Indiana University President Pamela Whitten on Wednesday unveiled the framework for developing seven-year strategic plans for all IU campuses. The university says IU 2030 will involve input from students, faculty, staff and community stakeholders to create plans that meets IU’s overall goals but are tailored to the needs of each individual campus.
“We are at a wonderful crossroads at Indiana University,” said Whitten. “We are getting ready to strategize and plan and set the vision for the university that we’re going to become over the next seven years.”
In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Whitten said the process for the framework began after her inauguration when she traveled to all of IU’s campuses.
“Over the course of the summer, I brought together the senior leadership team and others, and we worked all summer to really put together and refine the framework in a way that we hope is clear and transparent and will really enable everyone to come up with exciting ways that we will address tangible, measurable, concrete goals,” said Whitten.
“We are totally focused on serving students first; indeed, we described them as the center of our universe. We are excited about being ambitious about creating unique opportunities and experiences for them,” Whitten said. “The goals we’re [also] setting are related to doing just transformational research, finding answers and solutions to big problems in everything from health medicine to best practices in business and government and education.”
Whitten says collaboration both within and outside of the university will be crucial to the strategic planning process.
“We are the state’s university, and so we are hungry for input from various stakeholders around the state external to the university for their ideas and their dreams and what they would like to see happen from the university. So, this will be a very inclusive process.”
The campuses will spend the next six months tailoring their strategic plans for their specific needs, with the plans expected to be complete by March 2023.
“We are particularly excited, as we’re all coming out of the pandemic and facing a really pretty exciting future, to be at this juncture in time, getting to really set the stage for what Indiana University’s going to be in Bloomington, Indianapolis, and beyond,” said Whitten.
You can learn more about the IU Strategic Plan 2030 framework by clicking here.