Strategic Initiatives

Strategic Initiatives

The Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education supports the Campus Strategic Plan for the success of all undergraduates and the faculty who teach them.

See the OVPUE Bicentennial Strategic Plan map to view the many intersections of the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and the strategic plan.

Mapping the paths to undergraduate student success

At IU Bloomington, undergraduate students engage with service-learning, research, internships, and global experiences, such as IU2U leadership. These opportunities connect classroom learning with context to prepare and inspire students for their future.

Right from the start, Intensive Freshman Seminars help students acclimate to campus residential life while jumping into curriculum that draws on IU’s historic academic strengths in the arts and sciences and incorporates undergraduate research components.

Understanding the importance of early exploration and planning, academic and career advising programs assist students as they map the paths that will lead them to their goals. Additionally, interactive tools like iGPS and the aspirational resume make it easy to plan and prepare for what comes next.

The Student Academic Center and Writing Tutorial Services offer the support students need as they navigate challenging course work and sharpen their academic skills and lifelong abilities that will serve them long after their last final exam and term paper is submitted.

Communities of learners—found in the Women in STEM Living-Learning Center, Wells Scholars Program, and the Hutton Honors College—deepen academic exploration and generate a curiosity that fuels exemplary scholarship. The Health Professions and Prelaw Center and the Office of Competitive Awards provides tailored support for students who plan to enter competitive programs after their undergraduate careers.

Faculty and instructors join learning communities and seminars that focus on diversity, global empathy, and intercultural understanding through the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning.

The General Education Program ensures all undergraduates have common ground and meet shared goals before completing their bachelor’s degrees. Through rigorous assessment—using Online Course Questionnaire and the National Survey of Student Engagement tools, Bloomington Assessment and Research reports, and learning analytics data from CITL programs—administrators, faculty, and staff implement learner-centered initiatives, services, and programs to enhance the student experience and successful outcomes.