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Strategic Plan

Wayne State College

A new Strategic Planning process was initiated in the fall of 2013. The process has been defined as an inclusive process to generate intentional and comprehensive planning - linked to the mission, vision and budget planning of the college with metrics used to measure outcomes to define success.  Based on the vision and mission for Wayne State College a strategic planning committee meets every two years and identifies strategic goals for the college. The 2014-2017 Strategic Plan was developed using the November 2013 strategic planning retreat to distill all the strategic goals identified by members of the campus community. The following guiding strategic themes were identified.

2014-2017 Strategic Plan

(Aligned with 2015-2017 Biennium Budgeting Process) Objectives and Measures indicate priority by the Council of Vice Presidents

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, Assistant Dean of Students, Title VI, VII, IX Compliance Coordinator, Wayne State College, 1111 Main Street, Wayne NE 68787, 402-375-7213.