EWU Core Themes
Our Core themes are based upon EWU's Mission, Vision and Values
Core Theme One
A rigorous and engaged student learning experience
Linkage to the EWU Mission and Strategic Plan
Eastern Washington University partially achieves its mission by... "fostering excellence in learning through quality academic programs, undergraduate and graduate student research and individual student-faculty interaction. Students extend their learning beyond the classroom through co-curricular programs, ...." Strategic Plan 2012 - 2017 Goal 1: To create an environment where students succeed at their highest level.
Description of Core Theme One
Eastern Washington University's ability to engage students effectively throughout their academic careers is a central point of the University's mission and accountability plan. EWU offers academic programs at the baccalaureate, master's, and applied doctoral levels. Programmatic rigor is demonstrated in part by maintaining 20 specialized accreditations. While setting a high standard for students, the institution seeks to continually identify and reinforce institutional and pedagogical practices that keep students focused and successful, not only while attending EWU but also afterward as graduates and citizens of the region, state, and nation. EWU enrolls and educates a high percentage of first-generation and Pell-eligible students. The University faculty and staff take on a special responsibility to engage all our students actively in ways that foster the accomplishment of their educational goals and equip them with the skills, knowledge, and ability to succeed in their careers.