In 2010–2016 Strategic Plan
The Board of Regents is dedicated to maintaining the trust and managing the investment Iowans have placed in the Regent institutions. The Board’s 2010-2016 Strategic Plan, in concert with the individual strategic plans of Iowa’s Public Universities and Special Schools, enables the Board to carry out its mission effectively, efficiently, and for the benefit of all citizens.
The Board of Regents, working through Iowa’s Public Universities and Special Schools:
Our Strategic Plan focuses on three specific priorities, all of which have been demonstrated in the many accomplishments outlined in this FY 2010 Annual Report, and which will guide our future accomplishments:
Iowa’s Public Universities shall be affordable to all academically qualified Iowa residents.
Iowa’s Public Universities will increase the degree attainment of underrepresented minority students.
Iowa’s Public Universities will increase the percent of undergraduate students who graduate within four years.
Iowa’s Public Universities shall increase distance education opportunities for lifelong learning especially for place-bound and non-traditional students in Iowa to support their educational and professional goals and enhance their quality of life.
The Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School and the Iowa School or the Deaf shall meet or exceed state academic standards in reading and mathematics.
Iowa’s Public Universities and Special Schools will demonstrate that their student outcomes assessment programs help students achieve identified learning goals.
Iowa’s Public Universities shall contribute to the expansion and diversification of the Iowa economy.
Iowa’s Public Universities and Special Schools shall be increasingly efficient and productive.
To fulfill our obligations to Iowans, the Board also uses strategic planning to create a long-term vision of the Board and the institutions; to establish the course by which the Board and the institutions will achieve that vision; and to maintain strategic focus and high-quality programs for the future.
The Board’s 2010-2016 Strategic Plan specifically outlines this vision, or preferred future, for providing effective and quality public education for the citizens of Iowa:
This preferred future will challenge the Board, our institutions, and all Iowans, to aspire to reach an even greater level of excellence for Iowa’s Public Universities and Special Schools in FY 2011 and beyond.
See the full Board of Regents 2010-2016 Strategic Plan at http://www.regents.iowa.gov/StratPlan/stratplan.html