In recognition of Campus Compact‘s 30th anniversary, Chancellor Wachter joined college and university chancellors and presidents across the nation in signing an Action Statement, a declaration of shared commitment to the public purposes of higher education and a promise to develop a Civic Action Plan (CAP) to realize those purposes more fully.

Since then, more than 450 presidents and chancellors have signed on, committing their campuses to create and publicly share a Civic Action Plan. When commenced, UW-Superior will join over 100 campuses that have published a Civic Action Plan for their respective campus.

The CAP serves as a guide, with goals and action steps, for UW-Superior to realize its community engagement priorities. UW-Superior’s Civic Action Plan Committee worked for nearly a year to create a CAP, a visioning and planning document, for the university. The CAP Committee has provided a broad voice and perspective to create the vision and direction UW-Superior will take in regard to community engagement and serving the needs of the region.

Before finalizing the plan, the committee circulated the final draft of the goals for feedback throughout the campus and the broader community. Following the gathering and incorporation of feedback, the committee finalized the plan to serve the campus from 2019-2025. As a new university strategic plan is developed, the CAP will be embedded within it and will continue to serve as an operational plan for community engagement.

To meet the goals and priorities set forth in this Civic Action Plan, a continued administrative and campus community commitment will be required. The Center for Community Engaged Learning will shepherd the CAP and work with a Civic Action Plan Committee. The committee of regional community leaders, faculty, staff, administrators, and students will continue to coordinate and provide support for the CAP’s implementation.