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Action Areas

During AY20-21 Provost Agouris identified several strategic areas within the academic mission of the university to explore and develop with the Deans, Vice Provosts, faculty and other partners. The planning undertaken in these areas and resulting actions are intended to focus, guide and advance William & Mary’s academic position over the next few years. These areas include:

Sustainable Curriculum

Developing a sustainable curriculum for each school that ensures William & Mary will continue to deliver education that is impactful, responsive, and pedagogically sound now and into the future. Learn more.

New Programmatic Areas

Advancing William & Mary’s impact by identifying and developing new undergraduate and graduate programmatic areas in evidence-based high demand areas for the workforce and future incoming students, while seeking out new ways of identifying potential students and programs to increase our intellectual and representational diversity.

Research Vision & Future Trajectory

Exploring and expanding W&M’s vision and future trajectory for research as a Carnegie R2 doctoral institution with high research activity.

Inter/Multi-Disciplinary Framework

Strengthening and creating the academic framework for inter/multi-disciplinary teaching and scholarship within and across schools to offer state-of-the-art programs that build on diverse, yet complementary disciplines and leverage W&M’s full potential. Learn more.

Online & Remote Instruction

Expanding our capabilities to deliver high quality online and remote degree and certificate programs to new audiences that further William & Mary’s reach and impact. Learn more.

Data & Analytics Infrastructure

Identifying and creating the data and analytics infrastructure in academic administration needed for evidence-based planning and decision making. Learn more.

Participatory Governance & Input

Encouraging participatory governance and input in resource planning and decision-making to advise the Provost and Chief Operating Officer. Learn more.

Engagement with Academic Administration

Providing opportunities and mechanisms for members of the W&M community to access and engage with academic administration and to add their voices to critical conversation. Learn more.

Academic Leadership Development

Equipping faculty to take on academic leadership roles and enhance organizational capacity at the various administrative levels through professional development and training. Learn more.

Wellness & Wellbeing

Promoting wellness and wellbeing within the academic environment among faculty, students and staff, while examining and addressing the role that academic stress plays in the William & Mary culture.

Washington, D.C. Presence

Enhancing William & Mary's presence in Washington, D.C., including the physical and programmatic expansion of the Washington Center, supported by the strength of our brand and community in the region and thereby extending William & Mary’s influence on the national scene.