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Indiana University Northwest

Strategic Planning Committee

2004 Strategic Planning Outcomes

Outcome 1
(Dr. Linda Delunas, Sponsor): 2004/2005, IU Northwest faculty, staff, and administration agree on the student profile of academic excellence through achievement and engagement in learning and each constituency knows its role in producing that profile in all IU Northwest graduates.

  • A significant amount of feedback received on this topic was received from faculty.
  • Each vice chancellor documented how respective areas support academic excellence.
  • Through several discussions with campus groups and the Faculty Organization, a formal student profile was approved January 2005.

Outcome 2

2004 Outcome 2 Report

Outcome 3
(Prof. Dave Klamen, Sponsor): 2004, Campus community has created a shared code of professional conduct.

  • The committee met 16 times throughout the year.
  • Four requests for feedback on draft documents were extended and approximately 200 individuals responded; about 50% of the responses were from students and 30% were from faculty.
  • A statement of principles, with respective handbooks as guides, and the proposed creation of an online forum on human relations were both produced.
2004 Outcome 3 Report

Outcome 4
(Dr. Ray Fontaine, Sponsor): 2004, IU Northwest has a shared definition and understanding of diversity as a critical part of academic excellence. The Director of Equity and Diversity is in place.

  • Numerous meetings and communication vehicles were utilized with the campus community to obtain input and feedback for development of definition of diversity as a critical part of academic excellence..
  • A total of 10 drafts of the definition document were considered before final statement was prepared.

Outcome 5
(Dr. Iztok Hozo, Sponsor): 2004, The program prioritization process will have established a way to address introduction of new programs.

  • Approximately 30 people responded to requests for feedback on both academic and non-academic programs.
  • The program prioritization process established a way to address the introduction of new programs and prioritization of existing support programs.

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.

Outcome 7
(Vice Chancellor Ernest Smith, Sponsor): 2004, IU Northwest will have reviewed and updated (as appropriate) the student-centered principles and have in place a mechanism for ongoing review and updating of the principles.

  • More than 130 individuals provided feedback on student-centered principles established in 2001.
  • The revised document now includes a preamble and a mechanism was instituted to allow the principles to be updated regularly in the future.

Outcome 8
(Dr. Jeff Lorber, Sponsor): 2004, Based on the completed needs assessment for Newton County, IU Northwest will implement one collaborative or cooperative program/project in Newton County and will have completed at least one additional needs assessment in one of the other counties in the service area.

  • Approximately 20 education, business and civic leaders with the Lifelong Learning Network were involved in helping determine activities in Newton County.
  • A non-credit digital photography class was offered in Newton County in Fall 2004.
  • A needs assessment for potential 2005 activities in Starke County was completed.

Outcome 9
(Dr. Marilyn Vasquez, Sponsor): 2004, Action plans based on the AQIP technology project will have been developed.

  • More than 350 students responded to AQIP Technology subcommittee survey.
  • Oncourse and OneStart training was conducted for more than 700 students, faculty and staff.
  • Use of technology across campus increased from 2003 through 2004.

2004 Outcome 9 Report