To create, integrate, transfer and apply knowledge.
To sustain and strengthen our position of preeminence in research and higher education.
Our Strategic Priorities and Goals for 2007-09
Areas of Focus 2007-09
At UW–Madison, we take pride in our success, but we do not take it for granted. We are fully aware of how hard we must work just to maintain our current level of excellence, and we are continuously reaching for new levels. To that end, for nearly 20 years, we have developed a continuous cycle for identifying our strategic priorities, taking action, checking progress and updating priorities.
Our current campus strategic plan, Connecting Ideas, is derived from a 1999 self-study conducted for the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. That process called upon hundreds of faculty, staff, students and external stakeholders to envision future directions and identify priorities for action. Their innovative and collaborative efforts have resulted in significant accomplishments. For UW-Madison’s strategic plan, along with action plans and progress reports, visit http://www.chancellor.wisc.edu/strategicplan.
Once again — as progress is made, conditions evolve and the environment around us changes — we need to refresh and update our strategic priorities. A “point person” for each priority has worked in a coordinative role with groups across campus to assess progress and identify next steps. Through these networks of people, “Areas of Focus,” as reflected in this document, have been developed for channeling our energy and efforts during the next few years.
We are in the early stages of another self-study that will result in a new strategic plan in 2009. Until then, these “Areas of Focus” will help us refresh our commitment, leverage our efforts, and advance our priorities to best serve our students, and the citizens of Wisconsin and the world.
John D. Wiley, Chancellor
Patrick V. Farrell, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
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