DWU Strategic Plan

Our Institutional Strategic Plan

The Dakota Wesleyan University Strategic Plan was developed and implemented to ensure the long-term success of the institution – to have stronger and more diverse enrollment; a better reputation; a more robust academic environment and learning experiences; more mutually beneficial partnerships; and a solid financial foundation.

Our mission: Dakota Wesleyan University will be recognized as a national model of higher education's impact on Rural America.

The three Strategic Plan themes are:

Innovative and Relevant Learning

  • Transforming Educational Experience
  • Invest in Infrastructure - Academic Experience
  • Market Responsive Curriculum
  • Integrated Curricular and co-curricular 

Responsive Partnerships with Visible Impact

  • Rural Innovation and Rural Partnerships
  • Comprehensive Campaign
  • Storytelling and Visibility
  • Comprehensive Advancement & Partnership Outreach

Sustainable and Adaptive Growth

  • Refined Operational Processes for Student Impact
  • Invest in People: Innovative Inclusive Culture
  • Retention Initiatives
  • Forward-Thinking Enrollment

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