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Seeds of sustainability

Pamela Matson, dean of Stanford University’s School of Earth Sciences, told UD audiences that “use-inspired research” can aid in the transition to environmental sustainability.
A new problem-solving approach

Thought Leader Speaker Series

On Monday, September 29, the first presenter in UD’s Thought Leader Speaker Series, President Patrick Harker, told an audience of about 200 that “It’s not business as usual.”
Spotlighting higher education's future

Delaware Will Shine

University of Delaware’s Class of 2018 received a rousing Blue Hen welcome during the third annual Twilight Induction Ceremony.
Class of 2018 Welcomed

A New View of Sustainability

A growing population. A changing climate. The need to harvest more food from an acre of land. A new team approach aims to reduce environmental impacts while improving livelihoods and well-being.
Be part of the conversation

Excellence in Equity in Education

America’s “melting pot” has long been its strength—how can we promote greater participation for underrepresented groups in the sciences and engineering and support academic excellence for all?
Listen to a fresh perspective

A calendar of upcoming events.Constituent Group Meetings

Members of the Strategic Planning Executive Committee and Working Groups will meet with more than 70 constituent groups this fall to share information about the planning process, to engage in discussions about the UD of the future, and to invite your participation in upcoming presentations, town halls and teach-ins. Get involved!


arrowBoard hears presentation on strategic plan, Class of 2019

May 12, 2015

arrowDraft strategic plan available for review

April 8, 2015

arrowProvost Grasso discusses strategic plan, Title IX, other topics

March 13, 2015

arrowThought Leader talk by Earl Lewis, Mellon Foundation president, postponed due to snow

March 4, 2015

arrowEarl Lewis, Mellon Foundation president, to lecture on future of higher education

February 18, 2015

arrowDelaware Will Shine working groups provide new concept papers for review

February 3, 2015

arrowModels for New American Research University working group reports progress

December 17, 2014

arrowSTAR Campus, diversity, strategic plan initiatives discussed at board meeting

December 10, 2014

arrowProvost’s town hall covers strategic planning, online learning, race and equality

December 5, 2014

arrowStrategic planning working group meeting set Nov. 18

November 17, 2014

arrowConstituent group meetings engage variety of perspectives

November 11, 2014

arrowStanford dean touts ‘use-inspired research’ to solve environmental problems

November 11, 2014

arrowNov. 5: Newark community meeting—Community invited to share suggestions for UD strategic plan

October 27, 2014

arrowOct. 30: Matson to present two talks on higher ed’s role in environmental sustainability

October 14, 2014

arrowExpert says US. must address diversity in higher ed to maintain leadership

October 14, 2014

arrowFaculty, staff, students gather for town hall with provost

October 9, 2014

arrowStrategic planning town hall: Working group to explore new American Research University

October 7, 2014

arrowUD President Harker says it’s not ‘business as usual’ in the face of change

October 1, 2014

arrowRice’s Tapia to present Thought Leader talk on ‘Diversity Crisis in Higher Education’

October 1, 2014

arrowStrategic plan working group seeks feedback on draft recommendations, core values

September 25, 2014

arrowSept. 29: UD President Harker to speak on higher education’s future

September 17, 2014

arrowMeet with the provost in open town hall

September 10, 2014

arrowYour thoughts needed for ‘Delaware Will Shine’ Community Ideas blog

September 10, 2014

arrow‘Delaware Will Shine’ picks up momentum

September 4, 2014

arrowUniversity’s new strategic planning website now online

August 11, 2014

arrowCommunity engagement task force issues report; commission formed

July 24, 2014

arrowFaculty-driven self-study to examine UD’s general education goals

July 14, 2014

whitearrowCampus invited to learn about Strategic Planning Initiative at May 29 town hall

May 27, 2014

arrowTown hall launches University-wide effort; second town hall set for May 29

May 15, 2014

arrow Class of 2018, strategic planning efforts previewed at board meeting

May 14, 2014

arrowProvost to kick off University’s Strategic Planning Initiative, May 12 and 29

May 7, 2014

arrowProvost Grasso discusses strategic planning during UDARF luncheon talk

March 20, 2014

arrowProvost announces strategic planning executive committee

February 26, 2014

arrowLetter from the Provost

February 26, 2014


Coming Events


Earl Lewis, President, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

lewes“Why Learn: In Search of Higher Education’s Future”
November 3
Roselle Center for the Arts
Earl Lewis, a distinguished social historian, has championed the importance of diversifying the academy, enhancing graduate education, re-envisioning the liberal arts, exploring the role of digital tools for learning, and connecting universities to their communities. Lewis formerly was the provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Emory University, the highest-ranking African American administrator in the institution’s history. He has authored or edited several critically acclaimed books and two book series, including The Young Oxford History of African Americans and American Crossroads. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


Pamela Matson
Pamela Matson,
Dean, School of Earth Sciences, Stanford University

Sustainability transition
October 30, 2014



Richard TapiaRichard Tapia,
Director, Center for Excellence in Equity in Education, Rice University

Diversity crisis in higher ed
October 13, 2014


Provost GrassoMeet with the Provost

Town hall
October 9, 2014



Grasso2UD President Patrick Harker

Higher Education’s Future
September 29, 2014


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