Our strategy for enhancing Academic Excellence includes plans to hire 40 new full-time faculty members, and continuing to strengthen support for all faculty across the college through faculty development, internal grants, support for external grants, teaching support, and other means.
Our three-year civic engagement program with artist-in-residence Daniel Beaty, led by the Elma Lewis Center, is a vital part of our commitment to civic engagement.
As part of our strategy for Internationalization and Global Engagement, we are partnering with Berklee College of Music to offer Emerson students the opportunity to study at Berklee's brand new international campus in Valencia, Spain.
Our Innovation strategy will include the development of online learning opportunities
in graduate and professional studies with the long-term goals of incorporating innovative technologies into our classrooms and launching online master's degrees and certificates.
Our strategy for ensuring Financial Strength and stability includes revenue-generating activities and enhanced fund-raising. In August 2013, Emerson launched its fundraising campaign for our Los Angeles campus.
Building on the Strategic Plan (PDF) developed by the Emerson community and adopted by the Board of Trustees in 2011, and informed by our understanding of national conversations about higher education as they pertain to Emerson, we have identified five strategies for achieving our objectives:
- Academic Excellence
- Civic Engagement
- Internationalization and Global Engagement
- Financial Strength
These strategies support our core values, objective, and vision for the College.
As we implement these strategies, we are guided in all of our work by a central assumption: that our excellence as a college is tied to the diversity of people, ideas, and activities that together constitute the fabric of our daily lives on campus. The College’s “Inclusive Excellence” initiative (built on foundational work by the Association of American Colleges and Universities) infuses our thinking about each of our strategic priorities and our vision for the College.