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Ensure graduates are ready for fulfilling lives, engaged citizenship and rewarding careers.

1.1.1: Extend and intensify quality teaching, high impact practices and life-changing experiences (such as study abroad, undergraduate research, internships, community engagement, athletics, etc.) for students throughout their journeys.

1.1.2:  Rethink, reconfigure and deploy calendars and modes of educational delivery to best accommodate a spectrum of students.

1.1.3:  Supercharge support for students experiencing barriers, including the COVID-19 pandemic’s lasting impacts, which highlighted and exacerbated issues already known to hinder student success.


Make UWO a model for inclusive, supportive and welcoming universities.

1.2.1: Reimagine and enhance support systems, being particularly responsive to the needs of historically and structurally marginalized students, while working to increase student success metrics including retention and graduation rates.

1.2.2: Intensify efforts to recruit, retain and support a more diverse faculty, staff and student body.

1.2.3: Identify and address any existing policies, procedures and practices that perpetuate inequities for students or employees, including those that exist across campuses, colleges, divisions and departments.

1.2.4: Integrate support services across the three campuses, being particularly responsive to equity for Fox Cities and Fond du Lac students, staff and faculty.


Seize opportunities to attract, support and retain students through a greater variety of credentialing options, programs and experiences at UWO’s three distinctive campuses.

1.3.1: Identify and leverage strengths of each campus to build distinctive identities which are responsive to the needs of students.

1.3.2: Enhance UWO by integrating curricular offerings and launching programs that maximize experiences and credentialing options across the three campuses and for online learners.

1.3.3: Empower colleges, departments and units to evaluate and implement academic, co-curricular, athletic and extracurricular approaches at all three campuses to attract and retain students.


Be the answer to emerging markets’ workforce questions and needs.

1.4.1: Grow online programs in strategically identified areas inclusive of two-year, four-year, graduate and micro-credential options.

1.4.2: Collaborate with the region’s technical colleges to create and expand completion degree programs for high-demand areas.

1.4.3: Strengthen relationships with alumni, businesses, nonprofits, state and local government, and K-12 educational institutions to better understand the future learner and workforce needs of the region.

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