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    EWU Strategic Plan

    Goals, Initiatives and Indicators of Success

    Throughout the strategic planning processes, the following goals emerged as having the highest impact for EWU:

    In this 2014 revision, "visibility" is treated as an outcome of successful work toward student success, community engagement and a revised goal, "innovation and opportunity."

    Each goal is accompanied by initiatives that are updated annually. Indicators of success show how each goal is measured. All departments and programs are involved in planning and implementation processes, and updates are published each year.

    Working together, we are inspiring the future for Eastern Washington University.

    Sample Data that Illustrate EWU's Successful Progress Between Fall 2009 and Fall 2014

    1. Student Success

    Students are at the center of all that Eastern does. EWU defines student success as students' ability to fulfill their goals in education, career and life.

    EWU has pinpointed the essential elements for student success. EWU is a national leader for successfully attracting, retaining, graduating and transforming the lives of all students, including under-represented, first-generation, nontraditional and diverse students of all backgrounds.

    Goal: To create an environment where students succeed at their highest level.

    Key Strategies:
    Indicators of Success: (Revised and enhanced from the 2012 Strategic Plan)

    By 2017, EWU will achieve these key indicators of successful progress:

    2. Institution of Innovation

    EWU can meet evolving community and societal needs through innovative programs and new types of collaborations that make effective use of resources and extend the university's reach and impact.

    Goal: Build an environment that utilizes research to identify, anticipate and respond to community and societal needs.

    Key Strategies:
    Indicators of Success:

    By 2017, EWU will achieve these key indicators of successful progress:

    3. Community Engagement

    A significant engine powering the state, EWU is recognized as a public university whose students, faculty, staff and alumni make profound and significant contributions to the economic and social vitality of the region. Closer relationships with business, industry and statewide communities improve EWU's ability to anticipate and respond to workforce and community needs.

    Goal: Increase community engagement through active participation of students, staff and faculty with community groups, business, organizations and government.

    Key Strategies:
    Indicators of Success: (Revised and enhanced from the 2012 Strategic Plan)

    By 2017, EWU will achieve these key indicators of successful progress:

    Contact Information

    Office of the President
    214 Showalter Hall
    Cheney, WA 99004

    email: president@ewu.edu
    phone: 509.359.6362
    fax: 509.359.7036

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