Excellence in Teaching and Learning

In 2012-2013, IUPUI launched two new schools, the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health and the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, and formally named a third, the Robert H. McKinney School of Law. The generous gifts that gave these schools their names will accelerate their efforts to address issues of key importance to our city, region, state, and nation. Another milestone, the decennial reaffirmation of our accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, was a true affirmation of the importance and effectiveness of our efforts to serve our diverse students, foster a vibrant and engaging learning environment, and offer unique academic programs that draw on our urban mission and setting. And for the fifth straight year, IUPUI was among the top ten on U.S. News & World Report's list of "up and coming" national universities.

These outcomes, along with other national awards and commendations, speak to IUPUI's track record of success in developing innovative, distinctive curricula and experiences that boost student achievement. "Our Commitment" recognizes the need for us to continue and increase these efforts to develop the educated citizenry and workforce that Indiana needs. Thus, new initiatives are targeting the success of transfer students, sophomores, and underrepresented students. We are increasing opportunities for students to engage in proven high-impact educational practices, including better integrated academic and career advising, service learning, and undergraduate research. We are improving enrollment management and developing new online programs. And the continued expansion of the School of Medicine, along with the development of new professional master's and doctoral programs, is enlarging our capacity for graduate education.