Enhancing Health

Thanks to a seed grant supporting Penn State strategic priorities, University researchers hope to realize the promise and potential of big data to advance biomedical research by creating a Digital Collaboratory for Precision Health Research.

Transforming Education

A select cohort of Penn State faculty is investigating dynamic models for student engagement, breaking through traditional classroom instruction and redefining the meaning of transformative education.

Driving Digital Innovation

A group of Penn State researchers is developing a system — WearIT — utilizing wearable devices as tools to help individuals battle addiction.

Stewarding Our Planet’s Resources

A National Science Foundation grant totaling $1.2 million over three years has been awarded to researchers at Penn State and Cornell universities who are exploring how to most efficiently separate water into hydrogen and oxygen, so hydrogen can be collected and serve as a sustainable fuel source.

Advancing the Arts and Humanities

Projects by students at Penn State Behrend support local artists and cultural organizations.

Our Commitment to Impact
The Pennsylvania State University’s Strategic Plan for 2016 to 2020


December 4, 2018:  Town Hall on Strategic Plan rescheduled for January 23

December 3, 2018: Infrastructure and Support committee seeks ideas for Strategic Plan seed grants
Committee on Infrastructure and Support is offering to review short concept papers for Cycle4

November 5, 2018:  Fourth cycle of proposals sought for strategic initiative seed grant funding

October 30, 2018:  Enhancing Health Forum to showcase University Strategic Plan progress
Committee on Enhancing Health update on Strategic Plan progress. View the presentation slides here.

October 11, 2018: Advance feedback offered on strategic initiative seed grant funding proposals
Committees on Transforming Education, Driving Digital Innovation, Advancing the Arts and Humanities are offering to review short concept papers for Cycle4

July 23, 2018: Advance feedback offered on strategic initiative seed grant funding proposals
Committees on Advancing the Arts and Humanities, Driving Digital Innovation, offering to review short concept papers

May 21, 2018: Proposals sought for strategic initiative seed grant funding
Third cycle of funding presents an opportunity to engage with the Transforming Education Committee

May 18, 2018: Seed grants support 10 additional strategic initiative pilot programs
Funded initiatives emerged from second cycle of RFP process
Read summaries of all funded initiatives here.



Penn State’s University-wide Strategic Plan

During the past four decades, strategic planning has paved the way for Penn State to be recognized as one of the world’s great research universities. Penn State’s current strategic plan, titled “Our Commitment to Impact,” establishes and elucidates the University’s priorities and goals through 2020. The complete text of the plan is published on this website, along with content that explains how the plan is being implemented. Visit the Events page to learn more about upcoming opportunities to learn more about and engage in the strategic plan implementation process.