In contrast to Harvard and BC planning to physically expand, BU's plan puts more emphasis on hiring faculty, increasing faculty salaries, increasing fundraising (so more financial aid can be given, more endowed professorships can be created, etc.), improving undergrad and graduate education and research.
Page 23 of the report stresses "strengthening and expanding the University’s connections to Boston".
"We intend to continue our long and proud tradition of service-based and professional learning in the city of Boston.This commits us to leading in areas of community engagement such as K–12 education, health-care outreach, and public service. By accomplishing these goals, we will give our students invaluable experiences for contextualizing their classroom education and for service-based learning, in the best tradition of a hands-on Boston University education.
It also commits us to bringing the rich cultural life of this University to our city, including exhibits, lectures, and performances that are open to the community. In recent years we have built or renovated outstanding performance venues,and we are determined to welcome our neighbors onto our campus and into those facilities."