Our innovation drives our growth, energizing us and our region.
To thrive, the university must grow. Yet growth alone is not the goal. Our growth is a
measure of the relevance of our work to the future of the South Sound and the exciting
promise we offer to potential students. Our growth means we are fulfilling our mission as an
urban-serving university in ways that are ever more varied and valued.
We will lead an update of the current campus master plan, giving us the platform
to discuss the physical manifestations of the strategic plan and guide
development of the UWT campus for the next 10 years.
Parking at UW Tacoma is an issue with students, faculty and staff. We will
create a parking plan that adds surface parking to alleviate current
parking shortages, establishes longer parking times at street meters,
establishes pilot carpool commuting parking, and increases parking rates to
Through the creation of a “single budget” mentality for each budget unit,
we will develop a deeper understanding of the “matching” principle to avoid
deficit spending practices and create a strong budgetary reporting and
analysis culture on campus.
We will lead the design of an enrollment projection model as part of
a comprehensive enrollment management plan.
ENHANCE ACADEMIC UNIT LINKS TO EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH
We will inform faculty about opportunities to partner with Educational Outreach (EO) for
courses and conferences. We will build relationships between EO leaders and academic unit
leaders, and finalize expectations and terms of engagement between EO and academic units.
We will work with Highline College and offer limited courses at a site in Federal
Way. Currently we plan to offer limited courses starting in 2019-20 and will
be focused mainly on distance learning with potential TA support.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DATA
This initiative is part of a larger effort to create the Center for Applied
Urban Research. This will be an urban analytics center that, as a part of its
larger mission, will gather, integrate, analyze, and disseminate urban data,
including economic development data, dependent on available funding.
PDC GROW CRAFT BEER PROGRAM
We will develop new programming and expand existing programming for the Craft Beer
Certificate programs. This will include developing external partnerships with the craft beer
industry that create a feedback loop in curriculum needs and student enrollment.
EXPAND OPPORTUNITIES FOR CAMPUS-BASED GLOBAL LEARNING
Since not all students can study abroad, we are committed to creating and expanding global
learning opportunities on campus. This includes the expansion of COIL classes, our Global
Ambassadors Program, International Education Week and other campus programming.
In order to increase the number of academic conferences successfully launched
and supported by Conference Services, we will educate faculty about
opportunities to partner with Conference Services, and establish relationships
between Conference Services and the academic units.