During the November 2022 Town Meeting, President Marty Schmidt ’81, Ph.D., outlined a process to develop the university’s next strategic plan, Rensselaer Forward. The plan, which will guide Rensselaer for 10 years following the bicentennial in 2024, will address foundational issues across all portfolios — operational excellence and capital renewal — and have significant impact on the future of Rensselaer as one university.

The President has committed to developing Rensselaer Forward through a robust and inclusive process. It is important that we capture ideas from the entire community and create an opportunity for collaborative engagement. Use this idea bank to share your ideas.

The vision for Rensselaer Forward includes five areas of focus:




Regional Engagement

Welcoming and Inclusive Environment

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