Strategic Initiatives

Campus Statement on the Role of the Liberal Arts at IUPUI. 
Academic leaders at IUPUI reaffirm the inherent value of the arts, humanities, social sciences, sciences, and mathematics as the core of any undergraduate degree program. To support the value of the liberal arts, campus academic leaders issued a statement on the role of the liberal arts at IUPUI and encourages the Undergraduate Affairs Committee as well as school curriculum committees and academic councils to consider ways to remove barriers and/or streamline pathways to students’ pursuit of double majors and other combinations of academic credentials that align with their interests, strengths, and post-baccalaureate plans.

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Expanding Digital Learning and Adaptive Technologies at IUPUI: Technology and digital tools are ubiquitous in the lives of students and faculty. Yet these resources are often not utilized to their full potential in promoting meaningful learning, facilitating retention and degree completion, and enhancing student outcomes. The Association of Public and Land Grant Universities (APLU), of which IUPUI is a member, is gathering evidence through their Personalized Learning Consortium that digital pedagogies help to improve student learning outcomes, increase affordability, and provide faculty with data that enable them to better design more effective in-class activities. Perhaps most importantly, they significantly benefit the learning and success of students from underserved groups, helping to help to close persistent achievement gaps. Expanding the use of digital courseware and adaptive technologies at IUPUI has been added to the IUPUI strategic plan as an important new student success initiative. A section of College Algebra (Math 15300) using ALEKS technology was piloted by Dr. Patrick Morton, professor of mathematical sciences in fall 2018 and a Digital Learning Summit (platerinstitute.iupui.edu) is scheduled for February 8, 2019. A Faculty Digital Fellows program for IUPUI faculty and statewide communities of practice for faculty teaching in similar disciplines was launched in January 2019.

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The Forum NetworkIn December 2016, a task force met with the goal to reimagine how IUPUI can support advances in the work of the Center for Teaching and Learning. Recommendations from the task force included the creation of physical space to support learning, instruction, leadership, and innovation. The Faculty Forum will be that space and will be located adjacent to the Center for Teaching and Learning. It will help to satisfy faculty members’ need for community beyond the department or school and is designed to foster collaboration and creativity in the areas outlined by the task force.

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Experiential and Applied Learning Record: In the fall of 2015, IUPUI was selected as one of twelve institutions from across the country to participate in a Comprehensive Students Records project. The Registrar and Admissions Officer Professional Organization (AACRAO) along with the Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education organization (NASPA) partnered with the Lumina Foundation to coordinate the project. The goal of this project was to create a new record that provides a means for students to share what they've learned with others. 

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IUPUI+: In August 2017, a task force of faculty and staff was charged with examining the Principles of Undergraduate Learning (PULs) to make sure that they continue to represent the knowledge, skills, values, and competencies that we aspire for our students to acquire during their time at IUPUI. Specifically, the task force was asked to:

  • Review the PULs in the context of the General Education curriculum as well as the mission and values of the IUPUI campus in 2017
  • Consider integrating the Principles of Co-Curricular Learning into the Principles of Undergraduate Learning
  • Engage the Campus Community
  • Complete the approval process with a vote by the IUPUI Faculty Council on or before May 1, 2018

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Course in Effective Teaching Practices: As we recruit and prepare to welcome new faculty to IUPUI, consider incorporating the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) Course in Effective Teaching Practices into your offer packages or as a recruitment incentive. The course recently has been featured in Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning and has incorporated research from cognitive psychology and the learning sciences into the design of 25 online modules that span five domains. The course includes more than 180 brief instructional videos that help faculty to view and reflect upon examples of faculty teaching real students in real classrooms, augmented by expert commentary offered by researchers. While the course is still relatively new, a pilot study of its effectiveness suggests that faculty completing the course use more active learning techniques, connect better with their students, and help students to persist. Outcomes such as these are particularly important for supporting student learning and success at IUPUI – a cornerstone of our strategic plan. 

Learn more about the course and how to apply