EWU Core Themes

The EWU Mission articulates our purpose as an institution of higher education. The shared mission, vision and values give direction for our collective efforts to achieve our institutional goals.

The three EWU Core Themes represent the essential themes of our mission. Each Core Theme has specific objectives, which are accompanied by stated outcomes and meaningful and verifiable indicators of achievement used to measure our progress in accomplishing the desired outcomes. This framework provides a means for self assessment of our progress in achieving our goals. 

NWCCU reports containing all Core Themes and objectives:

Core Theme #1:  A rigorous and engaged student learning experience

  • Objective 1.1: Persistence and progress toward educational goals
  • Objective 1.2: Programs aligned with mission and academic vision
  • Objective 1.3: Supportive environments for learning and living 

Core Theme # 2:  An academic community that supports and engages faculty and staff throughout their careers

  • Objective 2.1: A campus culture of participation and engagement that recognizes and supports faculty, staff and students
  • Objective 2.2: Hiring, recruiting, and retention practices aligned with mission and academic goals

Core Theme #3:  An institution-wide commitment to local, national, and international community engagement and awareness that benefits the university and the region 

  • Objective 3.1: University engagement with and responsiveness to the needs of local and regional communities
  • Objective 3.2: University exposure to and engagement with national and international communities  
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