Monday, April, 9th, 2018 Research and Scholarship Strategic Plan
Members of the Tufts Community,
Tufts is a university dedicated to producing the highest levels of research and scholarship (R&S). R&S are core to our identity and mission–to learn, produce knowledge, and contribute to society–and are foundational to our commitment to being a student-centered research institution.
Securing our strengths and planning our future in R&S requires ideas and efforts from all parts of the University. It also entails a deep understanding of Tufts’ capabilities, areas in which we can improve, and the opportunities and challenges we face. Finally, it takes thoughtful planning to implement the vision for Tufts R&S in the years ahead.
We have asked Simin Nikbin Meydani, vice provost for research, to lead this R&S planning effort on behalf of the University. We have asked her to consult widely and develop R&S priorities that Tufts should consider in making long-term decisions.
Strategic planning is not a routine or frequent undertaking. Ideally it is carried out periodically and looks several years into the future. Following on T10—the University-wide strategic plan approved in 2013—Tufts schools and centers have been conducting their own strategic planning using T10 as a guide. This Tufts R&S planning is intended to build on, not supplant, these school/center efforts, or to prescribe R&S priorities for them. Rather, we’re aiming at overarching, long-term, University-wide priorities that will support our schools and centers. We look forward to your full participation, suggestions, and innovative ideas as we embark on this journey.
| Anthony Monaco
Former Provost and Senior Vice President