Transforming Education

The Student Engagement Network (SEN) is making significant progress in program development to drive transformative learning.

Enhancing Health

A Penn State professor and her colleagues are developing an app that can predict your psychological state using data from smartphones and wearable health monitors.

Stewarding Our Planet’s Resources

Penn State Schuylkill students conducted environmental research in Costa Rica through the University’s CHANCE program, “Connecting Humans through Nature and Conservation Experiences.”

Advancing the Arts and Humanities

Projects by students at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, support local artists and cultural organizations.

Driving Digital Innovation

“Robots and Their Role in Society,” a new course offered through the Penn State Office for General Education, will explore the growing impacts of robots and artificial intelligence.

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

Coming Thursday, December 20: Webinar on RFP Process for Strategic Initiative Seed Grants

Strategic Planning at Penn State

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. Since the 1980s, Penn State has engaged in such planning to strengthen its ability to make careful, informed choices, and to allocate resources according to evidence, judgment, and strategic priorities.

Penn State’s current plan, titled “Our Commitment to Impact,” establishes and elucidates the University’s priorities and goals for the five calendar years from 2016 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 the strategic planning forums held earlier this year at University campuses throughout the Commonwealth.