Governing Ideas


Mission and Vision Statement
UW Oshkosh’s mission is to serve the knowledge needs of its communities by providing a high-quality, affordable, comprehensive education; fostering scholarly activities; and sharing our intellectual and specialized capabilities. The vision of the University is to be a national model for engaging people and ideas for common good as a responsive, progressive and scholarly public community. Read more.

Core Values
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh community values knowledge and continuous learning, diversity and inclusivity, quality and achievement, freedom and responsibility, engagement and support, and social awareness and responsiveness. Read more.

Strategic Directions
The programs and services of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh will be guided by five strategic directions — community, teaching, scholarship, partnership and stewardship. Read more.

Student Learning Outcomes
UW Oshkosh prepares graduates who are talented, liberally educated, technically skilled global citizens and are fully engaged as leaders and participants in civic, economic, political and social life. The University fulfills its learning mission through a commitment to providing a 21st century liberal education that is grounded in a set of student learning outcomes unanimously adopted by the Faculty Senate on May 13, 2008. Read more.

Alignment of Governing Ideas
The Alignment Chart portrays how the ideals of UW Oshkosh’s Governing Ideas start with a strong core and radiate out to the units’, colleges’ and institution-wide strategic plans, processes, priorities and action initiatives. Read more.

Alignment of Learning Outcomes
For college learning to meet the needs of the people we serve, we have adopted a set of student learning outcomes adapted from the AAC&U report titled “College Learning for a New Global Century.” Read more.