Learn to Thrive: Strategic Plan 2022

LEARN: We Commit to Greater Purpose through Teaching and Learning

Texas Woman’s will educate individuals through a student-centered education focusing on the teaching and learning of the whole person for empowerment and long-term success.

Objectives

  1. Infuse knowledge and skills that prepare students for successful lives and careers
  2. Foster curiosity to help students find meaning and purpose
  3. Capitalize on diversity and multiple perspectives to advance learning and innovation
  4. Achieve the highest level possible of degree completion while maintaining the high level of excellence expected from a Texas Woman’s graduate

Strategic Initiatives

  • Integrate academic and student initiatives, bolstering engagement that increases graduation rates of alumni with marketable skills
  • Create programmatic opportunities that empower students navigating their educational journeys during various life transitions (e.g., from foster care, military service, career changes, or community college)
  • Implement a 'grit' initiative that focuses curricular and co-curricular programs on cultivating resilience and self-reliance among students
  • Implement a belonging initiative that focuses on creating a climate where each person—student, faculty, and staff—feels a sense of valued place at the university

Additional Strategies

  • Create new pathways to degree completion including expansion and support for community college transfer programs and second-admit programs
  • Expand new employee onboarding to include acculturation opportunities that support the belonging initiative and give faculty and staff a better sense of belonging
  • Expand experiential learning opportunities
  • Develop support for faculty with strong teaching history or potential
  • Increase global perspectives through faculty exchanges, international graduate students scholarships, education abroad, and international collaborations