Noah Pickus to help lead new Duke academic strategic planning committee

Duke University Provost Sally Kornbluth announced a committee to craft a new academic strategic plan for the university. She has chosen Noah Pickus, Nannerl O. Keohane Director of the Kenan Institute for Ethics, as the committee’s vice chair. The committee will be chaired by Susan Lozier of the Nicholas School of the Environment.

We anticipate this to be an 18-month process that will engage a number and variety of stakeholders — faculty of course, but also students, staff, alumni and others interested in Duke’s future success and impact.  I have asked Susan and Noah to lead a committee that will solicit input from throughout the university…[to define] the overarching themes we should consider for Duke, and for higher education in general.  That will be followed by a year of intense analysis, debate and consensus-building, with the goal of delivering a new academic strategic plan by summer 2016.