University Planning

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

  • August 2014 Update:
    Synopsis:  This month’s Strategic Plan Update provides information on the September 3rd Grand Opening for Phase II of the Western Illinois University-Quad Cities Riverfront Campus, and for the September 14th and 24th off-campus location review from the Higher Learning Commission-North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
  • July 2014 Update:
    Synopsis:  At the June 6, 2014 Western Illinois University Board of Trustees meeting, it was announced that 1,460 students (1,175 undergraduate and 285 graduate) earned academic degrees after the Spring 2014 semester, and 32 faculty members earned tenure. This month’s Strategic Plan Update shows how the academic excellence and educational opportunities continued at Western Illinois University during the summer semester. It also shows that as the University continues preparation for academic year 2014-2015, there will be even more educational opportunities promoting academic excellence, personal growth, and social responsibility.
  • June 2014 Update:
    Synopsis:  This month’s Strategic Plan Update shows how many reports and resolutions presented at the June 6, 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.
  • May 2014 Update:
    Synopsis:  This month's Strategic Plan Update provides a link to Annual Reports and Presentations made by the Vice Presidents and Areas that Report to the President, accompanied by brief examples of the highlights in these presentations made to the university community on April 17-18, 2014.
  • 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.