Building on the Strategic Plan developed by the Emerson community and adopted by the Board of Trustees in 2011, and informed by our understanding of national conversations about higher education as they pertain to Emerson, we have identified five strategies for achieving our objectives:

  • Academic Excellence
  • Civic Engagement
  • Internationalization and Global Engagement
  • Innovation
  • Financial Strength

These strategies support our core values, objective, and vision for the College.

As we implement these strategies, we are guided in all of our work by a central assumption: that our excellence as a college is tied to the diversity of people, ideas, and activities that together constitute the fabric of our daily lives on campus. The College’s Inclusive Excellence initiative (built on foundational work by the Association of American Colleges and Universities) infuses our thinking about each of our strategic priorities and our vision for the College.