Strategic Plan 2010-2015

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Strategic planning is a critical component in achieving the institution’s vision. For nearly a year, a Strategic Planning Task Force gathered and synthesized information for the

  • development of the college’s  five-year Strategic Plan. The task force:
  • interviewed internal (faculty, staff, students, WVU Parkersburg Board of Governors’ members, etc.) and external (mayors, business leaders, legislators, county commissioners, etc.) stakeholders
  • developed concept papers based on the interview input
  • reviewed its findings with the Institutional Effectiveness Council to create a shared future vision
  • presented its recommendations to theWVU Parkersburg Board of Governors
  • which endorsed the Strategic Plan goals

The 2010-15 Strategic Plan will serve as the institutional platform for a collaborative effort to develop, align and position short- and long-term strategies and operational plans which shape and guide fulfillment of the Plan’s goals and objectives in an outcome-driven process.

Strategic Planning Task Force Members
Bob D’Avria, Facilitator
Patsy Bee
Lauriel Edwards
Mary Kelly
Denise McClung
Martha McGovern
Christine Post
Stephen Smith
Michele Wilson

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors



The Plan

West Virginia University at Parkersburg will be…
Goal: An Exceptional Place to Learn

  1. To establish multiple means by which faculty and staff remain current in their areas of assignment (discipline, field), uses of technology, and modes of instruction.
  2. To provide support for learners to achieve their educational goals.
  3. To integrate course content, civic engagement, and workforce experiences for the personal and professional development of the students.
  4. Ensure that programs of study prepare students for the work place.
  5. To provide learning opportunities that are flexible and accessible to meet student needs.

Goal: An Exceptional Place to Work

  1. Ensure effective communications.
  2. Develop opportunities for recognition and appreciation of employees.
  3. Create an environment conducive to job satisfaction.

Goal: An Exceptional Community Resource Partner

  1. Develop, maintain, and nurture strategic partnerships.
  2. Identify, build, and support internal and external alliances.
  3. Establish opportunity for student engagement in the community.
  4. Raise community awareness of partnerships and relationships.
  5. Clarify, communicate, and build understanding and acceptance of our identity, who we are, and what we can offer to the community.