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. 

FY 2013 Strategic Investments in Student Success

The successful proposals in the area of student success will advance efforts such as: support for international and transfer students as they transition to the UI; extension of TILE pedagogy to cross-disciplinary courses and first-year students; enhancement of tutoring and support services; added financial counseling and career services; and new efforts to promote academic engagement for all students.

FY 2013 Strategic Investments in Better Futures for Iowans

The successful proposals in the area of better futures for Iowans will help more place-bound Iowans achieve educational their aspirations, enhance career development opportunities for working professionals,   provide new resources for Iowa’s K-12 students, and otherwise contribute more fully to economic and cultural vitality and to the health and quality of life of the people of Iowa.