Last modified: Tuesday, September 28, 2010
IU President McRobbie outlines “principles of excellence” in annual State of the University address
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 28, 2010
INDIANAPOLIS -- Following a year of record-breaking progress, Indiana University will rededicate itself to the "principles of excellence" that have helped the university position itself as one of the state's most successful enterprises in spite of continuing financial challenges.
In his annual State of the University address, delivered today (Sept. 28) on the IUPUI campus, IU President Michael McRobbie outlined six core principles that will guide the university over the next decade leading up to the university's bicentenary in 2020: ensuring an excellent education; recruiting and retaining a great faculty; maximizing research; increasing international engagement; supporting the health sciences and health care; and strengthening the university's efforts in engagement and economic development.
McRobbie also reflected on the university's mission statement, approved by IU Trustees in 2005, and the vision that grew out of that statement: for IU to be one of the great research universities of the 21st century and the preeminent institution of higher education in Indiana.
For the complete text of McRobbie's State of the University address, go to http://www.indiana.edu/~pres/vision/state-of-university/index.shtml or watch an archived broadcast at http://broadcast.iu.edu.