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Development of a New Vision, Mission, and Strategic Plan

During the 2021-2022 academic year, the Central Washington University community will work collaboratively and inclusively to develop a new Vision, Mission, and Strategic Plan. Our Vision will be aspirational and provide direction for where we want to go as a university. The Mission statement will capture the essence of who we are and why our work matters. And, importantly, the Strategic Plan will provide the roadmap for getting us to our aspirational vision.

In order to achieve this ambitious goal, a Steering Committee comprised of members from all employee groups and the student body will guide our work. The Committee will offer regular opportunities for engagement through surveys and open forums and will share their work on this website. While feedback will be sought from our university community throughout the process, and while our many different representative organizations will have the opportunity to provide an endorsement of the final work, the Executive Leadership Team and the Board of Trustees are responsible for the final approval of the new Vision, Mission, and Strategic Plan.

Your participation will be essential for this process so that the Vision, Mission, and Strategic Plan are communally owned. We look forward to hearing from you!

Steering Committee



Facilitator

Jim Wohlpart
President

Steering Committee Membership

Elvin Delgado
Former Faculty Senate Chair
Jonathan Henderson
Exempt Employee
Missy Davis
Classified Employee
Madeline Koval
Undergraduate Student
Jessica Murillo-Rosales
Alumni Representing Graduate Students
Jeff Stinson
Provost's Council
Jennifer Dechaine
Academic Department Chair Council
John Vasquez
Student Success
Lauren Hibbs
University Centers
Laura Dahlby Nicolai
Athletics
Sigrid Davison
Equity
Wendy Iwaszuk
Foundation Board / Alum

Committee Charge

The Steering Committee will facilitate the process of developing a new Vision, Mission, and Strategic Plan for Central Washington University, with regular input and feedback from the university community and from the Executive Leadership Team (ELT). The work will begin with deepening our understanding about Vision and Mission Statements and Strategic Plans and analyzing various examples and then will occur in two phases, some of which may be conducted through subcommittees.

Approximate Timeline

Phase I – Vision and Mission Statements

Developing an initial survey, reviewing and synthesizing the results, and creating initial draft Vision and Mission statements (3-4 statements each)

Developing a campus feedback process that will be collaborative and inclusive for the draft statements

Using the results from the campus feedback process to develop a single draft Vision and Mission statement, and

Gathering final feedback on these statements (which may occur in Phase II).

  • Phase I Timeline: Vision and Mission Statement
    • September 1-17 – Review Vision and Mission statements
    • September 20 - October 1 – Develop campus survey
    • October 4 -15 – Administer campus survey
    • October 18 - November 12 – Develop draft Vision and Mission statements
    • November 15 - December 3 – University feedback process
    • December 6 - 17 – Revise Vision and Mission Statement

Phase II – Strategic Plan

Developing an initial survey, reviewing and synthesizing the results, and creating initial draft Strategic Plan Goals and Objectives

Developing a campus feedback process that will be collaborative and inclusive for the draft Goals and Objectives

Using the results of the campus feedback process to develop revised Goals and Objectives, and

Gathering final feedback on these statements.

  • Phase II Timeline: Strategic Plan
    • January 10 - 28 – Develop the survey
    • January 31 - February 11 – Administer the survey
    • February 14 - March 11 – Develop draft Strategic Plan Goals and Objectives
    • March 28 - April 22 – University feedback process
    • April 25 - May 20 – Revise Vision, Mission, and Strategic Plan
    • May 23 - June 3 – Final feedback process on Vision, Mission, and Strategic Plan

Roles and Responsibilities


Review and Feedback

  • Faculty Senate
  • Associated Students of CWU
  • Exempt Employees Association 
  • Classified Employees Association 
  • Alumni Board
  • Foundation Board
  • Provost’s Council
  • Academic Department Chairs Council
  • Board of Trustees
  • Local Community (Commissioners, City Council, Mayor, Superintendent, etc.)

Endorsement

  • Faculty Senate
  • Associated Students of CWU
  • Exempt Employees Association 
  • Classified Employees Association 
  • Provost’s Council
  • Academic Department Chairs Council

Final Revision and Approval

  • Executive Leadership Team
  • Board of Trustees