Core Themes

As part of the accreditation process, WGU submitted a NWCCU (Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities) self-evaluation report on September 15, 2017 that highlighted the following four core themes:


  • Core Theme 1: Develop people and leaders that enable WGU to accelerate its pace of innovation and meet scaling demands for rapidly improving student success, an ever-growing student body, and increasing sector influence and peer enablement.
  • Core Theme 2: Advance the quality and relevancy of our academic credentials using a competency-based approach to enable students and graduates with the skills and competencies directly linked to professional readiness and success in the nation’s workforce for education, IT, business, and health.
  • Core Theme 3: Accelerate advancements in student progress and attainment by driving the advancement of next-generation learning models that leverage technology, innovative faculty models, individualized learning, integrative program paths, self-service, social engagement, etc.
  • Core Theme 4: Expand access to high quality, affordable post-secondary programs, particularly among the under-served student populations, through greater awareness, credibility, efficiency, enabling partnerships and financial prudence.


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