WCSU Covid-19 Information Fall 2021

Strategic Plan : WCSU 2017-2024 Strategic Plan Summary

Goals of the Strategic Plan

Goal 1: Create, strengthen, and enhance programs and curricula that are responsive to the needs of a diverse community of learners.

Good progress
  1. Develop support services that address both cognitive and non-cognitive areas for all students, including first-generation and/or under-prepared students.
  2. Develop academic programs and supports for adult learners to expand our recruiting options and better serve the regional needs for continuing and advanced education.
  3. Develop student-centered scheduling practices to insure timely degree completion and an efficient use of resources.
  4. Increase participation in international exchange programs to support both WCSU’s commitment to intercultural competence and a widely recognized high-impact practice.
  5. Support applied learning opportunities including research, innovation, performance, and service to support connections between curriculum, community, and careers.

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Goal 2: Develop and implement processes, facilities, and support services to meet the needs of a diverse campus community.

Near completion
  1. Develop administrative and support processes that are effective and efficient and available at times and in places that students are likely to access them.
  2. Advance advising practices that are student-centered and specific to the needs of a diverse student population.
  3. Support career development from admission to post-graduate placements.
  4. Develop a student-centered plan for facilities and food service that meets the needs of a diverse community of learners.
  5. Support faculty scholarly activity by strengthening and streamlining access to university-based resources and providing administrative assistance to apply for and manage external grants.

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Goal 3: Create a sense of campus community and pride.

Work needed
  1. Strengthen online and on ground student engagement.
  2. Create a vibrant co-curricular environment with events and activities that are attractive to the varied disciplines and goals of our student population and surrounding community.
  3. Improve opportunities for engagement among faculty and staff.
  4. Strengthen sense of community via multi-platform communications.
  5. Increase/ strengthen pride.

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Goal 4: Create a distinct identity.

Work needed
  1. Celebrate and promote the importance of faculty scholarly activities as part of the WCSU brand.
  2. Examine the viability and purpose of designating individual programs as Signature Programs.
  3. Develop the Western brand and publicize through sustained marketing efforts.

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Goal 5: Create a self-sustaining financial model.

Fair progress
  1. Create a plan to evaluate academic, support, outreach, and administrative programs.
  2. Create greater efficiencies and affinities in Institutional Advancement.
  3. Redesign the functions of Alumni Relations to have alumni interacting with current students and working to enhance the mission of the university.
  4. Align the efforts of the University Planning and Budget Committee (UPBC) with the plan to evaluate programs.

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