Since the Board of Trustees approved the University Strategic Plan on December 8, 2011, considerable progress has been made in implementing the plan and embedding it into the WMU culture. In a year's time, the three-year plan has been applied to an infrastructure that has breathed life into the vision and goals developed by the University Strategic Planning Committee and honed by the WMU community. Referred to as the "Gold Standard," this living document serves as a guide for decision-making, a lens to make clear WMU's direction, and a key to measuring WMU's successes.
A broad-based team of campus community members has been put in place to assist Western Michigan University in revising its strategic plan. The 23-member University Strategic Plan Transition Team received its charge from WMU's senior leadership in September. Its members represent every divisional unit at the University, as well as the Faculty Senate, WMU chapter of the American Association of University Professors, Western Student Association, and Graduate Student Association. The transition team will meet every two weeks through March 2016 to synthesize input from a wide range of WMU constituents and pair the information it receives with the results data gleaned during implementation of the inaugural 2012-15 plan. For more information, click on the transition team link in the left column.