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Indiana University Northwest

Strategic Planning Committee

Outcome 6

2008 Strategic Planning

Outcome #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.

2007 Outcome 6 & Status Report

In support of its aspirations for academic excellence, IU Northwest has defined its relationship with community colleges in the regions we serve.

Status Report:   The Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (VCAA) met with Academic Dean of Ivy Tech Northwest to discuss transfer of Respiratory Therapy (RT) and Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT).
Ivy Tech decided to discuss transfer of Respiratory Therapy but not MLT. The Chancellors have agreed on transfer of RT to Ivy Tech. Chancellor Bergland will discuss fate of MLT with area hospitals.
Ivy Tech will complete discussion with Indiana Commission for Higher Education on what needs to be done to effect the transfer of RT, and Ivy Tech faculty will visit IU Northwest campus to inspect lab facilities.

IU Northwest has completed all IU-Ivy Tech course and program transfer agreements. SOBE and SOE have also signed local agreements with Ivy Tech Northwest 70 Courses already entered on Indiana Course Transfer Library (CTL). IU Northwest has completed all state-mandated CTL entries.

Majority of articulations have been signed by IU Northwest and Vincennes University. BS in Chemistry articulation stalled due to inability to agree on transfer of Organic Chemistry Course. Acceptance will violate University Faculty Council policy

2007 Strategic Planning Outcome 6 Highlight

Outcome #6 In support of its aspirations for academic excellence, IU Northwest has defined its relationship with community colleges in the regions we serve.

2006 Strategic Planning Outcome 6 Highlight

Outcome #6 (Anna Rominger, Interim VCA): In support of its aspirations for academic excellence, IU Northwest has defined its relationship with community colleges in the regions we serve.

2006 Outcome 6 Spring Report

2005 Strategic Planning Outcome 6 Highlight

Outcome #6 for 2005 (Dr. Patricia L. Lundberg, Chair): Within the context of our unique identity, IU Northwest will have a shared understanding of the measurable characteristics that identify excellence in any academic program or support service.

Outcome #6 for 2010: 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.

2004 Strategic Planning Outcome 6 Highlight

Outcome #6 (Dr. Don Coffin, Sponsor): 2004, IU Northwest has a shared understanding of the definitions of “sustainable regional vitality” and “cultural discovery and learning.”

  • Committee utilized local Quality of Life report as basis to develop two areas of foci.
  • Both formal definitions and marketing-friendly definitions of “sustainable regional vitality” and “cultural discovery and learning” were developed.

2004 - 2006 Outcomes

By 2004 IU Northwest has a shared understanding of the definitions of “sustainable regional vitality” and “cultural discovery and learning”

By 2006 IU Northwest has a shared understanding of what it means for a program or service to be academically excellent and has a process in place for determining whether or not academically excellent programs and services are aligned with sustainable regional vitality and/or cultural discovery and learning

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