Enhancing Academic Excellence

3.a: Western will impact communities beyond the campus.  
               
Total Degrees Awarded (3.a.1)
               
  Degrees Awarded - Fiscal Year (summer through spring terms)1            
    2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2024-25 Goal
      Total 3,439 3,477 3,645 3,745 3,826 4,600
          Undergraduate  3,171 3,210 3,336 3,452 3,518 4,225
          Graduate 268 267  309 293 308 375
          Extended Campus 125 178 163 185 204 225
               
Degrees Awarded in High-Demand Majors (3.a.2)
               
  Degrees Awarded - Fiscal Year (summer through spring terms)1            
    2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2024-25 Goal
      High Need Areas 1,112   1,147   1,207   1,261   1,261   1,500
               
International Students (3.a.3)            
               
  Number and Percent of Foreign Students1            
    2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2024-25 Goal
      Number 149 158 164 186 185 350
      Percent                  0.01                  0.01                  0.01                  0.01                 0.01  
               
Community Partner Satisfaction (3.a.4)            
               
  Partner Satisfaction with Outcomes of Their Engagement with Western            
      Data to Come!            
               
3.b: Western will advance a deeper understanding of and engagement with place.        
               
Students Participating in Programs and Activities Addressing Regional and Indigenous Issues (3.b.1)
               
  Enrollment in Courses Addressing Regional and Indigenous Issues            
      Data to Come!            
               
  Membership in Regional or Indigenous-Focused Student Organizations            
      Data to Come!            
               
Faculty and Staff Participation in Community Engagement
               
  Faculty and Staff Participation in Community Engagement Opportunities2            
    2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2024-25 Goal
      Number of Faculty and Staff Who Used the Community Service Day Benefit                   294                   431                   444                   464                  501                   550
      Hours of Community Service Day Leave Reported                2,136                3,162                3,277                3,379               3,687                4,100
               
Carnegie Community Engagement Classification (3.b.3)  
               
  Western received classification as a Community Engaged Campus by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Western's next reclassification round is in 2020, and its success in that round will be the indicator of fulfillment.  
   
               
1. Source: Office of Institutional Research            
2. Source: Human Resources