Clarkson@125: the University Strategic Plan for 2014-2021, is a renewed commitment to Clarkson University’s ongoing evolution to excellence that recognizes, celebrates and builds on our achievements. A Clarkson education emphasizes the creation of knowledge for developing practical, sustainable solutions to today’s problems and the commercialization of those solutions to create social and economic wealth. In looking ahead to milestones that will define Clarkson at its 125th anniversary in 2021, Clarkson's evolving strengths and vision for the future intersect precisely with the needs of our technologically driven society. We urgently need to extend our momentum and place our strategic bets in those areas that turn our accomplishments into enhanced reputation and resources, and that continue to prepare our students for remarkably successful careers.
During the next eight years, we will double down on key objectives launched in the last decade to raise our academic excellence and the engagement of our students and alumni. Clarkson University has the education that students need now to compete for the best jobs, and has a research portfolio that helps American companies drive innovation. The Evolution to Academic Excellence plan (2003-2013) put Clarkson on a national stage as a tremendous value for students and their future career success, expanded our alumni network and generated a measurable buzz around a vision to develop a new entity in higher education. The result of study and contribution from across the institution, Evolution to Academic Excellence provided the foundation for Clarkson's Schools of Engineering, Business and Arts & Sciences to develop individual strategic plans integrated with the overall goals of the University as well as consistent with their own unique challenges, opportunities, and accreditation standards. Other University units followed suit with integrated strategic operating plans to embody excellence in all priority areas and accelerate the vision of Evolution to Academic Excellence, as well as support and service the academic enterprise.