Next Level: Preeminence
November 2, 2001, the Purdue Board of Trustees adopted a five-year
strategic plan to make Purdue a preeminent university with
strategies to advance quality in all areas, lead the world
in basic and applied sciences and engineering, and contribute
to societal progress, especially in Indiana. A strategic plan
defines an institution's goals and objectives and provides
the basis for systematic and continuous improvement.
plan will take not only Purdue, but also the state of Indiana,
to the next level of excellence," said Purdue President Martin
Jischke. "This is more than just an academic exercise. Purdue
is employing good management practices, defining its mission
and setting measurable objectives. This is critical: Opportunity
is limitless but resources are finite. Purdue cannot be all
things to all people, and it must know its mission so it can
use resources wisely."
plan for the West Lafayette Campus calls for $156 million
annually in new resources that will support discovery, learning,
and engagement, leading to a wide range of advancements in
undergraduate learning, interdisciplinary research, and economic
development for Indiana. Additional funding information is
available by selecting the funding link on this page.
of the plan for the West Lafayette Campus include investments
learning by increasing the number of faculty in undergraduate
classrooms and decreasing the reliance on graduate teaching
assistants and temporary faculty; providing more experiential
learning opportunities through such efforts as internships,
study abroad, and community service; and creating new academic
and support programs.
interdisciplinary research capacity and visionary initiatives.
diversity among faculty, staff and students.
student access to education through expanded financial aid.
faculty and staff excellence through competitive compensation
and supportive resources.
the University's infrastructure, especially facilities and
government and business leaders to advance economic development.
is my hope that in five years, as a result of strategic planning,
Purdue and all of its campuses will be better institutions
in terms of mission, reputation, and impact more strategically
focused, more engaged with Indiana and beyond, more diverse,
more accountable, and better funded," Jischke said.
Jischke launched Purdue's planning process in early March
2001 and strategic planning task forces were established on
the West Lafayette, Calumet,
and North Central
campuses. (To learn more about the strategic plans of other
Purdue campuses, select the campus name above.) The
task forces, made up of faculty, staff, students, and alumni
on each campus, met weekly for four months to prepare drafts
of the plans. The strategic
plan timeline provides an overview of task force work.
now begins the implementation of this strategic plan. Each
school, department, and other academic as well as nonacademic
unit will develop respective strategic plans during the 2001-02
academic year. A complete copy of the proposed West Lafayette
strategic plan is available on this Web site by using the
links at left or as a PDF