Strategic Plan

With a discerning eye on Temple's historic mission and a clear understanding of the needs of our rapidly changing world, the faculty and administrators have crafted a comprehensive guide to ensuring Temple's leadership in the 21st century. I invite you to explore the values, principles, goals and achievements of the Academic Strategic Compass and to become part of this great academic enterprise.

Hai-Lung Dai, Provost


This Academic Strategic Plan (Academic Compass) resulted from an 18-month collaborative planning process. The Plan provides an overview of the strategies used to reach our goals during a time when the college landscape is quickly changing. The plan calls for our faculty, staff, students, alumni and the community to work to extend our trajectory, ensuring that the University continues to be a force of vitality and impact, recognized as a leader in higher education across the region, nation and world.


The Temple of tomorrow will be a vibrant international research university that holds close its core values of today, is vested in the community, and is alive with superb faculty and students who are enriching the world. Faculty, students, staff, alumni and the community will transform Temple University by extending our trajectory of progress and ensuring that Temple becomes a force of growing vitality and impact, recognized as a leader in higher education across the region, the nation, and the world.

Core Values

  • Access to excellence and opportunities for success for all students
  • Creation and application of knowledge
  • Ethical, social and community responsibility
  • Cultural and global awareness
  • Investigation, innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Commitment to sustainability