STATE OF THE CAMPUS

Presented by Gerald L. Bepko, Chancellor
to the IUPUI Faculty Council on December 5, 1996
at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis


This year's State of the Campus message makes just three points:

First, we have accomplished a great deal. We are making real progress in developing a new, responsive model that will allow us to address the changes that are becoming so vexing to higher education. Nearly all of the traditional indicators that we use to measure our performance are up and some have hit all-time records. The development of our physical surroundings continues at an impressive pace, both on campus and in our neighborhood.

Second, only our efforts to maintain the historic breadth of programs at IUPUI and our continuing correlated effort to promote better undergraduate retention still qualify as unfulfilled commitments. We must continue to try to deal with these issues.

Third, even these nagging issues of retention cannot detract much from the fact that right now all the forces are aligned, and we are on the brink of a unique moment of opportunity. We have the right position as a campus, at the right moment in time, with the right planning and the right forces marshaled in our behalf, both here in Indiana and across the country. Over the next few years, if we pursue our plans, we should put the final pieces in place and step to the forefront as a new significant model on the national higher education scene.


Let's first look at some of the evidence of our success.

OUR GROWTH IN SIZE

CLARIAN HEALTH PARTNERS

OUR STUDENTS OUR FACULTY

EXTERNAL SUPPORT

OUR CONTINUING RETENTION CHALLENGE

THE URBAN UNIVERSITY

STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

THE COMMUNITY OF LEARNING

THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF EXCELLENCE

CENTRALITY AND CONNECTIONS

INTERDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATION

ACCOUNTABILITY AND BEST PRACTICES

CAMPAIGN FOR IUPUI

THE NINTH WAVE

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