Over the past year, N.C. Wesleyan College has been in the process of developing a new Strategic Plan.
The plan, recently approved by the college’s Board of Trustees, will drive the institution’s priorities, focus efforts and set goals for the next five years.
Credo, an independent higher education consultant, worked with the college’s Executive Planning Team and President Dr. Evan D. Duff to discuss the contours and timeline for the planning process.
The college wanted to develop a planning process through which it could have meaningful input from all constituencies and members of the community.
So in December, Wesleyan held a Community Day and Christmas lunch where all faculty and staff were invited to participate in a college-wide planning workshop hosted by Credo. This allowed employees to come together and provide their thoughts and input about N.C. Wesleyan’s future.
“Working with Credo and the entire Wesleyan community to develop our new vision and core values has been an inspirational experience. To see how much our students, faculty, staff and Board care about the College demonstrates our commitment to make North Carolina Wesleyan College a place where students can learn about the world, grow their skillsets and develop meaningful relationships,” stated President Dr. Evan D. Duff.
From this feedback, the college established its new Vision and Core Values.
Vision Statement: At North Carolina Wesleyan College, we provide students with opportunities to make meaningful connections and learn through innovative teaching approaches. The distinctive Wesleyan experience equips our graduates to make a positive impact on the world.
Core Values: Knowledge & Understanding; Integrity and Accountability; Patience and Respect; and Kindness and Empathy.
This new Vision and Core Values will help propel Wesleyan to the next level in the new decade as the college continues to build upon its academic offerings, infrastructure and community relations.