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A First-Year Progress Report on the
Campus Strategic Framework

Progress on Our Priorities

This report highlights progress achieved during the first year of our five-year strategic framework for the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The framework was introduced in spring 2009, following an intensive exploration — conducted as part of the institution’s reaccreditation process — that examined our mission and accomplishments during the previous ten years and laid the groundwork for a plan for the next decade. What emerged from this far-reaching conversation among faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends is a renewed commitment to the Wisconsin Idea, and a vision that articulates that long-held principle:

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.

The strategic framework identifies five priorities as the campus moves forward. We are pleased to share examples of work in progress in schools and colleges, as well as cross-campus initiatives that address these priorities. To see detailed reports from campus units, visit

During this inaugural year of the framework, the campus has demonstrated steadfast commitment and a willingness to bring forth creative solutions during a particularly challenging economy. We are confident that the campus will sustain this momentum in the years to come.

Chancellor Biddy Martin
Provost Paul DeLuca

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