Indiana State University to form new strategic plan

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana State University is getting a new strategic plan that takes into account changes in the school’s faculty and student body, university president Dan Bradley said.

Bradley talked about the new plan Wednesday during his annual fall address, saying it is expected to be unveiled next fall, The (Terre Haute) Tribune-Star reported.

Committees of ISU administrators and community members will be in charge of developing the plan, focusing on student and employee success, distinctiveness and efficiency. They will consider where ISU students find employment and what future enrollment will be.

The plan also will address increasing the number of faculty and staff and making sure they earn tenure.

“Strategic plans are like any other living thing,” Bradley said. “They get old, they get feeble, they get sick, and from time to time they have to be rejuvenated or they have to be reborn. And I think that’s where our plan is today.”

The current strategic plan, called “Pathways to Success,” was implemented six years ago, with boosting student enrollment among its major goals.

The university hit an all-time high in enrollment at the beginning of the fall semester with 13,584 students. It has a goal of 14,000 students by 2017. The four-year graduation rate is at its highest-ever level at 23.4 percent, but Bradley said he thinks the school can get up to 30 percent.

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