University of Rochester

Rochester Review
January–February 2014
Vol. 76, No. 3

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The University's Strategic Plan 2013–2018

University Objectives and Goals for 2018
sp5TEACHING: Russell Peck, the John Hall Deane Professor of Rhetoric and Poetry, meets with Lillian Dickerson ’13, an English and music major. (Photo: Adam Fenster)

We unequivocally are committed to being an institution that emphasizes the greatest possible quality in our academic, clinical, professional, and creative arts programs consistent with cost efficiency. We seek to be:

One of the nation’s leading research universities

Our fundamental objective is to strengthen our position as one of this nation’s leading research universities. At Rochester this means strength not only in research, but also as a university that is strong in liberal arts undergraduate education, professional training in the schools of business, education, medicine and nursing, outstanding clinical care throughout our health system, and commitment to the creative arts exemplified by the Eastman School of Music.

A top University priority will be the creation of the Institute for Data Science, the expansion of data science faculty and programs across the University, and the construction of a new data science facility.

We will implement a University Research Strategic Plan to strengthen the vitality of the research mission at the University. Among other topics that will be addressed by the plan will be Research Foundations for a Healthier Society; Light and Sound; and Energy and the Environment.

We will emphasize improving infrastructure and renovating classrooms, laboratories, and library space to provide our faculty, students, and staff with state-of-the-art facilities.

A University that Emphasizes Quality Education

We will continue to strengthen undergraduate, graduate, and professional education.

sp5CARE: Stanley Schaffer, associate professor of pediatrics, talks with Tacarra Colquitt and her daughter, Kennedy Smith, at Golisano Children’s Hospital. (Photo: Adam Fenster)

A university known for improved health care

We will improve health care for our community through transformative approaches to clinical care that are nationally recognized.

sp5SERVICE: Preservice teachers Teresa Long and Claire Winchester ’13 and Rochester school children Katelyn Doucet (left) and Isaiah Hepburn (right) collect water samples for a Warner School summer science camp project. (Photo: Adam Fenster)

A university known for service to the community

We will strengthen our service to our community and society.

We will successfully complete our capital campaign

We will successfully complete our capital Campaign by June 30, 2016, raising a minimum of $1.2 billion, achieving each of our specific Campaign goals, including support for students and faculty, while increasing the membership of the George Eastman Circle to 3,300, and achieving a higher sustainable level of annual giving that continues after the Campaign.

We will develop fully sustainable financial models

We will more fully implement sustainable financial models for our University, the Medical Center, and each school.