Developing ISU's Next Strategic Plan


Last year, the University undertook a review and revision of its foundational statements (Mission, Vision and Values) in preparation for the development of a new strategic plan for 2021-2025. The new foundational statements were approved by the Board at its May 8, 2020 meeting. This new plan, “Focusing on our Future Together: A Strategic Plan for Indiana State University, 2021-2025,” will be developed by a broad spectrum of campus stakeholders during the 2020-2021 academic year. Dr. Brad Balch, dean emeritus and professor of educational leadership, will lead the planning process with assistance from Teresa Exline, chief of staff in the Office of the President. Dr. Balch has more than 20 years of strategic planning experience and has served as a consultant to numerous educational entities.

Priorities for the new plan were approved by the Board of Trustees in a special meeting on September 16, 2020.

Dr. Balch is now leading a series of opportunities to engage campus stakeholders in the development of the plan’s goals, strategies and key performance indicators. A draft plan will be shared with the Board of Trustees and campus at large in February 2021 with opportunities for additional feedback to fine-tune the final plan which will be shared with the Board of Trustees at its May 2021 meeting. 

A university-wide survey is now open to garner feedback on possible goals for the new strategic plan. Take the survey here. Survey responses must be submitted by November 10 to be given full consideration.