Working towards a bold future

The IU Bloomington strategic plan will align with and complement IU 2030, renewing our determination to occupy the top tier in American higher education and lead boldly into the future. We are committed to a planning process—and creation of a final plan—that represents our full community and is inclusive, transparent, collaborative, equity-minded, innovative, strengths-based, and future-focused.

From the working groups

"Unsurprisingly, I have been reaffirmed and reinvigorated by collaborating with an extraordinarily creative and ambitious group of colleagues. They are strongly committed to tackling the hard work of substantive and sustainable change at every level—no matter how "small"—to improve the lives, learning, and experience of all the students in our care.

Anthony Guest-Scott
Academic Coordinator, Student Academic Center
Working Group: Retention and Graduation Rates

Phases of the plan

Mid-October – Mid-December 2022

Campuswide planning began in October 2022 when the working groups began discussions in partnership with the planning committees and with feedback from campus and community partners. The working groups shared their recommendations with the planning committee on December 16, 2022.

Working Groups

Mid-December 2022 – Mid-February 2023

The planning committee will begin reviewing and refining those recommendations and sharing the preliminary goals with the executive committee. The planning committee will conclude their work on January 12, 2023. The executive committee will then synthesize the information received from all the previous committees into a draft strategic plan.

Planning Committees

Mid-February – March 2023

The executive committee will solicit campus feedback on the draft strategic plan through online feedback forms, two campuswide town hall sessions, and at other smaller venues across the campus. A final strategic plan will be presented in early March.

Executive Committee

Core values

The following core values were informed by input from IU leadership to guide the strategic planning process:

  • Inclusive: intentionally involving stakeholders and constituencies in shaping the future.
  • Transparent: regularly communicating purpose, progress, decisions, and next steps.
  • Collaborative: promoting silo-busting, barrier-removing, and boundary-spanning actions.
  • Equity-minded: using an “equity/inclusion lens” for planning and decision-making.
  • Innovative: generating new, creative, and cutting-edge ideas in the planning process.
  • Excellence: striving to achieve the highest levels of performance and prominence.
  • Strengths-based: leveraging prior investments and sources of distinction and differentiation.
  • Future-focused: building a sustainable and resilient next generation research campus.