All initiatives must first demonstrate feasibility and sustainability over the long term.
Consistency with Vision
Initiatives most likely to contribute to our standing as an enterprise of national distinction should be preferred over others.
Priority should be given to those initiatives with the most potential to fundamentally and qualitatively change our understanding or approach to biomedical research or medical practice.
Initiatives that have a positive impact on community health and well-being in Worcester, Central Massachusetts, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, or the world should be given priority.
Priority should be given to those initiatives that build upon our individual organizations' distinctive strengths and attributes, which will set us apart from other academic health sciences centers.
Degree of Integration
Initiatives that involve substantial linkages across missions and/or unify interests among multiple constituencies should be given preference.