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Building on Excellence


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Building on Excellence

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West Chester, PA 19382

Phone: 610-436-1000

Building on Excellence - A Strategic Plan for WCU

As one of the nation's top regional comprehensive public universities, West Chester University is primed for even greater success. More than 2,000 stakeholders have participated in creating and now implementing a truly shared vision — the Building on Excellence strategic plan. Building on Excellence identifies opportunities and challenges, and presents clear goals and outcomes. It outlines concrete actions to be taken and clearly identifies end results.

In the two years since this plan was launched, we have made great strides in advancing West Chester University from the excellent university it is today to the extraordinary university it will become in the future. Most importantly, we have not only retained but strengthened our commitment to what we value most — the success of every WCU student.

We are currently beginning Year 3, Phase 1 of the plan and there have been exciting developments in a number of key areas, such as a major revision of our General Education program. All colleges and units of Academic Affairs have been engaged in the planning process for this major revision. Faculty are working to develop an outcomes-based curriculum that will provide students with a strong liberal arts foundation as well as prepare them for citizenship in a technologically advancing global society.

I invite you to review the Building on Excellence documents posted at left, ranging from the entire plan in its comprehensive form to the Strategic Plan Assessment and Advocacy Committee's Phase 1, Year 1 report.

Your feedback is always welcome. Click on WCU Ideas Online at right to share your thoughts and ideas.

I am very proud of our plan and believe it serves as a model for others to emulate. Thank you for playing a role in helping West Chester University achieve great things for our students, the citizens of Pennsylvania, and the wider world.

Greg R. Weisenstein
President, West Chester University