Mission

To deliver a personal, affordable, and top-ranked education for students who want to collaborate with renowned faculty to solve problems and effect change in the field of education in our community, our country, and around the world.

To deliver a personal, affordable, and top-ranked education for students who want to collaborate with renowned faculty to solve problems and effect change in the field of education in our community, our country, and around the world.

Values

Collaboration and Engagement: We work with individuals, schools, and communities with respect, caring, and compassion.

Commitment to Community: We are committed to using evidence-based practices to improve the lives of individuals, the effectiveness of our schools, and the quality of life in our communities.

Continuous Improvement: We are committed to using data to continuously improve.

Diversity and Inclusion: We embrace the differences of others by fostering a welcoming community accessible to all.

Equity: We believe in the value of each person. Everyone deserves the opportunity to meet their full potential.

Excellence: We pursue world-class outcomes in all we do.

Innovation: We create and implement new practices, processes, and products that improve learning, performance, productivity, and efficiency.

Integrity: We approach our work with honesty and empathy and hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards of professional behavior and ethics.

Strategic Objectives and Goals

Improve Student Success

  • Improve instructional quality.
  • Increase the number of students who graduate on-time.
  • Increase enrollment, improve retention of undergraduate students, and improve the academic profile of graduate students.

Advance Research and Discovery

  • Increase the College’s research productivity, quality, and impact.
  • Increase the College’s research funding and expenditures.
  • Increase interdisciplinary collaborations and partnerships with units across campus and with organizations globally to capitalize on areas of research excellence.
  • Strengthen the College’s research in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Expand the College’s community-engaged research and grow the value of the College’s research to the communities it serves.

Increase Community and Stakeholder Engagement

  • Increase engagement with local, state, regional, and international schools and communities.
  • Increase the engagement of faculty, staff, students, alumni, and donors.

Actively Engage Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-racism

  • Improve the College’s environment for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Increase the incorporation of diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching and curricula.
  • Increase the success of minoritized students.

College of Education faculty and staff members may view the strategic plan dashboard by visiting https://data.uiowa.edu and logging in with their HawkID and password. Please contact Dr. Jeremy Penn at jeremy-penn@uiowa.edu with questions about the strategic plan.