An introduction

With The University of Washington Bothell’s actualization of its 21st Century Campus Initiative, the campus has significantly advanced its mission to provide our community with access to excellence. With nearly 6,000 students, more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degrees, and a diverse student body, we have created a dynamic space that propels our commitments to transformational learning and to student and alumni success. We are also invested in inclusive practices that are fiscally and environmentally sustainable and that foster well-being. The UW Bothell strategic plan continues the advancement of our mission, vision and core values.

This strategic plan is the culmination of deep community engagement over 18 months. Charged by Chancellor Wolf Yeigh, a campus committee composed of students, staff and faculty prompted the campus and regional stakeholders during 2018-2019 to define the campus’ aspirational state. The three priorities of Diversity and Inclusion, Community and Campus Engagement, and Cross-Disciplinary Teaching and Scholarship, represent the integration of these diverse points of view.

Our plan is inspired by a belief that students, staff and faculty should collectively and individually explore and address complex social and environmental problems. It celebrates the possibility of collective experience and the conviction that our actions can positively impact our community.

Purpose and focus

This strategic plan highlights three key priorities that will guide our work over the coming years:

The spirit of the plan is to align both individual unit actions and synergistic activity across units.