This plan was developed through the University Teaching Committee, in response to a request from the Provost’s Office in Fall 2010. It was composed as an extension and elaboration of core values and goals articulated in Educating Illinois 2008-2014, with particular attention to aspects addressing teaching.
It elaborates and implements the values and goals articulated in the university’s strategic plan by identifying goals and strategies that will enhance the university’s instructional excellence and strengthen its reputation among students, parents, faculty and staff, supporters, and state citizens/taxpayers.
This is the first ever such plan for this campus. Strategic planning related to teaching has occurred, of course, at college levels and elsewhere. But this plan sets out values, goals, and specific strategies that would provide guidance for the entire campus moving forward together. As such, it lays out a detailed plan to guide, support, and enhance teaching at Illinois State University that is consistent with this university’s mission and the goals of Educating Illinois 2008-2014.
This current version of the Strategic Plan for Teaching, available for download from this website, is a draft for circulation, comment, and refinement. The University Teaching Committee is scheduling sessions with a number of prominent groups around campus to gather feedback. Open forums will also be scheduled, and comments and suggestions will be collected via this website.
Our timeline envisions using the 2011-12 academic year to collect comments, which the University Teaching Committee will gather and incorporate through revisions into a final version to be submitted to the Provost’s Office at the beginning of the fall 2012 semester.
Comments are welcome from all members of the Illinois State University community. Links on this page provide an opportunity to download the plan as well as to provide comments to the University Teaching Committee.