2017-2022 Strategic Plan
Welcome

Mission, Vision, Values

Mission

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is a preeminent academic institution driven by the pursuit of knowledge, powered by a spirit of innovation, and focused on transforming lives. As part of the University of Wisconsin System, UW-Whitewater embraces the Wisconsin Idea and is an economic and cultural driver of our region. We are nationally and internationally recognized for the accomplishments of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Grounded in a rigorous core curriculum, students receive a well-rounded education and every academic program prepares students to be creative, innovative and adaptable in dynamic and diverse work and life environments.

We are an inclusive educational community with a deep commitment to access that inspires us to serve students from diverse backgrounds, experiences, identities, and abilities. We have a longstanding special mission to serve students with disabilities. By supporting all students, we champion education, opportunity and prosperity for all. As engaged global citizens, members of our community make positive contributions to the State of Wisconsin, to our nation, and to the world.

Our academic programs serve undergraduate and graduate students, including online learners, and span the disciplines, from the theoretical to the applied, and encompass study in the arts, business, education, humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, technology, and professional and interdisciplinary programs. High-quality programs are offered at the associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral levels. These programs prepare students to become lifelong learners who lead successful lives and enjoy productive careers.

Approved by the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on October 8, 2021.  

Vision

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater will be a national and international leader in providing transformational and empowering educational experiences.

Values

Collaboration
We invest in meaningful relationships that leverage our respective talents and strengthen the Warhawk family, and we champion the endeavors of our faculty, staff, students, and alumni.   

Diversity and opportunity
We believe in the dignity of all individuals and we cultivate an accessible, inclusive, and equitable culture where everyone can pursue their passions and reach their potential in an intellectually stimulating and respectful environment.

Integrity
We embrace principles of honesty, fairness, and ethical standards to foster an environment of mutual trust.

Learning and academic excellence
We engage all members of the campus community in learning, research, scholarship, and creative endeavors through powerful academic and co-curricular experiences in an environment that values academic freedom.   

Service and social responsibility
We bring the knowledge and resources of the university into the communities we serve to solve problems, improve the quality of life, and create a more sustainable society.   

Shared governance
We make decisions based on strategy, evidence, and transparent, collegial dialogue and we hold one another accountable.