Western’s current strategic plan places equity, inclusion, and community engagement at the center of the College’s key commitments. The following language is excerpted from the College’s Experience 2025 strategic plan.
Equity, Inclusion, and Support
Western is committed to providing students from all backgrounds and academic levels an accessible, inclusive, and equitable learning environment that results in credential attainment. Western and its employees are committed to every student, every day.
- Every employee, regardless of position or title, is obligated to help create accessible, inclusive, and equitable conditions for student success.
- Teaching should be inclusive of all cultures and backgrounds and appropriate to the needs, abilities, and aspirations of each student.
- Students’ self-efficacy is increased by balancing academic rigor with compassionate support, effective teaching methods, and a precise focus on career-relevant topics and skills.
- Academic, social, and emotional assistance should not be stigmatizing. Success achieved with support is still success.