Video of This is Our Story

Our Story

This April, Western Michigan University will be completing our decennial Higher Learning Commission comprehensive evaluation.  This important process allows us to reaffirm our dedication to our mission and constituents, to highlight our many achievements, and uphold our commitment to continuous improvement.

In addition to opportunities throughout this spring to learn about the evaluation process, WMU's assurance argument, and our next steps, the following videos will be released periodically to showcase elements of our story and the transformational work that occurs at our University every day.

President and Provost Kickoff

Video of Higher Learning Commission - President and Provost Kickoff

Preparing for Comprehensive Evaluation

President Montgomery and Provost Bott discuss the importance of accreditation and provide an overview of the steps taken to prepare WMU for our comprehensive evaluation.

10 Years of Transformation

Video of Higher Learning Commission - 10 Years of Transformation

So That All May Learn

Members of the WMU community share their perspectives on the transformational work that has occurred during the last 10 years and how it has upheld the institution’s commitment to “so that all may learn” today and into the future.

Mission and Strategic Planning

Video of WMU's Mission and Strategy

Mission and Strategic Planning

Our mission, vision and strategy drive us to realize our goals, help us fulfill our promise to constituents, and guide how we prioritize and align resources. Learn how our mission and vision serve as the cornerstone of WMU and how recent, far-reaching initiatives are shaping strategic planning.

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Video of Integrity: Ethical and Responsible Conduct


Establishing, fostering and operating in a culture that celebrates and includes the diverse perspectives of all members of the community is crucial to our success at WMU. We expect every member of our community to act with integrity, trustworthiness, and respect for others.

Teaching and Learning: Quality & Support

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Teaching and Learning: Quality & Support

Providing all students with relevant, meaningful and accessible learning experiences that create a passion for lifelong learning and the ability to thrive and prosper is paramount. WMU’s faculty and staff work tirelessly to ensure that high-quality instruction and support resources are available.

Teaching and Learning: Evaluation & Improvement

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Teaching and Learning: Evaluation & Improvement

Assessment and evaluation processes occur regularly, take many forms, and touch every corner of campus. As a data-driven university committed to constant improvement, we act upon our findings to learn from the past, adapt to changes and shape the future.

Institutional Effectiveness, Resources, and Planning

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Institutional Effectiveness, Resources, and Planning

We strategically align our resources and adapt to the ever-changing needs of our constituents by regularly examining and responding to the data we’ve collected related to our institutional goals.

In response to the needs of the future, WMU will complete the transition to the Strategic Resource Management budget model this summer. To further strengthen academic programming and to maximize available resources, Academic Affairs is currently engaged in reorganization efforts focused on interdisciplinarity