Strategic planning addresses issues related to new building needs, space utilization, parking and transportation, technology infrastructure, sustainability, safety and security, preservation of campus heritage and integration of the campus with the surrounding community.Strategic planning at WCU
Western Carolina University strives to achieve the highest standards of scholarship and integrity, closely measuring core student success and performance criteria.Student Achievement at WCU
Assessment is the collection, interpretation, and synthesis of information to guide decision making. This ongoing and informative process aligns with WCU's commitment to excellence in student learning, educational practices, and operational outcomes.Student Learning Outcomes Assessment
Fact Books provide a summary of information that can be utilized by internal and external constituents. They are designed to serve as a comprehensive, main reference source to obtain various institutional data. Fact Books are published annually during the fall term.Most recent Fact Books
The Office of Institutional Planning and Effectiveness (OIPE) facilitates the integration of accountability, assessment, planning, and institutional research by providing accurate and timely information, data analysis, and expert advice to fulfill the University’s statutory and regulatory obligations and to promote evidence-based decision-making in support of WCU’s mission and the improvement of University programs and services.
Western Carolina University serves to promote excellence in student learning, educational practices and quality of service by promoting a campus culture of self evaluation and improvement.
OIPE compiles a number of data sources that are of use to both academic and administrative offices on campus. These resources include Common Data Sets, Fact Books, Student Body Profiles and IPEDS.
OIPE provides data support for space planning, and is responsible for maintaining and publishing an inventory of all university space. Submit proposals for allocation or reallocation of space.
WCU is committed to working toward the best interests of the region and state. As we plan for the future, a comprehensive master planning process guides all development and improvements.
From admission to graduation and beyond, student success is at the center of all we do at Western Carolina University. Student Achievement measures core student success performance criteria.