Planning and Institutional Improvement provides support to senior leaders in implementing the IUPUI Strategic Plan and campus-wide strategic initiatives, along with facilitating the executive search and administrative review processes.
Strategic Advisor to the Chancellor, Chancellor’s Cabinet, and Council of Deans
Work with senior leaders on strategic activities and initiatives of importance to IUPUI’s functioning, effectiveness, and future directions. This involves working with the Chancellor and the Chancellor’s Cabinet to manage the IUPUI Council of Deans retreats and meetings, proposing and implementing specific projects, and handling sensitive/confidential matters on behalf of the Chancellor.
IUPUI Strategic Plan
Work with campus leaders in academic and support units to develop, implement, monitor, report, and periodically update the IUPUI Strategic Plan. This includes providing support to Administrative Champions, who share responsibility for promoting various strategic plan goals, and aligning the campus plan to broader priorities of Indiana University and the State of Indiana.
IUPUI Strategic Initiatives
Serve as a principal lead for several campus-wide strategic initiatives. Examples include Bridge to the Future, Review of Building and Structure Names at IUPUI, and the Welcoming Campus Initiative. Planning and Institutional Improvement colleagues are also actively involved in Vision 2024, the realignment process being undertaken to develop our next generation urban research campus in Indianapolis.
Executive Searches and New Leader Transition
Provide support for IUPUI Executive Searches to help IUPUI attract, onboard, and support leadership talent at the Dean, Associate Vice Chancellor, and Vice Chancellor levels. This involves working with search firms and search committees, facilitating recruitment and selection processes, and designing customized leadership transition approaches to aid in the leaders settling into their role at IUPUI.
Per Indiana University policy, all senior leaders have their performance reviewed every 5 years through Administrative Reviews. Sponsored by Planning and Institutional Improvement on behalf of the Chancellor and the IFC Executive Committee, this process convenes a committee of various stakeholders to engage in a review process comprised of document review, focus groups, interviews, and a survey of key constituents to produce a final, synthesized report for the administrator being reviewed. The focus of the review includes the following administrative functions: (a) establishing, maintaining, and facilitating clear goals and objectives; (b) managing the human and financial resources of the unit; (c) carrying out unit and campus policies, including affirmative action plans and the unit’s 5-year plan; (d) responding to suggestions for change and improvement; and (e) other areas of strengths and weaknesses.
Campus Planning Committee
Serve as the IUPUI campus administration liaison to the Campus Planning Committee of the Indianapolis Faculty Council. The purpose of the CPC is to promote broad faculty involvement in institutional planning. It also works to facilitate involvement and communication between the Faculty Council, Executive Committee, Budgetary Affairs Committee, and committees and academic units concerning institutional planning and improvement at IUPUI that ensures an equitable outcome for all campus and community stakeholders.