Process and Next Steps

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Fall 2012

  • Executive Vice Chancellor Paydar charged by Chancellor Bantz with leading a new strategic planning process
  • Representative Executive, Steering, and Planning Committees formed to guide the process
  • Web site developed as venue for communication, interaction, transparency, and ongoing updates (
  • 50+ on- and off-campus stakeholder groups consulted on IUPUI’s future directions
  • Environmental scan of IUPUI peer institutions’ strategic plans conducted to analyze sources of distinction/differentiation
  • Ten strategic initiatives identified; twelve task forces formed; 250+ individuals across campus involved
Spring 2013
  • Task force meetings convened to identify and craft recommendations
  • Draft recommendations from task forces received and released to campus
  • Three town hall meetings held to garner additional input and guide synthesis and refinement of the draft plan
  • Updated draft of strategic plan released for review and feedback.
  • Recommendations, related initiatives, emerging performance indicators, and IU Principles of Excellence aligned in tabular format

Summer 2013

  • Discussions of strategic plan held with deans, vice chancellors, and other administrators
  • Sub-groups worked on: (1) Integration; and (2) Performance Indicators/Annual Reporting Framework
  • Deans’ Retreat in August focused on change management and strategic plan next steps
  • Revised strategic plan draft developed to incorporate additional stakeholder input and edits for clarity and consistency

Fall 2013

  • Task forces re-engage with, review, and validate recommendations
  • Further discussions held to gather input from student, faculty, staff, and community stakeholders
  • Strategic plan released to IUPUI community at Chancellor’s State of the Campus address (November 5, 2013)

Next Steps

  • Plan released to wider public at Chancellor’s Report to the Community (February 2014)
  • 2013-2014 IUPUI Performance Report reorganized to align with the ten strategic initiatives
  • Ongoing implementation, review, and improvement of Our Commitment to Indiana and Beyond: IUPUI Strategic Plan