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Strategic Plan

Wayne State College

WSC’s Strategic Planning process is an inclusive approach developed to generate intentional and comprehensive planning. The process is data driven and linked to the mission, vision and finances of the college. The Wayne State College leadership meets annually to review the plan, adjust accordingly, and identify strategic goals for the institution. 

In July 2016, a team comprised of 10 campus community members including faculty, staff and administration were convened to develop a strategic enrollment plan to augment and expand the themes established in the 2014-2017 Strategic Plan.  In an effort to increase campus involvement, six work groups co-chaired by members of the Strategic Enrollment Planning Council were established to support the process.  Between the committee and work groups, more than forty faculty, staff, and administrators were involved in this strategic planning process.  

Key enrollment metrics from multiple data sources including benchmarking and demographic data; a Strengths/Weaknesses/Opportunities/Threats analysis; recruitment, retention, and graduation trends; along with fiscal information were used to identify enrollment themes and strategies linked to goals.  The Wayne State Strategic Enrollment Plan aligns with and further supports the strategic themes from 2014-2017, expanding this plan to 2020.  

The following strategic themes have been expanded to 2018-2020:

Strategic Plan

Objectives and Measures indicate priority by the Presidents Management Team and align with the biennium budget process.

Increase Enrollment, Retention and Persistence to Graduation 

Objective and Measure:

  • Increase the number of first-year students to 725 per year
  • Increase the number of transfer students to 250 per year
  • Increase first-year retention rate to 70%
  • Increase six-year graduation rate to 55%

Value Internal and External Stakeholders

Objective and Measure:

  • Increase participation in programs and activities designed to serve external stakeholders
  • Increase the number of staff members who remain employed for five years or more by 5%
  • Increase the number of faculty members who attain tenure by 5%

Improve Facilities, Infrastructure and Technology

Objective and Measure:

  • •    Prioritize and identify funding for highest priority projects identified in the WSC master plan
  • •    Review, fund and implement improvements in technology
  • •    Prioritize and pursue funding for other infrastructure improvements

Pursue Knowledge of Diversity in People, Programs and Culture

Objective and Measure:

  • Increase students’ intercultural competence through curricular and co-curricular activities
  • Increase the number of students, faculty and staff who participate in diverse cultural experiences
  • Increase the international and domestic diversity of students, faculty and staff
  • Enhance faculty and staff professional development regarding diversity

Wayne State College is an equal opportunity institution. WSC does not discriminate against any student, employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, or age in employment and education opportunities, including but not limited to admission decisions. The College has designated an individual to coordinate the College’s nondiscrimination efforts to comply with regulations implementing Title VI, VII, IX, and Section 504. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies and practices may be directed to David McMahan, Title IX Coordinator, Wayne State College, 1111 Main Street, Wayne, NE 68787.