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Goals, Strategic Directions, and Action Priorities

Goal 1: Foster Learning and Create Knowledge

Fostering learning and creating knowledge lie at the heart of the university’s mission. Achieving the goal requires attracting and retaining a highly qualified faculty, providing support, regularly assessing and improving program quality, employing pedagogies that improve student learning, expanding academic support programs, and enhancing research and creative activity for faculty, staff, and students.

Strategic Directions and Action Priorities

  1. Attract, support, and celebrate a highly qualified and diverse faculty and staff.
  2. Offer a broad array of graduate and undergraduate programs that meet the highest standards of their disciplines and respond to regional needs.
  3. Promote the use of multiple methods of teaching and delivery to expand access and improve student learning and success.
  4. Assure quality and effectiveness of academic programs through accreditation, program review, and assessment of student learning.
  5. Expand academic support for a diverse community of learners to facilitate student success and create a culture of graduation.
  6. Promote and support faculty research/creative activity and increase external funding.

Goal 2: Develop Quality of Place and Experience

Quality of place is a view of the university campus as a community of learners connected by a commitment to academic achievement and shared values. It is enhanced through a philosophy of inclusion that recognizes the strengths inherent in the diversity of faculty, staff, and students. It is experienced through participation in programs and events important to members of the campus community.

Strategic Directions and Action Priorities

  1. Increase student enrollment in a steady and sustainable manner toward the goal of 15,000 students.
  2. Promote IPFW as an inclusive university community of students, staff, faculty, and alumni as well as members of their families.
  3. Encourage personal and professional development for all members of the university community.
  4. Continuously re-engineer infrastructure and services to improve support for students, faculty, staff, and others who interact with IPFW.
  5. Improve and expand physical facilities and campus grounds.
  6. Enhance financial support for university programs and services.

Goal 3: Contribute to the Development of the Northeast Indiana Region

IPFW sponsors educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities for community audiences of all ages and engages in projects with regional businesses that improve their sustainability and competitiveness. Targeted projects are built upon active communication with the community, an entrepreneurial spirit, and cooperative investments. IPFW seeks to provide intellectual leadership by stimulating debate, modeling diversity, and providing expertise to community partners.

Strategic Directions and Action Priorities

  • Engage and enrich the community through programs hosted on campus and through the campus environment.
  • Provide and extend university expertise, services, and support throughout northeast Indiana.
  • Enhance regional economic development.