UW-Platteville begins strategic planning process

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville began a comprehensive preparation for its future by beginning work on its next five-year strategic plan. Approximately 70 faculty, staff and students gathered recently to begin shaping its priorities.

"I am very excited for this next five-year strategic plan,” said Paige Smith, champion for the strategic plan and vice chancellor for Administrative Services. “We have new opportunities in light of our collaborative integration with UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County and UW-Platteville Richland to create new and existing educational opportunities for our students.”

The strategic plan is shaped by five themes that will be expanded upon during upcoming meetings:

  • Academic Experience
  • Student Success-Recruitment and Retention
  • Campus Climate
  • Fiscal Planning
  • Community and Corporate Partnerships

These five themes will help guide the university’s future investments, which are centered on students.

“I am very grateful for the excellent work and efforts of Victoria Livingston and a number of campus administrators, faculty, staff and students who have and continue to devote a significant amount of time and effort to assess our existing situations so that we can move ahead in an informed and strategic manner for the overall success of our students, faculty, staff and communities,” Smith said.

Livingston, the chair of the Strategic Planning Steering Committee and Director of Assessment and Strategic Initiatives in Enrollment and Student Success, said the committee is open to all possibilities as the university expands to include new programs and locations and adapts to the changing landscape of higher education.

"The spring semester is a critical point in our planning process,” she said. “It is important that all members of the university community make time to learn about the ideas being considered and have opportunities to ask questions and provide input."

Engagement opportunities will be hosted throughout the spring semester, including these scheduled meetings:

  • Feb. 19, Faculty, staff and students, University Rooms, Markee Pioneer Student Center, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
  • Feb. 21, Faculty, staff and students, Velzy Commons North, Ullsvik Hall, 3-5 p.m.
  • Feb. 26, Students, multipurpose room, Bridgeway Commons, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Feb. 27, Faculty, staff and students, Velzy Commons North, Ullsvik Hall, 2-4 p.m.
  • Feb. 28, Faculty, staff and students, Rodems Room, Umhoefer Building, Baraboo campus, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
  • Feb. 28, Faculty, staff and students, Platteville Rooms, Markee Pioneer Student Center, Ullsvik Hall, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • TBD, Faculty, staff and students, Richland campus

Additional opportunities to engage will be announced in the coming weeks.