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Fifth-Year Progress Report
Campus Strategic Framework 2013–2014

Progress on Our Priorities

Chancellor Rebecca Blank, who began her tenure as our chancellor last July, and I share the belief that our campus community has had an extraordinary year. From launching our first massive open online courses, to unveiling new efforts to support entrepreneurship and technology transfer, to treading on the national stage at the NCAA Final Four, we have proven once again that our students, faculty, and staff are second to none.

Throughout the past year, we have advanced the university’s overarching vision, articulated as a part of the institutional reaccreditation process in 2009:

The University of Wisconsin–Madison will be a model public university in the 21st century, serving as a resource to the public, and working to enhance the quality of life in the state, the nation, and the world.

All that we achieve emerges from a strong foundation: reaccreditation self-studies that have informed a series of campuswide strategic frameworks for more than two decades. We are proud of our ongoing commitment to work at the campus and unit levels to identify what is best for our university and then develop a clear pathway to achieve our goals.

In 2009, as part of the reaccreditation process, we worked together to create a five-year strategic framework to guide the vast activities of our public research university. We have now completed the fifth year under this framework, and I am pleased to report that we have made significant strides in each of our five priority areas.

I invite you to read these examples — which only begin to describe the many ways that every corner of the campus has supported the strategic framework.

I have been honored to serve as your provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs for the past five years. As I pass the baton to the institution’s next provost, Sarah Mangelsdorf, please know that I will continue to admire how each member of the campus community embraces challenges every day, seeks innovative solutions, and unselfishly contributes to our success.

Provost Paul M. DeLuca, Jr.

Fifth-Year Progress Report

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