Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan

Northwestern's Strategic Plan 2016-2021

Members of the Northwestern community have prepared a Strategic Plan to guide Northwestern for the next five years.

The current strategic plan for 2016-2021 – Defining Our Future (PDF) – details our work to build upon our past successes and position Northwestern to better serve our students, our communities and the citizens of Oklahoma.

Mission Statement for Northwestern

Northwestern Oklahoma State University provides quality educational and cultural opportunities to learners with diverse needs by cultivating ethical leadership and service, critical thinking and fiscal responsibility.

FY 2023-2028 Strategic Plan

The Northwestern Oklahoma State University Strategic Plan, “Success Lives Here”, is a five-year strategy that identifies key goals to guide the institution.  The University’s renewed strategic plan addresses four principal areas: (1) academic excellence, (2) campus culture and environment, (3) University finance and budget, (4) student retention and enrollment.  The Strategic Plan is the result of various levels of input from students, administration, faculty, staff, community members, and stakeholders.

Strategic Planning Process (click the link to view the process)

Mission Statement

Northwestern Oklahoma State University provides quality educational and cultural opportunities to learners with diverse needs by cultivating ethical leadership and service, critical thinking and fiscal responsibility.

Vision Statement

We aspire to be a vibrant and innovative regional university of choice whose students, faculty, staff, and alumni succeed and lead in their academic, professional, cultural, and service endeavors.

Values

Academic Excellence:

Northwestern will provide the best possible educational experience for every student.

  • Focus on quality teaching and advising
  • Respond effectively to the learning needs of each students
  • Embrace the role of technology in the educational process
  • Promote opportunities for teaching and learning outside of the classroom

Accessibility
Northwestern is committed to accessibility of its programs and services.

  • Embrace our mission as a multiple site regional university
  • Continually work to maintain affordability
  • Seek new methods to deliver programs and services to our constituencies

Community

Northwestern will create a sense of community that extends beyond campus boundaries.

  • Seek partnerships and initiatives that will improve the quality of life for area residents
  • Promote institutional and individual service to others
  • Embrace our role in a global society

Diversity

Northwestern will respect the individual rights of all persons.

  • Value the differences in every individual
  • Promote the expression of differing opinions and beliefs
  • Appreciate the culture and backgrounds of each person
  • Treat every individual with respect

Responsibility

Northwestern will maintain the highest levels of ethical standards and accountability.

  • Act with integrity and accept responsibility
  • Use our resources in the most effective and efficient manner
  • Conduct business in an atmosphere of transparency
  • Promote a culture of continuous improvement

Strategic Plan Principal Areas

  1. Academic Excellence: 

Northwestern will provide the necessary resources to empower faculty as they design and deliver academic programs that include meaningful content and experiences, and to prepare graduates for successful careers and service to society.

  1. Campus Culture and Environment:

Northwestern will provide a campus environment and culture to attract and retain students and employees.

  1. University Finance and Budget:

Northwestern will provide necessary resources to advance the mission of the university.

  1. Student Retention and Enrollment:

Northwestern will develop policies and practices that foster a university wide culture toward recruiting, improving retention and increasing graduation rates.

 

 

 

2016-2021 Strategic Plan & Accomplishments

The strategic plan for 2016-2021 – Defining Our Future (PDF) – details our work to build upon our past successes and position Northwestern to better serve our students, our communities and the citizens of Oklahoma.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University has accomplished much since the implementation of the 2016-2021 Defining Our Future Strategic plan.  Click the link to view the strategic plan accomplishments.  Defining Our Future -  Accomplishments

 

 

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Mission Statement

Northwestern Oklahoma State University provides quality educational and cultural opportunities to learners with diverse needs by cultivating ethical leadership and service, critical thinking and fiscal responsibility.

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