These pages contain archived information about the University of Iowa Strategic Plan for 2016 to 2021.

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, approved the University of Iowa's Strategic Plan for 2016 to 2021 at its meeting on December 5, 2016.


The University of Iowa has authored many great stories.  Building on a remarkable legacy, the people of the UI are crafting new chapters of exploration, discovery, creation, and engagement. 

Ours is a narrative of resilience that extends out from the heartland toward the future, inspired by a commitment to our state, nation, and global community.  With a spirit of inclusiveness and collaboration, UI faculty, staff, and students pursue excellence guided by our institutional strengths and complexity.  From the humanities to STEM fields and from the performing arts to professional schools and the medical complex, our collective will to excel, to create, and to heal motivates our work.  Together, we unlock human potential and prepare citizens for the future.  Our strategic plan establishes priorities for realizing our aspirations.