Specifically, the six domains of the Principles of Excellence in the plan—education, faculty, research, international, health, and engagement—contained among them eight Bicentennial Priorities. The Action Items within the Bicentennial Priorities were supported by university-level investment, and were the subject of multicampus actions and initiatives. The Bicentennial Priorities had associated metrics to measure progress through to the bicentennial year.
Recognizing that the core work of the university takes place at the unit level, implementation of many or most of the Bicentennial Priorities and Action Items occurred at the campus and school levels. Given the three-part mission differentiation of Indiana University (IU Bloomington, IUPUI, the IU Regional Campuses: IU East, IU Kokomo, IU Northwest, IU South Bend, IU Southeast, and IPFW), and its associated organizational structures, one, some, or all campuses took the lead in implementing individual priorities and action items, depending on missions and capacities. Likewise, different kinds of campuses implemented the priorities and actions in different ways. Campus and administrative unit strategic plans and annual budgets therefore specifically demonstrated how they advanced or contributed to each of these priorities to the extent and in a manner that is consistent with their respective missions. In addition, the definition of benchmarks and targets for the metrics, and the specific implementation steps for the action items, were the subjects of detailed campus and university implementation plans developed through our institutions of shared governance.