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Strategic Plan 2013-2018

In March 2012, Drexel University College of Engineering officially announced the start of a strategic planning process that will produce, by early 2013, a Strategic Plan laying out the College’s vision and goals for the next five years. To lead this effort, the College established a Strategic Planning Committee (SPC), with representation from each of Engineering’s academic departments, staff, students and selected faculty of other Drexel colleges.

The Dean of the College of Engineering, Dr. Joseph B. Hughes, has charged the Strategic Planning Committee to lead a rigorous and thoughtful process with the goal of crafting a transformative yet achievable vision for the College’s future. Dean Hughes has insisted that the planning process be open, transparent and highly inclusive — one that gathers ideas, perspectives and suggestions from across the College and University.  Hence, the SPC invites and encourages feedback from every member of the College’s community and many outside of it — students, faculty, professional staff, administrators, alumni, employers and members of the larger Philadelphia and national engineering and technological community.

This website describes numerous ways for the College community to engage with the strategic planning process. The site will provide frequent updates on the work of the SPC. At selected points, drafts or pieces of the emerging Strategic Plan will be posted here for review and comment. It will provide a schedule of the many in-person opportunities for input (departmental meetings, “town hall” sessions, etc.)  And throughout the planning process, the feedback page (see navigation bar) will be available for anyone who wishes to share ideas, comments, recommendations or critiques directly with the SPC.

The College’s strategic planning process has the full support of Drexel University President John A. Fry and is being facilitated by strategy consultants Anthony Knerr & Associates (AKA). With their support and guidance, but more importantly with the broad participation of its entire community, the College of Engineering will immerse itself in a vigorous process of debate and discussion and reach consensus on a dynamic vision of its future and strategies to achieve it.