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  • University Planning

  • Spring 2022 marked the official start of our strategic planning process at The New School. President McBride has charged Provost Renée T. White with leading this process for the community. She is looking forward to this endeavor and is pleased that Lara Penin, Associate Professor of Transdisciplinary Design at Parsons, has agreed to serve alongside me as Co-Chair of the Strategic Planning Process. Given Lara's extensive work across service design, design and social innovation, civic design, and participatory methods, among other areas, she will be a dynamic partner in leading out this important work and Provost White is excited to collaborate with her. 

    When done well, a strategic plan can serve as a touchstone for an institution’s present and a pathway into the future. It should not merely be a document that gets stored away somewhere, never to be seen again. In order to have meaning, the strategic planning process must be carefully thought out, inclusive, and inspiring. Provost White sees our strategic plan as an invitation to a dynamic, campus-wide conversation about the university’s mission, vision, and values, and how these should shape our future priorities and the strategies we use to pursue them. 

    "I know I am asking a lot of you in this journey—upon which we together have embarked—to embrace the full potential and ambitions of our beloved New School…. We will allow ourselves the space and time to think and dream together. The process itself will serve as a shared exercise in healing, trust-building, and galvanizing our community around shared aims."
    - President Dwight A. McBride

    You can read more about the University's Strategic Planning process in this overview document.

  • Strategic Planning Steering Committee

  • Other Major Initiatives

    Below are listed some of the major university planning initiatives currently underway at The New School.

  • Resources

  • President McBride's Video Messages

    President McBride’s recent video messages to the community on the university-wide scenario planning.

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