STUDENT SUCCESS AND DEGREE COMPLETION
Promote an environment that supports all facets of student success including accessibility to higher education, persistence support, and proactive well-being practices
Enroll, retain, and graduate students while prioritizing timely degree completion
Indiana State’s on-time graduation rate improved 9.3 percentage points since 2015
Create an atmosphere that supports a robust student life experience
Students perform better academically when they have a robust student life experience that complements their educational pursuits
Improve access to higher education by offering a full complement of online courses and academic support tools for traditional and non-traditional students
Indiana State University offers more than 60 undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs online
Sustain enrollment growth by developing strategies that effectively recruit first-year, transfer, graduate, international, and non-traditional students
Enrollment grew 25% in the last decade
Maintain a diverse student body that is representative of the global market
Indiana State’s students come from all 50 U.S. states and 79 countries around the world
HIGH IMPACT ACADEMIC PROGRAMS BUILT UPON A FOUNDATION OF EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING AND CAREER READINESS
Offer excellent, relevant academic programs and engage students in applying knowledge and skills learned in curricular and co-curricular experiences in life and work
Sustain a dynamic culture of high-quality, high-value academic programs, pedagogy, and timely assessment.
Indiana State’s Honors College experiences significant growth.
Incorporate career readiness and other high impact practices into the curriculum, including a signature work
Incorporate inclusive excellence within the curricular and co-curricular experiences.
Indiana State receives commendation from INSIGHT Into Diversity for its outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion
Expand and strengthen collaboration between alumni, employers, academic programs, and the Career Center to provide productive, continuously growing networks and career opportunities for students.
Connecting students with future employers and mentors helps them establish a professional network and aids in their transition after graduation
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND EFFECTIVE PARTNERSHIPS
Instill in our students, as modeled by our faculty, staff, and alumni a lifelong commitment to civic and community engagement as evidence of our dedication to the State of Indiana and beyond
Develop and sustain impactful campus-community partnerships built on trust and reciprocity
The Federal Work Study grant supports student employment opportunities with non-profit partners
Inspire lifelong civic and political engagement
A total of 29% of ISU students voted in the 2018 midterm elections, more than double the 12% who voted in 2015.
Integrate community engagement as a distinctive feature of ISU teaching and learning, scholarship, and service
Indiana State students completed more than 780,000 hours of community-based learning during the 2018-2019 year.
UNIVERSITY VITALITY AND MOMENTUM
Expand university capacity to ensure long-term sustainability and success
Increase private giving in support of Indiana State University
ISU’s annual Give to Blue Day was created in 2019 and has become the largest single day fundraiser in the University’s history.
Increase external grants and contracts awarded to Indiana State University by state, federal, and private entities
Research funding from federal, state, and local government entities, plus non-profit and corporate agencies topped $7.1 million in 2018-19.
Increase alumni engagement to energize an active, diverse, and multi-generational network of alumni and friends
Nearly 2,000 alumni have supported their alma mater by joining the Indiana State Alumni Association!
Pursue excellence in scholarly endeavors while maintaining an unwavering commitment to inclusive excellence
In just six years, the Honors College grows from 720 students in 2012 to 1,061 students in 2018
Provide an environment that supports innovative teaching and learning
More than $400 million in construction projects have been completed or are underway on ISU’s campus during the past 10 years
Attract and retain extraordinary employees
Recruit and retain talented, diverse, and committed faculty and staff and invest in their success and wellbeing.
100% of the university's position searches are carried-out by faculty and staff that have completed formal search committee training
Nurture teaching excellence for aspiring and established faculty members via mentorship and innovative programming
Vitality Faculty Mentoring, Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence, and Department Chair Leadership
Establish Indiana State as a destination employer throughout the Midwest for inclusivity; commitment to community; and proficient management of administrative, operational, and academic protocols
Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement Classification