• The planning process will be open and inclusive.
    We will engage individuals across the campus and our broader communities. After consultation with deans, the Faculty Senate, the Staff Advisory Council and other groups, we will convene a Strategic Plan Steering Committee composed of faculty, students, staff and alumni, and in turn launch individual working groups to concentrate specifically on some of the plan's key elements.

  • In the coming weeks and months we will conduct multiple open forums to provide information and updates and hear your thoughts about the university's future.
    We also will provide online opportunities to learn more about the process, and to submit comments electronically.

  • This process allows us to reflect upon lessons learned from the past five years, and to consider how we best can make CWRU competitive among comprehensive private research universities.

University Mission

Case Western Reserve University improves people's lives through preeminent research, education and creative endeavor.

We realize this goal through:

  • Scholarship that capitalizes on the power of collaboration.

  • Learning that is active, creative and continuous.

  • Promotion of an inclusive culture of global citizenship.


We aspire to be recognized internationally as an institution that imagines and influences the future.

Toward that end, we will:

  • Support advancement of select academic fields as well as new areas of Interdisciplinary excellence.

  • Provide students with the knowledge, skills and experiences necessary to Become leaders in a world of rapid change and increasing interdependence.

  • Nurture a community of scholars who are cooperative, collegial and committed to mentoring and inclusion.

  • Build on our relationships with world-class health care, cultural, educational, and scientific institutions in University Circle and across greater Cleveland.

Core Values

  • Academic excellence and impact

  • Inclusiveness and diversity

  • Integrity and transparency

  • Effective stewardship