The Principles of Growth and Change
To guide planning we have identified seven core principles that taken
together lead to strategies for adapting to a changing educational
Mission: Hold firmly to our mission as the major research institution
of the Pacific Northwest -- an institution with a unique and crucial role
to play in education social well-being and economic development.
Quality: Increase quality -- increase our ability to fulfill our
mission -- through the selective allocation of new resources in ways that
enhance our special strengths. Focus resources on enhancing the unique
characteristics of a research university.
Efficiency: Increase efficiency through resource allocation, program
development and education practices. The dividend produced by greater
efficiency should be reinvested in ways that increase quality of
Relevance: Ensure relevance by growing in ways that are responsive to
the workforce needs of the state and region.
Flexibility: Respond holistically through flexible distribution of
resources, and increased coordination across the academic and
administrative units within and among each of our three campuses.
Complementarity: Promote complementarity in program development within
and among our three campus system.
Balance: Manage growth to ensure that an increase in students does not
inadvertently distort the mission or function of academic units.