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Strategic Planning Updates

Each month, Strategic Plan Updates provide a discussion of current progress being made in the areas addressed by Western's Higher Values in Higher Education 2008-2018 Strategic Plan. These updates are provided in PDF format.

2014 Monthly Updates

  • April 2014 Update:
    Synopsis:  This month’s Strategic Plan Update provides you with a description of and link to the new Persistence and Completion Academy website, and a courtesy reminder regarding the schedule for annual presentations made by the vice presidents and areas that report to the president.
  • March 2014 Update:
    Synopsis:  This month’s Strategic Plan Update shows how many reports and resolutions presented at the March 28, 2014, Western Illinois University Board of Trustees meeting are directly related to successful advancement of the priorities and goals in Higher Values in Higher Education and the Long Term Plan for Western Illinois University.
  • February 2014 Update:
    Synopsis:  This month’s Strategic Plan Update exemplifies how the students, faculty, staff, and alumni of Western Illinois University continue to advance the University’s values of academic excellence, educational opportunity, personal growth, and social responsibility. The accomplishments discussed below also advance the priorities and goals of Higher Values in Higher Education and the Long Term Plan for Western Illinois University.
  • January 2014 Update:
    Synopsis:  This month’s Strategic Plan Update discusses Western Illinois University’s participation in the Higher Learning Commission’s Persistence and Completion Academy. This includes an invitation for all interested members of the campus community to serve on subcommittees studying and improving freshmen retention in Macomb and the Quad Cities; and also a subcommittee studying and improving retention of on-line students.