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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