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Fourth-Year Progress Report Campus Strategic Framework 2012–2013

Progress on Our Priorities

This report highlights examples of progress achieved during the fourth year of the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s five-year strategic framework, which guides our work in five priority areas first articulated in 2009. Together, these activities advance the university’s overarching vision:

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.

We have been exceptionally fortunate during the past two years to be led by David Ward, who agreed to an encore as chancellor while we made a transition in leadership. We owe a debt of gratitude to Interim Chancellor Ward for his commitment to keep the university moving forward along new paths during his two-year tenure. Following several years as president of the American Council on Education, he offered us new ideas within the context of a national conversation about higher education.

We are now welcoming to campus another leader with experience at the national level: Rebecca Blank, who has served as acting secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is the 29th person to lead this great university since classes began in 1849. We look forward to working with her as she identifies her priorities for the campus.

For more than two decades, UW–Madison has built on the wisdom emerging from our reaccreditation self-studies to create campuswide strategic frameworks that have guided our actions at the campus and unit levels. I invite you to read these examples of progress and note the key measurements that we track each year.

Every person on campus — faculty, staff or student — calls upon our unique Badger culture to meet and accept challenges, pursue creative solutions and proudly celebrate success. Thank you for contributing to our mission and vision from every acre of the campus.

Provost Paul M. DeLuca, Jr.

Fourth-Year Progress Report

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