Moving Upper Iowa University into a vigorous, thriving future — centered around providing excellence in all services to our widely diverse students — is the focus of the ongoing Strategic Plan Refreshment.
Strategic Planning at UIU
Since 2004, Upper Iowa University has been engaged in the process of strategic planning to guide the ever-changing future of the University. The UIU strategic planning process is engaged is rooted in the institution's history and traditions but responsive to changes as they occur and revisited regularly to be refreshed and updated as needed.
Strategic initiatives launched in 2004 were followed in 2007 by a more comprehensive and formal strategic planning process that included a re-articulation of the University mission and vision. The final version of the plan that emerged from this comprehensive 11-month process was approved by the Board of Trustees in 2008 as "Pathway to Global Learning: A Vision for UIU's Future," Download the strategic plan (pdf) which includes nine strategic initiatives that have been the driving forces behind UIU decision making.
In April 2011, work begin to refresh the plan and set the path for the continuing strategic progress of the University. This work included:
- Approximately 55 interviews were conducted in order to create a consensus for the next strategic priorities of UIU;
- This "findings" report was presented to the campus wide community,
Download the "findings" report as a pdf document
- The four planning objectives from the "findings" report were assigned to four free-standing Task Forces were:
- Student Centered Excellence: The First Priority
- Institutional Architecture: Continue Progress and Make Transformative Recommendations for UIU: Set a Transformative Strategic Path for UIU
- Sustain the Present, Secure Long-Term Financial Stability and Examine Resource Allocations: Ensure that UIU is on a Sound Financial Footing
- Communications: Improve an Already Excellent Practice of University-wide Communications
A change in UIU leadership put the refreshment on hiatus in fall 2012, but progress resumed in October 2013 when President Bill Duffy met with the steering committee and the four task force committees to present the President Strategic Planning Vision Statement.
Progress of each Task Force can be monitored on these webpages:
Task Force One: Student-Centered Excellence
Task Force Two: Institutional Architecture
Task Force Three: Financial Stability
Task Force Four: Communications
Questions or Comments:
Contact Holly Wolff, Executive Assistant to the President, firstname.lastname@example.org or 563-425-5221.