Worcester State University
Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning


2010-2014 Plan

The 2010 - 2014 Strategic Plan outlines the goals and objectives that will enable Worcester State Unviersity to offer its students a high quality education and serve the needs of Worcester and the central Massachusetts region. The plan establishes a framework to meet the institutional mission.

Over two hundred members of the Worcester State university community participated in a year-long strategic planning process, which yielded a comprehensive set of academic and operational recommendations. These work plans formed the basis of the current strategic plan. The Board of Trustees approved the strategic plan at its November, 2009 meeting. The plan went into formal operation July 1, 2010.

The table below provides links to those documents that were part of the Strategic Planning Committee May 1, 2012 report to President Maloney. Institutional goals were developed with input from the campus community during September, 2012.


2010-2014 Strategic Plan


The Plan comes from the minutes of the November 2009 Board of Trustees meeting.

May 1, 2012 Report of the newly reconstituted Strategic Planning Committee


The final report of the committee outlines the process followed to collect and collate all versions of the strategic plan. The report also presents specific recommendations.

Updated Strategic Plan, May 1, 2012


The updated version contains all items that were identified during the strategic planning process. Color-coding was added to track these components throughout the document.

Work plan items missing from the approved strategic plan


Some of the items listed in the work plans were not found in the approved strategic plan; these items have been included here.

One of the many versions of planning documents found.

Institutional Goals, September 27, 2012


The institutional goals were developed by the WSU community. Participation was possible through an electronic site as well as three open campus meetings. The institutional goals will guide the university during 2012-2014.

Updated Strategic Plan, December, 2012


The five divisions aligned their objectives with the institutional goals and identified key strategies and action steps to support the strategic plan.

2013 Evaluation May, 2013


Progress on divisional action plans was reported at individual sessions in May.


Updated July, 2013


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