Whitworth President's Report 2012-13


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Whitworth University President's Report 2012-13


Mission

President's Message
Whitworth 2021 Vision

 


Strategic Plan Goals

GOAL 1: Advance Whitworth's distinctive approach to integrating Christian faith and learning The Whitworth community engages challenging contemporary issues with intellectual rigor through the lens of Christian faith. In a world fractured by sin and transformed by Christ's grace and truth, Whitworth will equip and inspire students to cultivate character, seek justice and proclaim salvation. Students, faculty and staff will pursue opportunities to lead and participate in national and international initiatives that reflect Whitworth's commitment to faith-learning integration by upholding open, intellectual inquiry and deep Christian conviction as complementary rather than competing values. Read more...

GOAL 2: Strengthen intellectual vitality across all contexts of teaching and learning Whitworth seeks to equip its students to be inquisitive, creative and discerning thinkers who address effectively the complex issues they face in the world. The university will cultivate an intellectually vital and inclusive campus culture in which faculty and students engage regularly in rigorous, open and civil discourse on challenging ideas. Read more...

GOAL 3: Prepare Whitworth students to be global citizens Our students live in an increasingly interdependent world. They must be able to cross international boundaries and navigate politics, cultures, economics, religions and languages with skill and understanding if they are to serve and lead in an ever-evolving global community. Whitworth will equip its students with the knowledge, skills and insight they need to thrive as global citizens. Read more...

GOAL 4: Demonstrate courageous leadership in an increasingly diverse world Whitworth values the role a welcoming and diverse community plays in fulfilling the university's mission to "honor God, follow Christ and serve humanity." Grounded in a biblical understanding of God's character, the university will cultivate in students, faculty, staff and trustees the capacity to relate effectively across multiple dimensions of human diversity in learning, working and living environments. During the next decade, Whitworth will focus on issues of intercultural competency and equity related to gender, race and ethnicity. Read more...

GOAL 5: Elevate a liberal arts education as essential and relevant to all majors and careers Whitworth is committed to providing an education, grounded in the liberal arts, that empowers individuals for lifelong learning, professional development, and meaningful citizenship and service. Whitworth will deepen its connections to the liberal arts across the curriculum, equipping students to think critically, reason coherently, and communicate clearly. Read more...

GOAL 6: Enhance Whitworth's strengths in graduate and continuing studies Whitworth aspires to be the university of choice in the Inland Northwest for adults pursuing selected graduate or nontraditional undergraduate degrees. Whitworth will build on its strong reputation for student-centered faculty, small class sizes, and innovative delivery models to offer education programs that advance its graduates' careers and extend the university's mission and influence in the market. Read more...

GOAL 7: Invest in Whitworth's employees and support a culture of continuous improvement Whitworth is a learning organization that values its employees and strives to equip them to advance the university's distinctive mission. Whitworth will recruit and retain highly qualified and diverse Christian staff and faculty members and will offer competitive compensation and professional development that help employees pursue excellence in their vocations. Read more...

GOAL 8: Exercise diligent stewardship in growing Whitworth's financial and capital resources Whitworth aspires to expand its constituent and resource bases to advance the university's mission with comprehensive and sustainable excellence. Significantly increased giving and sound stewardship of all university resources will enable Whitworth to invest in strategic initiatives and make improvements to the quality of the student experience. Read more...