In February 2014 the University of Indianapolis Board of Trustees approved a five-year plan of capital projects and educational enhancements that represent a $50-million investment in the University and the neighboring community. This initial investment in UIndy’s Vision 2030 Strategic Plan will build a foundation for the University to seek support for programs, scholarships, research, and endowed positions that will create an unparalleled experience for students and put UIndy at the national forefront of higher education.
UIndy Health Pavilion
The UIndy Health Pavilion’s facilities and technological infrastructure provide an incomparable experience for students. The Health Pavilion enables expansion of UIndy’s high-demand undergraduate and graduate programs in health-related disciplines, including the University’s new Master of Public Health degree program. Half of all UIndy students are enrolled in health programs, and the demand is still growing.
Health Pavilion facts:
- 160,000-square-foot, $28-million health sciences center
- Respected allied health programs under one roof, including Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Kinesiology, Athletic Training, Psychological Sciences and Social Work
- Clinical and research experiences for students, especially in the area of health disparities
The 1970s-era Krannert Memorial Library was renovated to create technology-rich group collaboration areas and social spaces, transforming it into a state-of-the-art academic hub for professional development, multidisciplinary study, and campus collaboration, as well as an important community resource.
Greyhound Village (formerly Campus Apartments)
Over a two-year period, UIndy will replace the Campus Apartments on Shelby Street to create Greyhound Village, an attractive new housing option for students that will enhance the visual appeal along the corridor at the west edge of campus. Scheduled to open in late summer 2016, the fully furnished 1-4 bedroom apartments will provide housing for up to 480 juniors, seniors and graduate students.
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UIndy is the first institution in the state to field NCAA Division II men’s and women’s lacrosse teams, growing its current roster of 21 men’s and women’s teams by adding one of the fastest-growing sports in the country. The lacrosse program is now in its first year.
Martin Hall Makeover
The College of Health Sciences relocated from Martin Hall, opening up space for other academic programs to innovate and expand. For example, biology, chemistry, and physics laboratories will be extended and upgraded.
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The process of centralizing student advising and integrating it with career development started in 2013-14 with the establishment of the Center for Advising and Student Achievement. This integration will continue to be refined to provide consistent, ongoing help to students in melding their curricular and co-curricular activities, including service and travel, to advance their academic and professional goals while ensuring successful, on-time completion of degree programs.
Curriculum Approach Changes
More multidisciplinary coursework and active learning experiences are being encouraged through general education, team teaching, course linking, new majors and minors and concentrations, and student-faculty collaboration. These approaches engage students and prepare them for the work place. They also spur faculty collaboration, scholarship, and creative expression.
International experiences are intellectually enriching and help prepare students for the demands of a global society. Employers rate global awareness as an essential skill needed in today’s workforce. UIndy seeks to ensure that its many international study and service experiences are fully integrated into the curriculum and to make sure that every students has the opportunity to travel abroad.
From the time of their enrollment at UIndy, students work with faculty, alumni mentors, and industry contacts through the Professional Edge Center to prepare holistically for meaningful careers. The center's activities and linkages help students harness their passion; gather knowledge, skills, and experience; build relationships; forge business connections; and acquire the confidence and professionalism they need to be successful in their chosen field.