Implementing Our Plan

We're bringing our plan to life.

Through the implementation process, we're putting the Arts & Sciences Strategic Plan into action. This marks the beginning of our efforts to strengthen our foundations, raise our pillars, and launch our signature initiatives.

We'll be sharing milestones, key data, and opportunities for our community to connect and engage as we define this decade of Arts & Sciences.

Recent progress:

  • Announcement of Foundation Team Members and Pillar Champions: This core group of 16 faculty and staff members was selected in April and will begin meeting in early May. Ten foundations team members (two to three per foundation) and six pillar champions (one per pillar) will serve a one-year term and guide implementation outcomes for their appointment area. View the foundation team members and pillar champions in our directory
  • TRIADS recently welcomed two new members to their team, both of whom have expertise in computational engineering and software development. Binghan Zheng and Jessie Walker will assist faculty by implementing software solutions for a variety of tasks including data storage and data visualization, as well as more complex data pipelines and other customized solutions. Learn more about the TRIADS team.  
  • The Center for the Literary Arts is now accepting co-sponsorship applications for campus literary events. Relevant details—along with the application—can be found at the CLA website.

Project Timeline

We are working on the initial phase of our ten-year plan

Preliminary planning

We establish project governance and form the full implementation team. Pillar champions and foundations leads for Year 1 are identified. Signature initiatives kick off their planning process.

Year 1

The implementation team begins the work of identifying efforts and tracking progress. Our signature initiatives launch their initial round of activities.

Year 2

Year 3

Our Team

Meet the faculty and staff leading our implementation efforts and our signature initiatives.

View our implementation team
Wick appointed Dean’s Fellow for Digital Transformation

Wick appointed Dean’s Fellow for Digital Transformation

As dean’s fellow, Brett Wick looks forward to fostering connections and collaborations among faculty working in digital transformation and helping to build the new Department of Statistics and Data Science in Arts & Sciences.

Our preliminary implementation phase

Our initial efforts are focused on the following:

  • Establishing implementation governance and project management structure  
  • Appointing co-directors for our signature initiatives, and recruiting and appointing core teams 

  • Finalizing budgets and timelines for initiatives 

  • Establishing roles and responsibilities for Pillar Champions and Foundation Team Members 

  • Appointing Pillar Champions and Foundation Team Members 

  • Developing a communication plan to share progress with our community