Every JWU strategic plan begins with the question, “How can the university better serve students?”The previous plan, FOCUS 2011, focused on increased affordability and academic selectivity. 2017: the Centennial Plan aims to further strengthen JWU’s foundation by focusing on these key elements:Reducing Student DebtIncreasing annual institutional aid from $134 million in 2011 to a projected $190 million by 2017 is part of JWU’s commitment to ensuring that financial costs don’t get in the way of your education.We’re also developing a financial literacy program to help you and your family make better-informed financial decisions.Improving the Academic ExperienceJWU’s academic programs undergo constant assessment to stay industry-relevant. Changes in the planning stages include:
Investing in FacultyOur faculty members bring a wealth of expertise into the classroom — whether from industry, academia or both. 2017 includes increased support for faculty development and scholarship — helping them realize their full potential so you can realize yours.Improving FacilitiesJWU is investing $300 million to build, renovate and expand facilities at our 4 campuses, including:
Enriching Student EngagementThe university is also looking at ways to provide greater breadth and depth of student life offerings, including improved services for commuter, international, non-traditional and graduate students.Learn how 2017 invests in JWU’s foundation, faculty and the student experience.Get in touch: we welcome your questions and feedback about the new plan.
FOCUS 2011 represented a dramatic shift in direction for JWU as it sought to be a better, not bigger, university. Now that the university has unveiled 2017: The Centennial Plan, learn more about the success of FOCUS 2011. read more