Strategic Plan 2016-2021

A Bright Future

Building on a remarkable legacy, the people of the UI are crafting new chapters of exploration, discovery, creation, and engagement.

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, approved the University of Iowa's PDF iconStrategic Plan for 2016 to 2021 at its meeting on December 5, 2016.

Vision

The University of Iowa has authored many great stories.  Building on a remarkable legacy, the people of the UI are crafting new chapters of exploration, discovery, creation, and engagement. 

Ours is a narrative of resilience that extends out from the heartland toward the future, inspired by a commitment to our state, nation, and global community.  With a spirit of inclusiveness and collaboration, UI faculty, staff, and students pursue excellence guided by our institutional strengths and complexity.  From the humanities to STEM fields and from the performing arts to professional schools and the medical complex, our collective will to excel, to create, and to heal motivates our work.  Together, we unlock human potential and prepare citizens for the future.  Our strategic plan establishes priorities for realizing our aspirations.

Strategic Planning Process

Goals

  • Research & Discovery: Perform high-impact research.
  • Student Success: Provide a transformative educational experience that educates all UI students to be engaged citizens.           
  • Engagement: Engage with Iowa and the world to broaden education, improve health, and enhance economic development.