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Indiana University Northwest

Strategic Planning Committee

IU Northwest 2008 & 2010 Strategic Planning Outcomes

Outcome Number

Outcomes for 2008 Outcomes for 2010

1

A structure for rewarding academic excellence is created. Documentation should include how excellence contributes to the (faculty / staff’s) unit’s portfolio and development of students.

IU Northwest’s value for academic excellence as defined by a love of ideas, and achievement and engagement in learning, scholarship, discovery, creativity, and service is clearly reflected in its performance, in its curricula, and in its recognition, reward, and tenure practices.

2

The campus has created a process to align co-curricular and extra-curricular activities with the on-going general education reform process.

Units have aligned their curricula to meet the general education requirements.

All academic programs and relevant support programs have implemented teaching and learning experiences that ensure they will prepare their 2014 graduates for lifelong learning, ethical practices, developing successful careers, and effective citizenship.

3

By 2008, IU Northwest will enhance accountability for the campus climate by:

  • Completing its faculty and staff merit/equity study.
  • Obtaining from each administrator, dean and director a written description of the process used within the unit to promote respect and mutual support.
  • Communicating progress of 2007 action items.

IU Northwest students, faculty, staff, and administrators value and demonstrate respect for each other, and support individual and campus community aspirations and growth.

4

IU Northwest demonstrates that it values diversity by completing the IU Northwest Diversity Plan, and begin to implement the plan.

IU Northwest values and is recognized for its commitment to diversity as a critical component of excellence in higher education as demonstrated through recruitment and retention of students, faculty, staff and administrators, employment practices, professional development, and its academic programs.

5

By December 31, 2008, all units will go through the process of zero-based budgeting to assess its viability.

IU Northwest demonstrates fiscal responsibility and flexibility in collaborative ways to sustain excellence in its programs and services, and to respond to new opportunities for funding of programs that support the Vision.

6

Academic units assess their programs using the criteria in the Academic Excellence document, and develop annual improvement goals based on the results of the assessment.

Develop criteria to be used to identify academically excellent, non-credit bearing academic programs and services, and begin their assessment.

IU Northwest sets priorities and allocates resources to academically excellent programs and services that clearly foster sustainable regional vitality and/or cultural discovery and learning.

7

The degree to which each unit on campus is meeting relevant student- centered principles has been measured.

Campus decisions, including the allocation of resources, follow and support applicable IU Northwest student-centered principles.

8

A comprehensive instructional outreach plan has been developed.

IU Northwest successfully collaborates and cooperates in the regions it serves on issues relating to sustainable regional vitality and cultural discovery and learning.

9

Performance measures for the initial three performance categories have been identified, a process has been established for developing targets, and data collection has begun in accordance with the AQIP Action Project.

IU Northwest systematically measures effectiveness in its organizational structures and processes, and uses data derived from those measures for continuous improvement.