President's Council Planning Responsibilities

The President's Council is the central authority directing, coordinating and executing the university planning process and responsible for regularly monitoring the internal and external environments to determine how and to what degree changing circumstances may impact the mission and ability to fulfill the mission.

Planning Process

President's Council executes the Comprehensive Planning Process and maintains the WSU PLAN.

  • prepares the WSU PLAN and presents it to University Planning Council for input and discussion
  • presents the WSU PLAN to the University Trustees for input and discussion
  • publishes and disseminates the WSU PLAN

 [NWCCU standard 5.A.1 and standard 3]

Coincident with the NWCCU accreditation cycle, President's Council reviews the effectiveness of the Comprehensive Planning Process and implements improvements as necessary. 

[NWCCU standard 5.B.2, standard 3.0, and standard 4.A.6]
President's Council coordinates division planning, ensuring that division plans contribute to accomplishment of the core theme objectives and reflect university strategies.

[NWCCU standard 3.B.1]

Outcomes Assessment

President's Council implements a system to assess university performance.
[NWCCU standard 4standard 4.A.1standard 4.A.2standard 4.A.3standard 4.A.4, and standard 4.A.3
President's Council conducts an assessment of mission fulfillment.

Vision and Strategy

President's Council determines the long-term vision for the university.

Although not required by NWCCU planning standards, the WSU planning process charges President’s Council with maintaining broad and long-term vision for the university, an idealized, compelling extension of the WSU mission and core theme concepts into the future. University strategies are informed by vision and are crafted to evolve the institution toward it.
  • presents the vision to University Planning Council for input and discussion
  • presents the vision to the University Trustees for input and discussion

President's Council determines broad strategies for achieving the vision, including assessment results and conditions affecting the university to set and update university strategies for achieving the vision and to guide near-term timing and budget allocation.

  • presents strategies to University Planning Council for input and discussion