Office of the Provost | Strategic Planning Priorities

In 2007-08, Case Western Reserve University engaged in a campus-wide process to chart its future. Through dozens of meetings and individual conversations, our institution developed a collective sense of the kind of place it aspired to be - and the measures required to realize those ambitions.

The resulting document, Forward THINKING, articulated core values, identified academic priorities and committed to improved essential services. It acknowledged that the university simply cannot pursue every promising idea. Success demands discipline. The university must invest time, energy and resources in those areas most likely to distinguish it in the coming years. To that end, our community agreed to build on existing strengths and emphasize interdisciplinary collaborations.

As important as strategic planning is, execution matters more. Case Western Reserve University made significant promises, and the challenge now is to develop them into programs that translate to concrete progress.

University Priorities

Interdisciplinary Alliances [+]

"We will establish powerful alliances and enrich our core strengths."

The centerpiece of the university's strategic plan, "Forward THINKING", is its emphasis on building interdisciplinary initiatives. The plan identified several cross-cutting areas of existing or potential strength in research and scholarship that address topics of broad importance to society and present opportunities for distinction. In a very short time it has become obvious that exciting and unique opportunities for distinction exist at the interfaces of these Alliances. Learn more.

Faculty, Staff and Student Life [+]

Improve compensation/financial aid/stipend levels, advising/mentoring, leadership development, diversity

Internationalization [+]

Expand study abroad, develop new partnerships, promote diversity, enhance revenue streams

New Models for Doing Business [+]

Improve compensation/financial aid/stipend levels, advising/mentoring, leadership development, diversity

Office of the Provost

The Office of the Provost is located in Adelbert Hall, Room 216

Please call 216.368.4346 to request an appointment with the Provost.

Forward Progress

Forward Progress is a quarterly newsletter from the Office of the Provost. Read the newsletter

The organizational chart details the administrative structure of the university. View the chart (PDF)

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Contact The Office of the Provost

Provost and Executive Vice President: 216.368.4346
Executive Assistant to the Provost: 216.368.4346
Deputy Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs: 216.368.1610
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education: 216.368.4389
Executive Assistant to the Deputy Provost: 216.368.1610
Secretary of the University Faculty: 216.368.4316
Special Assistant for Appointments, Promotion, and Tenure: 216.368.4342
Department Assistant:216.368.4389

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