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Synthesis 2013

Dartmouth Strategic Planning

Guiding Principles

  • Create a compelling and aspirational vision for Dartmouth at its 250th anniversary
  • Identify a clear core of unifying directions and areas of outstanding opportunity
  • Determine a strategy for achieving and implementing the vision
  • Anticipate the most important challenges and opportunities
  • Capitalize on synergies
  • Working together as “One Dartmouth”
  • Ask ourselves “Is this bold enough?”
  • Look inward and outward for creative and innovative approaches
  • Hold ourselves to the highest standards
  • Set specific goals, implementation steps, and metrics for success
  • Ensure ongoing “strategic readiness” and flexibility

You can't be a scientist or even a social scientist without really understanding computing and drawing on the power of computing. Hany Farid, Professor