WOU’s Strategic Goals
Preserve and enhance academic distinction Build a distinctive, first-choice, comprehensive university that is widely recognized for its high-quality academics; strong programs; high-caliber students, faculty, and staff; and exceptional and diverse learning experiences.
|1-1||Establish rigorous standards and assessment measures for quality of teaching and student learning experiences and success. Implement programs to achieve standards and recognize outcomes.|
|1-2.||Support public relations efforts that create a positive perception of WOU and its programs and enhance academic distinction and expectations, both internally and externally.|
|1-3.||Review and revise Liberal Arts Core Curriculum in coordination with new directions determined by the strategic planning process.|
|1-4.||Reexamine funding priorities and find new avenues of support for academic programs, infrastructure, and scholarships.|
|1-5.||Establish and support exceptional and diverse living and learning communities and experiences.|
|1-6.||Encourage and support distinctive and innovative programs and delivery methods which respond to the changing needs of students and society.|
|1-7.||Establish and support visiting faculty programs.|
Achieve student centeredness Create a supportive, personalized and responsive environment that prepares students for continued university, career and life success.
|2-1.||Create an environment in which student success is paramount and is a responsibility shared by everyone at WOU.|
|2-2.||Offer and support quality academic programs that are flexible and innovative and are responsive to the needs of a diverse student body and society.|
Support learning with a coordinated system of academic and non-academic programs, processes and resources.
|2-4.||Ensure that student advising is consistent, accurate, timely, personalized and collaborative.|
|2-5.||Enrich the learning community with engaging experiences, activities and environments that contribute to a successful and fulfilled citizenry.|
|2-6.||Enhance academic knowledge with practical experiences including mentoring, internships, research, service learning and independent studies.|
|2-7.||Implement and support technological applications for personalized and efficient student-centered transactions.|
Acquire and keep diverse and distinguished people Increase the recruitment and retention of outstanding and diverse students, faculty and staff.
|3-1.||Increase access to and availability of financial support for students.|
|3-2.||Maintain and enhance support mechanisms for students.|
|3-3.||Advance the means to increase salaries of faculty and staff to competitive levels.|
|3-4.||Increase flexibility of responsibilities, job assign- ments, workload and scheduling.|
|3-5.||Improve support, recognition and reward of quality performance.|
|3-6.||Develop academic and non-academic programs to promote diversity and meet the needs of all, especially non-traditional and minority students, staff and faculty.|
|3-7.||Encourage greater participation in and advance-ment of programs that facilitate understanding and the exchange of people and ideas in international, multicultural and cross-cultural arenas.|
Focus on meeting cross-unit needs Provide an efficient and reliable infrastructure that meets physical, human, technological and financial needs.
|4-1.||Create an infrastructure that enhances quality of life and encourages social interaction on campus and within the local community.|
|4-2.||Provide quality facilities to meet the instructional, technological and communication needs of the campus.|
|4-3.||Provide efficient services by streamlining systems, communications and organizational procedures.|
|4-4.||Increase cross-disciplinary and inter-institutional cooperation and collaboration.|
|4-5.||Develop a systematic and inclusive approach to improving the campus infrastructure.|
Develop and promote a cooperative internal and external environment Enhance communication, collaboration and understand-ing among students, faculty, staff, administration, alumni, and local and global communities.
|5-1.||Utilize market research and campus-wide participation to develop a public relations plan to promote the goals of the university.|
|5-2.||Establish collaborative partnerships linking community and professional individuals with related campus units.|
|5-3.||Serve as a resource to the surrounding communities, region and state.|
|5-4||Create a working environment that fosters open communication and recognizes both individual and collective contributions.|
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