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‘Leading With Distinction’ Steering Committee, Thematic Groups Announced
Implementation of “Leading With Distinction,” Syracuse University’s academic strategic plan, is now underway. As with the creation of the plan last year, the implementation process is supported by individuals from all areas of the University community.
Under the direction of Vice Chancellor, Provost and Chief Academic Officer Gretchen Ritter, a steering committee has been convened to guide the implementation process and ensure accountability in addressing major institutional commitments outlined in the plan. Provost Ritter is the chair of the committee.
In addition, five thematic groups have been formed to focus on key aspects of the plan: curricular; diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility; research transformation and STEM expansion; enrollment innovation; and veterans. Each thematic group is led by a chair and a lead or co-leads, who also serve on the steering committee.
The steering committee and thematic groups are inclusive of faculty, staff, students and administrators.
“‘Leading With Distinction’ reflects deep engagement from our University community. I am grateful to the individuals who are serving on the steering committee and thematic groups for their continued commitment to the plan and its successful implementation,” Provost Ritter says.
Members of the steering committee and thematic groups are listed on the academic strategic plan website. The site also includes the full text of “Leading With Distinction,” and will be updated throughout the implementation process.