The purpose of the WAUPlan is to provide a directional map for the development and support of a strategic mix of high-quality academic programs, academic support services, instructional delivery systems, and expanded student markets. The WAUPlan encompasses the entire University as well as national and international educational partnerships. It provides the framework and direction for each academic and administrative support department to develop annual operational and long-term strategic action plans. This is a rolling, continuous plan that is reviewed and updated annually. Input is sought from a wide variety of individuals and groups across the internal and external learning community. Following review and approval by the Strategic Planning Committee, the WAUPlan is presented to the Board of Trustees for discussion and endorsement by the President. At the heart of the WAUPlan are the strategic objectives as well as performance indicators for assessing progress toward goal achievement. The WAUPlan provides the foundation and direction for the additional planning actions required at the academic and non-academic department levels.
The focus of the University administration is to create, support, enhance, and assess the learning-centered environment that is central to Washington Adventist University's vision of growth, excellence, and leadership and its mission to develop the whole person by inspiring faith in a loving Creator God and encouraging a passion for knowledge, truth, and service to humanity. To view the strategic plan in its entirety, click here
The School of Arts & Social Sciences offers a curriculum focused on fostering the development of the skills essential to be successful in the global service economy of the 21st Century: writing, critical thinking, debate, analysis, and an understanding and appreciation for cultural diversity.
The School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness employs a philosophy that balances practical training and theory in approaching education for future health sciences professionals. We bridge the gap between concept and practice.
For more than 30 years, WAU has been a leader in providing career building undergraduate degree programs for working professionals. WAU has continued to expand those offerings by adding graduate programs. This provides undergraduate students the opportunity to transition into graduate programs and continue to enhance their skills and competitive marketability.