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Goals and Metric Areas

Goal 1: Foster Student Success

IPFW will improve the quality and fidelity of its assessment processes and effectively utilize data to improve student learning outcomes through the continuous improvement of course, curricular, and co-curricular offerings. Student participation in high-impact instructional practices and advising interventions will be increased. IPFW will support the development of activities and experiences that celebrate multiculturalism and the broad array of human differences, and promote programs featuring international and interdisciplinary curricula. Metric areas

Metric areas

  • Retention, persistence, and graduation rates
  • Post-graduation success
  • Achievement of learning outcomes (Baccalaureate Framework)
  • A more diverse campus
  • Signature programs
  • Honors Program

Goal 2: Promote the Creation, Integration, and Application of Knowledge

IPFW will expand the production of high-quality and high-impact scholarship by students, faculty, and staff. 

Metric Areas

  • Peer-reviewed scholarly products
  • Students participating in research and scholarly activity
  • External grants and contracts and competitive awards in support of scholarly activity
  • Internal and external academic collaborations

Goal 3: Serve as a Regional Intellectual, Cultural, and Economic Hub for Global Competitiveness

IPFW will expand collaborations with regional partnerships in government, social service, and business sectors, and will provide leadership in regional economic development efforts as well as access to outstanding intellectual, cultural, and artistic programming

Metric Areas

  • Intellectual, cultural, and artistic events
  • Regional, national, and global collaborations
  • Consultations supporting regional business and industry

Goal 4: Create a Stronger University through Improving the Support of Stakeholders and the Quality 

Efficiency of the Organization IPFW will establish a culture of assessment through a set of appropriate performance metrics for all units as well as an integrated system of program reporting, review, assessment, and accreditation that is aligned with institutional performance metrics. Priorities for resource allocation will be identified in order to create, expand, merge, or reduce activities as appropriate.

Metric Areas

  • Reallocations as a percentage of general fund budget
  • Philanthropic and public support for strategic priorities
  • Efficiency ratios (examples: expenses/revenues, students served/resources used)