Excellence in Teaching and Learning
At IUPUI, extraordinary student success begins the moment students walk in the door-even earlier, for those primary and secondary students involved in our
many pre-college programs. Our nationally recognized freshman Learning Communities and First-Year Experience programs, under the aegis of University College, support the transition to college and build student confidence and commitment to attaining a degree. Across the
undergraduate experience, students have easy access to an array of support services targeted to their needs. Once ready to specialize, they can choose
among innovative 21st century degree programs and growing opportunities for high-impact learning experiences like undergraduate research,
international experiences, service learning, and internships.
These programs and initiatives represent years of persistent effort-based on research findings on high-impact practices here and elsewhere-to improve
student outcomes. These efforts paid off in Spring 2012, when IUPUI awarded a record 3,633 new bachelor's degrees, bringing us closer to achieving
Chancellor Bantz's ambition to double the number of such degrees, a goal that is also high on state and national agendas. And we are continuing to develop
our graduate/professional programs as well to ensure that the region, state, and nation have the expertise they need to succeed. TheSchool of Medicine continued expanding to address projected shortages of physicians in coming decades. NewSchools of Philanthropy and Public Health will begin operations in Fall 2012. And generous endowments for the School of Law and the School of Public Health will enable these schools to attract even more extraordinary students from
across the state, nation, and world.
Performance Indicators for Teaching and Learning