The following are selected current or recent initiatives in support of the university's strategic priorities.

Cluster Hire Initiative

As a centerpiece of the university's 2010-2016 strategic plan, the Cluster Hire Initiative will bring 100 new tenured and tenure-track faculty to campus to collaborate with existing faculty in multidisciplinary cluster areas focused on many of the “Grand Challenges” of the 21st century.

FY 2013 Strategic Investments

In spring 2012, the Office of the Provost put out a call for proposals for initiatives that would advance two of the "pillars" of the strategic plan: student success, and better futures for Iowans. The successful proposals shared in $1 million allocated to each of the two strategic priority areas in FY 2013.

Outreach & Engagement Initiatives