Tufts University HQ

aka Tufts University   |   Medford, MA   |  www.tufts.edu

Mission

Tufts is a student-centered research university dedicated to the creation and application of knowledge. We are committed to providing transformational experiences for students and faculty in an inclusive and collaborative environment where creative scholars generate bold ideas, innovate in the face of complex challenges and distinguish themselves as active citizens of the world.

Ruling year info

1932

Principal Officer

Dr. Anthony P. Monaco

Co Principal Officer

Mr. David R. Harris

Main address

Ballou Hall

Medford, MA 02155 USA

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EIN

04-2103634

NTEE code info

University or Technological (B43)

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The Institute for Global Leadership

Tufts' Institute for Global Leadership is an incubator of innovative ways to educate learners at all levels in understanding difficult and compelling global issues. Our goal is to develop new generations of critical thinkers for effective and ethical leadership, who are able to comprehend and deal with complexity, to bridge cultural and political differences and to engage as responsible global citizens in anticipating and confronting the world's most pressing problems.Activities during the most recent academic year: 194 speakers brought to campus, ranging from Iraqi Kurdistan's Speaker of Parliament to the executive director of the Center for Systemic Strategy and Complexity at the Naval Postgraduate School48 individual public events6 multi-day forums79 students participating in research projects, research and conferences in 27 countries, from Libya to Cuba 59 international students from 8 countries participating in Tufts Initiative for Leadership and International Perspective 49 cadets and midshipmen from the 3 US Service Academies attending the EPIIC symposium 8 social enterprises in Guatemala, India, Uganda, Morocco, Tanzania, Nicaragua, and Armenia supported by Empower 6 multi-year, student sustainable development projects: Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, India, and Uganda 11 Dr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award recipients, including Muhammad Yunus and Steven Pinker 2 photojournalism workshops: Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota and Myanmar/Burma

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Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE) is an interdisciplinary university-wide institute that initiates, facilitates, and promotes environmental education, research, and outreach toward a sustainable future. Tufts offered environmental classes in the curriculum as early as 1962, long before most other universities saw the need for such programs. This history of environmental education has prepared Tufts well to meet the current demand for creating environmental leaders. In this time of great momentum and change in the global community concerning environmental and human issues, environmental literacy is incorporated across all of Tufts's schools and colleges.

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The goal of our project is to engage high school students with the science behind their real world experiences. To do this, Tufts scientists and Boston Public School (BPS) teachers are collaborating to bring together the content knowledge and pedagogical skill needed to design a curriculum based on 'the great diseases'. Through support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) we have developed a collaborative learning community between Boston Public Schools teachers and Tufts Medical School scientists who are collaborating to build novel inquiry-based, differentiated curricula for Biology II students focused on the 'Great Diseases' that impact global health. Starting with Infectious Disease and moving onto Neurological Disorders, Metabolic Disease, Cancer and Heart Disease, the curriculum challenges students to think critically and to participate in problem solving about current scientific concerns. Each curriculum lasts about 6 weeks.

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Tufts University's Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching, a division of the Office of the Provost, is a central resource for schools on all three Tufts campuses. We strive to promote teaching innovation and support teaching-related initiatives, while collaborating and coordinating faculty development initiatives between campuses. The Center's three main goals are to: Provide professional development opportunities in the form of seminars and workshopsOffer individual consultations for faculty on teaching, assessment, and evaluationProvide electronic and print resources to support faculty programs

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This signature graduate program provides students with the interdisciplinary perspective and tools crucial to managing water-related problems locally, nationally and globally. WSSS students take courses in three core areas and participate in cross-cutting seminars. Student in the Research Track work on interdisciplinary, problem-focused projects in one of six research fields. Students in the Practicum Track complete a Professional Interdisciplinary Experience and participate in a special WSSS Research Practicum. Upon completion of the program, students receive a Certificate in Water, in addition to their applicable graduate degree.

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Accreditations

New England Association of Schools and Colleges 2013

Affiliations & memberships

Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) 2000

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Tufts University's Strategic Plan represents the influence of faculty, students and staff from across the university, as well as alumni, trustees, advisors, community partners, parents and friends. Through the synthesis of these many perspectives, four strategic themes emerged. We see these themes not as independent pillars upon which Tufts rests, but as mutually reinforcing components that form the basis for a strong, interconnected, sustainable Tufts. The four strategic themes, which embody the core of Tufts' vision and mission and will be the primary focus for Tufts over the next 10 years, are as follows: 1. Foundational Initiatives. In addition to the fundamental assertions that motivate the strategic plan, seven essential foundational initiatives were identified that respond directly to critical challenges facing higher education and are essential to the success of the additional strategic themes. 2. Enabling and Integrating Transformational Experiences. Tufts is committed to providing every student with ample opportunities for transformational experiences, both within and beyond the classroom, that are meaningful and integrated with his or her broader Tufts experience. Faculty and staff must also have enhanced access to resources that will allow them to better enable transformational experiences for students and for themselves. We have identified several initiatives that will advance these goals. 3. Engaging and Celebrating Commonalities and Differences. Tufts is committed to achieving the promise of a diverse and inclusive community, curriculum and research portfolio, infused with a myriad of local and global, historical and contemporary, complementary and divergent perspectives. The initiatives identified under this strategic theme will advance our goals, in part by boldly confronting critical challenges that too often are ignored. 4. Creating Innovative Approaches to Local and Global Challenges. Tufts thrives on embracing complex issues and marshaling the capacities of our unique constellation of schools to envision innovative approaches to evolving local and global challenges. The initiatives identified under this theme will advance our goal of using educational, research, entrepreneurial and applied opportunities to generate positive short and long-term impact on one another and the world. Collectively, these four strategic themes and the many associated initiatives will serve as a guiding light for Tufts University.

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Operations

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Tufts University

Board of directors
as of 3/31/2016
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Board co-chair

Mr. Peter R. Dolan

ChildObesity180

Term: Nov 2013 -


Board co-chair

Mr. William R. O'Reilly

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, LLP

Term: Nov 2013 -

Thomas Alperin

National Development

Robert Bendetson

The Cabot House

Betsy Busch

Tufts University School of Medicine

John de Jong

Boston Mobile Veterinary Clinic

Jeannie Dieffenderfer

Volunteer

Daniel Doherty

Eastern Real Estate LLC

Laurie Gabriel

Volunteer

Steven Galbraith

Volunteer

Steven Goldstein

University of Michigan

Michael Gordon

Vinik Asset Management LLC

Diane Hessan

Communispace

Varney Hintlian

Prospectus LLC

Deborah Jospin

sagawa / jospin

Brian Kavoogian

Charles River Realty Investors

Jeffrey Kindler

Paragon Pharmaceuticals

Deborah Knez

Knez Family Charitable Foundation

Ellen Kullman

DuPont

Ioannis Miaoulis

Boston Museum of Science

Anthony Monaco

President, Tufts University

Jeffrey Moslow

Goldman Sachs

Kathleen O'Loughlin

American Dental Association

William O'Reilly

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, LLP

David Rone

Time Warner Cable

Hugh Roome

Scholastic International

Andrew Safran

Deutsche Bank

Janice Savin-Williams

Williams Capital Group, L.P.

Neal Shapiro

WNET.org

Tina Surh

New York University

Jonathan Tisch

Loews Corporation

Teri Volpert

Volunteer

Gloria White-Hammond

Bethel AME. Church

James Wong

Paulson & Co.

John Bello

South Beach Beverage Co.

Elizabeth Gross

Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

Bruce Grossman

Dillon Hill Capital, LLC

Elyse Newhouse

Philanthropist

Peter Kamin

3K Limited Partnership

Diana Lopez

The Port Authority of NY and NJ

E. Fung

JP Morgan, Private Banking Asia

Peter Dolan

ChildObesity360

Steven Karol

Watermill Group