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					Institutional Snapshot
Undergraduate students: 10,346
Graduate students: 543
International students: 141
Multicultural students: 630
Faculty and academic staff: 740
Men-to-women ratio: 7-to-10
Faculty-student ratio: 1-to-21
Average class size: 28
Full-time faculty with terminal
  degrees: 82%
The 2008 First Year
                                      The 2008 Graduates

                                          Graduates Living in Wisconsin

Percent of Total Graduates

                                                                          Eau Claire

                             50.00%                                       Eau Claire, Chippewa
                                                                          Falls, and Menomonie




Our Academic Focus
• A balance of liberal arts and
  professional programs
  – Liberal arts and sciences
     ~ 5000 students and 350 faculty
  – Education
     ~ 2500 students and 60 faculty
  – Business
     ~ 2200 students and 50 faculty
  – Nursing
     ~ 800 students and 40 faculty
Marks of Excellence
• Faculty / Student Collaborative
  Scholarly and Creative Activity
  – Participating Students: >800 annually
• Study Abroad
  – Participating Students: 434 annually
• Civic Engagement and Service
  – Participating Students: 100%
  – Over 185,000 hours per year
Our Vision
We will be the premier
undergraduate learning
community in the Upper Midwest,
noted for rigorous, integrated,
globally infused, undergraduate
liberal education, and distinctive,
select graduate programs.
Our “Formal” Mission
We serve the public good by
educating tomorrow’s leaders.
Our integrated, transformative
liberal education emphasizes
experiential learning and
prepares responsible citizens to
work toward a more equitable
Our “Lived” Mission
• Rigorous, intentional and experiential
  undergraduate liberal education for life and
• Strong, distinctive professional and graduate
  programs that build on and strengthen our proud
  tradition of liberal education;
• Multicultural and international learning experiences
  for a diverse world;
• Exemplary student-faculty research and
  scholarship that enhances teaching and learning;
• An inclusive campus community that challenges
  students to develop their intellectual, personal, and
  social competencies;
• Educational opportunities responsive to the needs
  of our communities, state, region and beyond
Our Core Values
• Diversity and Inclusiveness
• Stewardship and Sustainability
• Innovation and Continuous
• Leadership
Integrated Planning

    Fund-Raising   Facilities
       Plan          Plan

   IT                     Budget
  Plan                     Plan

    Co-curricular Enrollment
        Plan         Plan

The Centennial Plan
Transform Learning …
1. Foster purposeful learning
2. Promote connected learning
3. Accelerate global learning
Transform the University…
4. Nurture human resources
5. Amplify financial resources
6. Focus programmatic resources
7. Steward physical resources
Plans: Facilities
• New / remodeled facilities
  –   Academic Building
  –   Student Center
  –   Children’s Center
  –   Performing Arts Center
       • A town/gown collaboration
  – Evening/weekend campus
       • Support for non-traditional students
• Campus Master Plan underway
Plans: Enrollment
• Over the next 5 years …
  – Adjust enrollment from 95% : 5%
    undergrad to grad ratio to 90% : 10%
  – Improve 1st to 2nd year retention rates
    from 82% to 88%
  – Improve 4 year graduation rates from
    21% to 36% (the national average)
  – Increase our diversity from 5% to at
    least 15% (reflects our region)
  – Increase international student
    enrollments from 1% to 5%
Focused Initiatives
• Equity / Diversity / Inclusivity
   – Personnel, programs, curriculum
• HLC review & Centennial Plan
   – including the Gold Arrows
• PEEQ (Program to Evaluate
  and Enhance Quality)

…Focus our efforts
   – Prioritize and follow-through
   – Don’t “be all things to all people”
Plans: Undergraduate
Education (1)
• Reinvigorated undergraduate
  – Liberal Education (and LEAP)
     • Our foundational core
  – General Education program
     • “Give Students a Compass” project
  – Curriculum emphasis on EDI
• Innovative course combinations
  and sequencing
Plans: Undergraduate
Education (2)
• Enhance access to High Impact
  Practices (HIPs) for all students
  – First Year Experience program
     • Designed to increase retention and
       get students more ENGAGED!
  – Emphasis on intercultural and
    international experiences
  – Internships
  – Student scholarly and creative
Plans: Undergraduate
Education (3)
• Target growth in high demand
  – Strategic enrollment management
    in high demand majors
  – Phase out low demand and low
    enrollment majors/minors
Plans: Undergraduate
Education (4)
• Some possible areas of focus:
  – Expansion of critical languages
  – Increased enrollment in STEM
     • Enhance diversity and increase # of
Recent Results
• New Liberal Education
  Learning Goals
• New undergraduate programs
  – BA in Women’s Studies
  – BLS in Liberal Studies
  – BS/BA in Materials Science
• Center for Excellence in
  Teaching and Learning (CETL)
  – Faculty / staff professional
    development focused on learning
Plans: Graduate
• Expanded graduate programs
  – MS in Applied Behavior Analysis
     • The focus of our recent DIN request
  – DNP
  – Ed Leadership
  – MPA
     • Tribal Administration
     • Profit/Non-Profit Management
  – Writing
Planning Principles
• Plans for new programs will …
  – Be true to our mission
  – Be justified by demand data
    based on our region
  – Provide a realistic assessment of
    any needed resources
     • Reallocation from other areas
     • Elimination of other areas
  – Limit any duplication with other
• Focus on continuous
  improvement processes to
  – Enhance student learning
  – Strengthen accountability
  – Maximize efficiency and manage
    our work better
  – Use “embedded assessment” on
     • Academic majors
     • General education
     • Co-curricular programs
“Yes we can” - B. Obama
• The MAP will …
  – push us toward better integrated
  – make planning a continuous
  – allow us to make tough decisions
     • Eliminated two graduate programs
       (ENPH, Biology)
     • Eliminated one undergraduate
       program (Music Therapy)

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