• Renewing the Iowa Promise

    The University of Iowa’s strategic plan, “Renewing The Iowa Promise,” sets high expectations and guides the university to take advantage of emerging opportunities and to meet developing challenges. 

    The "four pillars" of Renewing the Iowa Promise: the UI strategic plan for 2010-2016
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    Student Success

    The University of Iowa is committed to providing programs, resources, and opportunities to help undergraduate, graduate, and professional students succeed in school and after graduation.

    OnIowa! student leader Mike Gillette starts a rock/paper/scissors tournament icebreaker with his small group
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    Knowledge and Practice

    Researchers, scholars, and artists at the University of Iowa are working across disciplines to address “grand challenges” that Iowa and the world face today.  

    Faculty affiliates in the Water Sustainabilty Cluster: left to right, Craig Just, Eric Tate, David Cwiertny, Adam Ward. Photo by Jim Heemstra.
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    New Frontiers in the Arts

    While rebuilding the arts campus that was devastated by the flood of 2008, the University of Iowa is re-imagining arts education, presentation, and performance for the 21st century.

    Illustration of the new Hancher Auditorium
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    Better Futures for Iowans

    Working with community partners across the state, University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students contribute to Iowa’s economic and cultural vitality and help to improve the health and quality of life of Iowans.

    College of Public Health faculty member Barbara Baquero is building connections to improve the health of rural communities, with a focus on Iowa’s growing Latino population.

Faculty Accomplishments

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching selected the UI to receive its 2015 Community Engagement Classification, based on “an institutional focus on community engagement,” according to the foundation. The UI has been designated for the first time, and joins 239 other higher-education institutions across the nation for this year’s honor.  The classification is given once a decade and is the highest standard of recognition for higher-education community engagement efforts.