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Goal 1

Engage undergraduate students in a challenging academic environment.


  1. Educate, retain, and graduate the leaders of tomorrow at the undergraduate level.
  2. Encourage innovation in teaching and, through assessment of outcomes and objectives, transform the curriculum to provide students with the skills they need to succeed in a rapidly changing global society.
  3. Strengthen relationships with state and regional primary and secondary education systems, as well as community and technical colleges, to facilitate a seamless, life-long learning process.


  1. Weave critical and creative thinking, as well as life-long learning and career skills into the curriculum, and align programs with the needs of both the state of West Virginia and a rapidly changing global society.
  2. Make policy and practice adjustments based on continual assessment of curricular and co-curricular instruction and activities to increase retention and graduation rates.
  3. Through strategic recruitment and retention actions, attract and retain a diverse population of high-ability students.
  4. Engage with the Pre K-12 education system and the Community and Technical College System throughout the state.
  5. Expand online and distance learning options to increase educational access.
  6. Offer excellent advising that guides students to academic and career success.
  7. Expand residential living and campus life programs to promote seamless in and out-of-class learning.