Wentworth Strategic Plan
The original five year Wentworth strategic plan was approved by the Board of Trustees on September 2006 and became effective in October 2006. As we complete the third year of our Strategic Plan process, most of the strategic initiatives have been successfully implemented.
Since the strategic plan is a dynamic document, we will review our strategy periodically and adjust the plan to serve the needs of the Institute. The Strategic Plan for the next three years is comprehensive, focused and aligned with the mission of the Institute and our shared vision for its future, as stated below.
MISSION:Wentworth takes pride in educating students in technical disciplines through a nationally recognized model of hands-on, real world problem-solving, combined with classroom instruction and cooperative work experience.
Within a student-focused learning environment, Wentworth provides opportunities for intellectual and personal growth, both in and out of the classroom, resulting in the development of the whole student as a skilled professional and engaged citizen.
- VISION: Wentworth will be a student-focused institution of Academic excellence offering high quality undergraduate, graduate and lifelong learning programs; it will provide Community service through urban engagement and service learning; and foster Economic growth by providing the workforce with highly skilled professionals.
Indeed, we are the school of opportunity, providing access to a quality education and becoming the school of choice. We serve the community through many student and faculty volunteer activities, service learning and highly productive town-grown relationships. Our engineering, technology and design programs, that integrate co-operative education, produce highly skilled professionals that fuel the economic growth of the region and beyond.Our strategy for the next three years will be driven by ACADEMICS.
Our strategic plan is focused on three priorities:
- Academic programs
- Students (Access, Success & Experience)
- Resources and Infrastructure
- Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering; other Bachelor of Science programs
- Graduate: Master of Science in Construction Management; other Master of Science degrees
- Lifelong Learning: New or improved certificate and professional programs at the Arioch Center that meet the needs of the non-traditional student; additional programs that respond to market needs
Life Sciences: Explore the integration of life sciences into our engineering and technology programs to develop degree programs that address the growing demand in this field
As part of the academic programs initiative, the following structure changes are planned:
- Academic Deans and Department Chairs, in place of Academic Department Heads
- Changing the business model of the Arioch Center to operate as an independent profit center
- Access:Strengthen pipeline initiatives and expand admissions recruitment; Develop sustainable agreements and partnerships with feeder institutions
- Success: Monitor, analyze and improve student retention and graduation rates; Review student selectivity; Provide sustainable learning support and remedial resources
- Experience:Strengthen co-op education and provide other experiential learning opportunities; On-campus student services and athletics
STUDENTS:Wentworth will provide educational opportunities, develop academic partnerships, and foster an environment for a positive student experience and success.
RESOURCES & INFRASTRUCTURE:Wentworth will enhance its financial resources and invest in facilities, technology and human resources to support the academic program priorities.
- Expand and strengthen financial resources to fund strategic priorities; Develop multiyear budgets; Increase fundraising
- Identify optimum student body size; Align facilities planning with strategic planning; Invest in quality academic infrastructure, faculty and supporting personnel
- Enhance technology and technology support