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Measuring Success

Our progress will be measured in terms of four areas of impact.

This strategic plan enables American University to articulate shared priorities, align activities, clarify decision making, and leverage opportunities around the university’s strengths and assets. 

Areas of Impact

  1. Improve retention and graduation rates
  2. Achieve operational excellence throughout AU
  3. Enhance our reputation
  4. Diversify and grow revenue

Building on Our Strengths

The American University Sine Institute of Policy and Politics in Washington, DC.

The Sine Institute for Policy & Politics is one example of the innovative scholarship at AU.

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AUx ambassadors participate in training.

AU’s Reinventing the Student Experience (RiSE) initiative is already working on improving how students learn.

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Leadership of the President's Council on Diversity and Inclusion and the Student Advisory Council

Our Plan for Inclusive Excellence invests in creating a culture where everyone feels at home at AU.

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