1. An Excellent Education
Ensure that IU’s schools and programs provide an education of the highest quality appropriate to their campus and school missions and are recognized for their excellence through national and international peer comparisons.
The best academic programs. Provide an excellent, rigorous, contemporary education through an extensive range of undergraduate, graduate academic, and professional programs and degrees that meet the needs of Indiana, the nation, and the world.
Educating outstanding students. Attract academically outstanding, promising students from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds throughout Indiana, the nation, and the world.
Academic success and completion. Enhance undergraduate student learning and success through university-wide efforts to address retention and graduation issues in a systematic, sustained fashion.
High quality student life. Enhance and expand the quality of student life through an environment that vigorously supports and sustains academic, service, and athletic achievements at the highest and most competitive levels and that is culturally rich, diverse and inclusive.
Access and affordability for Hoosiers. Ensure that an IU education remains geographically, programmatically, and financially accessible for all qualified students.
Innovative teaching. Adopt innovative modes of teaching and learning that improve the educational attainments of students.
2. An Excellent Faculty
Recruit and retain an outstanding, diverse, and inclusive faculty from researchers, scholars, teachers, and creative artists worldwide who are recognized as among the very best in their fields.
3. Excellence in Research
Maximize IU’s full capacity for research, scholarship, and creative activity that is recognized as excellent through national and international peer comparisons.
Increase research and scholarship. Increase external funding and other support for research and scholarship in all areas of inquiry, and ensure that these activities are strongly supported both academically and administratively.
Stimulate the arts and humanities. Expand and enhance IU’s renowned traditions in the creative arts that enrich the lives of Hoosiers and reach around the globe.
A commitment to outstanding professional education and research. Build on IU’s superb professional education programs to continue to meet the present and emerging needs of Indiana, the nation, and the world.
Expand intercampus collaboration. Leverage the combined intellectual resources of the IU campuses through broad-based, interdisciplinary research and other collaborations internally and externally.
4. The International Dimension of Excellence
Increase IU’s engagement internationally through globally aware education, enlarged study abroad activity, alumni activity, and expanded strategic partnerships with leading institutions of higher learning throughout the world, and continue IU’s historical commitment to institution-building around the globe.
5. Excellence in the Health Sciences and Health Care
Support the highest quality research, clinical care, education, and workforce development in the health sciences by deepening and expanding Indiana University’s relationship with IU Health (Clarian) and with the university’s other clinical partners, thus contributing to better Hoosier, national, and global health.
6. Excellence in Engagement and Economic Development
Actively engage the university’s strengths to support the health, economic, and social development of Indiana, the nation, and the world.
Translating innovation. Accelerate the transformation of the innovations and intellectual property developed by IU faculty, staff, and students into new products, services, and companies to improve the Indiana economy and national competitiveness.
Strong communities. Partner with the communities and regions of which IU is part to provide education, expertise, innovation, and leadership for their advancement.