The core themes and their objectives reflect the three fundamental goals stated in the mission, respond to the unique characteristics of the university and embrace lofty, but attainable, expectations for the future. They describe what WSU does and how it measures what it does with respect to those goals. Analysis of the data allows the university to identify the extent to which it is successful in fulfilling those goals and facilitates WSU’s continuous improvement.
Each of the mission core themes has objectives, indicators of achievement and empirical assessment measures of the indicators. This section contains summary assessment data for the indicators of achievement for each of the core theme objectives.
The ACCESS core theme has three objectives resulting in five indicators of achievement
- Programs and degrees are responsive to student needs
- Students earn degrees
- Graduates have "next step" success
- Student enrollments reflect support for non-traditional students
- Student enrollments reflect diversity and inclusion
The LEARNING core theme has four objectives resulting in seven indicators of achievement
- Students participate in learning experiences such as undergraduate research, service learning, and other forms of experience-based learning
- Students experience extensive contact with faculty, staff and other students
- Students are satisfied with student support services
- Students achieve General Education learning goals
- Students achieve the learning goals of Major programs
- Faculty engage in creative and scholarly activity
- Faculty perceive that WSU fosters knowledge creation, free inquiry and free expression for faculty and students.
- WSU contributes to Pre K-12 education and professional development
- WSU promotes preparation for higher education
- The community participates in a diverse offering of WSU events
- WSU facilitates community development through public service
- WSU facilitates economic development in the region through professional development and technical support