strategic international universities

Advance a Safety-First Culture 

  • Enhance institutional support mechanisms for safe research operations
  • Maintain a high level of worker safety training
  • Develop best practices for safety inspections
  • Implement a comprehensive system of safety incident reporting

Promote and Support a Culture of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

  • Provide opportunities for student involvement in entrepreneurship
  • Support the translation of use-inspired research
  • Develop a culture of continual improvement in college practices and operations

Construct Social and Professional Networks to Foster Success

  • Place alumni as central stakeholders in our mission
  • Develop mentoring and support structures to cultivate a world-class faculty
  • Build dynamic social networks to enhance the student experience
  • Become a premier destination for pre-health programming
  • Optimize communications and marketing both internally and externally

Share your feedback

View feedback