The Wichita State University strategic plan establishes big audacious goals for Wichita State University based on a new vision, mission, and values. The plan is a strategic management tool to assist everyone at the university in administration, academic programs, student services, support services, and other operational departments to evaluate initiatives and allocate resources to reach the university's goals.

The ultimate purpose of this strategic plan is to keep university members working toward the lofty vision and big audacious goals that the Wichita State University Strategic Planning Steering Committee identified as important for the transformation of Wichita State University. The Steering Committee's work is based on data gathered from meetings with Wichita State University faculty, staff, and students, the Wichita State University Alumni Association members, and the larger community of the city of Wichita and the state of Kansas. It took phenomenal integration of a body of work to create this plan. Hence, it is essential that it be viewed in its entirety rather than dissected into pieces.

Thumbnail of the SPI dashboard worksheet» Download the SPI Dashboard Worksheet
(1 sheet, 41 KB xlsx)
Use this worksheet to assist in entering initiatives into the Strategic Planning dashboard.

Full Version Thumbnail» Download the WSU Strategic Plan - Full Version
(9 pages, 130 KB pdf)
Wichita State's big, audacious plan for the future.


strategic plan summary thumbnail» Download the WSU Strategic Plan Handout
(1 page, 55 KB pdf)
A one-page summary that outlines the vision, mission, values and goals of the WSU Strategic Plan.


Master plan thumbnail» Download the WSU Master Plan
(1 page, 55 KB pdf)
An adaptable and sustainable plan for future growth and change on the Wichita State University campus.


thumbnail level two retreat pdf/ppt» Download the Sept. 2013 Strategic Planning Retreat PowerPoint
(48 pages, 741 KB pdf)
WSU President John Bardo's presentation at the Sept.17, 2013 Strategic Planning Retreat. See a video of Bardo's address.
(Presentation slides also available in PowerPoint (pptx) format)


strategic planning artifact thumbnail» Download the Strategic Planning Artifact
(44 pages, 1.4 MB pdf)
An artifact of the process, method and findings of the 2012-13 strategic planning steering committee.


secondary data analysis thumbnail» Download the Secondary Data Analyisis
(47 pages, 2.1 MB pdf)
A summary of ideas on topics ranging from WSU policies and practices to trends in higher education.


strategic planning retreat powerpoint» Download the Sept. 2012 Strategic Planning Retreat PowerPoint
(33 pages, 1.6 MB pdf)
WSU President John Bardo's presentation that kicked off the Sept. 5, 2012 Strategic Planning Retreat at Koch Arena.