2016-2021 Strategic Plan

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A Guide and a Catalyst

Charting Our Course: UW Tacoma Strategic Plan 2016-2021 is a beginning, a guidepost and a call to action co-created by a campus and community intent on advancing our shared Mission.

Charting Our Course successfully captures our hopes and aspirations for the next 25 years of UW Tacoma. It builds on our past while articulating a bold new shared Vision and Mission honed through dozens of meetings, forums, surveys, and discussions with more than 1,200 people.

The plan sharpens our focus on:

  • UW Tacoma’s compelling urban-serving mission
  • Our passion for access as the central value of UW Tacoma
  • Our commitment to meaningful, measurable results

Under six strategic priorities - Students, Communities, Scholarship, Equity, Culture, and Growth - the plan lays out Impact Goals with Indicators that will help us gauge our progress.

From Planning to Action

To guide implementation of Charting Our Course over the years ahead, Chancellor Pagano formed the Strategic Plan Coordinating Committee. Leading the committee is Joe Lawless, Chief Strategy Officer. The Coordinating Committee is broadly representative of campus and committed to co-creating a process that integrates Charting Our Course into the fabric of UW Tacoma’s operations and culture.

Members will help prioritize and support unit-level and campus-level initiatives, and evaluate plan progress. Their initial focus is on identifying, celebrating, and optimizing existing plan-aligned work.

Sustainable Campus Plan

The Sustainable Campus Plan encompasses our Academic, Student, and Financial plans and will grow and evolve as we continue toward our mission. 

What is an urban-serving university?

Strategic Plan Framework

Strategic Plan Draft Timeline