Bicentennial Priorities

Bicentennial Priority One: A Commitment to Student Success

Indiana University will continue to enhance its commitment to student success, while earning a degree and afterwards, by adopting innovations and realignments in schools, programs, and course delivery; by assuring systematic review of existing programs; and by ensuring that IU’s high quality education remains affordable.

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Bicentennial Priority Two: A Community of Scholars

Indiana University will renew its commitment to the university as a community of scholars that attracts and retains an excellent faculty.

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Bicentennial Priority Three: Catalyzing Research

Indiana University will engage in strategic hiring, investments in technology, and seed funding to support collaborative faculty research initiatives, with a focus on the grand challenges facing the state, the nation, and the world. IU will continue to support the creative and scholarly activities of its artists and humanists.

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Bicentennial Priority Four: Re-Imagining Education

Indiana University’s Schools of Education will engage in a process of strategic renewal to best serve the educational challenges of the next century.

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Bicentennial Priority Five: A Global University

Indiana University will develop active partnerships with leading or complementary higher education institutions. IU will sustain active alumni chapters in all of its priority countries in support of study abroad, selective international recruitment, and faculty research and scholarship, especially in the SGIS, the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, and The Media School. It will complete the establishment of its Global Gateway Network to support these objectives.

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Bicentennial Priority Six: Health Sciences Research and Education to Improve the State and Nation’s Health

Indiana University and IU Health, including Riley Hospital for Children, will strategically invest in world-class research and training in selected areas of the health sciences—with emphasis on cancer, cardiovascular disease, and the neurosciences—through targeted hiring, collaboration, and infrastructure investments which have the potential to be translated into new and improved treatments, cures, and procedures. Recognizing our responsibility to take a leadership role in improving health in our state, IU will continue to invest and coordinate its efforts in public health and will seek to work with state government agencies to help address Indiana’s public health problems.

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Bicentennial Priority Seven: Building a Prosperous and Innovative Indiana

Indiana University will contribute to the economic development and prosperity of Indiana by translating the discoveries and innovations of faculty, staff, and students into new products, services, and companies. A major part of this will involve the strategic transformation of IURTC to ensure it provides the highest quality of support for entrepreneurial activity at IU.

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Bicentennial Priority Eight: Towards a Culture of Building and Making

Indiana University will explore and pursue the feasibility of establishing new programs in design and engineering on the IU Bloomington campus and technology programs on the regional campuses to meet regional needs.

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