UWF's Strategic Priorities

2012-2017 Strategic Priorities

Strategic Direction 1:

Enhanced Student Access, Progression, and Learning and Development

UWF Priority 1.1 Foster student learning and development to include the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that optimize students' prospects for personal and professional success.
UWF Priority 1.2 Facilitate students' access to and choice of the University of West Florida to meet their higher education needs.
UWF Priority 1.3 Improve student persistence and timely progression to degree attainment.

Strategic Direction 2:

Distinctive Teaching, Scholarship, Research, and Professional Contributions

UWF Priority 2.1 Respond to the changing needs of the region, state, and nation by investing strategically to support innovative instruction and high-quality, relevant, and distinctive academic and research programs.
UWF Priority 2.2 Recruit, support, retain, and recognize dedicated, high-quality faculty who advance the mission, vision, and values of the University.
UWF Priority 2.3 Build a vibrant culture of scholarship and research that aligns with UWF' strengths and capacities and supports UWF's mission, vision, and values.

Strategic Direction 3:

Community Engagement and Service

UWF Priority 3.1 Develop, cultivate, assess, and sustain a network of mutually beneficial community partnerships.
UWF Priority 3.2 Advance the economy and quality of life in the region through partnerships with the citizens, businesses, organizations, and communities UWF serves.
UWF Priority 3.3 Expand community awareness, visibility, and support of UWF through its mutually beneficial partnerships.

Strategic Direction 4:

Sustainable Institutional Excellence

UWF Priority 4.1 Support and sustain the high-quality services and infrastructure needed to achieve identified UWF priorities.
UWF Priority 4.2 Recruit, develop, retain, and recognize dedicated, high-quality staff members who advance the mission, vision, and values of the University.
UWF Priority 4.3 Maximize the acquisition and deployment of resources, and strategically align and integrate planning, budgeting, assessment, and continuous improvement efforts.


[1] UWF has not listed its priorities in any ranked order, except for Strategic Priority 1.1, which focuses on student learning and development. The University has numbered the priorities only as a convenience for tracking purposes.