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Provost’s Office
Priorities and Initiatives

The Office of the Provost has established priorities and initiatives in support of Drexel’s Strategic Plan 2030: Designing the Future, aimed at maximizing Drexel’s research impact, igniting a culture of innovation and making the Drexel community a more equitable place for all, among other priorities.

Climate & Sustainability

Strengthen the University’s institutional climate commitment, promote a culture of climate action and pursue sustainability leadership as a partner to nonprofit, governmental and local organizations.

Continuing Education & Lifelong Learning

Develop a centralized infrastructure to grow continuing education opportunities, equip lifelong learners with market-sensitive, interdisciplinary skills and meet the changing needs of industry partners.

Culture of Innovation

Through synergistic and interdisciplinary collaborations, catalyze a culture of innovation to better serve students, faculty, staff and external partners with a reimagined, adaptable approach to higher education.

Curricular Innovation

Work with faculty to redefine the program review process to stimulate market-sensitive, interdisciplinary curricula and programs; develop core competencies and expand infrastructure to support collaboration.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Implement strategies to recruit and retain diverse faculty, assess potential biases and inequities in tenure and promotion processes, and advocate for curricular and pedagogical initiatives related to DEI.

Drexel Global

Establish Drexel University as a hub for global connections and an incubator of culturally aware graduates by scaling up partnerships and integrating global engagement as a key component of a Drexel education.

Research Impact

Expand the creation of new knowledge and solutions by catalyzing impactful research partnerships, prioritizing existing and emerging areas of excellence and building transdisciplinary research clusters.

Strategic Partnerships

Build and strengthen comprehensive external partnerships that unite academics, research, community and global engagement to address societal challenges, enhance research and scholarship and grow experiential learning opportunities.

Sustainable Budgeting

Build a multi-year academic investment plan that aligns with Drexel’s academic, fiscal and research priorities in support of the 2030 Strategic Plan. Complete revisions and full implementation of RCM model.

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