STRATEGY: Increase professional and graduate student financial support

1.  Launch Chancellor’s Education Fundraising Initiative by April 21, 2012. Completed

2.  Secure between $100M and $140M for education (including $75M to $100M for student aid) by June 30, 2015.

Fundraising efforts ongoing

3.  Complete a comprehensive review of PhD curricula, identify ways to accelerate student progression, and reduce median time-to-degree by 10 percent by June 30, 2014.

Review completed; plan has been implemented to proactively track and case-manage situations where student time-to-degree is of concern

4.  Develop an integrated graduate education, faculty support and research fundraising initiative by Sept. 1, 2012.

Discovery Fellows program launched in 2013

STRATEGY: Develop infrastructure to support new experiential, team-based, interdisciplinary learning models.

1.  Establish Interprofessional Health Education Center infrastructure by Dec. 31, 2012. Completed and work continues to optimize
2.  Develop a business plan for Parnassus and Mission Bay Learning Commons by May 29, 2012. Plan developed, and efforts ongoing to establish a viable business plan
3.  Develop a business plan to integrate and maintain a robust campuswide digital learning environment by March 31, 2012. Plan is drafted, with ongoing efforts to fund the initiative

STRATEGY: Create a learning environment in which our students thrive.


1.  Open the Multicultural Resource Center by June 30, 2012.


2.  Institute comprehensive program to train faculty in the use of technology and develop new technology tools that enhance learning for students by June 1, 2013.



3.  Initiate at least two self-supporting online Masters degree programs and/or certificates by Fall 2014.


School of Nursing’s Master of Science online degree launched in 2013

4.  Create international opportunities for students across three continents by Fall 2013.