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Envisioning the Future of WVU
Over the last year, WVU faculty across all campuses engaged in an effort to identify the University’s key strengths and points of differentiation and to collectively imagine future opportunities and possibilities. In total, nearly 1,000 faculty and administrators participated in the Strategic Transformation process through a series of facilitated visioning sessions. The results of those sessions were coded, analyzed and organized into a high-level summary statement of our shared vision and purpose. While it is not a traditional “strategic plan,” it will serve as a blueprint for future growth and a guide to the University’s strategic direction.
OUR COLLECTIVE VISION
In the future, WVU will be . . .
An exemplary land-grant university that advances and promotes West Virginia and the Appalachia region
A leader in the creation and dissemination of knowledge
A unified university that is collaborative, integrative and effective
A model of social equity
A university that advances a culture, climate and organizational structure that promotes sustainability, well-being and an enriched quality of life
The Strategic Transformation process was not meant to be a strategic planning exercise but rather an effort designed to bring forth the best ideas for how to position the institution for the future. Those ideas and creative vision will be represented in the President’s top strategic priorities, which will be rolled out over the next several months. In addition, a small Strategic Transformation implementation team will identify several action items to implement this coming year, particularly in the area of culture and well-being.