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Higher Values in Higher Education - Western Illinois University Strategic Plan
In June 2004, Western Illinois University completed an 18-month long effort to develop a strategic plan which focused on the institution's core values of Academic Excellence, Educational Opportunity, Social Responsibility, and Personal Growth. In refocusing Western's vision, this inaugural Higher Values in Higher Education document captured the collective wisdom of both the Macomb and Quad Cities campuses and communities in articulating the university's goals.
Revisiting the strategic plan five years after it had first begun provided the opportunity for new ideas as Western Illinois University continued to evaluate its accomplishments and potential, and resulted in a 2nd edition of the Higher Values in Higher Education strategic plan. In a new approach, goals were aligned directly with Western's core values, to recognize the emphasis the university places in demonstrating these values.
Accountability Reports - Vice Presidents and Areas that Report to the President Presentations
Each spring the vice presidents and areas that report to the president make annual presentations on strategic plan priorities, accomplishments, and budget requests.
Annual Strategic Plan Updates
These updates summarize the information presented in the annual accountability reports by the vice presidents and areas reporting to the president, as well as the monthly strategic planning updates to determine the annual number of strategic plan priorities with accomplishments and plans.
These annual reports evaluate the combined impact of Higher Values in Higher Education implementation by documenting whether institutional performance indicators are completed/maintained, progressing in the desired direction, showing no change, or moving in the opposite direction. University performance is also benchmarked against peer institutions in these reports.
The Performance Dashboard
Beginning in FY10, the dashboard provides an interactive data summary from the performance report.
Monthly Strategic Plan Updates
These updates summarize the current status of Higher Values in Higher Education initiatives and are presented to the Western Illinois University Board of Trustees and campus communities.