Information for fall 2018–spring 2019
As part of the campus commitment to student learning and success (and supported by a Welcoming Campus Innovation Grant), the project “Pursuing Quality and Equity: Purposeful Pathways for Undergraduate Students” seeks to assist IUPUI in becoming what the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) calls a “student-ready campus” in terms of making our institution ready and welcoming for all students with an eye toward individual needs and aspirations.
IUPUI academic schools or departments are invited to develop a Purposeful Pathway Project (P3) that:
- Scaffolds and integrates curricular and co-curricular experiences that promote deep engagement in learning,
- Focuses on equitable access for student participation and outcomes, and
- Makes intentional efforts to serve students traditionally underrepresented or under-resourced at IUPUI or in the school/discipline
Each P3 team will be led by champions who will work with cohorts from across the campus to explore concepts around equity, inclusion, and student success. Each P3 team will develop an implementation plan to move their work forward in their school. P3 teams should ideally have five members, including people who work across roles: faculty (tenured/tenure-track, lecturer/senior lecturer), academic staff, student affairs, and an academic administrator responsible for the P3 implementation. Include a point person for faculty/professional development and assessment.
P3 teams will be supported by involvement in two professional development events. The first to be held on October 4, 2018, will feature Dr. Tia Brown McNair, vice president of diversity, equity, and student success at AAC&U and lead author of Becoming a Student Ready College: A New Culture of Leadership for Student Success (July 2016). After a morning keynote address, Dr. McNair and other campus leaders will serve as consultants to P3 teams as they work on development of their pathway projects in the afternoon. A second event will be held in February 2019 featuring a panel of campus experts on serving specific populations at IUPUI, including students from low-income backgrounds, students of color, first-generation students, and students who have experienced foster care. Again, P3 teams will work with consultants in the afternoon to further refine plans and implementation strategies. All P3 teams will be asked to share their work in a public way through the new Institute for Engaged Learning.
Applications are due on Friday, September 21, 2018.