2021 Arts & Sciences Strategic Planning

Arts & Sciences is embarking on a comprehensive school-level strategic planning effort,  aligned with the University's strategic planning effort. Our five-phased approach will help ensure an inclusive and interdisciplinary process that will identify an exciting set of strategic goals that build upon the foundational pillars and themes identified by our University’s leadership. Our aspiration is to be a global model of a school of arts and sciences in three key dimensions:

  • A world-class research enterprise that fosters discovery and innovation
  • A first-rate liberal arts college that prepares students to change the world
  • A diverse and inclusive community where all faculty, staff, and students can fulfill their potential

The success of Arts & Sciences' strategic planning hinges on thoughtful, authentic engagement with our entire community. We invite you to learn more about the process and share your thoughts and ideas throughout the coming months.


An Audacious Moment

"To chart the future of our school is an immensely exciting opportunity, and to do it successfully, we need all hands on deck." -Dean Feng Sheng Hu

Washington University launches strategic planning process

Washington University launches strategic planning process

I believe this is a pivotal moment for Arts & Sciences, and I am hoping that the 2020s will go down in WashU history as the decade of Arts & Sciences. Our strategic planning process will be a critical step forward in articulating our vision and garnering the resources and support we need.

―Feng Sheng HuDean of Arts & Sciences