5P1 Setting Directions Conducive to High Performance, Individual Development and Initiative, Organizational Learning, and
Western sets directions through an active interdepartmental group of campus
decision-makers and processes (8P1, 8P7, 8P8).
Short- and long-term strategies are described in 8C2,
while 8P3 outlines the institution’s
planning process. Western’s coordination and alignment of planning
processes with overall institutional strategies and action plans are explained
In 2004, Western created the Western
Institute to expand upon the services Western provides the community and the region. The Institute includes all educational and research outreach activities of Western, including continuing and distance education, workforce development, extended campus programs, conferences and special programs, and several emerging faculty research/creative activity centers.
The Citizen-Scholar model of student education is the foundation of student development on the Western campus. Students are involved in leadership activities and applied learning experiences designed to prepare them for professional work and community service.