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WPI’s Strategic Plan: Year 1 Progress Report

The university wrapped up its first year of implementation of Lead With Purpose: The Strategic Plan for WPI. Cross-functional implementation teams made significant progress in support of the key initiatives in each of the three strategic plan goal areas:

  • Student Well-Being, Access, and Affordability: Creation of the WPI Center for Well-Being, which will integrate campus-wide resources and programming to foster an environment of wellness for students, faculty, and staff; launch of an internal study to better understand and improve the Black student experience; and deployment of new financial aid practices to better align aid funding with our strategic values.
  • Purpose-Driven Education and Research: Launch of the Office of Research Integrity and Compliance, which will support WPI’s commitment to scientific and ethical integrity; and pilot an initiative in stackable credentials, short courses focused on skill-building in areas of workforce demand.
  • Our Inclusive Community: Progression of the Sustainable Inclusive Excellence Action Plan, including a website for individual divisions and schools to share their commitments and efforts as they work to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and racial justice goals at WPI and within STEM; revamp of enrollment deposit and initial fee practices and creation of on-demand video tutorials to help students navigate FAFSA; and formation of a staff council to expand the voice of staff in steering the university.

For more information and other accomplishments, including a Year 1 report card, visit

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