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Priorities 2021

"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change."
-Charles Darwin
A broad-based campus committee has examined data about The W, reviewed initiatives underway, listened to constituent voices, discussed areas of opportunity, and helped develop focus areas for the near future based on existing and potential strengths of the university. After review by the larger campus community, these priorities are now being adopted to help guide resources and efforts over the next 3-5 years.

 

Academic Excellence

Academic Excellence

Academic Excellence

Academics are at the heart of a W education. Our dedicated faculty, respected in their fields, champion a commitment to teaching shaped by their research, scholarship, and creative expressions.

 

Advancement Excellence

Advancement Excellence

Advancement Excellence

A strength of any institution is the level of engagement with those it serves. At The W, that includes a diversity of constituents: students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends, the community, and elected officials.

 

Community Connections

Community Connections

Community Connections

The W’s unique niche is not confined by geographic boundaries. By serving its communities through programs and partnerships, both locally and globally, the university will continue to communicate its value and explore ways to create significant impact through its areas of strength.

 

Degree Completion

Degree Completion

Degree Completion

The W recognizes that Degree Completion requires recruitment, retention, and support through graduation and into a career. We aim to provide wholistic support for all students throughout their time at the university.

 

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

The W is on a mission to create a welcoming, diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus climate for all. As the university strives to reach the highest levels of academic excellence, it’s also essential that the university foster an environment where all members of the campus community can flourish.

 

Financial Sustainability

Financial Sustainability

Financial Sustainability

A financial model supports the efforts and goals of academics, student services, and the campus as a whole. The W’s mission-driven approach involves clear strategic planning and actions that ensure the ongoing financial health of the University.