Goal II

Academic and Research Excellence

The Florida State name and an FSU degree should command respect and open doors around the world. FSU’s reputation for excellence is rooted in the quality of our academic programs and research, and raising our profile in this regard takes concerted, significant investment on many fronts at once: attracting and retaining top faculty talent; becoming a destination for the brightest graduate students; encouraging high-impact interdisciplinary inquiry; and developing innovative teaching strategies. To serve the needs of our students, our scholars, and our state, we will ensure that FSU is synonymous with breakthrough thinking in every respect.