3I2 Setting and Communicating
The strategic planning process (Category
Eight) at Western is extensive and inclusive. Preparation for a new strategic plan includes months of intensive open meetings that include students, staff, faculty, administration, community members and other stakeholders. This process results in agreed-upon goals, objectives, action plans, and specific targets for improvement. Each unit on campus creates its own plan with operational strategies specifically aimed at fulfilling the campus-wide goals. Significant funding supporting these measures is a component in this process. Individual unit plans are reviewed annually and are available on Western’s website.
Figure 3.12 reflects the results of strategic planning, consultancies such as recruitment and retention, and unit planning.
Western communicates improvement priorities and results through several means:
Annual Progress Report on the Strategic Plan
- Presentations and publications to community organizations, alumni and other stakeholders
- Reports to and from Western’s Board of Governors
- The President’s State of the University Address
Figure 3.12 Improvement Priorities
numbers of better
prepared students, students with the
high school core
average ACT scores of incoming
qualify for the
high schools to
programs to attract
students with high
recruitment days for
and their families.
Develop point of
entry and process
for responding to
identified in SSI on
safety and security.
provided by LEMAP
and other key