IU created its first International Strategic Plan (ISP) in 2008, and then released a new version in 2015.
International Strategic Plan
We added several new goals when we updated the plan. We believe these will help ensure IU's continued international excellence.
- Establishment of an international network of six or more IU gateway offices for key countries and regions
- Invigoration of programs that reconnect international alumni to the institution
- Development of a partnership between the IU Foundation, IU Alumni Association, the Office of the Vice President for International Affairs, and unit-based development offices that promote international fundraising in support of academic operations
With the help of campus partners, we succeeded in meeting many of our goals from the 2008 ISP. We did not include these fully-implented goals in the 2015 ISP.
- Reduction in structural disincentives to study-abroad participation
- Establishment of criteria for selecting international partners
- Strengthened procedure for evaluation of ongoing affiliations
- Implementation of review and approval process for offshore academic programs
We met several other goals, but instead of removing these from the 2015 ISP, we've expanded and enhanced these important priorities:
- Higher enrollments in study abroad, internship and service-learning programs
- Diversified study-abroad destinations, for example, more participation in Asian programs
- More international students enrolled
- Expanded and improved instruction in foreign languages
- Strategic approach to international affiliations and partnerships
- Increased international grants and contracts
- More attention to international fundraising, with a special focus on assisting students studying abroad