The Innovation Task Force will host showcases for the new round of ideas on April 23 and 25. RSVP to hear an update about the ITF's progress and weigh in on the new ideas.
Video from Foggy Bottom Phase V Showcase
Giving Back to Military and Veterans
A wide range of educational programs for military personnel and veterans, graduate certificates in sustainability leadership and organizational ethics, executive education for international judges and expanded unpaid leave for employees are the phase five initiatives green-lighted for implementation by GW’s Innovation Task Force. Implementation planning for the new programs will begin in the coming months.
“We are very excited about the initiatives that have come from phase five,” said Dave Lawlor, senior associate vice president for finance and co-chairman of the ITF steering committee. “This round we are innovating service. With the huge focus on military and veterans, we have before us the chance to give back to members of the military in a very practical way. I am looking forward to seeing how these important initiatives develop and mature in the months ahead.”
According to Mr. Lawlor, GW’s mission to enhance educational programs for military personnel and veterans aligns perfectly with the university’s longtime tradition of service. “Surveying educational programs for military personnel and veterans, it became clear to us that competitive private institutions can do much more to meet their unique needs,” he said. “Those who have served our country deserve great attention and service as they pursue their educational and career goals, and GW is uniquely positioned to make a difference.”
The ideas selected by the ITF have a variety of benefits for the students, faculty and staff of GW.
Investment in Academic Planning Tools
Commitment to Sustainability
Change Awareness and Management
New Academic Programs
Improving Academic Advising
Attract and Hire New Research Faculty
*Some initiatives will not reach maturity until FY16 or FY17.
A total of $54M has been identified and will be available to be spent for FY15 and each year thereafter. At maturity, the equivalent of $75M has been identified.
By the end of FY13 a cumulative total of $34M will have been invested or be available to be invested.
$17M will be invested in FY13 and has been made available for investment in ITF.
Investments are budgeted to occur in the following areas:
Columbian College - Additional Faculty
Columbian College - Advisors
Columbian College Graduate Teaching Assts.
Elliott School Advisors
SMHS, SPHHS and SON reinvestment
Engage in the Innovation
The Innovation Task Force is seeking creative ideas to improve and strengthen our academic and business operations to be even better.
GW is fortunate that, thanks to prudent planning and investment, we have not faced the financial hardships currently affecting other universities. This situation gives us a unique opportunity to continue enhancing the excellence in everything we do. In fact, precisely because we are a strong university in good financial condition, it is an opportune time to analyze our operations in a fresh manner to seek new means for pursuit of our mission. Download Printable PDF