University plans 'Ten by Twenty' listening sessions as it looks to the future

President Daniels to participate in more than 50 conversations in early 2020 to hear diverse ideas and perspectives

Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels wants to hear your ideas for the future of the institution.

In a message sent today to faculty, students, staff, and alumni, Daniels announced that he plans to convene a series of listening sessions across the divisions in the first quarter of 2020 to begin charting the course of the university beyond the Ten by Twenty, the bold strategic vision launched in 2013 to steer the institution through the remainder of the decade.

"The ambitious goals we set together [for the Ten by Twenty] were shaped by conversations with more than 1,000 of you, and your ideas and efforts have driven many of our extraordinary successes in the years since," Daniels wrote. "Now, as 2020 approaches, it's time to take stock of how far we have come and to dream together, once again, about the institution's future."

Daniels is working with deans, administrators, and student leaders to plan more than 50 conversations to hear diverse perspectives on the progress that has been made based on the Ten by Twenty's four priorities: One University, Individual Excellence, Commitment to Our Communities, and Institution Building. In his message, Daniels suggested that possible conversation-starters might include the obstacles to meaningful interdisciplinary collaboration; ways to further strengthen the undergraduate experience and doctoral programs; how best to utilize the university's new home in Washington, D.C.; deepening our partnerships in Baltimore; and using financial resources to advance a bold vision for education, service, and discovery.

People can keep an eye out for opportunities and invitations to sessions at their divisions and campuses in the new year and may also request a meeting through the website. In the meantime, feedback is encouraged via the the Ten by Twenty Listening Sessions website or by email to